Provincetown Gay Neighborhoods
Provincetown, Massachusetts, is probably best known for the fact that few people live there, but everyone wants to visit. P-town, as it’s called, is home to a huge number of LGBT individuals during the spring and summer. In fact, the town often hits population highs of 60,000 during these times. But then the cold fronts roll in and suddenly only about 3,000 people are calling Provincetown home!
Tourism is, not surprisingly, the town’s biggest industry. It also has a huge arts community, and the Fine Arts Work Center serves as the center of Provincetown’s art colony. You can browse works from the colony and other famous artists at the Art Association and Museum, visit the MacMillan Pier, or enjoy a show at the Art House. The annual international film festival is also a major hit and often brings A-list celebrities to town.
If you want to make Provincetown your permanent residence, you’ll find that you’re not alone. In 2010, the town had more same-sex couples out of any city or town in the U.S. Unfortunately, because it’s located on Cape Cod, it’s not a cheap place to live. Condos start at $300,000 and may be as high as $2.5 million. Single-family homes range from $499,000 to $5 million.