The hamlet of Centerport, a section of the long-affluent North Shore of Long Island, is in Suffolk County, New York, the United States. Formerly called Little Cow Harbor in about 1700, Centerport in 1836, and Centerport after 1895, its name is derived from its geographical location midway between the east and west boundaries of Huntington. It is located in the town of Huntington. Long Island’s renowned “Gold Coast” ends in Huntington and its surrounding hamlets.
Centerport has a total area of 2.3 square miles (6.0 km2), of which 0.19 square miles (0.5 km2) is water and 2.1 square miles (5.5 km2) is land. Centerport is a highly residential area with winding driveways and beachfront hills. It is mostly surrounded by the Northport Bay in the north half of the hamlet and sits in between Huntington and Northport.
Centerport is home to William Kissam Vanderbilt II’s estate and Eagle’s Nest mansion. The Vanderbilt museum and planetarium occupy this 43-acre (170,000 m2) estate. Established in 1888, Camp Alvernia in Centerport was the first Catholic summer camp in the United States. Northport Historical Society and Museum is one of the only two museums in the hamlet and is located at 215 Main St, the other one is Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium located at 180 Little Neck Rd. Centerport is part of the Harborfields Central School District. Harborfields High School, Oldfield Middle School, T.J. Lahey Elementary School, and Washington Drive Primary School are among the schools in the hamlet.
The New York State Route 25 or E Main St passes and forms a natural border in the south stretching for a distance of 3.75 mi (6.04 km).
Centerport Coordinates: 40°53′34″N 73°22′41″W