Cedarville, Massachusetts


Cedarville, Massachusetts

Cedarville is the southeasternmost village in Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. The village borders Sagamore Beach and Bournedale, both of which are villages of Bourne. Cedarville includes the neighborhoods of Pondville, at the eastern shore of Great Herring Pond, and Nameloc Heights to the northeast.

The business district of Cedarville is located less than a mile north of Exit 2 off Route 3 on Route 3A. It includes includes a supermarket, two restaurants, a bank, a pharmacy, a convenience store and several small shops.

White Cliffs Country Club is immediately south of the business district, its golf course straddling Route 3A. White Cliffs is a gated condominium community situated along the ocean cliffs and within the golf course.

The problem of land erosion along the Massachusetts coast, particularly the coast of Cape Cod, is most intense along the bluffs of the Nameloc Heights neighborhood. The bluffs bordering Cedarville are among the highest bluffs along Cape Cod Bay, some parts towering well above 150 feet at a steep 45 degree angle.

Most of the homes on the eastern side of Nameloc Road, the dirt road parallel to the bluff, have been abandoned by the families who had once lived there, or have been condemned by the state after being declared national disaster areas. The danger of the erosion is fierce, some areas losing over 10 feet of land per year. This is not only a hazard to the families living along the bluff, but is also a concern for the environment as houses continue to wash into the bay, dragging debris and pollution, like septic tanks, oil bins and asphalt, along with them. Several beachfront residents have invested in high protective seawall revetments of large rocks to protect against cliff erosion.

ee also

* Neighborhoods in Plymouth, Massachusetts

References

*Boston Globe (2005) [http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2005/07/17/seaside_tug_of_war/ Seaside tug of war]


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