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Pros

-Pleasant summers
-Educated population
-Nearby coastline

Cons

-Low ethnic diversity
-Tourist impact
-Cost of living and housing


What Bert Has To Say About Barnstable Town Metro Area


Barnstable is the commercial center and gateway to Cape Cod. The towns along Cape Cod are typical New England coastal towns with attractive commercial and residential areas and seaside wharves. The considerable fishing industry and tourist market support a large assortment of restaurants and local entertainment. Surrounding Cape Cod is an outdoor recreation and entertainment paradise. Educational attainment at all levels is among the highest in the state.

Because of tourist appeal and relatively constrained land for building, cost of living and housing are highest in the state, and home prices have grown somewhat faster than elsewhere in Massachusetts. The economy, supported mostly by service and hospitality industries, isn’t very well balanced. Jobs in this sector don’t pay enough to afford most of the available housing, so the economy is dependent on wealth arriving from elsewhere. The area is crowded with tourists at certain times of the year, but escape from the crowds is possible and off-seasons are nice. Those who can handle the high costs and the periodically damp marine climate will do well in the area.

The Barnstable area is located on the mostly flat coastal plain of Cape Cod with beaches to the north. Climate is marine continental with a strong water-borne moderating influence year-round. Summers are warm but not hot with more prevalent sunshine than the rest of the state. Other seasons are highly variable with frequent fog, rain, and snow. The area has far fewer rainy days and far less snow than the rest of the state. First freeze is end of October, last is mid-April.


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Quick Facts About Barnstable Town


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Barnstable Town Metro Area is 6.20 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Barnstable Town Metro Area jobs have Increased by 2.30 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Barnstable Town Metro Area's cost of living is 45.60% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Barnstable Town Metro Area's population is 216,021 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -2.08 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 24 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Barnstable Town Metro Area is $360,900. Home appreciation the last year has been 3.00 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Barnstable Town Metro Area public schools spend $18,103 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 12 students per teacher in Barnstable Town Metro Area.

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