Wading River

• A hamlet located in the town of Riverhead and the town of Brookhaven •

Wading River sits beside and shares a school district with Shoreham. The quiet hamlet has historical roots that date back to the earliest English colonial records. The area was settled by eight colonial families in 1671. By 1947, Wading River formed its own volunteer fire department and historical society and converted the military’s Camp Upton into the Brookhaven National Laboratory.

The areas dunes, beaches and cliffs that make up Wildwood State Park are of high popularity, especially in the warmer months.


Wading River shares a school district with Shoreham.

Real Estate

The median home cost in East Moriches is $420,000, according to Zillow. Home values have increased 8.9 percent in the past year and are expected to continue to rise.


As of 2010, the population of Wading River is 7,719.


Read more about Wading River here.

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