Prospective home buyers are finding there is much to offer in historic, yet eclectic Falmouth, MA. With many listings in this beautiful seaside town, Kinlin Grover Real Estate can serve as your tour guide for both the new and the notable.
As with all communities on Cape Cod, many are immediately drawn to the sea here. Falmouth Heights, formally known as “Great Hill”, was once a “Gilded Age” resort community and still maintains the unique character of years gone by. It also provides the perfect vantage point to view white sand beaches, the ocean and nearby neighbor Martha’s Vineyard. You can take it all in with a great dining experience at Casino Wharf FX, which describes itself as a “window box on the sea”. The sunset here is one of the most magical on Cape Cod. If you go, you’ll want to try their “famous seafood stew” or their succulent salmon piccata. Visit www.casinowharffx.com
Highfield Hall & Gardens is the magnificently restored 1878 estate of the Beebe family, now transformed into a vibrant center of cultural and community life on Cape Cod. The story of this property is a dramatic one as it was, literally, saved from the wrecking ball in 1994 and lovingly restored, opening as a museum and historic site in late 2006. highfieldhallandgardens.org
You can also experience the wonder of Woods Hole just a short drive away. Also nestled along the water, Woods Hole is a Cape Cod postcard come to life. It’s a great walking village with little eateries like Pie in the Sky Bakery and Internet Café where they roast their own coffee beans and bake their own warm popovers and croissants. www.pieintheskywoodshole.com
For lunch and dinner options, you might check out Phusion Grille on Eel Pond in Woods Hole. You can watch the boats as they navigate their way through the channel while enjoying dishes befitting the name of the restaurant such as coconut – lobster bisque and crispy fried lamb and chili dumplings. www.phusiongrille.com
Of course, Woods Hole is best known for the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution where some of the world’s brightest maritime scientists and researchers study the world’s last unexplored frontier – the deep ocean. For a peek inside this fascinating world that blends technology with mariner history, check out the Ocean Science Exhibit Center www.whoi.edu. There you can step inside a full size model of the submersible Alvin, the underwater vessel used to discover and explore the wreck of the Titanic.
History abounds also on the Falmouth Village Green, where members of the colonial militia drilled during the Revolutionary War. For a glimpse of the town’s rich past, visit Falmouth Museums on the Green and say hello to director Mark Schmidt, arguably one of the most knowledgeable historians on Cape Cod. www.museumsonthegreen.org
The area is also great for shopping. Twigs on Main Street will help trigger your nautical gift giving and decorating ideas. The shop has pottery, jewelry and artwork that you can’t easily find on the Cape.
Eight Cousins is another shop worth a look while strolling Main Street. The book store is warm and inviting and always has a fresh bowl of water outside for your pup. Inside, you can get lost for a while in your own world as you browse a robust collection of topics and genres from the latest best-sellers, to classics and children’s books, to tales of Old Cape Cod. The staff is also very knowledgeable and their recommendations are considered on the money. www.eightcousins.com.
We’ve just barely scratched the surface as to what you can find in Falmouth. Check out the KGTV video, Kinlin Grover presents Falmouth then go there and discover it for yourself!