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Located on the north shore of Long Island's Suffolk County, is like an urban oasis in the midst of suburbia. The quaint and bustling village has a strong arts flavor, with galleries, an independent bookstore, a popular new concert venue and a movie theater specializing in independent and international films. Its large and varied stock of restaurants, night life and outdoor concerts and festivals attract people from across Long Island, and its compact size makes it pedestrian-friendly for visitors and residents alike.

Huntington is roughly 40 miles to Manhattan, with a Long Island Rail Road trip to Midtown from either the Huntington or Cold Spring Harbor stations taking about an hour. Both in price and geography, the village is situated between the high-end communities of Huntington Bay, Cold Spring Harbor and Lloyd Harbor, where large estates with waterfront views command prices in the millions, and the more affordable, inland hamlet of Huntington Station.

The village is considered relatively diverse and welcoming, and has hosted Long Island's annual gay pride parade since 1991.  Heckscher Park, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, is a 19-acre local park along Main Street that includes a pond, lawns, a playground, an amphitheater???the Chapin Rainbow Stage???and the Heckscher Museum of Art. Several Long Island  Sound beaches are a short drive away, including Fleet's Cove Beach in Centerport and Crescent Beach in Huntington Bay.  Those looking to cool off have access to the Town of Huntington???s eight public beaches. A seasonal permit is required.

The village has a variety of restaurants that draw diners from around Long Island.  There are multiple shops, clothing boutiques and an independent bookstore on New York Avenue called Book Revue. Department-store shopping can be found at the nearby newly renovated Walt Whitman Mall in Huntington Station, with stores including Bloomingdale's, Saks, Apple, Free People and Tourneau.  A seasonal farmer's market is held Sundays in Huntington Village.

The Huntington Summer Arts Festival, produced by the Huntington Arts Council, presents dozens of outdoor performances at Heckscher Park. The Paramount, a concert venue, opened last year in the space formerly occupied by the nonprofit Inter-Media Arts Center, which closed in 2009 after 26 years. The Cinema Arts Centre, on Park Avenue, showcases independent and international films.