Between the Season’s Martha’s Vineyard

May 18, 2011 By Brendan Newnam, Special to CNN In mid-May, Martha’s Vineyard is a pregnant widow.* One season dead, the next yet to be born. Half protective quiet, half mindful preparation. An in-between place caught between the two seasons of a tourist economy: On and off. Winter population 15,007. Summer population 105,624. (Imagine your household of four expanding to 28.) Martha’s Vineyard to the outside observer mid-May: Dormant insularity making way for the buzzy infestation of summer. Bookending each trip to the “The Vineyard” is a 45-minute ferry ride, a small tutorial on island life itself: You are surrounded by water, the pace is slow, there are arcane rules (you can’t purchase booze from the snackbar until the boat is off to sea) and the chowder is delicious. Read more.


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I am an exclusive buyers agent working and living on the beautiful Island Of Martha's Vineyard. I am a REALTOR® (member of National Association of Realtors), a member of the National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents. I help people fulfil their dreams of buying a home on Martha's Vineyard. I don't sell homes, I help people buy a home.
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