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Best Downtown on Long Island

by Best Of Long Island on January 5, 2010

Forget New York City. Long Island has exceptional downtowns right here, no train ride required. You voted, and here are the Best Downtowns on Long Island.

Long Islanders Voted Huntington as the Best Downtown on Long Island!


Main Street

There are many wonderful downtowns on Long Island—the two other winners on this list come to mind, and there are at least a dozen others that belong in the conversation, too. Suffolk’s Huntington is always a Best of L.I. winner, and with good reason. This four-time award-winning downtown has the cultural options of a chic urban center, combined with the lovely picturesque qualities of a seaside village. It’s accessible, cool, friendly, striking and pleasant. No wonder it continues to bring in votes and visitors: It deserves them

2nd Place – Port Jefferson, Main Street, Port Jefferson.

If you’re looking for a great downtown to get lost in for a few hours, make the trip out to Port Jefferson. Main Street is lined with shops of different sizes. From places to eat to places to shop they’ve got it all. With all kinds of unique stores there’s something for everyone in downtown Port Jefferson.

3rd Place – Northport, Main Street, Northport.

Northport’s Main Street has everything from antique shops to day spas. The street is lined with book shops, clothes shops, and flower shops. Surely there is something for young and old along the Northport Main Street.

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Hometown Huntington | WLIW21 Productions
June 7, 2010 at 10:31 am

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Jane Slaterback July 24, 2010 at 3:18 pm

Being a Huntingtonian transplanted in Norfolk, VA. I watched your clip on the
computer. I am unable to watch WLIW21 where I live now. I would love t be able to
watch the entire show that was broadcasted in June. Do you have a DVD that can be purchased?
I will always have Huntington in my heart. I miss the warmth of our hometown.


joe December 12, 2010 at 9:31 pm

i do agree downtown huntington is great but you failed to mention downtown rockville centre. It is loaded with shops, bars, restaurants,and office buildings all near a train station


LAP December 15, 2010 at 4:52 pm

Huntington is a good town for the north shore but Rockville Centre is the place to be for the South shore. It has plenty of shops, restaurants, and great bar hopping with the train and cab station right at your fingertips.


Zsa May 28, 2011 at 12:24 pm

Sag Harbour


Joey September 16, 2012 at 8:45 am

I gotta say Rockville Centre has the best nightlife. Look at it, you got the train station right there, SO many bars, ice cream stores, shops, two diners, a movie theatre, and delis lined up Park Ave, Sunrise Highway, Merrick Road, and N/S Village Avenues. Gotta love RVC!


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