The Shelter Island Heights Area
Nestled between the North and South Forks of Long Island, Shelter Island is a unique community that seamlessly combines quirky, artsy, rural and cosmopolitan; it is a place where cultures relax, work and play together, from the farm stands to the country club.
The Island boasts many restaurants offering the freshest seafood and a variety of cuisines. From seaside dining at SALT or the Pridwin, to the casual outdoor midday fare at Stars or the Islander, to the ambiance of The Vine Street Café and the Chequit Inn, which is the oldest restaurant on the island; there is something for every taste in every price range. Not to mention, the most incredible sunsets can be enjoyed from Sunset Beach and Rams Head Inn both included in the book of "1000 Places to See Before You Die."
The experience doesn't stop there. Islanders (both visitors and residents) enjoy boating, golfing, fishing, and hiking. There are over 70 boat landings open for residents, public beaches for all to enjoy, two golf courses (one public and one private) and the Mashomack Preserve, which is over 2000 acres and the crown jewel of Shelter Island's natural beauty. It offers trails for hiking and exploring and a buffer for those weary of the hustle and bustle.
Residents of Shelter Island attest that it is a wonderful throwback to a kinder gentler time; people live and work at their own pace to their own drummer. Special doesn't even begin to describe it.
Median Gross Rent
$899 in 2013
Estimated Mean House Value
$650,994 in 2013
Estimated Median Household Income
$71,938 in 2013
Median Resident Age
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