Cape Cod, only 60 miles from Boston, offers 27,000 acres of beaches. There are warm-water beaches, an abundance of seafood, summer theater and challenging golf courses. The Cape Cod National Seashore offers miles of bicycle and nature trails, long stretches of sandy beaches and desert-like sand dunes.
The nearby islands of Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard offer their own brand of sandy beaches, pine forests, rolling hills and moors and delightful towns. Each can be reached by air and by passenger and car ferries. Martha's Vineyard is a picturesque turn-of-the-century community and a year-round ferry port. Nantucket, where whaling ships made their home, is 30 miles off the coast of Cape Cod. It has elegant restaurants and antiques, crafts and specialty stores in addition to its relaxing beaches.
A quick drive West or North provides access to the Berkshires and the White Mountains. Abundant natural beauty provides an inviting setting for downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, hiking, mountain biking and rock climbing. To many, Massachusetts is one of the most exciting places to live in America. Having come from around the globe for the academic and clinical opportunities, many stay and come to call Boston “home.”