With wide-open beaches, tall grasslands swaying in the wind, and a windmill in the distance, it's easy to lose yourself in "island time." Even the hustle and bustle of downtown is reminiscent of simpler days -- the town's quaint architecture and cobblestone streets are intact from its early days as a whaling port.
When the summertime flurry subsides, the island's 11,000 year-round residents enjoy community traditions like the springtime daffodil festival and annual restaurant week. But calling this place home comes with a price tag -- a new pad could set you back more than $1 million.Subscribe to Money Magazine
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