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Centerport is in the Town of Huntington, Suffolk County, on the prestigious North Shore of Long Island, New York. All of the North Shore is gorgeous. Still, Centerport stands out as a queen of beauty, where you’ll find a delightful range of quaint shops, museums, and great restaurants within a 6-mile radius, along with pristine beaches, beautiful parks and historic sites.

Local Area Information

Centerport is a neighborhood and census-designated place (CDP) in the Town of Huntington in Suffolk County, Long Island, New York. It adjoins the hamlet of Huntington to the west and southwest, as well as Greenlawn, East Northport and a small region of the village of Northport to the southeast. It is surrounded on three sides by Centerport Harbor, Northport Bay, and Northport Harbor, providing miles of shoreline that allow for plenty of waterfront homes with splendid water views.

Centerport is one of the coastal communities on the North Shore, also called the Gold Coast of Long Island, an area known for its affluence and lavish homes built by several wealthy families at the turn of the 20th century. One of these homes belonged to William K. Vanderbilt II, whose Gold Coast mansion known as Eagle’s Nest became one of the hamlet’s main attractions, the Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium.

The Centerport, NY 11721 ZIP code is a mainly residential area of single-family homes, with quiet tree-lined streets, a serene atmosphere, and many winding roads and hills along the beachfront. There are luxury homes with a pool, townhouses, and condos, some of which are rentals, and there are also several remaining vacant lots. Stunning beaches and parks, fine restaurants, a fish hatchery, and historic buildings contribute to this area’s many attractions.

The community was named Cow Harbor until after 1895, when it was renamed Centerport due to its location between the eastern and western ends of Huntington Town. Today, the hamlet has a number of marinas that support a culture for sailing and boating, and is home to the Centerport Yacht Club, which was established in 1947 and holds various annual regattas, usually from spring to autumn.

Centerport is approximately 38 miles northeast of Manhattan, New York City, and served by the Greenlawn Station via the Long Island Rail Road’s Port Jefferson Branch. Traveling to or from the city by car takes about an hour and 33 minutes to two hours and 14 minutes via the Northern State Parkway or Long Island Expressway.

General Information

Township: Town of Huntington | Huntington, New York

County: Suffolk County

Population: 5,822 (2020)

Classification: Hamlet, CDP

LIRR Train Station/Schedule:
The LIRR serves Centerport via the Greenlawn Station.
Travel time to Manhattan, Penn Station is about
1 hour 8 minutes to 1 hour 21 minutes.

Centerport, NY covered deck with waterview


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)
Verizon Fios


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Beaches & Parks

Centerport Park and Beach on Northport Bay has many amenities and features, such as a swimming area with lifeguards in the summer, beach volleyball, bocce and tennis courts, a fishing area, picnic pavilion, small playground, racks for kayaks and other small boats, and a nature trail for hiking and exploring.

Phragmites Park, also known as Twin Ponds North, is a diverse habitat of various fish and bird species. The area provides panoramic views of Northport Harbor and Bird Island. Located on the north side of Route 25A, the park also provides parking and access to the Betty Allen Nature Preserve located across the highway.

The Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium, at the site of the former home of William K. Vanderbilt II, features a Spanish/Moroccan mansion, a remarkable planetarium with laser displays, and a museum with a variety of exhibits, including marine science specimens, a 3,000-year-old Egyptian mummy, and dinosaur replicas.

The Schools

Centerport students attend the Harborfields Central School District, which has four public schools. One of the district schools, Washington Drive Primary, is located in the neighborhood. Harborfields High and Thomas J. Lahey Elementary are both in Greenlawn, while Oldfield Middle is in the hamlet of Huntington.


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