About Yarmouth, MA
2007 Population: 21,931
Yarmouth, incorporated in 1639, is located in the Mid-Cape area, about 23 miles east of the Cape Cod Canal. It is one of the towns that extend from Cape Cod Bay on the north across the peninsula south to Nantucket Sound and covers seventeen square miles. The most striking physical features of the town are the result of glaciation; the low round hills on the north side of town were created by the leading edge of the glacier as it pushed the land before it. The flat sandy terrain of the southern part of town is the apron of material that was washed out from the glacial ice.
Yarmouth is made up of three villages; South Yarmouth, West Yarmouth and Yarmouth Port. There are three libraries, one in each village. Yarmouth boasts fifteen of Cape Cod’s finest fresh and saltwater beaches to laze away the days, four golf courses challenging all levels, many tennis courts for the more active, and many hiking and conservation trails.
Keeping pace with the growth on Cape Cod is the increase of professional and community music, art, dance and theater groups. The Cultural Center of Cape Cod opened in February, 2007 and will continue to foster "All the Arts for All of Us" by offering a wide range of programs, events and exhibitions.