Chilmark is one of the most desirable places to own property thanks to its beautiful beaches and relatively secluded feel. The real estate offers a great deal of privacy as well as amazing views of the surrounding landscape. Chilmark has one highest average property values in all of New England.
This quiet town is rich in history, dating back to the mid-1600s and has maintained its classic New England feel ever since.
Chilmark has two important town centers. One, at a place called Beetlebung Corner for the trees there, has its library, school, and town hall. The Chilmark store is always a popular hangout in the summertime. People come to grab a slice of the freshly made pizza, hang out on the porch and maybe see a few famous faces. Just a ways to the north is Menemsha, a picturesque fishing village which has kept much of its old New England character.
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The quaint, working harbor of Menemsha is a popular center of commerce and culture in Chilmark. Be sure to check out shopping at Menemsha Blues retail store, and for dining, make sure you make it to Larsen's Fish Market, Home Port Restaurant, or The Beach Plum Inn & Restaurant.
Menemsha Public Beach
Arguably the best public beach on the island, Menemsha Public Beach is located within walking distance of Menemsha Harbor making great for the day at the beach and then a night out on the town. The beach draws people all summer long and is especially popular for its colorful sunset and one of the few places on the east coast where the sun sets over the sea.
Lucy Vincent Beach
This private beach is Chilmark's best spot for waves, as the surf rolls into the south side of the island from the open Atlantic.
Another beach reserved for Chilmark residents during the summer, Squibnocket Beach is located in the southwestern most section of the town. This beach is also a great spot for surfers and others who enjoy waves.
Chilmark MIL (tax) Rate 2020: 2.86