Long Island: Belle Terre


Belle Terre MapBelle Terre is an incorporated village located in Suffolk County, on the North Shore of Long Island, New York. It is within the Town of Brookhaven.

Belle Terre benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the NassauSuffolk area. It takes 30 minutes on the average one-way commute in Belle Terre. About 87% of commuters drive their own car alone. 3% carpool with others. 4% take mass transit and 5% work from home.

Belle Terre Incorporated Village SignA sign welcomes visitors to the incorporated village of Belle Terre, located in Suffolk County on on the North Shore of Long Island New York.

As of the 2010 census, there were 792 people (down by 40 since 2000), 286 households, and 224 families residing in the area. The median income for a household in the village was $158,295 and the median income for a family was $163,929. Males had a median income of $107,321 and only $25,875 for females. The latitude of Belle Terre is 40.959N. The longitude is -73.068W. It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 161 feet.

Belle Terre Fire GongBelle Terre Fire Gong, a rare relic of the past.

The village has a mix of several types of housing. Recently 97% of the livable housing units were owner-occupied. Families (non-single residences) stand for 83.2% of the total population, giving Belle Terre a higher than average concentration of families. According to research in New York, there were three (3) registered sex offenders in the area (11777 Zip Code) in 2013.

Belle Terre Incorporated Village SignAnother sign which welcomes visitors to the incorporated village of Belle Terre, a community which supports neighborhood watch programs.

The village has a very low crime rate which makes Belle Terre a very safe place to live. The local government officers in Belle Terre are very strict in implementing their ordinances regarding noise, pets, garage sales, limited tree trimming and cutting, and posting signs.

French for beautiful landBelle Terre, french for ‘beautiful land’, has just over 300 homes ranging from modest ranches to grand Tudors on an acre.

In addition, the Village beach located at the end of Nonowantuc Trail is exclusively for Belle Terre residents only. The racial-makeup of Belle Terre comprises of 91.71% White, 1.08% African American, 5.05% Asian, 0.60% from other races, and 1.56% from two or more races. Many beach activities including an American Red Cross approved swimming course, water safety, arts and crafts and other recreational activities. The local community association has been an important factor that also sponsored several functions during the year, one of which is the Resident Party in the fall.

The local community association has been an important factor that also sponsored several functions during the year, one of which is the Resident Party in the fall. The Board meets the third Tuesday of the month at the Village Hall, also known as the Community Center, located at 55 Cliff Road.

The village rises from the water to a height of one hundred and twenty to two hundred and twenty feet Harborhead, its northernmost point, extending some distance into the Sound, giving one of the most commanding views in the United States. Due to the altitude and its peninsular location, Belle Terre experiences cooling breezes from the ocean, sound and bay, and the sandy soil, affording superb drainage, together with the absence of all marsh land, produces a most hygienic climate both summer and winter.





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