Filled with the artsy culture of an urban village and the ethereal beauty of a seaside community, Huntington once again proves it offers the best of both worlds. From coffee shops and shopping to galleries and independently run arts facilities—even to its latest tenant, The Paramount—the Village offers something for everyone, young crowd to mature crowd, hipster to metalhead. And in the heart of Long Island, this five-time award-winning downtown is accessible no matter where you live.
2. Babylon Village
The special charm of Babylon Village is not lost on those who live there today. But credit Nat Conklin for seeing the future in 1803 when he built a home for his mother because he knew that this place would prosper for generations to come. The Conklin House still stands, by the way, on Deer Park Avenue, but don’t think this village is stuck in the past. It’s always looking ahead.
3. Port Jefferson
This vibrant waterfront community nestled on the North Shore is rich with history, scenery and activity. The ferry to Bridgeport, Conn., brings a whole new element to the mix every day and night. There’s something for everyone in Port Jeff.