Originally part of Tisbury, it became its own town in 1892 when disgruntled farmers petitioned for the separation. Still a farm-oriented town, the town center includes Alley’s General Store, the Grange Hall, a historic town hall, and a Congregational church. Music Street, named in the 1800s, is the center of the town’s historic district.


Downtown/Historic District in the News

West Tisbury Farmers' Market Blooms

West Tisbury Backs Library, Mill Pond Dredging

Grant Secured, West Tisbury Library Needs Town Vote to Begin Library Renovations

West Tisbury Takes Ownership of Field Gallery

The Ag Fair: Better Every Year for 150

Alley's General Store: 150 Years Dealing in Almost Anything

To Permit Plays at Grange or Not, That is the West Tisbury Question

Grange Folds as Sign Comes Down on an Era

Land Bank Buys Small Parcel Next to Tiasquam River

The Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank has purchased a small, one-acre parcel along the Tiasquam River in West Tisbury subject to a life estate, and will eventually open the property to the public.

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Mad Martha's Ice Cream Franchise Goes on Market
Maia Coleman

The iconic Island ice cream franchise begun 50 years ago is for sale, with an asking price of $10.5 million, which includes the business and three shops in Edgartown, Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven.

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Agricultural Society Agrees to Sell Land to Film Festival
Holly Pretsky

The Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society is set to sell approximately 10 acres of its land in West Tisbury to the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival, both organizations announced this week.

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Town Will Not Take Ownership of Welles Property
Holly Pretsky

Owners of the Welles property in West Tisbury have paid back taxes and fees to avoid seizure of their property by the town, selectmen announced this week.

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1076 State Road
Feiner Real Estate

An Iconic West Tisbury commercial property, the Bodfish Blacksmith House, built circa 1700 has been at the heart of all things Vineyard. Currently used as a multi-use commercial property with 2 residential apartments and 2 commercial units it has been a mainstay to the West Tisbury community for over 3 centuries. Though it has undergone multiple expansions and modifications over its life, it remains an historically accurate example of a full cape from its period.

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Looks Pond Way, West Tisbury
Tea Lane Associates

Set on peaceful Look's Pond in the heart of West Tisbury village, with views over stone walls and old farm fields, this is a hidden treasure tucked away off of Music Street. The grounds are surrounded by mature trees and plantings offering total privacy. Walk down to your dock on the pond to watch the abundant wildlife. Remove the 1957 house to redefine the property and create your dream. This could be combined with an abutting property to create a truly special family compound. $1,695,000

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