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-Pleasant summers
-Educated population
-Nearby coastline


-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.


  • Profile: Resort town complex
  • Time zone: Eastern Standard Time
  • Elevation: 60
  • Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
  • City: Osterville
  • Zip Codes: Osterville (zip 02655)

Quick Facts About Osterville

    The unemployment rate in Osterville (zip 02655) is 5.60 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Osterville (zip 02655) jobs have Increased by 2.30 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Osterville (zip 02655)'s cost of living is 53.40% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Osterville (zip 02655)'s population is 3,846 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -6.15 percent.
    Average Commute time is 24 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Osterville (zip 02655) is $402,700. Home appreciation the last year has been 2.90 percent.
    Osterville (zip 02655) public schools spend $18,103 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 13.8 students per teacher in Osterville (zip 02655).

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