The Mid Cape is the Central region of Cape Cod.
Barnstable is in Massachusetts on Cape Cod. The Town of Barnstable includes seven villages. Each village has unique and significant cultural and historical qualities. Barnstable was the first place to be settled on Cape Cod; in 1639. Several Crocker family houses and farms from that period still exist today.
- 1 Barnstable Village and West Barnstable, are located on the north side and has a working harbor and several small beaches.
- 2 West Barnstable is located on the north side, and is primarily residential. The West Barnstable Train Station is the only operating train station left on the Cape.
- 3 Centerville , located on the south side, is mostly residential and has beautiful beaches.
- 4 Osterville is located on the south side, is residential, with a charming town center and a coast that includes inlets and harbors for boating and fishing.
- 5 Hyannis is the town's commercial district including town offices and several shopping malls. Hyannis has a fine harbor and is also a fishing village. The harbor provides ferry access to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket Islands. The regional airport and bus terminal are also here.
- 6 Marstons Mills is primarily residential and is located on Route 28.
- 7 Cotuit is a village located on a peninsula on the south side with several small beaches.
- 8 Dennis (includes the village of Dennis Port)
- 9 Yarmouth (includes the village of Yarmouth Port (includes Bass River)
The village of Hyannis in Barnstable is the commercial center of Cape Cod and is home to the most transportation options, the largest hospital, and the largest mall. Many see the villages of Barnstable as separate towns, with Hyannis as the largest "city" on the Cape.
Please see village of Hyannis guide.