"Buying or selling one's home should be a great experience, not just a transaction, but the beginning of a relationship." - Elena & Joyce

 Lucky to Live Here Realty is built on the skills, passions, and track records of top selling real estate agents who call the North Shore of Long Island home. We're not just your Realtor, we're part of your community, with a passion for helping and educating sellers and buyers.

Elena D'Agostino and Joyce Mennella met and partnered in 2011. After having the vision of a Lucky To Live Here® lifestyle they decided to branch out on their own to create Lucky To Live Here Realty in 2015. Both share the passion of promoting and supporting communities surrounding Cold Spring Harbor, Lloyd Harbor, Huntington, Centerport, Northport, and beyond. Through the Lucky to Live Here® motto, clients are invited to events to expand their circle of friends and discover more about the area. Between Elena and Joyce's wealth of knowledge about real estate and their passion to help buyers transition to a community, Lucky To Live Here Realty was born.

Looking ahead Elena & Joyce want to go above and beyond a real estate company. While selling homes, they are also promoting local businesses and the lifestyle surrounding the Five Harbors area. Currently focusing on blog writing, monthly event calendars, and social media to reach the community. In the upcoming years their goal is to branch out and inform more people why we are all truly Lucky To Live Here®.

Key Moments

  • March 17, 2015 - Lucky To Live Here Realty was born! (check out our blog on why boutique is better)
  • October 1, 2016 - Opened the doors to our new home at 129 Main Street. (see our grand opening photos here)
  • December 2016 - Elena D'Agostino & Joyce Mennella sold the Priciest Homes in Cold Spring Harbor for $2.075M, $2M and $824K
  • June 2017 - Lucky To Live Here Realty Makes Top Real Estate Office in Cold Spring Harbor
  • January 2018 - December 2018 - Ranked #7 out of 505 offices in Huntington Township with only 16 participating agents
  • September 2020 - Sold the highest priced house in Huntington (since 2009) from a TikTok video 
  • December 2020 - Made list of TikTok inspiring brands - the first and only real estate company to do so 
  • December 2020 - Featured in AdAge article " The TikTok Difference: Joining A Genuine Conversation vs. Interrupting One"

Proud Supporters/Sponsors Of

June 2015/2016 - Main Sponsor of Arcati Golf Outing, Huntington Country Club; Arcati Foundation was founded to increase Sarcoma research. The proceeds from this event went to CSH Lab's Sarcoma research. 

June 2015/2017 - Sponsor of Caumsett State Park Run/Walk; Proceeds go to the preservation of this treasured NYS park.

2015 - Penelope's Odyssey; Supporting their mission in helping families touched by pediatric cancer.

2015 - American Cancer Society, 11th Annual Benefit of Hope; This Society aims to help people to stay well, get well, find cures, and fight back against a disease that has taken so many lives. Because of their efforts over 11 million cancer survivors will celebrate a birthday this year, now that's a reason to party!

October 2015- present - Witches Night Out, Cold Spring Harbor; An event that brings the community together and attraction to it's local Main Street shops.

January 2016 - Sponsor of Give Back Homes; A group of real estate professionals dedicated to building homes for families in need, creating social change through the act of buying or selling a home.

December 2015-2018 - Sponsor of North Shore Holiday House Tour & Annual Spring Benefit; Proceeds for this event help bring sleep-away camp experience to more than 200 girls form low-income communities. 

September 2015/2016 - Sponsor of  Huntington Lighthouse Music Festival; This unique music festival brings the community together for a fun day of music and boating. Proceeds for this event goes towards preserving the Huntington Lighthouse.

May 2016-2018 - Sponsor of Huntington Waterfront Festival; For National Safe Boating Week, The Town of Huntington hosts an informative and fun filled week, including the NYS Safe Boating Course and vessel inspections for free.

October 2016-2018 - Fall Festival, Hecksher Park; Another great community festival that brings together culture, entertainment, food and art. This event is hosted by the Huntington Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Huntington.

December 2017-2018 - Annual Holiday Shop-A-Thon, Northport & Cold Spring Harbor - Brings awareness to support local shopping & businesses

February 2019 - Hosts of North Shore Animal League America adoption benefit

October 2021- Witches Night Out, Cold Spring Harbor; 2021's post pandemic event was the most successful Witches Night Out ever bringing well over 1000 patrons to shop in Cold Spring Harbor

Our Reviews

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My husband and I recently purchased a beautiful home with the expertise help from Joyce and Elena. So much time was devoted to showing us the area, many homes visited until we found just what we wanted. This... Read full review

We felt compelled to send you a note to thank you for the outstanding job you did in listing and selling our home. Given how complicated and emotionally charged the process was, having a team with your... Read full review

The Lucky to Live Here Team are truly the best real estate agents a seller or buyer can work with. They understands their client's needs and offers excellent market insight. They are very responsive and... Read full review

Knowledgable about all aspects of the real estate market in the 5 harbors.  Whether buying or selling, this is the team you want.  Top notch marketing.  our home will definitely get more exposure... Read full review

Elena and Joyce are extremely hardworking, consummate professionals. They do a phenomenal job marketing your property. Its a super competitive a world out there. Elena, Joyce and her team work closely with you... Read full review

Elena, Joyce, Ashley, and the whole team at Lucky to Live Here are wonderful. Their online presence and creative & innovative approaches to marketing made such a difference in our selling experience. We... Read full review

Lucky to Live Here Realty is the ONLY real estate agency you should be using in the 5 harbors! Elena, Joyce and their entire team are extremely knowledgeable, professional and resourceful when it comes to real... Read full review

A sincere THANK YOU to Sari/Joyce/Amanda and the whole "Lucky to Live Here" team! It was a very difficult and emotional decision to move out of New York and place a stranger in the only home I've... Read full review

Laura Ambrosio and Jackie Stephens were instrumental in selling three of my investment properties. They were enthusiastic and well prepared, every time we met. Two of my properties had been previously listed,... Read full review

Elena & Joyce were both wonderful to work with during the sale of our home. It was wonderful to leave the house knowing that it was in good hands. No lock boxes, no unattended people walking through the... Read full review

I can only say positive things about Joyce and Elena , with Lucky to Live Here Realty. From the sale of our home,to the purchase of our new home , both Joyce and Elena displayed utmost professionalism at all... Read full review

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