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Dennis spans the entire width of the Cape, with distinctive harbors on Nantucket Sound and Cape Cod Bay. It is comprised of five villages – Dennisport, Dennis Village, East Dennis, South Dennis and West Dennis.
As a result, there are five libraries in town and three post offices.
The town’s fulltime population is more than 14,000, but it expands dramatically in the summer to more than 65,000. In addition to many visitors and short-term renters, nearly 60 percent of all the households in Dennis are second homes.
The town’s median income exceeds $51,000. The median age of its fulltime residents is about 54.
The village of Dennis is a cultural mecca not only for the town, but the entire Cape. On one campus, there is the Cape Cod Museum of Art, the iconic Cape Playhouse, whose roots go back to summer stock when the likes of Gregory Peck and Henry Fonda were just starting out their iconic careers. The great actress Gertrude Lawrence made Dennis her home and she frequently performed in town. Today, the stage at the Eventide Theater is named after her.
Dennis was first settled in 1639, as part of Yarmouth. It was named after the Reverand Josiah Dennis, whose home now is a stunning museum. Open in the summer, town volunteers dress in original Colonial garb to host visitors room by room.
The town boasts many beaches on both shores. They include on the Northside, Corporation Beach and Howes Street Beach, Mayflower Beach, Bayview Beach, Cold Storage Beach and Sea Street Beach. The town also owns two beaches on Scargo Lake: Scargo Beach and Princess Beach. The Southside beaches are Glendon Beach, Haigis Beach, Inman Road Beach, Maycroft Beach, Metcalfe Memorial Beach, West Dennis Beach, South Village Beach, and Sea Street Beach.
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