Onset Village is a small seaside New England town, with a great many years of New England history. We moved to Onset three years ago, renting a house to determine what the commute to Canton and Braintree would be like.
We found that the commute was tolerable, and driving through this beautiful seaside village every morning wave us something to look forward to after a tough day at the office, the ride home and the unbelievable sunset every evening.
We enjoy the village so much that we purchased an old Victorian home here two years ago and have had no regrets about making that tough decision. This is such a great small town community, I just had to write about it, so here goes my top ten reasons for visiting and or staying in Onset.
1 – The beaches here are outstanding, sure in the summer a bit crowded but during the rest of the year especially in the spring and fall you can almost call them your own.
2 – Onset Bay (land side) is incredible, a mixture of various style homes right on the waterfront, small fishing and pleasure boats tied to their moorings, and a beautiful sunset every evening.
3 – Onset Bay (ocean side) looking out into Onset Bay past Wicket's Island, and the channel that leads to the Cape Cod Canal is simply breathtaking, especially in the summer when the channel is very busy with pleasure boats, and many freighters.
4 – Onset Events all summer long including many that are free including the Cape Verdean Festival, The Swan Festival, movies in the park and many others.
5 – Illumination night in August where flares are lit all around Onset Bay on the ocean side, if you have never seen this it's worth seeing at least once in your life.
6 – Of course the Annual Onset Blues Festival, that has expanded from just the afternoon to the evening in some of our fine establishments.
7 – The people that you will meet here are all friendly, enter one of our restaurants or shops and you will be greeted with a courteous hello and friendly conversation. especially if you are here for breakfast …. you must eat at Stevie's Pier View Restaurant … tell Dottie the Steve and Dolores sent you.
8. Being on the Cape without all the traffic, I know people think that you have to go over the bridge to get to the Cape, not true..one visit here will prove that.
9 – Fall, Winter, and Spring ….. the population really dies down and you can enjoy the whole town to yourself.
10 – Onset must be heaven … well maybe not but it sure feels like it after the daily grind of working in Boston everyday.
SO come on down or up and pay us a visit, we always have our welcome mat out … who knows you may decide to stay permanently, which has been great for us and I'm sure it will be great for you too.
Visit our website at http://www.onsettravel.com/ and enjoy our Onset Links page, we are adding more info to it all the time.