Why you'd want to live in Setauket
Setauket-East Setauket is a census-designated place (CDP) in Suffolk County, New York, on the North Shore of Long Island in the Town of Brookhaven. In 2010 the population was 15,477. Setauket encompasses the hamlets of Setauket (formerly West Setauket) and East Setauket. Founded in 1655, it was the first settlement in Brookhaven. Founded as an agricultural community in the mid-17th century, Setauket was a regional center of activity during the American Revolutionary War and is noted for the Culper spy ring and the Battle of Setauket. Many of Setauket's early structures are intact and now form the Old Setauket Historic District. The Setaukets remain a mostly residential area, while bordering the more commercial enclaves of Port Jefferson and Stony Brook. Many businesses in the community largely cater to the over 24,500 students of the adjacent Stony Brook University.