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Living a Lakeside Lifestyle in Riverhead, New_York

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Where to Retire in Riverhead and Home Prices

There is at least one active adult community in Riverhead. (See link on right ).  According to, the median home value was $358,100 in mid-2018.

What is special about Riverhead

The North Fork of Long Island is rural with plenty of wineries and nice beaches on Long Island Sound. Wildwood State Park

What is not special about Riverhead

You either like Long Island or you hate it.  Getting to the mainland either requires a drive through traffic to New York, or a ferry to Connecticut from Orient Point or Port Jefferson

Climate and Physical Environment

Riverhead is the eastern terminus of the Long Island Expressway. It is also the western beginning of the North Fork - Long Island Sound is on the north coast. The region has a much warmer climate than further inland, thanks to its proximity to the ocean and Long Island Sound. Grapes for wine thrive in this region.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Riverhead is the home of the Long Island Blues Festival. There is also a Polish festival.


Riverhead's crime rate is lower than the national average.

Medical facilities

Central Suffolk Hospital is in Riverhead


The Long Island Expressway ends here.  You can get to Connecticut by ferry from either nearby Port Jefferson or Orient Point. New York airports are reasonably close. You are close to the Long Island Railroad to NYC

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