A historic maritime village, Northport, as the name suggests, was a shipbuilding town on the northern shore of Long Island.

Overview for Northport, NY

7,360 people live in Northport, where the median age is 50.4 and the average individual income is $69,974. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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50.4 years

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Around Northport, NY

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

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Lewis Oliver Dairy, Shindokan Budo-Long Island, and urSwim.

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Dining 0.75 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.69 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.94 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.47 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.5 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.93 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Northport, NY

Northport has 2,966 households, with an average household size of 2.47. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Northport do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 7,360 people call Northport home. The population density is 3,195.76 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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47.2 / 52.8%

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The following schools are within or nearby Northport. 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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Ocean Avenue School
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Welcome to Northport

A vibrant coastal town with a modern atmosphere 

A historic maritime village, Northport, as the name suggests, was a shipbuilding town on the northern shore of Long Island. The village, which was once called Great Cow Harbor, was officially renamed Northport in 1837 in reference to its status as a prosperous port city. The town is still brimming with visual reminders of days gone by, with 19th-century architecture and trolley system tracks from the old streetcar lines. Northport is now a vibrant community that still boasts the quintessential small-town atmosphere.

What to Love

  • Quiet waterfront community 
  • Excellent beaches, boating, and water activities 
  • Dynamic arts scene 
  • Beautiful historic homes and interesting architecture

Local Lifestyle

With its old-town charm, Northport quietly beckons to those who yearn for the coastal town vibe but also desire a fun downtown scene. Northport residents love the village because it offers everything from a relaxing day on the beach to incredible entertainment and a hip arts and culture scene. From beaches to bakeries to breweries, there is something for everyone in Northport.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Northport has an array of eateries and businesses that remain popular with locals and visitors. For a meal with gorgeous views, consider Del Vino Vineyard, where the wines are crafted with food pairings in mind. Maroni Cuisine is a cozy restaurant with an eclectic Italian vibe. There is no formal menu, and they love breaking the rules.

If you want the vintage diner ambiance, Tim’s Shipwreck Diner in the heart of downtown is the place to go. They are a family-owned business and have served homestyle cooking for over 50 years. Or, if you are in the mood for seafood, head over to Rockin’ Fish. Here, you can also enjoy sandwiches, burgers, craft beers, or vintage wine.

For your sweet treats, Copenhagen Bakery is a Scandinavian bakery full of charm and delectable desserts. At the night's end, enjoy a local brew at Sand City Brewing Co.

When shopping in Northport, you may be surprised at the array of choices. From antique stores to boutiques, you will find an eclectic variety of shops to suit your tastes. Bohemiac Boutique is a beloved clothing store, while Nest on Main, a warm and welcoming home goods store, is a great place to find unique treasures for your home. The specialty toy store, Einstein’s Attic, is a must for the kids and the kids at heart. A seasonal favorite is Northport Farmers’ Market, an excellent way to support local growers, producers, and sellers. From fresh fruits and veggies to locally produced foods, plants, and skin products, you will find a reason to come back all season long.

Things to Do

Whether looking for a casual weekend activity or exciting live entertainment, Northport has options for everyone. Northport is home to excellent parks and beaches. Enjoy a day on the boat, or get a little more active and explore by kayak. Although Northport Golf Course is a public course that welcomes everyone, it has a distinct country club feel and is considered one of Long Island’s best-kept secrets.

For a traditional town event, Cow Harbor Day is an annual festival that celebrates the village’s “Great Cow Harbor” history, when cows used to graze on the fields along the harbor. The Summerfest Concerts are a great way to spend a summer evening and enjoy good live music in the park. Another excellent opportunity for amazing live entertainment is the John W. Engeman Theater. A year-round local professional theater, you’ll have the opportunity to see some of Broadway’s finest musicals and plays.

The villages of Asharoken and Eatons Neck are also considered part of Northport. Geographically, Asharoken is an isthmus connecting Northport (on the mainland of Long Island) with Eaton’s Neck. Only about 600 people live in Asharoken compared to about 1,300 in Eatons Neck. Both communities will celebrate their centennial anniversaries in the 2020s. The Delamater-Bevin Mansion in Asharoken dates back even further. It is where exiled French writer Antoine de Saint-Exupery wrote much of The Little Prince — history’s second-most translated book after the Bible.
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