Aquebogue, Long Island
Aquebogue is a hamlet and census-designated place located in Suffolk County, Long Island, New York. It is in the northeast part of the Town of Riverhead. The neighborhood is part of Long Island's North Fork wine region and is home to such wineries as Paumanouk Vineyards. It is run and owned by an Old World family which they produce Chardonnay, Riesling, Cabernet and other fine wines, from a spread of 77 acres of prime farmland. As of the 2000 census, there were 2,254 people, 872 households, and 629 families residing in the CDP. The median income for a household in the CDP was $54,453, and the median income for a family was $60,375. Males had a median income of $38,776 and only $37,750 for females. The latitude of Aquebogue is 40.944N. The longitude is -72.627W. It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 39 feet.
The neighborhood name derives from Algonquian for headwater. It came from a Native American word meaning “head of the bay”. According to the famous researchers in New York, there was only one registered sex offender living in Aquebogue in early 2007. The ratio of number of residents in Aquebogue to the number of sex offenders is 2254 to 1. The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this place is near the state average. Real estate in Aquebogue is a wise option for property investment. Its fertile soil has bred a rich agricultural tradition and has helped drive its economy. Living in Aquebogue is very much relaxing with an easy access to the Hamptons, as well as western Long Island.
The racial make-up of Aquebogue comprises of 92.77% White, 5.24% African American, 0.04% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.53% from other races, and 1.11% from two or more races. Most of its resident’s ancestries were German, Polish, Irish, Italian, and English. The Elementary School is Aquebogue's pride and joy. It has more than 400 students and is housed in a splendid and well-kept building. The faculty takes just pride in their high standards, marked by 6 years of County Awards for Scholastic achievement. The young students collect funds to make annual trips to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and they are well-balanced for the world of the future with modern computer facilities. The Ver der Ber Garden Center is one of the famous attractions in town that offers trees, bushes, annuals, and perennials. Dining in Aquebogue is a great experience with your loved ones that surely suites your taste. The Fauna Restaurant has a menu which combines classic North American cuisine with some creative specialties. Study it at leisure over a couple of Martinis. The restaurant has an inviting ambience that tempts you to savor the meal experience for as long as possible. The service is cheerful and aims to please; it adds value to the charm and attraction of the complete dining experience.