Once an isolated rural farm community, the North Fork has become one of the most popular areas on the East Coast. Unlike much of the rest of Long Island, which has struggled with overpopulation, development and congestion, the North Fork has managed to retain its rural character and small town fabric, while stepping into the 21st Century as a popular getaway rivaling other East Coast hotspots like Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket and the Hamptons. The North Fork is comprised of Southold Town and a majority of the Town of Riverhead, dotted with quaint rural hamlets, each as unique as the next, nestled among bucolic farm fields and vineyards.

The North Fork boasts an array of activities for the entire family, making it a popular vacation spot throughout much of the year. Fishing, boating, swimming and beachcombing are among some of the most popular recreational activities the North Fork has to offer, but onshore there is also plenty to do. Wineries, restaurants, and shops make the North Fork come alive. The area even boasts its own water park and aquarium, as well as many other family friendly destinations.  The North Fork is a popular spot for second-home buyers and those looking for vacation rentals.

While some prefer to make the North Fork their home away from home, many fall in love with the area, settling down in a community that is rich in history, culture and in spirit. Fine schools, cultural, civic and religious organizations, and community events help tie together residents of this diverse community. Growing up on the North Fork presents children with a unique opportunity to live in a safe, healthy and fun environment. Aside from living on or near the water, kids on the North Fork can enjoy the area’s many parks, two skate parks and many sporting facilities. Parades, festivals, galleries, museums and educational centers make the North Fork a fun and exciting place to live and learn. Increasingly, families are driving the North Fork real estate market, buying homes and land, seeking the perfect place to live.

Anchored by the Village of Greenport, perhaps the most popular North Fork destination, and just a short boat ride to Shelter Island and the Long Island Wineries, the area offers more than anyone could ask for in a community.

With the North Fork’s growing popularity has come an economic boon and businesses have found success in this area. Opportunity exists to open the store or restaurant you have long dreamed of or live the rural farm life you knew you were meant to. The North Fork is a Mecca for entrepreneurs and the business savvy, and success is always within reach.

At McCarthy Real Estate we specialize in residential and commercial real estate sales and rentals. We know the North Fork because we are the North Fork. Our real estate agents are committed to helping you become part of our community.





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