Covering an area of 17.5 square miles, the town offers a wide range of living conditions varying from waterfront residences and colonial village homes to unique suburban developments and farm residences.
Situated on Buzzard’s Bay, the Mattapoisett harbor is broad and open to the southeast. From here it is a broad reach to the Wood’s Hole on a prevailing southwesterly. Many quaint and beautiful harbors await the fisherman or yachtsman from his homeport Mattapoisett. Cape Cod and its Canal, The Elizabethan Islands, and Martha’s Vineyard are all day trips from the harborside”Town Wharf”.