BUZZARDS-BAY-CHART1_smWareham is called the “Gateway to Cape Cod.” Situated in Plymouth County at the head of Buzzards Bay, Wareham is within easy traveling distance to Boston, Plymouth, and the Cape.

Beautiful coastlines, beaches, rivers and ponds are all features of the landscape. The town boasts no less than six rivers and many desirable land points and necks jutting into the bay between the rivers and ocean. About 20 percent of the town’s 46 square miles is water.

Wareham was first settled in 1678 as part of the towns of Plymouth and Rochester. It was officially incorporated in 1739 and named for the town of Wareham, England. A year-round population of approximately 20,000 people doubles in the summer.

The town is also home to many industries including A. D. Makepeace cranberry growers, which sponsors along with Ocean Spray an annual Cranberry Harvest Festival in Wareham.

Wareham is currently investing $2.5 million in a streetscape project for its Main Street shopping area lined with restaurants, boutiques, a fruit stand, and other “Mom-and-Pop” types of businesses. The project will add new sidewalks and street surfaces, lamps, benches, parking renovations, and banners promoting the town as a place to “Live, Work and Play.”

In this video, go with a family to Kool Kone for hot dogs, fried foods, and ice cream cones at an establishment that has marked the Route 6 Wareham roadside for decades.

A historic Victorian village by the sea named Onset is part of Wareham and is a popular tourist destination. The year-round population is only 1,600. The summer entertainment there features a Cape Verdean Festival and a Blues Festival each in Prospect Park, a large grassy expanse with a bandshell in the center of the village. Surpassing 20 years, the Blues Festival is one of the longest running in New England. Wareham is currently investing $300,000 to upgrade the streetscape in Onset Village.

Take an amusing “Zip Trip” of Onset with this video.

Please contact BOLD Moves Real Estate for all your questions regarding this great community of Wareham, MA. 508-999-9800.

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