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View Poll Results: What is your favorite North Shore village?
Bayville 1 2.08%
Locust Valley Village 0 0%
Sea Cliff Village 5 10.42%
Oyster Bay Village 0 0%
Cold Spring Harbor Village 5 10.42%
Huntington Village 13 27.08%
Northport Village 9 18.75%
Stony Brook Village Center 2 4.17%
Port Jefferson 12 25.00%
Other (in case I left your favorite out!) 1 2.08%
Voters: 48. You may not vote on this poll

Old 04-18-2012, 01:30 PM
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Hi everyone. I'm taking my husband on a tour of the North Shore this weekend and was curious as to what everyone's favorite villages/downtowns are.

I went with Huntington Village. I'm a bit prejudiced since it's my hometown, but there's just so much to do there fun and culture-wise. Northport is a close runner up followed by Port Jeff and Bayville (although I haven't been there in many years). I love the romantic ambiance and history found in all these wonderful places. Looking forward to showing them off to my husband who thinks of Long Island as the stereotypical 'burbs.

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Old 04-18-2012, 05:12 PM
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All of the places you mentioned are very nice. Huntington is my favorite and is one of the few places on Long Island that has great nightlife all within walking distance. I also like Bayville, everyone knows the scream park and mini golf, a few nice beaches and restaurants... it's much better in the summer. Seems kinda deserted the rest of the year. I don't know too much about Port Jefferson but I hear it's a great place as well, but I agree with you that Huntington is the best
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Old 04-18-2012, 05:16 PM
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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I LOVE Sea Cliff!
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:24 PM
Location: Glen Head, NY
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love my town of glen head but as walter will point out, it's not a village. So, with the choices given, sea cliff by leaps and bounds.
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:27 PM
Location: Inis Fada
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I live in the Hamlet of Stony Brook. The 'Village' is a shopping center - not a true village in the real sense in that there no longer are any stores (like the supermarket, apothecary, hardware store, etc.) which would truly be able to support the population.

I voted for Huntington. FWIW -- Sayville was left off the list and I had cast my Huntington vote before I realized it. Can I have my vote removed and changed to other for Sayville?
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Old 04-18-2012, 10:09 PM
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While I have a special place in my heart for most of the places listed - Huntington Village for the win!

By OhBeeHave's definition it's even a true village, since we have stores that can support the population (supermarkets, medical offices, pharmacies, hardware stores, etc.) Our last blacksmith closed its doors many years ago, but not before inventing the station wagon! Go Huntington Village!
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Old 04-19-2012, 07:26 AM
Location: Smithtown, NY
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Thet are all nice places with the exception of Bayville which is a dump. Hopefully they can turn it around. I impartially voted for Sea Cliff because I grew up there but it really is a beautiful, quaint little village.
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Old 04-19-2012, 07:33 AM
Location: Island of long
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I pick none because they are all a PITA to get in and out of. lol.
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Old 04-19-2012, 07:41 AM
Location: North Shore Long Island
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I'm biased. Huntington Village gets my vote, but my rationale is that CSH & Npt village are small, but close enough to stop by and visit.

If the Vanderbilt Planetarium was completed with its renovations, I'd add Centerport to my visit list.
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Old 04-19-2012, 08:47 AM
Location: Glen Head, NY
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huntington is really great, I just like the vibe of sea cliff a bit better. Even the people with money are half out of their minds which I tend to gravitate to.
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