Center Moriches is a hamlet and census designated place (CDP) in the Town of Brookhaven in Suffolk County, Long Island, New York. At the time of the 2010 census, Center Moriches had a population of approximately 7,580 residents. The hamlet covers a total area of 5.6 square miles, of which 5.2 square miles is land and 0.42 square miles is water. The boundaries of Center Moriches stretch from Moriches Bay to Sunrise Highway in the north. Four roughly shaped strips of land, separated by meandering creeks, stretch out toward Fire Island.
This delightful seaside hamlet lies west of the Hamptons. Although there are some beautiful mansions in the area, most of the residential homes are modest compared to those found in the Hamptons. What was once area for summer recreation for New York’s wealthy and famous, now attracts young families who live here fulltime. Locals include scientists who work at Brookhaven National Laboratory.
The historic Masury Estate Ballroom and the Terry-Ketcham Inn are both listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Restaurants and shops are found along Main Street, part of the Montauk Highway. The town is currently rezoning to avoid overdevelopment of retail sprawl. Kaler’s Pond Park is a 13-acre park found in the community, offering fishing, two playgrounds, and featuring a memorial to the 1996 TWA Flight 800 explosion over the ocean near Center Moriches. The hamlet’s most notorious landmark is Lindenmere, an estate that belonged to the Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos and his wife Imelda in the 1980’s. Their home became a hotel but has now been refurbished and operates as a bed-and-breakfast.
Homes for sale in Center Moriches are of varying ages, sizes and architectural styles and come in a broad price range. Condominiums, townhomes, single family homes and lots on which to build your custom home are all available in the hamlet of Center Moriches. The average listing price for a condo in Center Moriches is about $579,000. The average listing price for a single family home in Center Moriches is approximately $513,700. However, some Center Moriches homes can sell for as much as $2,615,000.
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