Sitting at the mouth of the Peconic River, Riverhead is a Long Island town with plenty to offer the growing body of residents that call it home.
From the bustling shopping centers in downtown to the beautiful beaches of Southampton, there are plenty of places to shop, dine, and relax in this go-to Long Island destination. The central commercial hub in Riverhead is tidy and picturesque, with broad, pedestrian-friendly sidewalks and tree-lined streets. Upscale bakeries and bars stand alongside busy restaurants and trendy cafes. The Suffolk County Theater, a beautifully restored Art Deco building, hosts concerts, talk shows, and lectures throughout the year. Shoppers looking for a bigger selection have their pick of the many big-name stores at the Tanger Outlets, while nature lovers enjoy marveling at new exhibits at the Atlantis Marine World Aquarium. With the Hamptons just a short drive away, Riverhead rounds out its commercial offerings with access to world-class beaches and vineyards.
The town compliments its rich commercial scene with a robust housing market. The housing stock is a mix of apartments, single-family dwellings, and condos. While Riverhead is a great place to call home year-round, what sets the area apart from neighboring towns is its thriving tourism industry. Hotels, beach houses, and spas dot the landscape. The town prides itself on creating a lively calendar of community events and gatherings throughout the year. A string of annual festivals like the Garlic Festival and Long Island Blues Festival brings locals and visitors together.