Mashpee, MA 55+ Active Adult Retirement Communities

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    Overview

    Mashpee is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts. Best known for being part of the charming sea coast villages of Cape Cod. Retirees that are looking for a beach town that still has an east coast feel with surrounding large cities are sure to appreciate Mashpee. 

    Climate & Geography

    Mashpee has a humid continental climate. The average annual high temperature is in the high 50s and the average annual low temperature is in the mid 40s. The average annual precipitation is roughly 40 inches of rainfall. 

    Mashpee is located on the western part of Cape Cod. The larger city of Boston is approximately 65 miles north. Providence, Rhode Island is approximately 70 miles west. The area is made up of sandy soil, small ponds, and surrounded by pines and oaks. 

    Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment

    Shops and restaurants can be found down Mashpee Commons. Active adults frequently take a stroll and bike ride through South Cape Beach State Park, Lowell Holly Park, and Mashpee River Reservation. There are museums and brewing companies scattered throughout the city. The larger cities of Boston and Rhode Island are near enough for residents to take day trips and explore a wider variety of activities.  

    Cost of Living & Taxes

    The median home price ranges dramatically throughout Massachusetts. It’s jokingly referred to as “Taxachusetts” because of how high the tax burden is at 10.3 percent. Federal, military, state, and local pensions are exempt. Out of state pensions are not taxed if the state paying does not tax Massachusetts pensions. Social Security income is also not taxed.

    Health Care

    There are three highly ranked medical centers and hospitals located within 25 miles of Mashpee. Falmouth Hospital is ranked high performing in heart failure. Cape Cod Hospital is ranked high performing in pulmonology, lung surgery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and heart failure. Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital Plymouth is ranked high performing in COPD and heart failure. 

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