Retire in Riverhead

Best Retirement City - Riverhead

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City Highlights

  1. Large community of retired seniors
  2. One of the most affordable communities in New York
  3. Small town living with friendly neighbors
  4. Lots of shopping and dining opportunities

Potential Drawbacks

  1. Although inexpensive for NY, still high cost of living nationally
  2. Overcrowding during the summer tourist season

At a glance



Median age:


Median Household Income:

$ 53,403

Nearest City with Population of 200k+:

New York NY

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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