Moriches is a wonderful hamlet and census designated place (CDP) in the delightful Town of Brookhaven of Suffolk County, Long Island, New York. At the time of the 2010 census, the population was around 2,838 residents. Moriches is a charming small community with a total area of 2.3 square miles, with almost all of it being land. The name “Moriches” is from the name “Meritces”, a Native American land owner who lived in the area. On of the most famous landmarks in the hamlet was the Jurgielewicz Duck Farm founded in 1919 near the Forge River. It claimed to be America’s largest free-range duck operation, producing one million Peking ducks per year. The operation went bankrupt and closed in 2011.
In addition to a rich history the hamlet also has excellent schools. The children of Moriches attend schools in the William Floyd School District. The district is named for William Floyd, one of the fifty-six men who signed the Declaration of Independence. There are five elementary schools, two middle schools and a senior high school in the district. Brookhaven, in which Moriches is located, is the most populous the ten towns which comprise Suffolk County. Considered part of the New York metropolitan area, Brookhaven, and therefore Moriches, is located about 50 miles from Manhattan. Brookhaven is unique in that it stretched from the south shore to the north shore of Long Island. The population of Brookhaven is approximately 486,040 residents. Its home to Stony Brook University and the Brookhaven National Laboratory which both employ local residents.
Homes for sale in the Brookhaven community of Moriches come in a broad price range and include houses of varying ages, sizes and architectural styles. Condominiums, townhomes, single family homes, and lots on which to build your custom home are all available in the hamlet of Moriches. The average listing price for a Moriches condo is about $355,100. The average listing price for a single family home in Moriches is around $396,400. That said, some Moriches homes can sell for as much as $1,195,000.
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