Retire in Montauk

Best Retirement City - Montauk

See why many believe that Montauk is the best city to retire

Once a quiet fishing town home to surfers, nature lovers, and even the reclusive Andy Warhol, the secret of Montauk, NY is now out. Located about 120 miles east of Manhattan, the picturesque town is the furthest eastern point on Long Island, surrounded by beautiful beaches, bluffs, and multiple state parks. For the avid fisherman, Montauk is a fishing hub, with one of the largest commercial and recreational fishing fleets in the state. Local residents have become frustrated recently during summer months, where large groups of twenty-somethings from New York city come out to enjoy the local bar and restaurant scene. Post Labor Day, the area returns to the sleepy town it once was years ago.

City Highlights

  1. Top beaches
  2. Excellent culinary scene
  3. Multiple state parks
  4. Fisherman's paradise

Potential Drawbacks

  1. Summer tourist crowds
  2. Very high cost of living

At a glance



Median age:


Median Household Income:

$ 88,323

Nearest City with Population of 200k+:

Boston, MA

Population Growth Last 3 Years




Age Breakdown (%)

  • 55 and under
  • 55 to 64 years
  • 65 to 74 years
  • Over 75

Gender breakdown over 65 years (%)

  • Men
  • Women


Closest Airport:

Long Island MacArthur Airport

Distance to Closest Airport:


Closest Major Airport:

John F. Kennedy International Airport

Distance to Closest Major Airport:


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