"Upscale artsy village"
If you are torn between wanting all that Manhattan offers, but seeking a break from the city's intensity, Huntington is one of the best alternatives on the north coast of Long Island. This authentic village, supporting a robust Main Street lined with bars and restaurants, boutiques and other independently-owned businesses, is a respite for those fearing bland surburbia. Anchored by the Paramount Theater and the Huntington Arts Council, with art galleries in between, Huntington possesses an upscale, artsy feel. Home options range from living on the water of the Long Island Sound to being within walking distance of the village. A daily commute to NY is doable under an hour. You can enjoy the lifestyle of a peaceful sailing town with access to one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world.