Marthas Vineyard Real Estate Information

As the 57th largest island in the United States and third largest island on the nation?s eastern seaboard, Martha?s Vineyard is located in Massachusetts? Duke County and includes Cuttyhunk and the other Elizabeth Islands. Accessible only by sea and air, the community of Martha?s Vineyard has been able to preserve a rustic, yet sophisticated way of live several miles away from the nearest urban center. Typically known as a summer retreat, there are a number of vacation homes in the community, although there are a number of residents, usually retirees, who choose to reside in Martha?s Vineyard year round. Due to the large number of celebrities and famous visitors who frequent the island, some people have dubbed Martha?s Vineyard as “Hollywood East.”

Although 15,000 residents live in Martha?s Vineyard throughout the year, another 85,000 part-time residents inundate the island during the summer. However, this cyclical rise of population doesn?t mean there is nothing to do in the colder months. In fact, Martha?s Vineyard is known for its attractions and year-round activities. The Annual Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby, Aquinnah Music Festival, Chilmark Road Race, Edgartown Fourth of July Festival, Oak Bluff Grand Illumination, Oak Bluffs Harbor Festival, Juneteenth Celebration, Oak Bluffs Monster Shark Tournament, Tisbury Street Fair, Martha's Vineyard Agricultural Fair, and Chilmark Flea Market provide family-friendly fun and excitement.

A number of attractions bring in tourists as well as residents throughout the year. Owen Park and Legion Field, Lake Tashmoo, Vineyard Haven Harbor, The Flying Horses Carousel, Martha's Vineyard Skateboard Park, Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, and Cape Pogue are some of Martha?s Vineyard?s more popular pleaces of interest. A number of parks and beaches add to the spectacular local scenery and are often crowded on the weekends by recreationists and avid beachgoers. Ocean Park, Hiawatha Park, Viera Park Farm Neck Golf Course, State Beach, Inkwell Beach, Lambert's Cove, Lucy Vincent Beach, Lobsterville Town Beach, and Manuel F. Correllus State Forest are among the most well-known hotspots.For the residents who do make their living on the island, Martha's Vineyard Public Schools provides an excellent K-12 curriculum. Each of the six large neighborhoods in the town operate their own elementary schools that feed into three middle schools and eventually Martha's Vineyard Regional High School. Located in Oak Bluffs, the campus serves the entire island?s high school population.