Welcome to American Alarms’ business and home security page for Bourne, Massachusetts. This informational page provides important crime data along with additional information for those living in or considering moving to Bourne.
Bourne Business and Home Security Facts
According to the FBI Crime Database for Massachusetts’ 279 cities and towns, Bourne was ranked 49th in “Most Property Damage per 100,000” in 2013 improving from 40th in 2012. It was 9th for “Most Burglaries per 100,000” improving from 6th in 2012.
American Alarm’s History in Bourne
Based in New England since 1971, we’ve worked in the Bourne area for decades. We know the landscape and we have good relationships with local police and fire officials. Our team of employees (200 strong and growing) live in the communities we serve, this means our customers are our neighbors.
Settled as part of Sandwich, MA in 1640, what became modern-day Bourne split off in the 19th century and by 1884 was officially incorporated as the last town in Barnstable County. The town was named for the Bourne family—Richard Bourne served in the Massachusetts General Court and also helped found Mashpee. Today, the town boasts a population of just under 20,000.
What Bourne is Known for…
Bourne lays claim to the first store ever operated in the United States, Aptucxet Trading Post, which was established by the pilgrims in 1627 halfway between the two rivers that divide Cape Cod from the rest of Massachusetts. Bourne is also considered the first town on Cape Cod, since it lies at the origin point of the Cape Cod Canal and the three canal bridges—the Bourne, Sagamore, and Cape Cod Railroad Bridge—are all within town limits.
List of Town Favorites
Stomping Grounds Grille—240 Main Street, Buzzards Bay
Eastwind Seafoods—304 Main Street, Buzzards Bay
The Lobster Trap—290 Shore Road
Stir Crazy—570 Macarthur Boulevard, Buzzards Bay
Historic Places and Recreation Spots
Bourne is home to a number of interesting facilities, including the Massachusetts Maritime Academy along with a portion of the Otis Air National Guard Base. It’s also worth stopping by the Bourne Stone, an archaeological oddity of unknown origin with markings that have never been translated.
Famous People from Bourne
A number of famous citizens hail from Bourne, including NHL Defenseman Mark Fayne, and sportswriter Peter Gammons. The town was also home to Willian R. Keating, Massachusetts 9th District Congressman.