Wading River is an impressive hamlet primarily in the Town of Riverhead, Suffolk County, Long Island, New York. Wading River has a population of approximately 7,719 residents and is in the 11792 zip code. This lovely New England hamlet has a total area of 9.8 square miles, and while most of the hamlet is in Riverhead, a small portion is in the Town of Brookhaven. The children of Wading River attend schools in the Shoreham-Wading River School District. Sound Avenue (NY-25A) is the major thoroughfare running east to west through the hamlet. Long Island Sound forms the northern boundary of Wading River.
The name of the hamlet stems from the Native American Algonquian word “Pauquaconsuk”, which means, “The place where we wade for thick, round-shelled clams”. English colonist adopted “Wading in the River”, or the shortened version “Wading River” as the name for their community. Eight colonial families settled the area. Records dating back to 1671 indicate they chose the location for its good water, rich soil, woodland fuel source, the protective nature of the topography, meadowlands for grazing and abundant seafood. The year 1947 marked a turning point for the hamlet. Soldiers were returning from WWII and building homes in Wading River. A volunteer fire department was formed, and what had formerly been the military installation, Camp Upton, was converted for use as Brookhaven National Laboratory.
Styles of architecture found in the beautiful village of Wading River are capes, colonials, and ranches. Many homes with waterfront views cost significantly more than the typical homes in the hamlet, but don’t carry the Hampton-style price tag. Homes for sale in Wading River come in a broad price range and include homes in a variety of architectural styles, sizes and ages. Condominiums and townhomes are available in Wading River and have an average listing price around $359,500. A single family home in Wading River typically sells for around $411,100, however, some Wading River homes can sell for as much as $1,475,000. Lots in Wading River have an average listing price around $221,600 but can go much higher depending on their proximity to water.
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