Located on Buzzards Bay, Mattapoisett, Massachusetts sits at the southwestern tip of Massachusetts’ Plymouth Country.
Neighborhoods of Mattapoisett
There are many distinct neighborhoods in Mattapoisett: Mattapoisett Village, Ned’s Point, Cannonville, Crescent Beach, Point Connett, Hollywoods, Aucoot Cove, Harbor Beach, Hiller Cove, Mattapoisett Neck, Pico Beach, Winnatuxett Beach, Molly Cove, Brandt Beach, Tinkhamtown, Antassawamock and more. In particular, Mattapoisett Village is located right on Mattapoisett Harbor and is home to wharves, parks, beaches, museums, schools, The Inn on Shipyard Park, and the Town Wharf General Store, in which you’ll find Demakis Family Real Estate’s main office.
History of Mattapoisett
The region that is now Mattapoisett belonged to the Wampanoag people until 1664, when chief Metacomet sold the land to Governor William Brenton. The land was later inherited by Brenton’s son, who in turn sold it. Mattapoisett wasn’t settled until 1750 and was originally part of the neighboring town of Rochester. Finally, in 1857, Mattapoisett was incorporated.
Mattapoisett was best known as a whaling and shipbuilding center, until the decline of the whaling industry led to a change in the direction of the town’s economy. With little industry in Mattapoisett, the town slowly became a summer vacation destination for prominent families from Boston, New York and Philadelphia.
Things To Do in Mattapoisett
When in town, there are a few locations that are well worth checking out, including:
- Ned’s Point Lighthouse
- Nasketucket Bay State Reservation
- Mattapoisett Museum
- Town Wharf & Shipyard Park
- Salty the Seahorse
- Mattapoisett Town Beach
- Town Wharf General Store
- Inn on Shipyard Park
Warm weather activities are plentiful in Mattapoisett. The Reservation Golf Club, a public course, and the Bay Club at Mattapoisett, a prestigious, private course, are just two of the many area courses for golfers. The Mattapoisett Yacht Club located within the Mattapoisett Boat Yard is a gathering place for sailors who want to enjoy all that Mattapoisett harbor and Buzzards Bay have to offer. And if tennis is your thing, well-maintained public courts (and pickle ball courts) can be found adjacent to Center School; in addition, the exclusive Casino Club offers members-only tennis and social activities all Summer long.
If you’re looking to become one of the town’s newest homeowners, contact Demakis Family Real Estate’s Mattapoisett office for more information. You can also create an account to save your searches and receive updates when homes you may be interested in hit the market!