Picturesque Cold Spring Harbor offers museums, shopping, nature

THE SCOOP Just half a mile away, Cold Spring Harbor has two museums, a library, two learning centers, an entrance to the Greenbelt Trail, a harbor, a state park, shops and restaurants, all located in a business district registered in the national register of historical monuments. Places.

Some of the buildings are over 200 years old and once served as residences for captains and merchants, reflecting the town’s whaling heritage, said Tom Hogan, president of the Cold Spring Harbor Business Improvement Association and Main Street spokesperson. Association. “It’s an exciting community that attracts people from all over the world,” he said. “We’re an easy day trip from Manhattan and any part of Long Island. It’s a cozy community that’s magical in its own way and tucked away in the harbor.”

Attractions include the DNA Learning Center, the Whaling Museum & Education Center in Cold Spring Harbor, the Cold Spring Harbor Firehouse Museum, Preservation Long Island, Cold Spring Harbor State Park, and just past Main Street, on 25A across from the head of the prairie reserve harbor with salt marshes and wet meadows, Cold Spring Harbor hatchery and aquarium. Just west of this is the famous Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (technically in the village of Laurel Hollow), which produced eight Nobel Laureates, and St. John’s Episcopal Church, built in 1835. The town Picturesque also has a high school ranking, # 279 in national rankings, according to US News & World Report.

The city received a grant to revitalize Cold Spring Harbor State Park as part of a pedestrian community project, which includes the addition of historic park lights up to the boat launch and a sidewalk that would connect the two facilities, Hogan said. Plans are also underway to improve the waterfront.

The only downside to being a city that attracts visitors every weekend is the lack of parking, Hogan noted. The city lot can currently only accommodate 110 cars.

There is an eclectic mix of homes, from original Victorians to Colonies and Cape Towns on properties from half an acre to 10 acres, with prices ranging from a scarce $ 550,000 on Highway 25A to $ 12 million, most of which are listed between $ 1 and $ 2 million.

“While there are older houses, a good chunk of them are new, and the houses that are on the waterfront have fantastic views of the water to the west,” Pamela Doyle of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty. “Since COVID, we’ve been getting people to leave town and Nassau because they want more properties, and people from Suffolk who know the city and what it is like here.”

Residents appreciate that Cold Spring Harbor is adjacent to the village of Huntington, with its many restaurants and shops, Doyle said, adding, “Access to the beaches and the Greenbelt Trail is what makes the fashion of life here so special. We have a lot to offer. “

CONDOS AND COOPERATIVES There are no condos or cooperatives on the market.

SELLING PRICE Between October 31, 2020 and November 30, 2021, there were 64 home sales with a median sale price of $ 1.456 million, according to OneKey MLS. The lowest price for this period was $ 675,000 and the highest price was $ 4.7 million. During that period, a year earlier, there were 39 home sales with a median selling price of $ 1.135 million. The price range was $ 522,470 to $ 3 million.


City Huntington

Zoned 3.7 square miles

Postal code 11724

Population 3,064

Middle age 46.8

Median household income $ 202,208

Median house value $ 1.725 million *

LIRR monthly ticket from Cold Spring Harbor $ 363

School districts, graduation rate Cold Spring Harbor (99%), Huntington (91%)

Parks Cold Spring Harbor State Park, Uplands Farm Sanctuary

Libraries Cold Spring Harbor, Huntington

Hospital Huntington Hospital

Transit Suffolk County Transit H10

SOURCES: 2019 American Community Survey, 5-year estimates; OneKey MLS; LIRR, * Based on 28 sales in the past six months, according to OneKey MLS


$ 4.35 million

Known as Dove Cote, this 8,505 square foot Tudor built in 1931 on 2.62 acres looks like a French Norman house made of stone and brick. It has a courtyard inlaid with bricks and bluestone, a turret, a tiled roof, cross beams and casement windows. There are 15 rooms, including seven bedrooms, five full bathrooms and two powder rooms and a formal dining room. An outdoor space includes a flat courtyard centered around an inground swimming pool, a covered patio and a fountain. The house has ceded the beach and mooring rights to Eagle Dock Beach. Taxes are $ 50,160. Scott Van Son, Berkshire Hathaway, 631-824-8484.

$ 1.199 million

Traditional colonial built in 1974 on half an acre in a cul-de-sac, this home features four bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms, a living room with a picture window and a family room with a wood-burning fireplace and French doors. ‘opening onto the boudoir / library or the fifth bedroom. Renovations include a new Brazilian walnut porch, roof, brick patio and sump. There is also deeded access to Eagle Dock Beach with a mooring. Taxes are $ 19,629. Diane Anderson, Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty, 631-692-6770.

$ 995,000

This contemporary four bedroom, 3 ½ bath home built in 1987 has a new gas kitchen and a granite island with glass doors to the patio. The living room with fireplace and glass roofs and a room on the first floor can be used as a bedroom or an office. The finished basement has an entrance to the garage for two cars. The 0.46 acre property features an inground pool and private Eagle Dock beach access with a mooring. Taxes are $ 21,364. Janine Gleusner, Signature Premier Properties, 631-692-4800.


$ 4.93 million

Address 8 Burrwood Court

Style Colonial

Bedrooms 5

Bathrooms 5 full, 2 half

Built 2001

Lot size 2 hectares

Taxes $ 60,400

+/- catalog price – $ 45,000

Days on the market 168

$ 2.475 million

Address Crazy land

Style Colonial

Bedrooms 6

Bathrooms 5 full, 2 half

Built 2000

Lot size 2 hectares

Taxes $ 55,003

+/- catalog price – $ 415,000

Days on the market 113

$ 3.25 million

Address Wawapek Road

Style Mediterranean

Bedrooms 6

Bathrooms 4½

Built 1959

Lot size 3¾ acres

Taxes $ 57,338

+/- catalog price + $ 255,000

Days on the market 152


Number of announcements 16

Price range $ 499,900 $ 12.95 million

Tax bracket $ 12,197 at $ 137,327

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