Laurel is a charming little hamlet in the town of Southold, with a small portion of it being in the town of Riverhead. At the time of the 2010 census, Laurel had an approximate population of 1,394 residents. Laurel has a total area of 3.1 square miles and is in the 11948 zip code. Laurel has had several names including “Middle Ground” and later “Franklinville” but was forced to find another name because Franklinville was already being used by another town. “Laurel” became the new name for this family-friendly hamlet. In addition to an interesting history, Laurel also has great educational opportunities. Students in Laurel attend schools in the Mattituck-Canoga Union Free School District.
The town of Southold, in which Laurel is situated, is one of the ten towns that comprise Suffolk County. Southold is on the northeastern end of the county, on the North Fork of Long Island. At the time of the 2010 census, Southold had a population of around 21,968 residents. Southold has a total area of a little more than 404 square miles, with almost 351 of those being water. Southold has approximately 163 miles of coastline and is in the 11971 zip code. Southold is a typical coastal town with a very nautical flavor. Coastal fish and wildlife habitats are within the town of Southold and include the Mattituck Inlet Wetlands and Beaches, Fishers Island Beaches, Pine Islands and Shallows, the Goldsmith Inlet and Beach, Pipes Cove Creek, and Moores Drain, the Dumpling Islands, and Flat Hammock. The town of Southold also contains a hamlet by the same name.
The State of Connecticut lines-up across Long Island Sound from Southold. The Western border of Southold is the town of Riverhead. Robin's Island, which lies in the great Peconic Bay, is also part of the town of Southold. Laurel is primarily a community of single-family homes of varying ages, sizes and architectural styles in a relatively broad price range. The average listing price for a single family home in Laurel is around $798,300, but some Laurel homes can have listing prices near $2,575,000.
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