About East Northport
East Northport, New York 11731
Discover East Northport
East Northport is a quaint and bustling hamlet located within the town of Huntington on the north shore of Long Island in the state of New York. Situated in western Suffolk County, about 45 miles east of New York City, East Northport has a population of approximately 20,200 people currently living in the area which covers about 5.15 square miles.
In the mid-1600s a group of English settlers that initially settled in Oyster Bay, Long Island, set out in search of more land. They acquired property from the Algonquin Indians in the area that later became known as Huntington Village. A few years later, looking to expand their settlement, the settlers purchased additional land (in the area now known as East Northport) from Chief Asharoken. Notably, parts of neighboring Northport are now named after this historic Native American Indian Chief.
East Northport quickly became a farming community that thrived throughout the 1700s and 1800s. Farming in East Northport was very successful for farmers that planted wheat, oats, and potatoes and raised cattle and livestock.
In 1867, the Long Island Railroad extended its line from Syosset to Northport and a railroad station was built in the village of Northport. In the early 1870s, the route of the railroad changed, bringing the main line south of Northport. While located south, not east of neighboring Northport village, East Northport gained its name when a new Northport train station was constructed east of the original one, and that area came to be called East Northport. To this day, however, the station still kept the original name of Northport Train Station.
Accredited School District
The Northport/East Northport School District is considered one of the most beautiful school districts in the state of New York. The community houses approximately 5,580 students in grades kindergarten – 12th grade with an average student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. It serves the academic population of both East Northport and Northport. It encompasses six elementary schools (kindergarten through 5th grade); two middle schools (grades six through eight) and one high school – Northport High School. Northport High School offers Advanced Placement (AP) courses and an International Baccalaureate (IB) Program, as well as acclaimed programs in music, finance, and art.
Impressive Library System
Combined with Northport, East Northport boasts a terrific library system. With two locations, one located on Laurel Avenue in Northport and the other site on Larkfield Road in East Northport, the Northport-East Northport Public Library offers an abundance of programs, culture, literature, education, and information to the community. In addition to a vast collection of books, audiovisual and information materials, both sites have cafes offering coffee, soft drinks, and snacks as well as comfortable and quiet areas to enjoy a book or a game of chess with a friend. The East Northport Library is situated right next to an outdoor playground, benches and ball field at John J. Walsh Memorial Park, making it an ideal place to bring children after visiting the library.
In addition to many private healthcare practices that are affiliated with some of the top hospitals in New York State, East Northport also has many credible and convenient walk-in and emergency medical treatment clinics including:
- Excel Urgent Care of East Northport, located on Larkfield Road
- Northwell Health – GoHealth Urgent Care located on Jericho Turnpike
- PM Pediatrics located on Jericho Turnpike
Parks and Recreation
East Northport is home to many parks, playgrounds, and athletic fields. In addition to the parks listed below, there are many hiking trails and local spots to enjoy some of the natural beauty of the area.
Veterans Park is located on Bellerose Avenue in East Northport. This park offers numerous amenities for recreation including:
- Lighted Basketball Courts, Handball Courts, and Volleyball Courts
- Little League Fields
- Skate Park
- Turf fields for Football/Soccer/Lacrosse
- Picnic Areas
Verleye Park is located on Verleye Avenue between Burr Road and Colonial Street in East Northport. It has a playground, a soccer field, and a baseball field.
John J. Walsh Memorial Park
Located on Larkfield Road, right next to the East Northport Library, John J. Walsh Memorial Park has two athletic fields, a playground, picnic tables and benches to relax.
William J. Byrne Park
Located on Clay Pitts Road in East Northport, this park has a playground, tennis courts, athletic fields for soccer and a high hill for sleigh riding in the winter months! Popular with the local community, you are sure to see lots of smiles, sleds and rosy cheeks here on a snowy day!
Restaurants and Night Life
East Northport is home to many great restaurants to enjoy a casual meal, an upscale dinner or to enjoy a night out and sip a few cocktails with friends. While there are many notable places to visit in East Northport, some of the highlights are listed below.
Changing Times would be considered the “Cheers” of East Northport. This fun sports bar is located on Larkfield Road and boasts over 20 TVs, great wings, terrific pub food and lots of great beers on tap. It is an exciting place to watch a game, meet a friend, eat some of the best wings around and enjoy yourself. This place is a staple in the East Northport community
This cozy gastropub offers unique and local craft beers on tap, exciting cocktails, and delicious food. In the warmer months you can enjoy drinks out on the back patio, and they also host a trivia night every Wednesday at 9:00 PM!
The food at Crossroads Café is always fresh, inventive and delicious. Located on Larkfield Road, across from the Northport Train Station, many commuters pop in for a drink after their commute and end up staying for the delectable food and warm atmosphere.
This family style Italian restaurant offers authentic Italian specialties and delicious dishes that are scrumptious! Bring your family and your appetite and enjoy!
The latest addition to East Northport, Del Fuego offers terrific Tex-Mex cuisine, a fun vibe and majestic margaritas! Stop in for a drink and snack on some homemade chips and salsa or enjoy a full meal of marvelous Mexican cuisine!
While this beautiful location is more of a catering venue, it was recently completely renovated, and with its gourmet food and classic ambiance, it is a lovely backdrop for weddings, celebrations and many community events.
Lots of Great Pizza!
There are many notable pizzerias in East Northport. There are lots of choices for authentic pizza, and some of the best options include Mario’s, Chefs, Amore, Mozzarella’s, Andiamo, and Filetto’s.
The East Northport Festival
Every September, the Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual East Northport Festival which usually takes place the second weekend of that month. Parts of Larkfield Road are blocked off to traffic, and the festival takes place right in the streets! This festival offers rides, entertainment, food vendors, craft vendors, shows and more. It is a tradition for the community!
St. Anthony of Padua Family Feast
Occurring at the end of June every year, this family feast offers food, rides, entertainment, an indoor casino, and two fireworks shows! Fun for the whole family!
East Northport Fireman’s Fair
Another East Northport tradition, this fair brings the community together to have some fun while raising money for the brave volunteers of the city. Rides, food, music, and even fresh oysters are always a welcome part of this event!
Fresh Food, Grocery Shopping and More
There are many options for fresh food and grocery shopping in East Northport. Grocery stores include Stop N Shop, IGA, Pat’s Market Place and Best Yet Market. V & F Meats has been located in East Northport for over thirty years and continues to offer the freshest and prime cuts of meat. Hummel Hummel is a local German-style bakery that makes and sells the original “Pizza Crumb” cake. If you have never had a slice of pizza crumb – you must stop in to try it!
Take some time to visit East Northport; stay for a while, or make your home here. It is a warm, welcoming and vibrant community!
- United States Census Bureau
- East Northport Chamber of Commerce
- “East Northport, L.I.: Good Schools, Good Neighbors" - NYTimes.com
- Northport/East Northport School District
- Northport-East Northport Public Library