Greenport has long been admired for being one of the most charming towns on Long Island. In fact, Forbes magazine named Greenport one of the prettiest towns the in the country in 2011.
Greenport was a major whaling port in the North East between 1795 and 1859. The local economy also thrived on their shipbuilding skills, and during the beginning of the 20th Century profited from its successful oystering business. Once the Long Island Railroad was built and expanded to points east in 1844, the development of the North Fork and its farmland flourished.
Today, this charming town remains one of the most cultural, historic and picturesque seaside towns in the United States. Family oriented with a sophisticated edge, from the antique carousel in Mitchell Park and the East End Seaport Museum to its many art galleries, shopping boutiques and acclaimed restaurants, Greenport has it all.
Whether you’re interested in a seasonal rental, relocation for the family or vacation getaway, Greenport offers a wide range of properties from the most modest and affordable to the most luxurious high-end. I browsed the current listings and found an interesting mix of amazing choices. Here are just a few favorites:
Our first property is an amazing 8-bedroom, 6.5 baths Garden House. Designed for large gatherings, this property boasts 3 Guest Wings, elegant gardens and patios, a large entertaining room with an open floor plan, a great room, state-of-the-art gourmet kitchen, spacious dining room, hot tub/spa room, fire pit and a tennis court. This waterfront tranquil setting even has its very own private beach. Listed at $3M. For more information, please contact Valerie Goode at Colony Realty, 516-319-0106 or 631-722-5800.
Next up, be part of your natural surroundings in this 3-bedroom, 3.5 baths home nestled on 2.5 acres of magnificence. Host family gatherings in the homes spacious great room that boasts an elegantly designed Aspen-style stone fireplace (that services 3 rooms), relax in the hot tub/spa rooms, create the perfect meal in your very own chef’s gourmet kitchen or play a game of pool in the billiards room—in addition, enjoy a little fun in the sun at the estates (150 feet) luxurious beachfront. It’s the perfect family resort lifestyle. What more could you ask for? Listed at $2M. For more information, please call Valerie Goode at Colony Realty, 631-722-5800 or 516-319-0106.
If you’re looking for a simple vacation getaway with spectacular views of the Sound, check out this charming beach cottage set on .75 acres of pristine beauty. Enjoy spectacular sound views and sunsets from almost every room of this charming cottage. With plenty of room for a pool and tennis court, this property has great possibilities. Watch the sunset from your very own beach (102 feet of beachfront) overlooking Old Lyme, CT. Cement bulkhead. No damage from Sandy. Listed at $899,000. Please contact Virginia Buono Daniel Gale of Sotheby’s International Realty, 631-734-5439, cell 631-506-9694.
Greenport has always been a favorite hot spot on the North Fork. With its pristine beaches, rich history and laid-back atmosphere, there is something for everyone. My friends and I love to visit and enjoy a delicious meal or indulge in a little shopping. Claudio’s will never disappoint; established in 1870, it’s the oldest original family owned restaurant in the United States. How’s that for historic charm?