'The best island in the world'. What would you guess it could be? Hawaii, Bermuda, Santorini, the Azores? All of these would be wrong. Well, that is to the highly acclaimed recent book from The National Geographic entitled, "The 10 Best of Everything". So, the top ten islands then; sure many hailed from the most distant of lands and the most tropical of climates, however the number one ranking turned out to be none other than our own Massachusetts island of Nantucket!
Travel writer Leslie Thomas was the one primarily responsible for putting together such a list and it is something we should all be immensely proud about. Thomas had this to say about this newly crowned island, Nantucket was once one of the richest places in America, built on the profits of the whale oil industry. Even today in the delectable old town there are fine brick houses with silver mailboxes. Old-time sailors used to call Nantucket The Little Grey Lady of the Sea. On the misty morning I first arrived there, I could understand why. A woman was riding a horse along the beach to the utter delight of her family aboard my ferry, and she bore a banner that said Crazy Aunt Rides Again. It is a unique place."
This, as well with other nearby vacation/home destinations were mentioned in Gibson Sothebys International Realtys newly constructed Vacationing in New England page on our website. Here you can discover much that there is to do and realize that Boston is truly at the epicenter for an array of nearby activities and attractions for friends, couples and families.
Recently, we also reported in a blog how there is a staggeringly impressive home for sale in Nantucket that would be the most expensive home ever to sell on the island even if it does not trade for near the $59 Million asking price. Nantucket is evidently an exquisite place as a vacation destination, retiree spot or as a full-time place to be lucky enough to call home. For more on Nantucket and how we at Gibson Sothebys International Realty can best assist you in your search regardless of the location, please never hesitate to contact us!
More Information: Boston.com