Cold Spring Harbor

Welcome to Cold Spring Harbor

A quaint seaside town, rich in history with luxury living at its finest


Cold Spring Harbor is a charming hamlet in the town of Huntington on Long Island’s northern shore and about one hour east of New York City. Cold Spring Harbor is an old whaling and port town that is a sought-after and affluent neighborhood today. The town was originally known for its cold freshwater springs, hence its name. Homes vary in architectural style, with colonial, ranch, and traditional styles commonly seen on beautiful tree-lined streets. Commuters heading into New York City will find the Cold Spring Harbor train station minutes away for easy access.


This seaside town is primarily residential, full of character, and has a rural feel despite being close to the city. The protected harbor is a prime spot for boating, fishing, sailing, and exploring the Long Island Sound.


Several hiking trails suitable for all levels in Cold Spring Harbor State Park provide stunning views that range from forest, meadows, and bayfront. Cold Spring Harbor Beach and Eagle Dock Beach are popular places to cool off and have fun in the warmer months. The Main Street Historic District is a lovely area to meet up with friends, family, and neighbors for a meal or coffee.



What to Love

  • Plenty of boating and watersport activities
  • Seaside living in an old historic whaling town
  • A laid-back and luxurious way of life
  • For commuters, easy access to the city by train

Local Lifestyle

Cold Spring Harbor is a picturesque hamlet with a laid-back living style that locals love. It is a warm and tight-knit community where residents feel right at home and connected. Positioned along the coast and close to the city, there is no limit to activities for every interest.



Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Cold Spring Harbor has access to every type of food a resident could desire. As a seaside community, seafood options are abundant, with Harbor Mist Restaurant or Sandbar as top picks. On top of serving seafood, Grasso’s serves excellent Italian food along with Jonathan’s Ristorante and Osteria da Nino.


Those that have a sweet tooth can find a yummy selection of desserts at the charming Gourmet Whaler or Sweetie Pies on Main. Grab a pastry or sit down with a cup of coffee and strike up a conversation with your neighbor.


In Cold Spring Harbor Village, you will find a variety of boutique shops to fill all your needs, such as My Favorite Place, Burkelman, art galleries, and more.



Things To Do

With proximity to the ocean, top activities for residents include boating, sailing, fishing, or hanging out at the beach. Cold Spring Harbor State Park covers 40-acres and provides hikers the opportunity to explore both forest and waterfront trails. The park is dog-friendly as long as they stay on a leash.


For art lovers, the Heckscher Museum of Art has various collections of art representing American and European modernism. The Whaling Museum & Education Center is a fun way to learn about the fascinating history of Cold Spring Harbor, originally a whaling community.


Interested in finding out more about the fish and freshwater ecosystems of New York? Stop by the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium to ask questions and view fish in outdoor ponds and two indoor aquariums.


The private Huntington Country Club has a beautiful golf course and clubhouse to play a round of golf, enjoy a meal, or attend an event. With its waterfront location and spectacular views, reading a book at the Cold Spring Harbor Library and Environmental Center never looked so good.




Cold Spring Harbor has excellent schools served by the Cold Spring Harbor Central School District.


Overview for Cold Spring Harbor, NY

3,067 people live in Cold Spring Harbor, where the median age is 37 and the average individual income is $84,404. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Demographics and Employment Data for Cold Spring Harbor, NY

Cold Spring Harbor has 958 households, with an average household size of 3.12. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Cold Spring Harbor do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 3,067 people call Cold Spring Harbor home. The population density is 898.84 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around Cold Spring Harbor, NY

There's plenty to do around Cold Spring Harbor, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Baking My Heart Out, Super Jordan Food Market, and Funk and Swagger Antiques.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining · $$ 2.56 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.43 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.19 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.41 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.04 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.33 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Schools in Cold Spring Harbor, NY

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Cold Spring Harbor High School
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