Nantucket

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144 Pleasant St, Nantucket, Massachusetts 02584 -

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    Condo, Single Family Home
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History

Nantucket perhaps took its name from a Wampanoag word, which is variously written out as nautica, natocke, natockete, nantican, or nantaticu, a part of tradition of Wampanoag about the discovery of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard. The term’s meaning is vague, but it could mean a faraway island or in the midst of waters.

The first French settlement in the area commenced on the adjacent Martha’s Vineyard’s island. Wampanoag people were the early Native American dwellers of Nantucket and have lived in peace since 1641 when the place was deeded to Thomas Mayhew, a merchant from Martha’s Vineyard and Watertown, MA. Nantucket used to be a part of Dukes County until 1961 when it was moved to a province of Massachusetts Bay and diversified to develop Nantucket County. The island has become a sanctuary for Native Americans as Europeans started to inhabit Cape Cod because Nantucket has yet to be colonized by the Europeans. The increasing populace accepted seasonal crowds of some Native Americans who passed through the island to fish, and then gather dead whales on the shore.

Because of depopulation, Nantucket was left secluded and under-developed until the middle of the 20th century. The seclusion has kept a lot of pre-Civil War structures in one piece, and in the ‘50s, innovative developers started to acquire huge portions of the island and re-established them to form a high-class region for the affluent individuals living in Northeastern US.

Area and Climate

Nantucket is located 30 miles south of Cape Cod. Along with Muskeget and Tuckernuck islands, it makes up the town of Nantucket, MA, as well as the bordering Nantucket County that are combined. A town’s portion is called census designated place or Nantucket CDP. The Surfside district on this island is the state of Massachusetts’ southernmost settlement.

The climate is deeply affected by Atlantic Ocean that regulates temperatures in Nantucket all through the year. Because of this, the town’s climate during winter is warmer, whereas summers are colder compared to the mainland. January is the coldest month with average temperatures of below 32 °F. July and August are the warmest months with average temperatures of about 69 °F. The island has a massive number of gloomy or cloudy days, especially outside the summer season.

Real Estate and Cost of Living

Nantucket has always been a well-known place to own a home and enjoy a vacation from the turn of the previous century. Since 1960, this small town has turned into United States’ one of the best 2nd home markets. It has become more and more famous over the years, and some forward-thinking individuals founded Nantucket Conservation Foundation whose main goal was to acquire land that will be forever maintained. The island’s popularity has never faded away, thus the combination of consistent demand and extreme conservation efforts has made one of the most established housing markets that you can imagine. Nantucket has only shown a single recession since 1960s, and in the late ‘80s, a serious national depression, along with the loan and savings crisis, resulted to strenuous marketing situations. In 1992, the island has since then had an extremely solid housing market exemplified by a steady inventory and good demand.

The cost of living in Nantucket in March of 2012 is 144.9, which is extremely high to the usual US average of 100.

Lifestyle and Things to Do

The beautiful town of Nantucket has a number of renowned galleries and museums, which consist of the Nantucket Whaling Museum and Maria Mitchell Association. Likewise, the town is home to performing and visual arts and used to be an art colony since the ‘20s in which artists gather to seize the beauty of the town’s seascapes and landscapes that include the environment. The well-known artists who have painted or resided in Nantucket include Theodore Robinson and Swift Chase. One of the authors, Herman Melville, had also settled in this area.

 

 

Amenities

  • Walking & Biking
  • Fitness Facility
  • Golf Course
  • Medical Clinics
  • Shopping / Grocery
  • Library
  • Picnic Area
  • Parks & Natural Space
  • RV & Boat Storage
  • Boating
  • Marina
 

Lifestyle

  • Island Lifestyle
  • Several Small Villages
  • Ferry arrives from Cape Cod
  • Fishing Charters
  • Great Dining
  • Scenic Coastal Drive
  • Shopping
  • Biking
  • Walking
  • Beaches
  • Lighthouse
 
Property/Community Type : Condo
Golf Facility(Within 10 Mile Radius) : Yes
Coastal Area(Within 10 Mile Radius) : Yes
Mountain/foot hills area(Within 10 Mile Radius) : No
Lake Property(Within 10 Mile Radius) : No
College Town(College or University Within 15 Mile Radius) : No
Size of Community/Town(25 Mile Radius Estimated) :
Fitness Facility(Within 2 Mile Radius) : Yes

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