At the westernmost tip of the Island, Aquinnah is home to some of the Island’s most popular views. The mostly commercial area of Aquinnah Circle is Wampanoag territory, evidenced by the small, tribe-owned shops, restaurants, and the Aquinnah Cultural Center. The north shore boasts modest homes off Lighthouse Road while the south shore has Moshup Trail, which meanders past Philbin Beach along to Squibnocket Pond.

 

Aquinnah in the News

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Land Bank Buys Last Undeveloped Piece at Red Gate Farm for $10 Million
The Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank has purchased 32 acres at Red Gate Farm in Aquinnah from the family of Caroline Kennedy and Edwin Schlossberg for $10 million, adding significantly to a joint purchase last year of 304 ecologically rare acres.
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Mohu, Last Piece of Graham Estate, Goes on the Market
The last remaining piece of Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham’s grand Mohu estate on Martha’s Vineyard’s north shore goes on the market Friday for $39.5 million.
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Aquinnah Selects Island Housing Trust to Develop Affordable Apartments
The Aquinnah selectmen voted Friday to use housing trust as the developer in a planned affordable apartment complex behind town hall.
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Sheriff’s Meadow, Land Bank Will Buy Kennedy Family’s Red Gate Farm
Julia Wells
The two conservation organizations announced Thursday that they will buy 304 acres of undeveloped land at the rare oceanfront estate in Aquinnah owned by the family of Caroline B. Kennedy.
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Land Bank Buys Property in Aquinnah
Bill Eville
The Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank has completed a long-planned purchased of a 46.5-acre property in Aquinnah south of State Road, known historically as the Hebron Wamsley Homestead.
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Makeover Begins for Area Around Gay Head Cliffs
Noah Asimow
This fall and winter, Aquinnah will undertake a nearly $220,000 improvement project at the Gay Head Cliffs, a designated national landmark with one of the most stunning views on the Island.
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Aquinnah Town Column: Nov. 15
June D. Manning
Winter is upon us. The temperature fell on Tuesday from 60 degrees down to 30 degrees in a matter of hours.
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Kennedy Property, One of Last Unspoiled Tracts on Martha's Vineyard, Goes on the Market
Julia Wells

The historic, ecologically rare oceanfront estate in Aquinnah owned by the family of Caroline B. Kennedy is for sale; the asking price is $65 million.

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How Tiny Aquinnah Saved Itself from Overdevelopment
Noah Asimow
This spring marks the 20th anniversary of the unprecedented nomination of the entire town of Aquinnah as a district of critical planning concern (DCPC).
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Town Mulls Outsourcing Assessor Work
Noah Asimow

Aquinnah selectmen are considering outsourcing their assistant assessor position, after hearing a presentation from a Leominster firm at a meeting Thursday.

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