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Falmouth /ˈfælmᵻθ/ is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States; Barnstable County is coextensive with Cape Cod. The population was 31,532 at the 2010 census, making Falmouth the second-largest municipality on Cape Cod (behind only Barnstable). The terminal for the Steamship Authority ferries to Martha's Vineyard is located in the village of Woods Hole in Falmouth. Woods Hole also contains several scientific organizations such as the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), the Woods Hole Research Center, National Marine Fisheries Aquarium, and the scientific institutions' various museums. For geographic and demographic information on specific parts of the town of Falmouth, please see the articles on East Falmouth, Falmouth Village, North Falmouth, Teaticket, West Falmouth, and Woods Hole. Falmouth also encompasses the villages of Hatchville and Waquoit, which are not census-designated places and fall within the village of East Falmouth based on postal service.


Falmouth, a city in the state of Massachusetts, is known for its beaches, cool breezes, warm waters and fine restaurants. Activities to do in Falmouth are: Visiting public beaches, with a coastline of 68 miles and over 10 beaches, enjoy a day here taking a walk or building sand castles with your loved ones; Hiking to the Knob, where you can enjoy the magnificent views of Buzzards Bay while sipping on some margarita; Driving to the Nobska Lighthouse, a lighthouse belonging to the coast guard is a nice place to spend a day picnicking while enjoying the spectacular views of the cape; Go walking on the Main Street which has a range of cute little shops, clubs, restaurants and cafes; and visiting the Highfield Hall and Gardens, which hosts a variety of cooking classes and concerts.

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Facts and Stats for Falmouth*

  • Living in Falmouth - Quality of Life

    • Climate Index 71.84 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Falmouth

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Falmouth

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.88 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 35 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 77.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 40 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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