Occupying a narrow spit of land and attached peninsula jutting out from the North Shore of Long Island, this upper class resort community's motto is "Ithsmus Be Your Lucky Day!" Its development began in the early 20th century, as part of an affluent community developed by William Codling. Home to under 1,000 year-round residents, the village's population expands dramatically during the summer tourist season.
Residents have access to miles of private beaches overseen and maintained by the Eaton Harbors Corporation. Fine dining, art galleries and upscale shopping abound during the summer, and some shops and restaurants remain open all year round. The famous Delamater-Bevin mansion, where Antoine de Saint-Exupery wrote "The Little Prince," is among its better-known landmarks.
A long line of notables have called Asharoken home over the years, including the cartoonist Rube Goldberg and actress Marlene Dietrich. They tend to be successful professionals and exectuvies, with a median household income above the $100,000 mark. Residents are proud of their community, and host a year-long calendar of community events.
Nearby communities including Centerpoint, Huntington and Hempstead offer a wide selection of cultural options, including theater, museums and an observatory and New York City is less than an hour away by land or sea.