Sometimes separated into North and South Dartmouth, the town is noted for its open spaces, seaside character, and beautiful parks, with easy access via I-195 and U.S. Route 6, which run parallel. Rivers such as the Copicut and Shingle Island run along its picturesque surroundings. Dartmouth has a sensual and visual appeal established by its pristine meadows, numerous marinas, quintessential New England beaches, and unique hillside homes for sale.
The campus of UMass Dartmouth lends an omnipresence of activity and energy to the entire area. The Dartmouth Cultural Council oversees a variety of initiatives to help bring the arts and humanities to all of greater Dartmouth. An abundance of business and retail opportunities are found toward the Faunce Corners area, home to the Dartmouth Mall. Families enjoy a strong community devoted to growing and improving the town’s access to resources for adult recreation, youth athletics, and children’s education.