10 Things to Do in Honor of Earth Day 2014 in the Huntington~Five Harbors Area & Beyond

Happy Earth Day 2014!  What will you do to celebrate?  Hope our ideas will not only be helpful for today, but that you will always keep them in mind to enjoy and support.  It is because of places like this that make us LUCKY TO LIVE HERE :)

While you’re out enjoying our Earth, be sure to take pictures and leave only footprints behind. Post on instagram @luckytolivehere, hashtag #earthday #luckytolivehere #ltlh.  If it’s a selfie, join Nasa Global Earth Day fun with #globalselfie.

Caumsett State Historic Park

Caumsett State Historic Park

1.  Sign up for Run for Caumsett – a 5K walk/run on Sunday 4/27.  All proceeds will go to the benefit and preservation of this incredible 1500 acre historic state park preserve in Lloyd Harbor.

2.  Learn more about Volunteers for Wildlife located in Locust Valley and sponsor an animal.

3.  Bring the kids to the Long Island Children’s Museum today 4/22 for the “Our Changing World – Earth Day Program” from 1 – 3pm

4.  Discover more about the Nature Conservancy nationally and enjoy their Uplands Farm Sanctuary in Cold Spring Harbor by taking a level walk on their 2.4 mile trail.

5.  Learn about fresh water ecosystems at the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium then take a hike in the adjacent St. Johns Pond Preserve trail to explore some of Long Island’s oldest forests.

6.  Check out the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary & Audobon Center in Oyster Bay ~ oldest songbird sanctuary in the U.S!  Sign your kids up for their Summer Sanctuary Adventures.

7.  Be informed and support local land conservation efforts of the North Shore Land Alliance including DeForest Williams and Exxon Mobil, both in Cold Spring Harbor.

8.  Discover the many Long Island Greenbelt Trails and sign up for the 8th Annual Hike for Life on May 10th.

9.  Understand, appreciate and enjoy our local marine environment at The Waterfront Center in Oyster Bay.

10.  Like our luckytolivehere facebook page and share this post with your friends ~ because we’re not just passionate about selling houses, we’re passionate about helping people discover what makes living here so special.

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Lucky To Have Caumsett State Park Here in Lloyd Harbor!

Guest blog by Julia Poli ~

There is something so thrilling about driving down the Lloyd Neck causeway, like you are escaping the world for a minute. At the end of that stretch of road and marshlands lays the private sanctuary that is Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve.

Caumsett State Historic Park

Caumsett State Historic Park

The diversity of the park’s environment and its limited access to vehicles makes it one of Long Island’s best places for relaxation and enjoyment of nature. Hiking, bird watching, nature study and fishing are among the many activities visitors may pursue. Guided nature tours are led throughout the park, focusing on many aspects of the Caumsett environment and Long Island in general.

The Caumsett Foundation works closely with New York State Parks and the community toward a common mission: to support and enhance Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve as a unique and historic environment. The Caumsett Foundation Future Committee is proud to announce the first annual 5K Run/Walk for Caumsett. “Run for Caumsett” will take place at Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve on Sunday April 27th at 9am, rain or shine; the walk will begin at 9:10am.

Run for Caumsett

The path of the race will begin just past the Walled Garden, at the junction by the stables, and will head east taking runners through the historic grounds of Caumsett. Refreshments will be provided to participants in the Walled Garden following the race where each runner will receive a complimentary t-shirt and water bottle (while supplies last). Race participants will be divided into several age groups, and there will be an awards ceremony upon completion of the race.

All proceeds from the race will benefit preservation projects at Caumsett. Online race registration is $20, with the entrant fee rising to $25 on the day of the event. Personal and business sponsorships for the race are available- contact Andrew MacDougall at macdougall.andrewj@gmail.com

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Fun Things To Do In The Five Harbors & Beyond~ April 18th, 19th & 20th

Looks like this weekend’s weather is gong to be picture perfect for hunting for eggs and a new home :).  Click here if you need some dining, shopping or egg hunting ideas for this weekend.

Enjoy the great weather and have a wonderful holiday!

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Fun Things To Do For Easter In the Five Harbors Huntington Area

Peeps CakeWith Easter just around the corner, it’s time to make plans. The Huntington- Five Harbors area is full of activities to share with your loved ones.

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Cold Spring Harbor School District Market Update

March Statistics

Of the 134 homes currently listed* in the Cold Spring Harbor School District, the average listing price is $2,329,573. The lowest listing price is $728,900 and the highest listing price is $12,000,000. In the month of  March, 8 homes went Under Contract. The average Days on Market was 82 days. The average Listing Price was $ 1,620,000. In the month of March, 5 homes Closed and the average Sold price was $1,131,100.

Homes Under Contract in the Cold Spring Harbor School District:

  • 31 Glen Way, Cold Spring Harbor- $1,525,000
  • 18 Tall Tree Ct, Cold Spring Harbor- $899,000
  • 27 Grove St, Cold Spring Harbor- $949,000
  • 1226 Moores Hill Rd, Laurel Hollow- $3,950,000
  • 10 Wildwood Dr, Laurel Hollow- $1,749,000
  • 25 Shady Ln, Laurel Hollow- $1,198,000
  • 3 Van Wyck Ln, Lloyd Harbor- $1,999,000
  • 149 Jennings Rd, Lloyd Harbor- $1,199,000
  • 11 Harbor Hill Dr, Lloyd Harbor- $2,395,000
  • 4 Westview Dr, Lloyd Harbor- $1,599,000

Homes Sold in the Cold Spring Harbor School District:

  • 42 Turkey Ln, Cold Spring Harbor- $847,000
  • 7 Saw Mill Ln, Cold Spring Harbor- $1,596,000
  • 35 Eastwoods Dr, Cold Spring Harbor- $1,100,000
  • 1226 Moores Hill Rd, Laurel Hollow- $3,500,000
  • 1682 Laurel Hollow Rd, Laurel Hollow- $975,000
  • 28 Overlook Dr, Laurel Hollow- $1,690,000
  • 8 Soundview Dr. N., Lloyd Neck- $942,500

To get a complete list of properties currently on the market in Cold Spring Harbor School District- Search Here.

If you’d like to get Comparative Market Analysis for your home- Contact Us!

*All information presented about Available listings is accurate as of 4.17.14

Statistics based on residential properties reported as Under Contract and/or closed March 1st-March 31st on Long Island Multiple Listing Service (MLS).

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Harborfields School District Market Update

March Statistics

Of the 84 homes currently listed* in the Harborfields District, the average listing price is $755,398. The lowest listing price is $199,000 and the highest listing price is $2,700,000. In the month of March, 13 homes went Under Contract. The average Days on Market was 112 days. The average Listing Price was  $876,261. In the month of March, 6 homes Closed and the average Sold price was $500,667.

Homes Under Contract in the Harborfields School District:

  • 7 Marcia Ct, Centerport- $2,299,000
  • 135 Adams St, Centerport- $449,000
  • 3 Crooked Cottage Ct, Centerport- $998,000
  • 26 North Dr, Centerport- $739,000
  • 99 Centerport Rd, Centerport- $469,000
  • 28 Laurel Hill Rd, Centerport- $2,695,000
  • 12 Jean Ct, Greenlawn- $429,000
  • 3 Tanglewood Ct, Greenlawn- $575,000
  • 17 W Oakwood St, Greenalwn- $469,900
  • 6 Emily Ct, Greenlawn- $299,999
  • 22 Dobie Ave, Huntington- $319,999
  • 38 Salem Ridge Dr, Huntington- $699,500
  • 3 Cobb Ct, Huntington- $949,000

Homes Sold in the Harborfields School District:

  • 24 Gina Dr, Centerport- $715,000
  • 7 Otego Pl, Greenlawn- $560,000
  • 25 Bartel Dr, Greenlawn- $419,000
  • 31 Renwick Ave, Huntington- $515,000
  • 19 Lantern St, Huntington- $320,000
  • 116 Sandy Hollow Rd, Northport- $475,000

To get a complete list of properties currently on the market in the Harborfields School District- Search Here.

If you’d like to get Comparative Market Analysis for your home- Contact Us!

*All information presented about Available listings is accurate as of 04.17.14

Statistics based on residential properties reported as Under Contract and/or Closed March 1st-March 31st on Long Island Multiple Listing Service (MLS)

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Huntington School District #3 Market Update

March Statistics

Of the 178 homes currently listed* in the Huntington School District, the average listing price is $750,061. The lowest listing price is $158,000 and the highest listing price is $3,795,000. In the month of March, 30 homes went Under Contract. The average Days on Market was 110 days. The average Listing Price was $659,127. In the month of March, 23 homes Closed and the average Sold price was $509,304.

Homes Under Contract in the Huntington School District:

  • 64 Woodchuck Hollow Rd, Cold Spring Harbor- $599,000
  • 14 Crossman Pl, Huntington- $759,000
  • 49 Cannon Ct, Huntington- $749,000
  • 110 Browns Rd, Huntington- $639,000
  • 64 Cannon Ct, Huntington- $725,000
  • 524 Park Ave, Huntington- $499,000
  • 27 Tuthill St, Huntington- $349,000
  • 25 Woodlot Ln, Huntington- $499,000
  • 48 Bayberry Dr, Huntington- $499,000
  • 68 Vineyard Rd, Huntington- $569,000
  • 12 Tall Oak Dr, Huntington- $599,000
  • 5 Woodhollow Ln, Huntington- $579,000
  • 31 Cedar Valley Ln, Huntington- $499,000
  • 15 Noyes Ln, Huntington- $459,000
  • 76 Tanyard Ln, Huntington- $674,000
  • 30 Semon Rd, Huntington- $550,000
  • 22 Trainer Ct, Huntington- $665,000
  • 154 Bay Rd, Huntington Bay- $949,000
  • 38 Bay Crest, Huntington Bay- $1,495,000
  • 20 Heckscher Dr, Huntington Bay- $1,895,000
  • 10 Beach Dr, Huntington Bay- $949,000
  • 22 Terra Mar Dr, Huntington Bay- $699,900
  • 6 W 14th Street, Huntington Station- $164,900
  • 67 E Park Dr, Huntington Station- $164,000
  • 20 Manor Pl, Huntington Station- $319,000
  • 16 Devonshire Pl, Huntington Station- $399,000
  • 10 Valleywood Dr, Huntington Station- $339,000
  • 23 Spencer Ave, Huntington Station- $269,000
  • 66 McKay Rd, Huntington Station- $325,000

Homes Sold in the Huntington School District:

  • 10 Summit St, Huntington- $375,000
  • 1 Regal Dr, Huntington- $329,600
  • 63 Dumbarton Dr, Huntington- $650,000
  • 4 Kroft Ct, Huntington- $749,000
  • 7 Compass Ct, Huntington- $490,000
  • 33 Cove Rd, Huntington- $799,000
  • 15 Hadland Dr, Huntington- $704,000
  • 27 Minetta Ct, Huntington- $447,500
  • 42 Fort Hill Rd, Huntington- $980,000
  • 18 Bay Rd, Huntington- $1,100,000
  • 16 Vidoni Pl, Huntington- $322,000
  • 32 Fort Hill Rd, Huntington- $480,000
  • 93 Abbott Dr, Huntington- $489,000
  • 5 Locust Ln, Huntington Bay- $1,092,500
  • 60 North St, Huntington Station- $375,000
  • 44 W 10th St, Huntington Station- $244,595
  • 20 E 4th St, Huntington Station- $190,000
  • 16 Winoka Dr, Huntington Station- $309,000
  • 76 W 11th St, Huntington Station- $169,900
  • 40 Olive St, Huntington Station- $243,000
  • 3 Philip Ct, Huntington Station- $355,000
  • 6 W 14th St, Huntington Station- $164,900

To get a complete list of properties currently on the market in Huntington School District- Search Here.

If you’d like to get Comparative Market Analysis for your home- Contact Us!

*All information presented about Available listings is accurate as of 4.17.14

Statistics based on residential properties reported as Under Contract and/or Closed March 1st-March 31st on Long Island Multiple Listing Service (MLS)

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Northport-E.Northport School District Market Update

March Statistics

Of the 162 homes currently listed* in the Northport-E.Northport School District, the average listing price is $758,814. The lowest listing price is $219,900 and the highest listing price is $3,500,000. In the month of March, 32 homes went Under Contract. The average Days on Market was 31 days. The average Listing Price was $ 529,734. In the month of March, 20 homes Closed and the average Sold price was $643,090.

Homes Under Contract in the Northport-E.Northport School District:

  • 3 Nyack Dr, East Northport- $459,000
  • 34 Catherine St, East Northport- $429,000
  • 23 Autumn Dr, East Northport- $489,000
  • 621 4th Ave, East Northport- $379,000
  • 75 Roebling Pl, East Northport- $439,000
  • 611 10th Ave, East Northport- $379,000
  • 3 Arleigh Rd, East Northport- $639,000
  • 19 Bruce Ln, East Northport- $429,000
  • 409 Larkfield Rd, East Northport- $349,900
  • 20 Rocco Dr, East Northport- $425,000
  • 108 2nd Ave, East Northport- $339,000
  • 474 Atlantic St, East Northport- $359,000
  • 19 Oakland Ave, East Northport- $429,000
  • 17 Autumn Dr, East Northport- $439,900
  • 27 Chester St, East Northport-$379,000
  • 11 Orton Dr, East Northport- $299,000
  • 81 June Ave, Northport- $429,000
  • 23 Carlisle Dr, Northport- $799,900
  • 14 Highland Ave, Nothport- $525,000
  • 31 Burt Ave, Northport- $625,000
  • 1005 Fort Salonga Rd, Northport- $419,900
  • 9 Earl Ave, Northport- $439,000
  • 516 Asharoken Ave, Northport- $829,000
  • 29 Laurel Ave, Northport- $439,000
  • 95 Scudder Pl, Northport- $569,900
  • 25 Asharoken Ave, Northport- $939,000
  • 117 Locust Ln, Northport- $929,000
  • 8 Jesse Dr, Northport- $399,000
  • 112 Laurel Ct, Northport- $419,000
  • 18 Troy Ct, Northport- $279,000
  • 41 Harrison Dr, Northport- $759,000
  • 24 Stone Dr, Northport- $1,490,000

Homes Sold in the Northport-E.Northport School District:

  • 46 Cayuga Ave, East Nothport- $370,800
  • 5 Scholar Ct, East Northport- $480,000
  • 128 Catherine St, East Northport- $425,000
  • 20 Harding St, East Northport- $317,000
  • 1 Lester Ct, East Northport- $490,000
  • 338 Clay Pitts Rd, East Northport- $490,000
  • 34 Chester St, East Northport- $365,000
  • 368 Old Bridge Rd, East Northport- $525,000
  • 728 Glenridge Ln, East Northport- $405,000
  • 715 10th Ave, East Northport- $446,000
  • 1 Old Orchard Ct, Eatons Neck- $2,400,000
  • 10 Bevin Rd East, Northport- $990,000
  • 4 Fransal Ct, Northport- $630,000
  • 48 Makamah Beach Rd, Northport- $800,000
  • 400 Bread And Cheese Rd, Northport- $435,000
  • 14 Clipper Dr, Northport- $830,000
  • 19 Makamah Beach Rd, Northport- $429,000
  • 20 Rutledge Ave, Northport- $975,000
  • 19 Bob O’Link Ln, Northport- $660,000
  • 15 Rowley Dr, Northport- $399,000

To get a complete list of properties currently on the market in Northport-E.Northport- Search Here.

If you’d like to get Comparative Market Analysis for your home- Contact Us!

* All information presented about Available listings is accurate as of 04.17.14

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Fun Things To Do In The Five Harbors & Beyond~March 28th, 29th and 30th

Doesn’t sound like the sun will be shining in the Five Harbors this weekend, so take advantage of all there is to do for indoor fun. It is opening weekend at the John Engemann TheaterThe Music Man will be playing there through mid May. The Cold Spring Harbor High School will have a performance of 42nd Street. And don’t forget the Vanderbilt Carriage House Theater, where The Love List is still playing.  St. Pauls Church in Northport has the 5th annual One-Act Play Festival. For family fun, you might want to check out The Tilles Center in Brookville, for a Broadway Special of Bring It On.

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Fun Things To Do In The Five Harbors & Beyond~March 21st, 22nd and 23rd

Welcome to Spring! Why not put a spring in your step this weekend and enjoy the weather in the Five Harbors and Beyond… Come out for a fabulous day for all things kid and mommy related at MommaCon at LIU Post. It is going to be a great day of giveaways, information and entertainment!

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