Perhaps the biggest perceived problem is with the alleged "chemical plumes" caused by years of oil and jet fuels being dumped in to the ground. Volumes have been written the various plumes; their effect on groundwater, and their respective corrective measures, are discussed in detail on-line, or may be found in various Town Hall Health Departments in the Towns Bourne, Falmouth, Mashpee, and or Sandwich. All of the homes, in the area have Town water and thus have negated any perceived health issues with drinking water.
There is a perceived problem with property values and marketability of homes located in these area. Some areas are less desireable, but this is similar in other parts of these towns. However, as one who has both sold and owned homes in the Otis areas, I can say these issues are wrong. They are mostly fostered by agents who are trying to sell homes in other parts of the towns. It is convenient to use the old "close to the base" argument when trying to turn prospective buyers' attentions to other areas. The problem is, it's wrong.
Here is the truth; if the home sited well and well maintained, you won't find a better place to live even though the home may be "close to the base."