Henri Millhollan, Accredited Buyer Representative, Certified Residential Specialist, Graduate, Realtors' Institute of Massachusetts, Cape Cod Real Estate Broker.

Orleans, MA 
and the Lower / Outer Cape Cod area...


Our corner of Cape Cod has something to offer everyone. Orleans is one of the few places anywhere from which you can watch the sun rise from the ocean and then, at the end of the day, see it set again into the sea. 

Of the fifteen towns in the peninsula that is Cape Cod, the only one with the distinction of having a French name is 
Orleans. The others all have 05337030.gif and Skaket Beach on Cape Cod Bay, where low tide takes the water miles away and exposes sandy flats and sun-warmed, shell-filled tidal pools. Orleans holds within its boundaries much of Town Cove and the lovely Pleasant Bay
There are salt marshes, saltwater tidal ponds and rivers, great freshwater ponds and dozens of kettle hole ponds scattered around town like shiny chips of silver, all of which hold a vast array of life. 
Orleans is a Fisherman's Paradise from early spring, when the flounder begin to stir, till late fall when the approach of winter drives striped bass and bluefish towards warmer climes, there's enough action of one sort or another on the saltwater scene to satisfy the most demanding nimrod. Fishing, boating, birding, and swimming abound. Rock Harbor on Cape Cod Bay is berth to one of the northeast coastline's largest sport fishing fleets.  

Like other Cape towns, Orleans relies heavily on tourism as its primary industry, but it is also recognized (at times to residents' dismay) as the commercial hub of the Outer Cape. The town is bookended by shopping plazas; one anchored by Super Stop & Shop, the other by Star Market. Many people from the "Mid" to "Lower" and "Outer" Cape towns of BrewsterEasthamWellfleetTruro and Provincetown travel to Orleans to shop. 

In addition to supermarkets, the town has clothing, furniture, hardware, appliance, and jewelry stores. Its many pharmacies, a large medical clinic, host of private doctors' offices, rehabilitation clinic and two medical laboratories make it a destination on the lower Cape for medical care as well. The town provides other important services through the many insurance agencies, banks, financial planners and Realtors based there. Our office Realty By The Sea is located in "Post Office Square" in the center of town at 56 Main Street - stop by and say hello! 

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Few towns rival Orleans when it comes to restaurant dining. From seasonal open air dining where the freshest seafood is served, to a very casual Cape Cod landmark hidden next to the Nauset Fish Market - Sir Cricket's Fish 'n Chips  to the most casual pub style is the locals' year-round favorite, the Land Ho! as well as the very popular Rock Harbor Grill, to fine meals served in The Nauset Beach Club, Mahoney's Atlantic Bar & Grill,  or old sea captain's homes, such as the Captain Linnell House or The Barley Neck InnOrleans has enough to choose from to suit any palate. 

A healthy year-round population of roughly 6,700 residents keeps most everything in Orleans open, unlike some of its neighbors, which, seem to close down completely after Columbus Day Weekend in October. 

Orleans is an important player in the Outer Cape education scene. It is home to the Nauset Regional Middle School, attended by more than 800 sixth through eighth graders from the towns of BrewsterEasthamOrleans and Wellfleet. The school system's central administration is also located on the middle school grounds. 
Fort Hill - Eastham on Cape Codcultural events. The old Academy of Performing Arts is both a center that provides amateur theater performances, and a busy school providing hundreds of students of all ages dance, theater and musical instruction. The Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival performs regularly at the old Historical Society's Meetinghouse. There are band concerts in the gazebo at Nauset Beach all summer long and, each summer in August, the entire town and its visitors come out en masse for Pops in the Park. The concert, which is performed outdoors under the stars by the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra, is as much enjoyed for the music as it is for the picnicking that goes on pre-concert on the field. Candlelit dinners rival Tanglewood's in variety and flair. 

Henri P. Millhollan, ABR, CRS, GRI 
Realty By The Sea Corp.
Post Office Square 
56 Main Street, Box 2763 
Orleans (Cape Cod), MA 02653 
(508) 240-2332 ext. 12 
 (toll-free, nationwide) 

Henri Millhollan
Henri Millhollan