000-EDIT-Greenport.indd Landing a spot on Forbes magazine’s list of the most beautiful towns in America could be a bit of mixed blessing. How to deal with all that attention? If you’re a locale like Greenport, which was among the chosen few in 2011, careful stewardship combined with an influsion of youthful energy means you continue to flourish. This month marks the run-up to the start of the summer season when the port town reawakens from its winter slumber and breaks into blossom. Here are five fresh reasons to pay a visit before the summer season begins:

Jamesport Country Store 2013_edited-1 The holiday season is once again upon us. All along the North Fork, specialty shops, quaint boutiques, and local stores are filled with items ranging from chic clothing, accessories and leather goods to unique jewelry and crafts, children’s toys, luxury pet apparel, local wines, gourmet cheeses, and fine chocolates. Make your holiday shopping spree a special celebration by helping to boost the local economy and enjoy the many splendid gifts the North Fork has to offer at holiday time.

Greenport June 15, 2009 025 Marking its 175th anniversary as an incorporated village in 1838, Greenport, was settled in 1682, and was originally a major fishing and whaling port. Located near the easternmost tip of Long Island’s North Fork, Greenport borders Long Island Sound on the north and the Peconic Bay on the south. Attracting fishermen, tourists, beachgoers and boaters alike, Greenport is an historic seaside resort town.

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“Greenport’s downtown waterfront is the gem of our Village with The Mitchell Park Marina and Carousel welcoming visitors and residents year round. Greenport is a walking Village that offers many shops, restaurants and art galleries. As a long time resident and recently elected Village Trustee,  I have a deep love for this Village. I enjoy sharing my experience here with my customers.” Julia Robins jrobins@albertsonrealty.com Albertson Realty  631.477.2730