Welcome to Center + East Moriches
Hamptons Fringe Living
On the edge of the Hamptons, you’ll find two small towns that are actually classified as hamlets: Center Moriches and East Moriches. Located a little over 70 miles outside of New York City, these areas are perfect for those looking to stay within a reasonable driving distance of the city but who don’t want the hefty price tag of life in the Hamptons.
One of the biggest perks of living in either Center Moriches or East Moriches is having the opportunity to take your boat out for a day of exploration on the water. Center Moriches is home to multiple marinas, as well as the Moriches Yacht Club. East Moriches also has several marinas, including Swezey’s Harts Cove Marina and Atlantic Cove Marina.
Homes in Center Moriches and East Moriches are comparably priced, with the average cost of a home near $542,000. Whether you are in search of a fixer-upper from the 1920s, a newer build for an expanding family, or a dream $1+ million home, you have a range of options in either town.
What to Love
- Surrounded by an abundance of water, including several coves.
- A fantastic area to go exploring or fishing on the boat.
- Great schools and local conveniences.
People & Lifestyle
The vibe of both Center Moriches and East Moriches can best be described as beachy, suburban, and relaxed. Families love living in the neighborhoods that make up these towns for their proximity to schools and the friendly community feel.
These areas are also ideal for those who are looking for a more affordable home than those located further into the Hamptons, who love water-related activities, and who are looking for the best of life in the suburbs and at the coast.
Dining, Shopping & Entertainment
Whether you’re looking to shop or dine in either Center Moriches or East Moriches, it’s easy to find exactly what you want located minutes from home.
In Center Moriches, those who love boutiques need to plan a stop at AJ’s Sunflower Boutique. At the store, you’ll find the latest trends in boutique clothing items and decorative items for the home. When browsing shops in East Moriches, the highly-rated Bay Gardens - Garden Center & Landscaping is a must-visit for those who love gardening.
Things to Do
No matter which side of town you find yourself on, Center Moriches and East Moriches offer plenty to keep residents and visitors occupied year-round.
One seasonal highlight that is a favorite among locals is the Spooky Walk at Camp Paquatuck. This thrilling Halloween event is not only fun, but it also raises money for Camp Paquatuck, which hosts a camp for children with special needs.
Other favorite places to visit in the area include the Terrell River County Park, Flight 800 Memorial Park, and the Silly Lily Fishing Station, which offers dorie, sailboat, SUP, and kayak rentals. If you get hungry during your day on the water, stop at their food truck, which serves everything from salads and sandwiches to coffee and cookies.
Both Center Moriches and East Moriches are home to a number of excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include: