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

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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Two Familes and a Town Celebrate Home Ownership
Noah Asimow
A ribbon cutting at Smalley’s Knoll in Aquinnah Thursday marked continued progress for the affordable housing movement on the Vineyard.
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Aquinnah First Time Offered
Conroy & Company Real Estate

Brilliant sky, dazzling sunsets, a canopy of oaks leads to this 2 bedroom homestead perfectly situated in a natural setting surrounded by stone walls, ancient oaks and perennial gardens. At ground level, double boat house doors lead to the Circa 1850 barn with original chestnut beams and antique flooring. A delightful open plan with multi levels invites the imagination of what could be created. A magical place for entertaining and vacation.

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Two Aquinnah Families Land Affordable Homes
Steve Myrick

Taylor and Sarah Ives, and James and Nancy Benoit won the right to buy affordable homes in a lottery held by the Aquinnah selectmen Tuesday.

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Aquinnah Condo Owners File Suit Against Town
Steve Myrick and Holly Pretsky
A lawsuit pits the town of Aquinnah’s efforts to improve the Gay Head Lighthouse against the rights of nearby condominium residents to enjoy their homes in peace and privacy.
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Wampanoag Tribe Takes Land Into Federal Trust
John H. Kennedy

The federal Department of Interior’s Bureau of Indian Affairs this week announced plans to accept into trust about 15 acres of land for the tribe.

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Truly Enchanting on Moshup Trail
Karen M. Overtoom Real Estate

Tucked into the dunes, this home is privately sited on 3 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, stone walls and your own pond. Spacious living/dining room w/fireplace, a chefs kitchen and master suite w/fireplace. The separate guest wing is separated by a screened-in porch. Deeded beach right are just a stroll away. Newly listed at $3,500,000

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