Welcome to American Alarms’ business and home security page for Eastham, Massachusetts. This informational page provides important crime data along with additional information for those living in or considering moving to Eastham.
Eastham Business and Home Security Facts
According to the FBI Crime Database for Massachusetts’ 279 cities and towns, Eastham was ranked 67th in “Most Property Damage per 100,000” in 2013 improving from 50th in 2012. It was 127th for “Most Burglaries per 100,000” improving from 87th in 2012.
American Alarm’s History in Eastham
Based in New England since 1971, we’ve worked in the Eastham area for decades. We know the landscape and we have good relationships with local police and fire officials. Our team of employees (150 strong and growing) live in the communities we serve, this means our customers are our neighbors.
The area around Eastham was originally inhabited by the indigenous Nauset tribe, which first made contact with the Pilgrims in 1620 when a hunting party from the Mayflower went in search of supplies. This region of Cape Cod, however, was not settled until 1644 when a number of towns—including Truro, Wellfleet, and Orleans—were established. Eastham was incorporated in 1651 and today has a population of just under 5000.
What Eastham is Known for…
Eastham’s claim to fame is as the “gate” of the Cape Code National Seashore, established by John F. Kennedy to protect the area from overpopulation and erosion. It’s also the birthplace of Freeman Hatch, who holds the world record for sailing from San Francisco around Cape Horn and then on to Boston in a single-hull ship; Freeman’s Northern Light made the trip in just 76 days.
List of Town Favorites
Nauset Ice Cream—4550 State Highway
Arnold’s Restaurant—3580 State Highway
Karoo Restaurant—3 Main Street, Unit 32B
Historic Places and Recreation Spots
If you’re in Eastham it’s worth checking out Great Pond and Herring Pond—Great Pond boasts two public beaches and allows water skiing on even-numbered days. Several sites on the National Register of Historic Places are also located in Eastham; there’s the Eastham Windmill, Nauset Light, and the Edward Penniman House and Barn. Curious about Eastham’s history? Then stop by the 1869 Schoolhouse Museum or the Antique Tool Museum, both maintained by the Eastham Historical Society.
Famous People from Eastham
While Freeman Hatch is the most famous person born in Eastham, the town has enjoyed celebrity in other ways. Henry David Thoreau wrote about the town in Cape Cod, and Henry Beston penned The Outermost House while living in town.