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Living in Riverhead NY

Apr 6

Riverhead NY, located on Long Island's north shore, is the county seat of Suffolk County and a popular destination for vacationers. This town is known for its beaches and scenic farms. It's also home to a bog where cranberries were once harvested and nature preserves with hiking trails. Learn more about Locksmith Men Riverhead here.

Historic Downtown Riverhead (DTR) is a bustling community and transportation hub with its diverse art, culture, and history. Prominent architecture melds with the Peconic River and a thriving waterfront, making DTR an appealing place to visit, shop, eat, and stay.

Local History: Explore the town's past with museums and galleries that showcase the borough's rich heritage. The Gardiner Gallery, on Main Street, offers exhibits that focus on community history topics. Photographs and a historic film take visitors on a tour of Gardiner's Island, while other mini-exhibits cover topics such as the Gardiner family's history.

Food & Drink: From local artisan cheeses to gyros and pizza, the East End offers many delicious options for lunch and dinner. Enjoy fresh, Long Island-sourced ingredients flavored to perfection and served in inventive New American menus.

The Preston House & Hotel - Restaurant sets the stage for memorable meals with an upscale and historic ambiance. Serving weekend brunch, dinner in an industrial chic dining room, and beautiful spaces for private dining, the restaurant serves an array of fresh, locally-sourced dishes with a twist.

Getting Around: Get around Riverhead with the help of taxis, ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft, and bus lines. The Hampton Jitney North Fork line provides service to Manhattan, and Suffolk County Transit's Greenbuse bus routes make trips throughout the town.

Housing: Renters in Riverhead can find homes in a variety of price ranges. A two-bedroom, manufactured house in a community for people 55 years and older was listed for about $50,500 on Zillow in March, while a four-bedroom, wood-sided house with Long Island Sound views and deeded beach access was listed for $1.4 million.

Homes for sale in Riverhead:

The median sales price for a home in Riverhead was $1,015,810 in February, an increase of 50 percent over last year. The average sale price was $622,627 in the same period.

Prices have increased for all home types in Riverhead, according to real estate website Redfin. For example, a three-bedroom, three-bathroom house with Long Island Sound views in a neighborhood on the west side of Main Street was listed for $375,000 in mid-March, while a four-bedroom, two-bathroom house in a neighborhood near Main Street was listed for $599,990 in 2008.

Where to Eat: The Preston House & Hotel - Restaurant is a top choice for delicious food in Riverhead. The menu features local, farm-to-table ingredients complemented by a wide selection of wines and beers from across the world.

PeraBell Food Bar - Riverhead and TGI FRIDAYS - Riverhead are the two most popular American restaurants in the area. The Preston House & Hotel - Restaurant, The Barclay Hotel - Riverhead and a variety of other eateries offer a great mix of cuisines and dining experiences.