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Shelter Island homes are located in a town and island of the same name between Long Island’s North and South Forks. Though surrounded on three sides by Shelter Island Sound and on the fourth by Gardiners Bay, homes in Shelter Island are considered part of Suffolk County. Large portions of the island are kept preserved in a natural state as protected wetlands. Residents of Shelter Island homes enjoy a welcoming, friendly community with a variety of activities just a short drive away from their front door.
Shelter Island real estate consists of mainly single-family homes, though there are also several condos and townhomes available for those who desire a lower-maintenance lifestyle. You can find Shelter Island homes for sale with backyard pools, and there a few properties with waterfront views. Distinctive neighborhoods include Harbor View, Shelter Island Heights, Montclair Colony, Silver Beach, Westmoreland, Shelter Island, and Nostrand Parkway. Luxury homes in Shelter Island include expansive estate properties with upscale amenities. There are even plots of land just waiting to become the Shelter Island home of your dreams.
Recreational amenities are not far from Shelter Island homes for sale. Nearly a third of the island is owned by The Nature Conservancy, which has a preserve with four nature and bird-watching trails of varying lengths. Several beaches, including Orient Beach State Park, are ideal for an afternoon of relaxing surrounded by beautiful scenery. If you want to be more active, there are opportunities for windsurfing, kayaking, swimming, boating, golfing, biking, and fishing. The parks and recreation department organizes a variety of sports and programs for all ages to entertain everyone in the family. Residents have open access to more than 70 boat landings.
Residents of Shelter Island homes are close to great shopping and dining nearby. The northern side of the island has a selection of service shops, boutiques, and national retailers. A short trip north to Greenport has even more options. Many restaurants boast fresh seafood dishes on their menus, though cuisines from around the world can be found as well. Whether you are craving a burger at a casual diner or a fancy night out, there is a restaurant in Shelter Island to meet your needs.
Traveling on Shelter Island is made easier by New York State Route 114 that runs through the island. A short ferry trip simplifies entry and exit to the north (Greenport) or south (North Haven). Residents of Shelter Island are served by Shelter Island Union Free School District. For alternative education, there are a few private and parochial schools in the area.