East Moriches resides in the southeast section of the Town of Brookhaven. It takes its name from its roots. Long ago, a Native American named Mertices owned a considerable amount of land in this area, and the name comes from a variation of the spelling. Mertices’ memory was cemented with the naming of this hamlet. Lawn Pro / Green Leaf has likewise cemented our name and reputation with the people of East Moriches by providing them with nothing but the best of service every time we visit their properties. We will continue to set the standard here and all over the Town of Brookhaven for years to come.
Before the arrival of European immigrants, this land was inhabited by Native American tribes. The northern area of the Moriches were occupied by the Seatalcott tribe. The southern ends were controlled by the Patchoug tribe.
When the Europeans arrived, they established an exceptionally good trading relationship with the tribes. Supplies, guns, and food were all on the market. As villages began to coalesce around each of the Moriches territories, roads were built to facilitate travel.
In the late 19th century, the Long Island Railroad was finally extended to East Moriches – and a telegraph system came with it. This greatly boosted both commerce and communication. Then, in 1909, electricity finally made its way in, quickly modernizing the community. Today, East Moriches occupies 5.6 square miles of area, 0.2 of which is water. As of the 2010 census, 5,249 citizens were reported living in the hamlet.
Though East Moriches is a small hamlet, it does have its own unusual independent school system. The district consists of one elementary school, and one middle school. Upon graduating from the middle school, its public school students have their pick of one of three high schools – Center Moriches, Eastport-South Manor, or Westhampton Beach.
Business and Economy
East Moriches is near average in affluence, with the median household income at $62,000 per year. While in the first half of the 20th century, this area became renowned for its duck farms, they have given way to tourism, with the plentiful oceanfront’s beaches and boating areas. As a result, many businesses in the hamlet have to do with boats. There are boat dealers, hauling and transportation businesses, as well as boat maintenance and repair shops. Of course, there are also marinas on the oceanfront.
Like any recreationally oriented town, East Moriches also has its share of restaurants and pubs, as well as bakeries and gift shops.
Two airports are also located within the borders of the hamlet. Lufker and Spadaro airports stand right next to each other east to west.
Recreation and Attractions
What is as pleasing to the eye as walking or driving around East Moriches and observing its beautiful properties, some of which were serviced by Lawn Pro / Green Leaf? Seeing the community from above comes to mind. Skydive Hamptons provides tandem jumps, located at Lufker Airport. Each time, you are guaranteed to fly over the West Hampton Dunes.
Another wonderful way to take to the air in East Moriches is flyboarding. Flyboard Hamptons offers flyboard instruction as well as paddle board rentals. In addition, they also sell equipment related to both activities such as jetpacks, flyboards, and hoverboards.
Main Street is known for its great scenery, where many of its best eateries and shops are located.
The Silly Lily Fishing Station, in operation since 1932, has boat rentals, fishing lessons, paddle board and kayak rentals, and fishing dory packages.