Dartmouth, Massachusetts is a coastal New England town and was the first area of Southeastern Massachusetts settled. Dartmouth itself is part of the Farm Coast New England comprising a chain of historic coastal villages, vineyards and farms. It celebrated its 350th birthday June 8, 2014. It is also part of the Massachusetts South Coast. The local daily newspaper is The Standard Times.
The northern part of Dartmouth has the town’s large commercial districts. Although it does not abut Buzzard’s Bay, there are several waterways including Lake Noquochoke, Cornell Pond, Shingle Island River and Paskamansett River. There are several working farms in town and vineyards. All vineyards in the town are part of the Coastal Wine Tour. The town also has a thriving agricultural heritage and many of the working farms are protected.
The southern part of Dartmouth borders Buzzards Bay where a lively fishing and boating community thrives; off its coast, Martha’s Vineyard and Cuttyhunk can be seen. The New Bedford Yacht Club in Padanaram hosts a bi-annual Regatta. With unique historic villages and selection of coastal real estate, it has for many generations been a summering community. Notable affluent sections within South Dartmouth are Nonquitt, Round Hill, Barney’s Joy, and Mishaum Point. Still it has its fair share of year round residents lending to thriving seasonal activities all year.
Dartmouth is the third-largest town (by land area) in Massachusetts.
More information can be found here.
Local Town and School Links:
- Official Town of Dartmouth website
- Dartmouth Public Schools
- Dartmouth Rotary Club
- Town of Dartmouth Recreational Department
Private Schools in Area
- Friends Academy
- Tabor Academy
- Bishop Stang
- Nazarene Christian Academy
- St Francis Xavier School
- The Bradley Schoo
- The Montessori School of the Angels
- Portsmouth Abbey School
- The Pennfield School
Local Land Trusts
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