Life centers around the water in Centerport, because you're never far from it. Centerport is home to quintessential beach communities and Gold Coast mansions, neighborhoods, waterfront restaurants, yacht clubs and great schools. In other words, there is something for everyone in Centerport.
Nothing epitomizes this like the Vanderbilt Museum (the famous Gold Coast home of William K. Vanderbilt operated by Suffolk County), which features not only the fine art, furnishings and architectural pleasures you might expect, but also a marine museum and natural history habitats. Also on the grounds of the Mansion is the Vanderbilt Planetarium which has fantastic planetarium shows for every age. The Vanderbilt Carriage House Theatre features performances year long by the Arena Players including the Summer Shakespeare Festival.
photo courtesy of Elena M. D'Agostino of Centerport Beach
In summer, the livin' in Centerport is definitely easy. Stop by The Shack, a popular roadside snack bar, for dogs and burgers or better yet, steamed Little Neck Clams in drawn butter. If congenial company and a sunset over the water float your boat, head to the Mill Pond Restaurant, featuring steaks, seafood and raw bar. If you'd like to sail up, tie up and spend the afternoon on a sunny deck, make port for the Whale's Tale Café located in the Britannia Yacht Club complex.
It's a great place to raise a family and the schools are excellent. The Harborfields school district serves and Greenlawn communities and consists of four schools: Washington Drive Primary School, grades Kindergarten-2; Thomas J. Lahey Elementary School, grades 3-5; Oldfield Middle School, grades 6-8; and Harborfields High School,
Finally, one of the very best things about Centerport is that it is located between two of the finest downtowns on the North Shore of Long Island: Huntington Village and Northport Village. We believe that living in Centerport just might be able to satisfy every side of your personality!