Falmouth is a large town geographically, and probably has one of the
longest coastlines in the State. Consequently, there is a lot of land
development with high value, high demand, and the choice views that create
real property wealth. There is a lot of very attractive development in the
community, because people have the money to invest in those waterfront or
At the same time, Falmouth has a lot of agencies that are very attentive to
the environmental demands of that coastline, whether it be the Planning
Board, the Zoning Board of Appeals, the Conservation Commission, the
Department of Natural Resources, Shellfish Warden, Harbormaster and the
Board of Selectmen.
Large geographical tracts of land have been set aside for public
conservation, not necessarily exclusively waterfront, but some of the
woodland and back land areas that are the natural habitat for wildlife and
are locations that also serve to enhance the attractiveness of the
community. Falmouth, like every community tries to retain attractiveness
in the face of growth pressure.