Vacant housing is pretty rare in the area, and nearly 85% of the properties are owner occupied, with most of these being family homes. In general, three- and four-bedroom homes are most common, so this needs to be considered for anyone looking to move to the area. Rental prices are average for the region, but high for the state as a whole, although that's only natural for anywhere close to New York City. Crime rates are pretty low, with less than 0.5 crimes per thousand people each year. This isn't unusual for a community dominated by families.
The neighborhoods in East Northport are divided between those in the north surrounding the Northport golf club and the more congested and gridlocked neighborhoods of the south, with their more urban feel and higher prices.
Vernon Valley and Vernon Valley Rd / Bellerose Ave: These are the two northernmost neighborhoods, both within a stones throw of the golf club as well as Meadowland Park and the Veteran's Nature Study Area. This neighborhood is quiet, open and friendly, with 93% of the proportion of single-family homes.
Town Center: In the center of the CDP, you'll find Town Center, which has slightly lower rental prices than elsewhere in town. It's more suburban here, with fewer people per square mile, which is slightly odd given that there are more apartment complexes here than elsewhere, with roughly 10% of the buildings being high-rises.
Pulaski Road / 3rd Street: Slightly more hip and trendy, and highly walkable, here you'll find a high proportion of urban sophisticates, with a mix between commuters living in family homes and singles and couples living in apartment blocks. It's more expensive here, though, so don't expect to find any all bills paid apartments. Be prepared to work hard to find somewhere to live, because vacancy rates are hovering below the 3% mark.
Elwood: Elwood is only slightly better on the vacancy front, but prices are also marginally higher than elsewhere, and certainly higher than most other parts of the state. The area is almost exclusively comprised of three- to four-bedroom homes, so you won't be finding an apartment here. That partly explains why rental prices are higher, with house rentals costing more than apartment rentals.
Many residents of East Northport work in Manhattan, Brooklyn and other surrounding areas. In fact, the residents of East Northport spend a hefty 31.5 minutes getting to work each day on average. It may not sound like much to some people, but to others, that's quite a bit of time spent in a car.
This town was once known for its red clay, used by Native Americans to make pottery and, later, by Europeans to make bricks for building. The south of town was, therefore, known once as Clay Pitts.