Setauket real estate owes its continued popularity to a variety of factors and influences. Primary, of course, is its location. The village of Setauket is located on the North Shore of Long Island in central Suffolk County. In Setauket’s Old Field you will find wealthy waterfront estates, many that are historic. Setauket has a New England style village green with a mill pond, park and post office. South Setauket is more varied with quaint colonial style houses mixing with light industrial areas and Levitt-built houses.
The “Setaukets” refers to the area between Stony Brook and Port Jefferson Harbors, including parts of the State University of New York. They comprise all of Old Field, Strong’s Neck, Poquott, South Setauket and East Setauket. The Setaukets might therefore be summed up as the Three Village area minus the Stony Brook neighborhoods.
Setauket, once a shipbuilding center in the mid 19th century is now a hamlet where natural beauty and colonial roots blend the past and the present. Setauket’s residential real estate market reflects this charm and history. During the American Revolution, Setauket was an area of divided loyalties and home of George Washington’s Patriot spy ring. One of the most interesting historical structures is the Caroline Church of Brookhaven located across the Village Green.
Throughout the 19th Century and up to World War II, Setauket and East Setauket showed strong interest in the raising, trading and racing of horses. And early in this century, Setauket was a tourist center, though there was aversion to some related commerce and industry and the trend faded. Since World War II, the hamlet, with its colonial village green and historic homes and buildings, has remained almost entirely residential, making Setauket real estate a popular choice on Long Island’s North Shore.
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