Bellport is a splendid village in the wonderful Town of Brookhaven in Suffolk County, on the south shore of Long Island, New York. At the time of the 2010 census, the population was approximately 2,084 residents. Bellport is a wonderful community comprised of 1.5 square miles, almost all of it land. The village is named for the Bell family who were early settlers in the area. Captains Thomas and John Bell founded the village in the early 19th century as a seaport. The village was later incorporated in 1910. Under normal conditions, Bellport is a 90 minute drive from Manhattan. Taking the train takes about the same amount of time.
In addition to a rich history and great location, Bellport also has great schools. Children in Bellport attend the South Country Central School District which consists of six schools: three elementaries (K-3), one intermediate (4-5), one middle (6-8), and one high school. Additionally, there are many family run businesses in Bellport including art galleries, restaurants, and antique shops. A professional summer theater, the Gateway Playhouse, has been in operation since 1950. The Bellport Village Historic District and the Bellport Academy are both listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Bellport was once a summer getaway for city dwellers, but the trend lately has been that those who come to Bellport stay. Those who were previously “weekenders” are now making Bellport their year-round home.
Bellport is the perfect middle ground between Manhattan and the Hamptons. Neighbors here are neighborly and no one gets dressed-up to go to dinner. Real estate in this village is in great demand. If you dream of a home in a family friendly village, with gorgeous sunrises and sunsets, free from the chaos of Hamptons traffic, and close to the city, Bellport might be the perfect place. A favorite neighborhood in the village is North Bellport and homebuyers will find that real estate in North Bellport and the rest of the hamlet is diverse in style. This community consists primarily of single family homes which average in price $549,100 but have sold for as high as $6,590,000. Homes here move quickly so if you would like more information regarding homes for sale in Bellport, New York, please do not hesitate to contact us today.
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