The Village of Cuttyhunk is on Cuttyhunk Island. Cuttyhunk Island and the other 12 islands in the Elizabeth Islands chain form the Massachusetts town of Gosnold.

The year-round population of Gosnold is between 50 and 70 people, depending upon which census figures and websites you view, and the Village of Cuttyhunk has a permanent population of about 10.

During the summer months, the population can swell to 400 or more.

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Located 12 miles south of New Bedford and eight miles west of Gay Head, Martha's Vineyard, the site says Cuttyhunk Island "does not have discos, bars, malls, a singles scene, a party life, video games, parking lots or much action."

The island is known for fishing, hiking, beaching, boating and relaxing.

Cuttyhunk Island is about a mile and a half long, and three-quarters of a mile wide, with a large natural harbor at the eastern end. Half of the island is a nature preserve.

This Massachusetts Village Has Ten Year-Round Residents
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There are no ATMs on Cuttyhunk, and internet and cellphone reception is scarce. There are two inns, a couple of restaurants, a market, two or three shops, an ice cream stall and a museum.

There are several houses available for rent on the island.

There is a library in Cuttyhunk, a one-room schoolhouse, and the church shows DVDs on a large screen for the kids.

The Cuttyhunk Ferry Company provides year-round passenger and freight service to the island from New Bedford. The M/V Cuttyhunk offers service daily during the summer months and a reduced schedule during the spring, winter and fall.

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