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Rocky Point is a wooded, hilly hamlet located in the northeastern part of the Town of Brookhaven, in the north-central portion of Suffolk County, 75 miles east of Manhattan. Bordered by the peaceful and serene waters of the Long Island Sound, the town instills a sense of tranquility through beautiful and private beaches, sea breezes, and narrow, winding roads, many named for mythological creatures and deities.


Market trends

Rocky Point residential real estate ranges from $65,000 for an unheated summer bungalow to $400,000 for a waterfront home high up on the bluff. The median home was built in 1966 and the median price per square foot is $310.

According to market trends, the average sales price dropped from $434,500 to $431,000 over the past six months. The average home spends 20 days on the market and buyers can expect to pay 104% of the seller’s asking price. 86% of Rocky Point residents own a home and the largest share of households pay property taxes in the $3k+ range.


Cost of living

The cost of living in Rocky Point is 15% higher than the New York average and 46% higher than the national average. Residents spend 53% more on houses than the rest of the country and Rocky Point is the 83rd most expensive city in New York.

New York general sales tax is 21% lower than the national average and New York income tax is 62% higher. Homeowners in Rocky Point earn a median salary of $97,478.

In addition to the average total cost of housing ($297,600), single adults living in Rocky Point spend an average of $50,940 per year on food ($3,511), childcare ($34,472), transportation ($10,565), healthcare ($4,995), taxes ($10,099), and other necessities.



Rocky Point gets an average of 47 inches of rain and 28 inches of snow each year. The summer high is around 83 degrees (July), and the winter low is around 24 degrees (January). The shortest day is December 21 (9 hours and 14 minutes of daylight), and the longest day is June 21 (15 hours and 7 minutes of daylight).

July gets the muggiest, most humid days (15.5) and February gets the least.  Average wind speeds in Rocky Point range from 12.8 miles per hour (January) to 7.7 miles per hour (July). The average water temperature ranges from 71 degrees (August) to 44 degrees (December).



The median commute for Rocky Point residents is 34.1 minutes. The most common means of transportation include driving alone (90%), carpooling (5%), and public transit (2%). The average household in Rocky Point owns two cars.


Economy and job market

The median household income in Rocky Point is $101,995—which represents 3.12% annual growth. The local economy employs 6,740 people with a $71,571 average salary, which is split between males ($85,093) and females ($66,479). New York income inequality is .494 higher than the national average.

The largest industries include health care and social assistance, educational services, and retail trade. The highest paying industries include law enforcement ($125,417), education information and library ($111,098), public administration ($111,364), finance and insurance ($82,051), real estate and rental and leasing ($81,543), and education, legal, community service, arts, and media ($85,000).

The most common professions include office and administrative support (835 people), sales (787), and management (704 people). More professions include accountants ($97,000), registered nurses ($98,000), human resources managers ($152,000), web developers ($109,000), and mechanical engineers ($127,000).



97.7% of the Rocky Point population has health coverage including employee plans (66.9%), Medicaid (11.5%), Medicare (10.7%), non-group plans (8.17%), and military or VA plans (0.373%). Per capita personal health care spending in New York is $14,007.



Some of the most popular ways Rocky Point residents get their fill include the homemade specialty foods at Del Fiore Italian Market, the delicious tasting sushi and Asian cuisine at Oishii Asian Fusion, and the authentic Greek food at Greek Tastes, the discounted BBQ packages at Cow Palace Butcher Shop, and over 300 varieties of pastries, a tasty assortment of cakes, and over 20 different kinds of bread at Tilda’s Bake Shop.


Get active

Active residents can jump on the treadmill, lift weights, and get a full body workout at Rocky Point’s Personal Fitness Club, which also offers personal trainers and group exercise classes.

Gold Medal Gymnastics Center is a modern and fully equipped gymnastics facility where girls and boys 18 and under learn not just athletic skills but also goal setting and achievement, teamwork, and communication in a fun learning environment.

Rocky Point’s Peaceful Warrior Yoga Center offers many different types of workshops and events—including yoga, pranayama, and meditation—where everyone can feed their soul and grow into their higher potential.



After-hours in Rocky Point happen at places like Rocky Point Ale House, the number one local restaurant where delicious food, classic bar favorites, and an amazing drink selection attract more patrons than the average Long Island restaurant.

Spiro’s Restaurant & Lounge—voted Long Island’s Best 7 years in a row—is where locals enjoy chops, seafood, and a martini bar inside an old-world stucco building with colorful art. The newly redesigned sports bar inside Maui Chop House is another place for residents to enjoy a thriving nightlife complete with good food and good times.


Find your dream Rocky Point home

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