Long Island Sound and Westchester NY: A Choice Home for Plants, Animals, People

Real Estate Agent with Prudential Centennial

Long Island Sound a Choice Home for Plants, Animals, People!

Did you know the Long Island Sound is an estuary? If you've got a blank look on your face, you're not alone. Many people are aware of estuaries, but don't recognize them by their somewhat presumptuous name.

If you're looking for homes along the Long Island Sound, you'll be glad to know this is some of the most highly-sought-after Westchester County. If you're shopping for home in Mamaroneck, you've come to the right place! Our listings feature so many beautiful homes in Mamaroneck, Larchmont, New Rochelle, and much more.

Here is just one example of one of our waterfront listings in Mamaroneck.

What is an Estuary?

When salt water from the ocean mixes with fresh waters from rivers and land water sources, an estuary is created. This is just one of the features that makes the Long Island Sound so special and an incredibly desirable place to be.

Unlike many estuaries, Long Island Sound has two connections to the sea and a multitude of major rivers. In 1987 this area was designated a "National Estuary" by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

This mix of fresh and salt water helps create an optimal environment for plant and wildlife. Sustaining habitat is abundant here for feeding, breeding, and nesting.

In addition to being an environmental miracle, the Long Island Sound is a major contributing factor to the local economy with about $5.5 billion annually pouring into the region from boaters, anglers, swimmers, and tourists.

This isn't such a bad place for people to live-it's fabulous and more than 8 million people agree as they live in the Long Island Sound watershed.

Great Waterfront Property Available

If you're ready to become a part of the Long Island Sound's complex and beautiful eco system, explore some of our waterfront community profiles. Then contact Prudential Centennial Realty for a tour and more information about this amazing region.

Posted by

Donald Reich

Associate Broker, Prudential Centennial



Comments (3)

J. Philip Faranda
J. Philip Faranda (J. Philip R.E. LLC) Westchester County NY - Briarcliff Manor, NY

If I am not mistaken, then, an estuary has what is considered brackish water? I used to live in New Orleans and became rather gamiliar with the shoreline down there as well. 

The sound shore is one of the really beautiful things about Westchester. 

May 18, 2011 08:44 AM
Donna Paul
Keller Williams Realty Gold Coast - Dix Hills, NY
Long Island Home Specialist,All About Real Estate

It's amazing how much New York is so different from coast to coast. This part must have great site to view and to enjoy. Thanks for sharing Donald

May 19, 2011 03:24 PM
Donald Reich
Prudential Centennial - New Rochelle, NY

I agree with you Phil. As Always, thank  you for your comments.

Donna, I have seen your Long Island beaches. You have nothing to complain about there either!

May 19, 2011 03:30 PM