:: Cape Cod, MA - Carter61110
Station/Boat Location~
Station Provincetown

Date there~
October 2010- Summer 2014

Cold in the winters with snow- they clear the roads really well up here though so you can still travel safely even when the temperatures are well below freezing. Warm in the summers, it got into the high 90's some days the summer of 2011 with plenty of beach days, usually temperatures are in the 80's.

Military facilities~
In Buzzard's Bay, MA (almost 2 hours from the station) there is a small exchange, bas gas station, movie theater, MWR, swimming pool, and bowling alley. About 3 hours from the station in Newport, RI there is a Navy exchange and commissary- many people make once a month trips to Newport just for meats because it is much cheaper. There is another exchange/commissary on Hanscom AFB closer to the Boston area, which is also about 3 hours away from the station.

Tricare prime or US Family Health Plan are the insurance options for this station. There is no MTF.

There are a few government leased houses in Harwich, MA on Driftwood Circle that are supposed to be shared between Station Provincetown and Station Chatham. Most people choose to live on the economy. Most of the families live at least an hour away from the station because the station is very isolated all the way at the tip of Cape Cod. Most people live in Dennis, Harwich, Hyannis, Yarmouth, and/or Orleans.

There is a lot of shopping in Hyannis, about an hour and 20 minutes from the station. There is a small shopping mall and various different strip malls in Hyannis. There are also many known stores like TJMaxx, Marshalls, and Home Goods spread out all over Cape Cod. There is only one walmart on Cape Cod and it is in Falmouth, about 2 hours away from the station.

Child Care/Schools~
Sorry, I do not know anything about the school systems, we have no children.

Adult Schools~
There is Cape Cod Community College in Hyannis. I've also heard of some people taking a couple classes on base, but I know nothing about them other than there is that option. Also there is a college in Bridgewater and in Fall River that I know some people have used while living on Cape Cod but it is a long drive.

Fun Activities~
Cape Cod pretty much shuts down in the winter because it is very touristy and everything is open in the summer. The beaches are beautiful and hiking can be exciting if you pick up a hiking guide. Provincetown is fun to see every once in a while- it's always busy in the Summer and the sights can be quite entertaining. There are a lot of thrift stores, consignment shops, and antique shops around here as well. In Brewster, there is a museum that has walking trails and it is free for military. There are a lot of kid museums in the area. Boston is not too far, so going to see sports events and concerts can be great. Just walking around Boston is fun. The USO also puts out free tickets for sporting events and concerts often, so get on that email list as well.

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