West Harwich, Massachusetts

Village in Massachusetts, United States
41°40′0″N 70°6′58″W / 41.66667°N 70.11611°W / 41.66667; -70.11611CountryUnited StatesStateMassachusettsCountyBarnstableTownHarwichElevation13 ft (4 m)Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST)) • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)ZIP codes
Area code508GNIS feature ID616014[1]

West Harwich is a village in the town of Harwich, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod, United States. West Harwich makes[clarification needed] most of the population in the Northwest Harwich Census-designated place.[citation needed]

Geography and demographics

West Harwich is in the Northwest Harwich CDP. It is located on Massachusetts Route 28, a major route on Cape Cod and in eastern Massachusetts. In the summer, West Harwich is a vacation area. In the other seasons, West Harwich is still very populated.[citation needed]


Harwich's schools are part of the Monomoy Regional School District. Harwich Elementary School serves students from pre-school through fourth grade, Monomoy Regional Middle School which serves both Harwich and neighboring town, Chatham. This middle school serves grades 5–7, and Monomoy Regional High School serves grades 8–12 for both Harwich and Chatham. Monomoy's teams are known as the Sharks. Harwich is known for its excellent boys basketball, girls basketball, girls field hockey, softball and baseball teams.

The Lighthouse Charter School is located in East Harwich in the former home of the Harwich Cinema.

Harwich is the site of Cape Cod Regional Technical High School, a grades 9–12 high school which serves most of Cape Cod. The town is also home to Holy Trinity PreSchool, a Catholic pre-school which serves pre-kindergarten in West Harwich.[22]

Zip Code and CDP

West Harwich has its own Zip Code (02671); however, it is part of the Northwest Harwich CDP area, along with North Harwich and Pleasant Lake.


  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: West Harwich, Massachusetts

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