Cold Spring Harbor

Situated on the northern shore of Long Island, Cold Spring Harbor is a suburban neighborhood best known for its whaling trade history.

Overview for Cold Spring Harbor, NY

3,067 people live in Cold Spring Harbor, where the median age is 37 and the average individual income is $84,404. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

37 years

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Around Cold Spring Harbor, NY

There's plenty to do around Cold Spring Harbor, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Baking My Heart Out, Athleta, and Amys Boutique.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$ 2.56 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.14 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.41 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.46 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 4.17 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 2.5 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Cold Spring Harbor, NY

Cold Spring Harbor has 958 households, with an average household size of 3.12. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Cold Spring Harbor do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 3,067 people call Cold Spring Harbor home. The population density is 898.84 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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51.61 / 48.39%

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Schools in Cold Spring Harbor, NY

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The following schools are within or nearby Cold Spring Harbor. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Cold Spring Harbor High School
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Property Listings

Welcome to Cold Spring Harbor

Enter a timeless and polished community by the harbor

Situated on the northern shore of Long Island, Cold Spring Harbor is a suburban neighborhood best known for its whaling trade history. While the community has long since moved on from the trade, it retains a certain quaintness, a character epitomized by the extant 19th-century sea captains’ homes.

The main architectural styles you can expect to find here include Cape Cod homes, colonial style homes, historic houses, and majestic mansions with well-manicured lawns and tree-lined roads.

The residents who call this neighborhood home love its convenient one-hour commute from New York City, historic charm, upscale homes, and beautiful harbor. Many homeowners love the rural feeling it oozes while maintaining its walkability to shops and other upmarket amenities.

What to Love

  • Historic attractions
  • Homes with old-world charm and modern upmarket homes
  • Walkable shops and restaurants
  • Large parking lot for LIRR commuters
  • Local harbor
  • Natural green spaces

Local Lifestyle

An impartial observer might describe the overall vibe of this community as laid-back. Most residents own private homes on the hamlet’s spacious streets; some adopt the boating lifestyle evident from the boats lining the harbor. Cold Spring Harbor allows everyone to shop at upscale boutiques, hike the Nassau-Suffolk Trail, and take to the sea from the harbor.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

The Cold Spring Harbor neighborhood offers a diverse range of high-end restaurants. For various Italian and fresh seafood dishes, head to Grasso’s. Some of its popular dishes include red snapper and the grilled NY strip steak, and the best part is that they are ready to tweak the dishes to your specific tastes. The establishment is also known for its vibrant jazz performances and a steady schedule of musical events.

Sandbar is an excellent choice if you want a refined approach to local fare and fresh seafood dishes. Pan-seared salmon and Cajun-grilled chicken breast are some of the favorite menu entrees you should try. Their extensive wine list includes several American red and white wines and other top-rated international brands.

Are you looking for a charming coffee shop near your home? Head to Sweetie Pies on Main for gourmet coffee, espresso, lattes, ice teas, pastries, quiches, soups, and light lunches.

Do you need a one-of-a-kind outfit for brunch or a last-minute party? Living is your go-to shop for unique women’s clothing, elegant jewelry,  and accessories. Along Main Street is Bixby, another exclusive boutique that offers trendy and sophisticated collections. They update their items weekly, so you can always find something to suit your wardrobe.

This list wouldn’t be complete without highlighting Casa Chetta. It’s a unique home decor store that stocks handwoven rattan and tabletop covers. They can also assign designers to create custom furniture for you out of environmentally sustainable materials so you can take your home interior decor to another level.

Things to Do

The Billy Joel Park provides a serene getaway from the mundane work life. It’s a great place to take walks or drop a kayak on the harbor.

The community is home to the highly acclaimed Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Every year, the facility organizes a concert, tours, and various lecture programs that you can participate in to learn more about the facility and its impact on your community.

The Fish Hatchery & Aquarium provides a great family fun day out as you explore the aquariums and ponds, feed the trout, and do some fishing. The picturesque harbor is the main attraction in Cold Springs Harbor; small boats fill the inner harbor on the best days, sometimes racing each other, and larger boats launch off from Powles Marina, where all sailors can tie up to refuel.
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