What happened after the Pilgrims arrived in Truro? How did the Town grow after its incorporation in July of 1709? During the Revolutionary Way and the War of 1812, Truro became prosperous. Men from Truro were sent to Nantucket to teach them the art of hunting and killing whales. The former harbor (now known as Pilgrim Lake) boasted a modest ship building business and the large gardens and small farms around town made for a good living in Truro.
The middle 19th century brought about the filling in of the harbor and limited access to town, as well as the inability to build ships in that area any longer. Although this was a discouraging turn of events and caused a population drop as citizens left to find work, the construction of the railroad through Truro to Provincetown brought about an economic upturn with transportation more reliable than the sea and the tides.
The farmers in South Truro, especially near Ballston Beach discovered that the sandy soil was excellent for growing asparagus and turnips. The asparagus quickly became an export via the train to the Boston market as did the turnips. The turnips were a favorite of the Irish population in Boston and are still a favorite of people all over New England!
Located close to these small farms is Swale’s Way. Our spotlight home of the week boasts 5 bedrooms and 3 ½ bathrooms on over 1.3 idyllic acres. The natural landscape in the area is still similar to that of the early farmers and the comfortably elegant home overlooks the rolling hills of South Truro. Just 1.5 miles down the road is Ballston Beach and there are many walking trails through the Cape Cod National Seashore.
You’ll find meticulous craftsmanship throughout along with beautiful wood floors and impressive tile work. The Cook’s delight custom kitchen and dining area are easily accessible to the main living area, all of which are highlighted by high ceilings, lots of windows and a stone fireplace. The spacious library has beautiful cabinets and shelving, window seat, stone fireplace and opens to a very expansive screen porch, which allows for dining, reading or relaxing while taking in the ocean breezes.
Private from the rest of the home, the master suite has its own sitting area, fireplace and balcony, small office and the large bath has a free standing tub, separate glass shower, ample cabinetry and a second laundry.
The outdoor spaces include expansive decks, a large screen porch, beautiful bluestone terraces, stonewalls and perennial gardens. This home has been well-maintained and has many amenities such as central air, a game room and an enclosed outdoor shower. Take in the sunrise from the decks or picture the small home town farms that used to flourish in these beautiful rolling hills!
The introduction of the railroad was truly the beginning of the tourist industry that supports much of Truro today. Old captains’ houses were converted to Inns and the residents began to cater to those that wanted to “holiday” in the unspoiled nature of Truro. Shortly after World War II the federal government brought Route 6 all the way to Provincetown. This has drastically increased the tourist population and served as an economic boom for Truro.
The beautiful Truro beaches, woods and roads are known to have close to 20,000 visitors at any time traveling there over the summer season. Swale’s Way is tucked away from the hustle and bustle with easy access to all. Whether you are looking for a primary home or a second home 3 Swales Way is ideal. Enjoy the peace that a home in the South Pamet area of Truro so generously provides!
(Information gathered from writings of the Truro Chamber of Commerce Information brochures of past years.)