The town of Southold is one of ten towns comprising Suffolk County, on Long Island, New York. Located at the northeastern tip of the county on the North Fork of Long Island, Southold has a population of about 2,1968, and is in the 11971 zip code. Long Island Sound lies between Southold and Connecticut. Southold has a total area of almost 405 square miles with 351 square miles being water. The town of Southold has approximately 163 miles of coastline. Southold is also a name given to a hamlet in the town of Southold. Southold was settled in 1640 after Puritans gained rights to the area having been given title to the land from the Corchaug, Native American Indians, who called it “Yennecott”.
In the 1990s the building boom which was already underway in Bridgehampton and Sag Harbor hit Southold. Professionals such as doctors and attorneys who got tired of the Hamptons began migrating to Southold. Sailing, tubing, kayaking, water skiing, and fishing are favorite recreational activities in Southold. McCabe's Beach, Town Beach, and Kenny's Beach are all open to seasonal residents holding parking permits. Other activities include nature walks, bird watching, golf at the local country club or public golf course, concerts, and visits to local historical museums, wineries, and galleries. Summer day camps for children are offered by the Cornell Marine Learning Center in Southold and the Peconic Dunes Camp. There is no glitzy nightlife in Southold. Generally, people who are attracted to the area are looking for life at a slower pace and enjoy the flexibility of being able to dine out without having to dress up for dinner. Things here slow down after Thanksgiving. Some tourists based restaurants and stores are closed until April or May. Temperatures sometimes drop to freezing in the winter but temperatures are warmer on Long Island than on the mainland. The average temperature in July is a near-perfect 74 degrees. Hundreds of artists have lived, painted, or exhibited their work on the North Fork of Long Island. Among local notables are Helen Keller the political activist and educator who was a summer resident in Southold for several summers during the 1930’s. Albert Einstein, the famous physicist, spent time in Southold as well.
Houses located on the water are highly sought-after in Southold. Soundview Avenue is a very desirable location as are Angel Shores and Paradise Point. Condominiums, townhomes, and single family homes are all real estate available in Southold. The average listing price for a condo in Southold is around $382,950 but can go up to $849,000. The average listing price for a single-family home in Southold is around $868,101 but prices have reached $3,595,000. Lots on which to build your custom home are also available in Southold. The average list price for a Southold lot is around $631,607 but the prices can reach as high as $8,000,000 depending upon the size of the lot, its location and proximity to water.
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