Retire in Falmouth

Best Retirement City - Falmouth

See why many believe that Falmouth is the best city to retire

On the west end of Massachusetts' Cape Cod lies Falmouth. Falmouth is a popular vacation spot for Boston residents, boasting beautiful beaches, and a quaint downtown area. Although the town is a bit over 30,000 residents, locals enjoy the sense of community that the town offers. For outdoor activities, many enjoy the Shining Sea Bikeway, the Nobska Point Lighthouse, and a variety of local beaches. Falmouth is also just a ferry ride away from Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard, which makes for a fun day trip during the summer months. Once the tourist season dies down in the winter, locals enjoy returning to a quieter lifestyle. Click the tabs on the left to learn more about what its like to retire in Falmouth!

City Highlights

  1. Beautiful beaches
  2. Access to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket
  3. Pricey real estate
  4. Good clinical care

Potential Drawbacks

  1. Summer tourist crowds
  2. Cold winters

At a glance



Median age:


Median Household Income:

$ 45,877

Nearest City with Population of 200k+:

Boston, MA

Population Growth Last 3 Years




Age Breakdown (%)

  • 55 and under
  • 55 to 64 years
  • 65 to 74 years
  • Over 75

Gender breakdown over 65 years (%)

  • Men
  • Women


Closest Airport:

Martha's Vineyard Airport

Distance to Closest Airport:


Closest Major Airport:

Boston Logan International Airport

Distance to Closest Major Airport:


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