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Located in Barnstable, County, Provincetown can be found at the very tip of Cape Cod. As a resort town, the population fluctuates greatly from season to season. In the offseason, the population can drop to as low as 3,000 people and then skyrocket to above 60.000 during peak travel times. Known for its beautiful beaches and laid-back atmosphere, Province town is the perfect seaside community.
The area was named Cape Cod in 1602 by Bartholomew Gosnold. After arriving in the area, a large haul of codfish was brought in to shore on the shores of what would later become Provincetown. Provincetown Harbor was also a safe haven for the Pilgrims of the Mayflower. Even though the Pilgrims eventually choose to settle in Plymouth, the area became very well known for its abundance of fish and other seafood. In 1692, the area was officially renamed Province Lands.
Provincetown has a rural character due to its location, even though it’s within close proximity to nearby communities. The fact that it is the end of the road, makes it a favorite location for those who simply want to get away from the hustle and bustle of their normal routine. The area is a favorite for members of the LGBT community and offers a quiet haven for people who want to enjoy the beach. The area is very culturally diverse and welcomes everyone who chooses to visit. The atmosphere is inviting and it’s to forget your troubles when you are relaxing on the beach watching the waves roll in.
The Lands End Inn and the Crowne Pointe Historic Inn & Spa are just two of the more popular accommodations in the Provincetown area. People who visit the area look forward to spending time at Race Point Beach and Herring Cove Beach. For those who prefer exploring the wilderness, the Cape Cod Provincelands Trail offers a chance to go hiking on some of the most beautiful trails in New England. Popular restaurants include Far Land Provisions, Relish, and a local favorite, the Mews Restaurant and Cafe.
Provincetown may be known as a resort community full of bungalows, small cottages, and single family homes, but it also has many larger, more stately homes as well. Luxury apartments and condos are popular along the beaches and shoreline, especially when it comes to travelers who want to maintain their high-end lifestyle while they are on vacation. No matter what your preference when it comes to architecture or style, Provincetown has a variety of homes and apartments to choose from. Comfortable, quiet living at its best in a community that takes pride in both its history and its people. Provincetown is truly one of a kind.