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Encyclopedia > Hyannis, Massachusetts
Hyannis Harbor, Hyannis
Hyannis Harbor, Hyannis
Statue of Iyannough, in downtown Hyannis.
Statue of Iyannough, in downtown Hyannis.
Hyannis Harbor at Night.
Hyannis Harbor at Night.

Hyannis is the largest of seven villages in the town of Barnstable, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod. It is the commercial and transportation hub of Cape Cod and was designated an urban area as a result of the 1990 census.[1] [2] Because of this, many refer to Hyannis as the "Capital of the Cape". It contains the Barnstable town offices and two important shopping districts, the historic downtown Main Street and the Rt 132 commercial district, including Cape Cod Mall and Cape Cod Potato Chips. Zayre Department Stores opened their first location on Main Street in 1956. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1280x960, 572 KB) Summary Harbor of Hyannis, Massachusetts. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1280x960, 572 KB) Summary Harbor of Hyannis, Massachusetts. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 600 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1200 × 1200 pixel, file size: 261 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 600 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1200 × 1200 pixel, file size: 261 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 490 pixelsFull resolution (979 × 600 pixel, file size: 427 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Hyannis Harbor at Night - by K.C. OKane I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 490 pixelsFull resolution (979 × 600 pixel, file size: 427 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Hyannis Harbor at Night - by K.C. OKane I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify... Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: Country United States State Massachusetts County Barnstable County Settled 1637 Incorporated 1638 Government  - Type Council-manager city  - Town    Manager John C. Klimm Area  - City  76. ... This article is about the area of Massachusetts known as Cape Cod. For other uses, see Cape Cod (disambiguation). ... Cities with at least a million inhabitants in 2006 An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... The Cape Cod Mall is the largest shopping mall on Cape Cod, located on Route 132 in Hyannis, Massachusetts. ... Cape Cod Potato Chips is a brand of potato chips. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Hyannis is an important tourist destination and the primary ferry boat and General aviation link for passengers and freight to Nantucket Island. Hyannis provides secondary passenger access to Martha's Vineyard Island. Due to its large natural harbor, Hyannis is the largest recreational boating and second largest commercial fishing port on Cape Cod. A tourist boat travels the River Seine in Paris, France Tourism can be defined as the act of travel for the purpose of recreation, and the provision of services for this act. ... The Pride of Rotterdam, One of the P&O Ferriess Flagships operating the Hull-Rotterdam Route A ferry is a boat or a ship carrying passengers, and sometimes their vehicles, on scheduled services. ... A general aviation scene at Kemble Airfield, England. ... Nantucket is an island south of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, formed of glacial moraine. ... Map of Marthas Vineyard. ... For other uses, see Harbor (disambiguation). ... A modern yacht A yacht (From Dutch Jacht meaning hunt(er)) was originally defined as a light, fast sailing vessel used to convey important persons. ... Fishing industry is the commercial activity of fishing and producing fish and other seafood products. ...


The JFK Hyannis Museum in the old Town Hall on Main St. focuses on John F. Kennedy's time spent in the town. There is a memorial to President Kennedy on the Lewis Bay waterfront that was erected by Barnstable citizens in 1966. The memorial includes a fountain and a field-stone monument with the presidential seal and JFK inscription: "I believe it is important that this country sail and not sit still in the harbor." John F. Kennedy accepted his nomination for the presidency at the former Hyannis Armory which is also in the National Register of Historic Places. John Kennedy and JFK redirect here. ... John Kennedy and JFK redirect here. ... A typical plaque showing entry on the National Register of Historic Places. ...

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Hyannis Port

Hyannis Port (also Hyannisport) is an affluent residential village on Hyannis Harbor to the southwest of Hyannis. It has a small U.S. Post Office (zip code 02647) next door to a small seasonal convenience store, The News Shop and Gallery. It is the location of the several Kennedy family residences and is included in the National Register of Historic Places. It has one of the premier golf courses on Cape Cod, the Hyannisport Club and is also home to The West Beach Club and The Hyannis Port Yacht Club. USPS and Usps redirect here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... John, Robert, and Edward Kennedy The Kennedy family is a prominent family in American politics and government descending from the marriage of Joseph P. and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy. ... A typical plaque showing entry on the National Register of Historic Places. ...


Education

Hyannis is home to Barnstable High School, which is the largest high school on Cape Cod. Other high schools include Sturgis Charter Public School, a charter school featuring the International Baccalaureate program, and Pope John Paul II High School (Hyannis, Massachusetts). Trinity Christian Academy, which recently opened a high school, is located in Hyannis. Saint Francis Xavier Preparatory School, SFXP for short, is a prep middle school. Barnstable High School is an urban, public high school (grades 9-12) in Hyannis, Massachusetts, USA. It is the largest high school in Barnstable County on Cape Cod. ... The Sturgis Charter Public School is a charter school located in Hyannis, Massachusetts. ... Charter schools are publicly funded elementary or secondary schools in the United States which have been freed from some of the rules, regulations, and statutes that apply to other public schools, in exchange for some type of accountability for producing certain results, which are set forth in each charter school... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into International Baccalaureate Organization. ... Pope John Paul II High School is a private, Roman Catholic high school in Hyannis, Massachusetts. ... A university-preparatory school or college-preparatory school (usually abbreviated to preparatory school, college prep school, or prep school) is a private secondary school designed to prepare a student for higher education. ...


Retail business

A 2002 inventory of eating/drinking and lodging properties, indicated 64 restaurant/bars and 312 lodging accommodations including: 19 motels, 8 bed & breakfasts, 5 hotels, 125 motel/condo units and 1 Inn/tourist home. Holiday Inn Great Sign Exterior of a Howard Johnsons motor lodge. ... This article refers to a form of housing. ...


A 2002 inventory of retail properties, excluding eating/drinking and lodging properties, indicated 249 retail properties in the town.[citation needed] This included 110 individual retail store properties but was dominated by over 3,000,000 square feet (280,000 m²) of space in 10 shopping centers. There were also: 45 retail condo units, 38 discount stores, 36 mixed-retail/residential units, 9 hardware stores and 1 supermarket. For the traditional meaning of the word mall, see mall. ...


Demographics

In 2000 Hyannis had a total population of 20,097, living in 8,406 households. 19.80% of Hyannis total 10,922 housing units were seasonally vacant. Hyannis had a disproportionate share of multi-family properties in comparison to the town and the county. Hyannis had an owner-occupancy rate of 58.3%, which was nearly 20 percentage points lower than that indicated for the Town or the County. This difference is associated primarily with the amount of apartment properties in the Village. A decline in younger, family formation households was attributed to the lack of suitable employment opportunities and “affordable” housing. The median value of owner-occupied housing units in Hyannis in 2000 was $149,720. The gross median rent in Hyannis was $718/month. In 2002, the median price for a single family home in Hyannis was $196,000.[citation needed]


Median head of household income was $38,467. 15.9 % of households earned more than $75,000. 14.6% of Hyannis population lived below the poverty line. 18.74% were over 65 years old. Unemployment in Hyannis was 3.8% of the labor force. Hyannis is growing at the upper end and the lower end of the age cohorts, and although there has been an increase in persons 25 to 44 years of age this has not necessarily been reflected in income change as Hyannis witnessed an increase in the number of households earning $10,000 to $15,000 and a gain in the number of persons and families below the poverty level.[3]


Hyannis has the most ethnically diverse community on Cape Cod, with non-whites making up over 30% of the population. One of the largest Brazilian communities in the state outside of Boston reside in Hyannis, along with a significant number of Cape Verdeans, African Americans, Asians and Hispanics. Hyannis has several multicultural churches, restaurants and events. Throughout the summer months of May through August, Hyannis is home to many Irish and Bulgarian college students, who help make up the workforce needed to accommodate the busiest tourist season. For other uses, see Diversity. ... Boston redirects here. ... African Americans, also known as Afro-Americans or black Americans, are an ethnic group in the United States of America whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Sub-Saharan and West Africa. ... The term Asian can refer to something or someone from Asia. ... Hispanic, as used in the United States, is one of several terms used to categorize US citizens, permanent residents and temporary immigrants, whose background hail either from the Spanish-speaking countries of Latin America or relating to a Spanish-speaking culture. ... Multiculturalism or cultural pluralism is a policy, ideal, or reality that emphasizes the unique characteristics of different cultures in the world, especially as they relate to one another in immigrant receiving nations. ...


Sports

The Hyannis Mets of the Cape Cod Baseball League play at McKeon Park from mid-June to early August. The Hyannis Mets are an amateur baseball team based in Hyannis, MA. The team is a member of the Cape Cod Baseball League and plays in the leagues Western Division. ... The Cape Cod Baseball League (CCBL) is a baseball league located on Cape Cod in the U.S. state of Massachusetts, in which many college baseball stars play during the summer. ...


Notable residents

Judy Garland (born Frances Ethel Gumm; June 10, 1922 - June 22, 1969) was an Academy Award-nominated American film actress and singer, best known for her role as Dorothy Gale in The Wizard of Oz (1939). ... John J. Havlicek (born April 8, 1940 in Martins Ferry, Ohio) is a retired American professional basketball player who competed for 16 seasons with the Boston Celtics, winning eight NBA titles, half of them coming in his first four seasons. ... The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Irish Catholic political dynasty, John, Robert, and Edward Kennedy The Kennedy family is a prominent Irish-American family in American politics and government descending from the marriage of Joseph P. and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy. ... Maria Owings Shriver (pronounced: ) (born November 6, 1955[1] in Chicago, Illinois) is an American journalist and the wife of California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and as such, the current First Lady of California. ... John Kennedy and JFK redirect here. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... Jack Kerouac (pronounced ) (March 12, 1922 – October 21, 1969) was an American novelist, writer, poet, and artist. ... Dan LaCouture (born April 18, 1977 in Hyannis, Massachusetts, United States) is a professional ice hockey left wing who currently plays for the New Jersey Devils of the NHL. LaCouture was drafted 29th overall by the New York Islanders in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft. ... NHL redirects here. ... The New Jersey Devils are a professional ice hockey team based in Newark, New Jersey. ... Eric Nickulas (born March 25, 1975 in Hyannis, Massachusetts, United States) is a professional ice hockey right wing who currently plays for the Boston Bruins of the NHL. Nickulas was drafted 99th overall by Boston in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft. ... NHL redirects here. ... The Boston Bruins are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... For the music producer/manager, see Larry Page (British singer and manager). ... This article is about the corporation. ... Paul Pena on the cover of his album New Train Paul Pena (born January 26, 1950 in Hyannis, Massachusetts, died October 1, 2005, in San Francisco) is a multi-genre singer, pianist, and guitarist, performing Mississippi Delta blues, jazz, flamenco, folk, rock and roll and Tuvan throat-singing. ... Paul Stewart (born March 24, 1952 in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts) was a professional ice hockey player and National Hockey League (NHL) referee. ... Rob Cushing is an American musician and songwriter originally from Hyannis, Massachusetts. ... Neal McDonough (born February 13, 1966) is an American actor. ...

Getting there

From the Mid Cape Highway (Route 6), Hyannis is located off exit 6 by taking Route 132 south. Route 28 also runs through Hyannis. Barnstable Municipal Airport is located near the junction of Route 132 and 28. U.S. Highway 6 is a largely east-west United States Highway that connects Bishop, California with Provincetown, Massachusetts on Cape Cod. ... Massachusetts State Highway 132, or Route 132, is a highway in Barnstable, Massachusetts, part of Cape Cod. ... Route 28 is a nominally north-south route running from the New Hampshire state line, through Boston and the western reaches of Norfolk and Plymouth counties, and then west-to-east on Cape Cod, finally ending as a south-north section between Chatham and Orleans. ... Barnstable Municipal Airport (IATA:HYA, ICAO:KHYA) is an airport located in Hyannis, Massachusetts. ...


References

  1. ^ Town of Barnstable (1997) Comprehensive Plan, Section 4.0 - Community Facilities and Services, retrieved 4/17/2007[1]
  2. ^ Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Federal Register (May 1, 2002) Volume 67, Number 84, Page 21964, from the Federal Register Online via GPO Access, wais.access.gpo.gov, DOCID:fr01my02-148, retrieved 5/29/2007[2]
  3. ^ RKG Associates Inc. (February 2003) "Market Analysis for Hyannis, MA", The Town of Barnstable, Massachusetts, Hyannis, MA 02601, retrieved 4/17/2007 Market Analysis for Hyannis
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  • Hyannis, Massachusetts is at coordinates 41°39′10″N 70°16′00″W / 41.652778, -70.283333 (Hyannis, Massachusetts)Coordinates: 41°39′10″N 70°16′00″W / 41.652778, -70.283333 (Hyannis, Massachusetts)

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