Properties For Sale In vineyard haven

Properties For Sale In vineyard haven

Vineyard Haven is a wonderful landing spot for visitors and locals alike. The beautiful natural harbor and the inviting beams from the East and West Chop lighthouses will call you home and welcome you ashore to Martha’s Vineyard.

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Vineyard Haven

Vineyard Haven is the year-round town. That is, it has a ferry port that operates 12 months of the year and has shops and restaurants that you can frequent between January and March, as well as the other nine months of the year. If you're thinking of living on the island full-time, then Tisbury (Vineyard Haven's official town name) is the first place to consider.

Vineyard Haven also has the highest population of locals on island. So you can expect to have neighbors who are year-rounders, too.

Buying Property in Vineyard Haven

There are six general areas of Vineyard Haven in which you will find real estate for sale. Prices vary with North Shore waterfront (off of Lake Tashmoo) and water frontage on the harbor, Lake Tashmoo, West Chop and Lagoon being the most expensive.

West Chop – Home to the West Chop Trust and private West Chop Club. Homes range up to $11M+.

Downtown Vineyard Haven – In-town living, two town Har-Tru tennis courts, town dock & public beach. Prices from $1 million to $2.495M+

Lagoon – Close to town, water views, near Martha's Vineyard Museum, marina and post office. Prices from the $800s to $2.5M+

Central Vineyard Haven – Just out of town, but you can bike or walk to downtown. Amenities include the private Vineyard Haven Yacht Club, public beaches nearby, public tennis and pickleball courts and library. Prices from $600K to $1.7M+

Lambert's Cove – More rural area of town that starts to look like West Tisbury and up-island, with prices from $1M to $5.5M+

Lake Tashmoo – Lakeside living w/ access to public North Shore beach, get your clamming license! Prices from $1.1M to $5.7M+.

Tisbury Schools

The Town of Tisbury provides a public school for children from Kindegarten to eighth grade. A comprehensive website offers all the information you will need to interact with the school and its administration. Click on this link to the Tisbury Public School website where you'll access:

Links to information about all of Martha's Vineyard Public Schools: https://mvyps.org/

In Vineyard Haven there is also a Montessori School for children ages 6-14 in elementary and middle school. Form the website: "We are an exceptional, progressive school that offers our students and their families a nurturing environment which challenges all students to do their very best. Our community has a strong commitment to excellence in education, which is reflected by the quality curriculum and enrichment programs we offer."

Real Estate Taxes

Real estate taxes levied upon Tisbury residents vary from year to year based on the town's spending budget. For 2022, the rate was $8.70 per thousand dollars of assessed value. The rate for 2023, however, is expected to go down as assessments have gone up significantly.

Residential Exemption

If you're planning to make Tisbury your main residence and will live here year-round, you may qualify for a residential exemption which can reduce your property taxes. The percentage reduction in recent years has been 18 percent. Inquire at the town assessor's office for more information.

Thinking about a Guest House?

A popular Vineyard amenity is a guest house. A guest house is an ideal solution to an abundance of needs: overflow guests, visiting children, rental income or a place for an aging parent. Zoning laws have to be considered, however. In order to add a guest house to your property, consider these requirements:

a. The lot area exceeds, by 25% or more, that required for a single-family dwelling (see

Schedule A in zoning laws)

b. The guest house is no larger than one-half (1/2) that of the principal structure on the same

lot as determined by square footage. Maximum square footage allowed:

i. A maximum of 600 sq. ft. of living space for the R-10 Zone

ii. A maximum of 800 sq. ft. of living space for the R-20 Zone

iii. A maximum of 800 sq. ft. of living space for the R-25 Zone

iv. A maximum of 800 sq. ft. of living space in the R-50 Zone.

Maximum height in all zones will not be greater than 24 ft.

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