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Brookhaven is a charming community in the eponymous Town of Brookhaven, Suffolk County, on the South Shore of Long Island, New York. Much of it was designated in 1985 as the Fire Place Historic District, the largest of its kind in Brookhaven Town, for its distinct character described by art critic and philosopher Arthur Danto as “the sort of world Walt Whitman knew.” The district has no major housing nor commercial developments and intends to keep it that way to maintain its authentic atmosphere of tranquility.

Local Area Information

Brookhaven is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) often confused with the Town of Brookhaven, Suffolk County, in which it is located, on the South Shore of Long Island, New York. It is surrounded by the village of Bellport to the southwest, North Bellport to the west and northwest, Yaphank to the northeast, and Shirley to the east. The southern portions afford scenic water views of Bellport Bay.

In 1871, the community known then as “Fire Place” became the namesake of Brookhaven Town because it was, and still is, a haven by a brook. Today, the neighborhood known as South Haven constitutes the area, and the two communities have, for a long time, been closely associated. Brookhaven is home to the H.O.G Farm on Beaver Dam Road, an organic farm of roughly 15 acres that runs a community-supported agriculture (CSA) program for many of its community members.

The Fire Place Historic District is a unique and harmonious amalgam that naturally evolved over time, consisting of single-family homes with varying architecture, age, size, and value, as well as a historic parkway-like road, dock, farms, vast open fields, and a population of diverse cultures and lifestyles.

Just outside the historic district’s southwest limits are waterfront homes in an area called the “E section,” which gets its name from the formation of three creeks in the shape of the letter “E.” Some of its homes are retirement residences and weekend homes of New York City dwellers. Other homes include rentals, luxury homes on spacious lots with a pool, multifamily houses, and a few horse properties. Much of the community uses the Brookhaven, NY 11719 ZIP code, and the rest uses 11713.

Brookhaven lies approximately 60 miles east of Manhattan in New York City and served by the Bellport Station and Mastic-Shirley Station via the Long Island Rail Road’s Montauk Branch. Driving to or from the city takes about an hour and a half to an hour and 55 minutes via the Long Island Expressway, Southern State Parkway, or Northern State Parkway.

General Information

Township: Town of Brookhaven | Farmingville, New York

County: Suffolk County

Population: 3,330 (2020)

Classification: Hamlet, CDP

LIRR Train Station/Schedule:
The LIRR serves Brookhaven via the Bellport Station.
Travel time to Manhattan, Penn Station is about
1 hour 34 minutes to 1 hour 49 minutes.

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Water District
Suffolk County Water Authority

Gas Company(s)
PSEG Long Island
National Grid

Electric Company(s)
PSEG Long Island

Cable/ Phone/ TV/ Internet Provider(s)


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Beaches & Parks

Southaven County Park is 1,356 acres of pine-oak forest that offers lovely views and many amenities and features, such as a bicycle hostel, bridle paths for horseback riding, 104 camping sites for tents and trailers, hiking trails, a playground, rowboat rentals and picnic areas that can accommodate up to a thousand people. The park is intersected by Carman’s River where many water activities are allowed, including canoeing, freshwater fishing and kayaking. Other fun activities include hunting and bird watching, especially the waterfowl on the river.

The Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge on Smith Road in the neighboring hamlet of Shirley is just a little over five minutes away. The nature reserve features a picturesque river, oak-pine woodlands & wildlife, such as deer & waterfowl, and is a great option for relaxing, family bonding and enjoying the scenery. The reserve offers quiet trails through the woods or along the water for hiking, jogging or observing nature, various overlooks or observation decks, an indoor museum and a visitor center.

The Schools

Brookhaven students attend the South Country Central School District, which has six public schools, two of which are located within the area: Brookhaven Elementary School on Fireplace Neck Road and Bellport High School on Beaver Dam Road. The district also serves the nearby Village of Bellport and the hamlets of North Bellport and East Patchogue, as well as portions of Medford and Yaphank.


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