The Community presents a diversity of activity and environments for its residents and visitors. The coastal environment to the south is bordered by a significant number of large agricultural farms that have land rolling to the ocean’s edge. This layout presents the most beautiful, pristine, scenic environment reminiscent of how life existed one-hundred years ago when Dartmouth was solely an agricultural Community.
The Community of Dartmouth, located in Southeastern Massachusetts, is comprised of a land mass of sixty-four square miles making it the fifth largest Town in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The year round population of Dartmouth is twenty-nine thousand people. The Community consists of a scenic coastline that borders Buzzard’s Bay and numerous coastal estuaries including the Slocum River, Little River, Apponagansett River and Clark’s Cove. The northern part of Town is a historic rural environment comprised of scenic forest lands, with residential homes nestled within the area. The Community is the home to the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, a four year institution with numerous colleges of study and the Southern New England School of Law.
The commercial district of the Community is comprised of a good cross section of local and nationally-recognized businesses and serves as a regional shopping area. The Community is traversed by Massachusetts State Highway Route 6 and just to the north by U.S. Interstate 195. Two exits from the Interstate, Reed Road (Exit 11) and Faunce Corner Road (Exit 12), are the major access points from Interstate 195.