2. an island and town in Massachusetts, which, if the limericks are to be believed, is inhabited by sexually perverse and possibly nymphomaniacal people
In the summer Nantucket transforms from a small local population to a bustling toursit community. Sailing is a necessary passtime for one who wishes to live on Nantucket. Also included in a well-rounded Nantucketer's wardrobe are pastel polos, popped collars, rainbows, seersucker, and madras.
There are multiple events on Nantucket which make it the desired summer location, including Figawi weekend, the Opera House Cup Party and the Fourth of July. Often, locals and summer folk alike can be found drinking cheap beer on the best beaches in the world around bonfires.
While the summer on Nantucket is very fun, oftentimes it is ruined by douchebags, mainly from Fairfield County, who think they own the island...they don't. Overall, however, Nantucket is the place to be from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
"People actually live there?"
Nantucket is a beautiful summer vacation spot (although the locals who live there are also very nice!). Many Upper Class families from the Main Line, Connecticut, several other east-coast Upper Class regions, and (surprisingly) California.
Despite what most people have said, the families who vacation there do NOT get drunk all the time (although older teens tend to throw amazing parties). They go to Nantucket for peace and quite to get away from work and school.
The Nantucket town is rather small, but is easy to get to from any side of the island. The town is equipped with places to eat (the Boarding House, the Pearl, Rope Walk etc...) the Toy Boat (toy store), a Stop + Shop (grocery store), a local library, Force 5 Water Sports, and several small boutiques.
Alter Rock is the highest point on the island and is located in the center of the Moors (grasslands). Alter Rock is often biked to and is a popular attraction.
Nantucket is an amazing place to be during the summer.
Ya so does oprah and Katie Curic but they have never been to them.