Southold, NY 55+ Active Adult Retirement Communities

Southold is one of four towns in Suffolk County, New York, located in the northeast corner of the state. Its prime location and coastal scenery have made it an enticing option for retirees. The town is also home to a quaint, relaxed environment, which is ideal for those in search of a comfortable lifestyle.

Southold is one of four towns in Suffolk County, New York, located in the northeast corner of the state. Its prime location and coastal scenery have made it an enticing option for retirees. The town is also home to a quaint, relaxed environment, which is ideal for those in search of a comfortable lifestyle.

Climate & Geography

Located on the North Fork peninsula of Long Island, Southold lies in a transitional zone between a humid subtropical climate and a humid continental climate. Summers in the region are hot and humid while winters can be cold and snowy, although they are milder than the rest of the state because of the town's coastal location. There is regular precipitation throughout the year, with more rainfall than the national average, an average amount of snowfall, and approximately 206 days of sunshine throughout the year.

Recreation, Culture & Entertainment

Residents in search of outdoor recreation such as hiking, camping, hunting, fishing, canoeing, and more, will find plenty of opportunities in the nature areas around Southold. It's home to plenty of wildlife and coastal habitats including: Fisher Island Beaches, Pine Islands and Shallows, and Golfsmith Inlet and Beach. Aside from these, there are also six large vineyards across the town, which offer fine tasting wine and fascinating scenery.

Southold is known for its small-town charm and neighborly feel. Their downtown is defined by local shops and businesses, such as antique stores, art galleries, restaurants, and breweries. Not to mention, its location on Long Island is convenient for residents who want to explore even more amenities, beaches, and attractions. Residents can also reach New York City in two hours by car or three hours on public transit, perfect for a day trip or a weekend getaway.

Cost of Living & Taxes

Much like the majority of New York, the overall cost of living in Southold is significantly higher than national average. This can be attributed to the cost of housing which is well above the U.S median.

Health Care

Southold is in driving distance of Port Jefferson where residents can find two hospitals and medical centers. One of these facilities, John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, is rated high performing by U.S News in 3 adult specialties and 2 other procedures.


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Founders Village

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  • 92 Homes
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  • 1981 - 1985
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1056 Southern Hills Drive, Banning, CA

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  • 2320 SqFt
MLS CV23099287
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