One of our favorite places is the Cold Spring Harbor area, and it's not just because we live here and specialize in selling homes here.
Cold Spring Harbor, located on the Suffolk side at the point of the V that shapes the Harbor, is a quaint seaside hamlet with about 5,000 residents. This lovely bedroom community features beautiful homes ranging from cottages to traditional homes to ultra modern structures. Each has beach rights at Eagle Dock, the waterfront park at the heart of this friendly community. Family activities abound at Eagle Dock, from bonfires, parties and beach cleanups.
photo courtesy of Elena D'Agostino of Eagle Dock Beach
Children here go to great schools, including Goosehill Primary School (K - 1st), West Side School (2nd - 6th) in Laurel Hollow, or Lloyd Harbor Elementary , depending on the home's address. Cold Spring Harbor Junior/Senior High School includes all children in the district for grades 7th - 12th. For such a small place, it casts an international shadow, as it is home to the Dolan DNA laboratory, the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum and the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery, not to mention the world renowned Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.
Equipped with its own fire department, Cold Spring Harbor residents pay no village taxes and have a convenient commute into Manhattan from either the Cold Spring Harbor or Huntington train stations.
photo courtesy of Elena D'Agostino of Main Street, CSH
The northern trailhead of the 26-mile Nassau Greenbelt Trail originates in Cold Spring Harbor, near the Library, offering a hike (or amble, or run) you'll want to do again and again. And speaking of the Cold Spring Public Library, it's an absolutely magnificent community center overlooking the harbor. Don't forget to stop by lovely Billy Joel park where you can watch the boats and fisherman make their daily journeys out to the Sound.