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Named Top Agent in Massachusetts by Top Agent Magazine! 2015
Our location is just one of the reasons we are an ideal retirement community.. Cape Cod is located just over an 1 hr. from Boston and Providence and 4.5 hrs from NYC. Our residents enjoy gorgeous beaches and yet, are just a short drive to great skiing in the north or three major cities. Nearby by boat are Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket and a quick flight to Bermuda from Boston is only 2 hrs.
Cape Cod offers a myriad of housing options for it’s retirement population. From single family homes, ranches, condos, golf & luxury communities, 55+ options, affordable housing. Independent Care, Assisted Living, Continuing Care and Skilled Nursing facilities
As Cape Cod boasts a large Boomer & Senior demographic, there is a large presence of home & community based care-giving support services. Availability of home health care, senior centers, meals on wheels, and adult day cares are fantastic.
Another great reason to retire to Cape Cod is that we have an outstanding social scene with loads of arts & cultural events, fairs, exhibits, social groups, gardening, gaming, women’s & men’s clubs and large LGBT community .Clubs, theater, museums, marinas, aquariums, sporting events, plays, biking, running, political, places of worship, libraries, Hyannis, Provincetown and Woods Hole provide world renown theater groups, and musicals, Symphony, ballet and the Melody tent which bring top notch talent to our summers.
Cape Cod offers three municipal airports in Hyannis, Provincetown & Chatham. Cape Cod’s Regional Transit Authority in Hyannis provides long distance busing to Boston, NYC, Providence and more, while local buses travel from Provincetown to Falmouth. Ferries located in Hyannis and Woods Hole provide service to the Islands. Cape Flyer Train service has now begun to offer weekend Boston to Hyannis throughout the summer months. As we are a resort town, one can always count on numerous taxis and cabs as well. Most Councils on Aging will also provide transportation assistance based on need.
Cape Cod Community College, located in Hyannis is open to all generations and offers it’s Academy for Lifelong Learning, dedicated to the continued learning , volunteering and teaching possibilities for mature students. In addition, several local schools offer a variety of courses with their adult programs, mostly held in evenings.
Good, Services & Amenities
Cape Cod boasts an endless amount of shops, stores, vendors. shopping centers, large mall, pharmacies, farmer’s, meat & fish markets, dry cleaners and more
Climate & Weather
Cape Cod typically experiences relatively mild winters. We boast beautiful warm summers and our best kept secret is our spectacular Fall…when our days are still warm, perfect swimming temps with cool, crisp evenings for the best sleep of your life!
Cape Cod boasts some of the best medical care with two of it’s hospitals, Falmouth and Cape Cod Hospital, recently being named in the country’s top 100. Many public medical centers, outpatient lab, services, rehab facilities and the outstanding Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. ** The Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority is now offering round trip fares to Boston Hospitals 1-800-352-7155
Cape Cod has relatively enjoyed a low crime status. As with any community, please feel free to contact the local police department to confirm.
· Check major appliances.
If you moved major appliances, such as a stove, dishwasher, washer or dryer, check to make sure all appliances and electronics are working to ensure nothing was damaged during the move. This is particularly true if the mover prepared your appliances for the move. Your insurance policy may have a limited time in which to make a claim. Since these are big ticket items, you should make sure they’re all working
· Check all boxes and furniture.to make sure nothing was damaged during the move. You should also make sure everything arrived and nothing was lost. You can do this by conducting a home inventory. Again, if you find your stuff was damaged at all, contact the mover and your insurance company to submit a claim. It’s important to do this immediately upon moving in or the insurance company may not reimburse you.
· Get your utilities set up.
Before you can check your electronics, make sure all your services are up and running. There’s nothing worse than arriving at your new place, late at night, and the lights don’t work.
· Collect receipts. Make sure you keep all receipts and documentation related to your move in one file and keep the file in a safe, secure place. Make sure you have your Bill of Lading and payment receipt. You may be able to claim your move on your next tax return and you’ll need all the necessary receipts to make your claim
· Register your vehicle.
If you’ve moved states, provinces or countries, register your car and get a new driver’s license, tags and/or plates for your vehicles. Check your local DMV for more information
· Register to vote.
Again, if you’ve moved cities, it’s important to make sure you’re on the voter’s registration for your local area. You should also make sure you’ve updated all important files and documents with your new address.
· Get connected to your new neighborhood.
Buy a subscription to the local newspaper or community magazine. This will quickly get you up to speed on what’s happening in your neighborhood.
· Are you getting your mail.
Check with the post office or your old residence to make sure you’re mail is being forwarded and that you’ve registered your new address. Send e-mails or moving announcements to your friends and family with your new address and phone number.
· Find new health professionals.
including doctors, a dentist and vet. While this task can be put off for a bit, you’ll be glad you know who to call when an emergency hits
· Create an emergency contact list.
Whenever I move to a new city or town, I always take the time to create an emergency contact list of all the local information I’ll need should something happen.
· Take care of your finances.set up new accounts, have money transferred or order new checks with your new address.
· Contact insurance companies.
including household, auto and health. Find out if you’re currently covered or if you need to create new policies with a new company. This is important to check especially if you’re moving to a new state or province.
· Get a library card.
one for each member of the family. Once you have a library card, you can consider yourself, home!
· Find the nearest…
post office, bank, grocery store, police department, fire department, and hospital.
· Call your towns sanitation department…
and see if curbside pickup is offered for trash and recycling.
· Get acquainted with the rules and regulations.
of your apartment complex or homeowners’ association.
· Make it official.
Once you’ve made it official, you can focus on the fun stuff. Introduce yourself to the neighbors, and take a few meandering walks until you learn your way around. Go shopping downtown, or join the health club. Make it your goal to find the best pizza delivery, deli, or takeout in your neighborhood. It may take some time to adjust, but before you know it, you’ll feel like a local!
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