The Island

Martha's Vineyard, located just 7-miles off the coast of Cape Cod is a world all its own. There are six distinct towns on the island: Aqquinah, Chilmark, Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, Vineyard Haven, and West Tisbury — all featuring their own unique style and character. 

The Vineyard is home to beautiful beaches, live theater, a thriving arts community, delicious locally owned restaurants, quaint shops, plenty of hiking trails, and spectacular architecture. 

Martha’s Vineyard Island Town Information & Tax Rates


Island property taxes are determined by multiplying the property value (assessed value is determined by the tax assessor) times the MIL rate established by the town. Here are current MIL rates by town:

Aquinnah – $ 4.32 (2013)

Chilmark – $ 2.29 (2013)

Edgartown – $ 3.55 (2013)

Oak Bluffs – $ 7.71 (2013)

Tisbury – $ 8.48 (2013)*

West Tisbury – $ 4.92 (2013)

* Tisbury commercial MIL rate for 2013 is $7.87.
Tisbury residential exemption $1,256.86.


All the Island towns are listed below, with links to the Town’s websites:

Aquinnah (formerly known as Gay Head)



Oak Bluffs

Vineyard Haven (also known as Tisbury)

West Tisbury


The Island of Martha’s Vineyard boasts a great educational system for its Island residents and families.

Edgartown School – Grades K – 8

Oak Bluffs School – Grades K-8

Vineyard Haven / Tisbury School – Grades K-8

Chilmark School – Grades K-5

West Tisbury School – Grades PK – 8

Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School – Grades 9-12

Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School – Grades K-12