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Sheri Winter Parker from Corcoran

Sheri Winter Parker, one of the most successful brokers on the East End is known for her contributions to the real estate industry, particularly in the luxury North Fork market. With a keen understanding of the local landscape, Sheri has established herself as a trusted advisor among clients and colleagues alike. Sheri’s knowledge of the North Fork makes her a go-to resource for everything and anything when it comes to the area — she is referred to as the “Queen of the North Fork”.

NFRES: The North Fork is known as a boater’s heaven. Why is that?

SWP: The North Fork is surrounded by water — the Long Island Sound and the Peconic Bay — which gives you easy access to the Ocean, as well as so many great destinations like Block Island and close access to Shelter Island and Sag Habor by boat. Boaters from the gold coast and even Manhattan will make their way here for our picturesque coastline and beautiful surroundings, not to mention the bay is relatively calm and sheltered providing a safe and enjoyable boating experience for everyone. 

The North Fork is also known for their charming marinas and harbors, where boaters can dock their boats, refuel, and enjoy some leisure time at the many great restaurants and shops all within walking distance.

Overall, the combination of natural beauty, sheltered waters, recreational opportunities, and access to amenities makes the North Fork of Long Island a highly sought-after destination for boating enthusiasts.

NFRES: What is the biggest change you’ve seen in where North Fork buyers come from over the years? 

SWP: Our buyers come from all over, but the majority now would be from Brooklyn and Florida. We still have a lot of buyers coming from Manhattan, New Jersey and all of Long Island. Over the past decade or so we are seeing an increasing number of buyers from the Hamptons. The North Fork is still a hidden gem to many. Although the selling frenzy from Covid has helped increase the value of real estate, right now we are holding steady so it’s still a really good time to buy as prices are not going to go back down.  

NFRES: How would you describe the overall vibe of living on the North Fork?

SWP: It was the relaxed and unassuming atmosphere which drew me in when I first visited from Manhattan in 2000 and within 3 weeks I purchased my own home here. I immediately fell in love with the North Fork for its rustic countryside scenery. The energy here is tangible. It’s just a very good vibe, it’s a place where you truly can relax and unwind .

NFRES: Beyond the wineries that the North Fork is so well-known for, what are some hidden gem spots on the North Fork that you can share with our readers?

SWP: There are so many great places here! Just too many to list, but here’s a few worth visiting: 

Lumber & Salt in Jamesport. It’s an eclectic mix of Vintage antiques and art, plus amazing coffee and nibbles. 

William Ris Art Gallery in Jamesport. It’s the North Fork’s premier gallery for fine art and American craft.

North Fork Apothecary in Cutchogue. It’s a curated lifestyle emporium where you can shop and also get a hydration drip. 

Ray NY in Greenport. It’s a design shop featuring vintage décor, original artwork and objects for the home.

Lido Boutique in Greenport. Run by Heidi Kelso who combines her love of travel, fashion and art into a lifestyle brand.

Vine & Sand in Southold. It’s a boutique bed & breakfast located in a modernized historic farmhouse. Willoughby, a new Southold salon in the Vine + Sand hotel has recently opened. Pamela Willoughby is the curator of the salon with partner, Johnny Pierce, the proprietor of Vine & Sand.

NFRES: Any favorite restaurants you would like to mention?

The Old Mill in Mattituck. It hasn’t opened yet but is sure to be a hit…coming soon.

Bruce & Son in Greenport. A must go to, serving a progressive but locally inspired menu.

Little Fish in Southold. Offers local coastal cuisine at Kenny’s Beach.

The Frisky Oyster in Greenport. Yes, the oysters and pretty much everything else on the menu is superb. 

Southold Social in Southold. Owned and operated by the talented pastry chef from Paris Francois Payard.

North Fork Table & Inn in Southold. Run by Michelin-starred chef John Fraser and his team using the best of the North Forks local produce.  

NFRES: Can you tell us a bit about your work with Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital?

SWP: During the COVID-19 pandemic, I experienced my own health scare, and I am immensely grateful to the dedicated doctors, nurses, and staff at SBELIH for their care, which led to my full recovery. This experience inspired me to make it my personal mission to raise awareness about the hospital’s vital role in our community. Supporting SBELIH has become a priority for me, as I recognize their essential contribution to the well-being of our community. Serving as a board member of SBELIH is both a privilege and an honor, and I am committed to giving back and supporting their efforts in any way I can. One of the initiatives I am particularly proud of are my Shopping with Sheri Events. These high-end shopping events that I sponsor have proven to be a tremendous success in generating support for the hospital.

NFRES: Best location to catch a true North Fork sunset?

SWP: Wow, I have a few favorites…

Goldsmith Inlet Beach in Peconic, Kenny’s Beach, and McCabe’s Beach, both in Southold, are wonderful spots to explore. If you’re looking for accommodation, I highly recommend Hotel Moraine in Greenport. It’s a stunning luxury family resort. Additionally, there’s Sound View, offering a variety of excellent options to enjoy the sunset, including the Low Tide Bar, The Halyard, The Piano Bar, and Jacks Shack. There’s something for everyone here!

Sheri Winter Parker
Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
m: 631.848-7730  |  [email protected]