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This property on Great Pond offers a lake house feel with access to Kenney’s Beach. (Photo Credit: OneKey MLS)

Wondering what your budget can get you on the red-hot North Fork real estate market? We’re here to help, home buyers. In our biweekly column, we spotlight homes for sale in hamlets across the North Fork at various price points.

When Q2 real estate market reports rolled in recently, one of the hottest places to buy on the North Fork was Southold: the hamlet saw average home prices rise to $1,185,042, up from $667,277 a year ago.

This area’s popularity is no mystery, as Southold residents have access to the beaches of Long Island Sound, Southold Bay and Goose Creek, a convenient location and an increasingly lively downtown area (check out the newly opened Southold General on Einstein Square).

Here’s a look at five homes you can buy right now in Southold.

A lavish estate with a private beach

What do you get in Southold when money is no object? This huge 8-acre compound on Southold Bay featuring more than 150 feet of private beach frontage and a 9,600 square feet of living space. The five bedrooms all have en suite baths and the winding, tree-lined driveway, double-staircase foyer and floor-to-ceiling windows will attract a buyer with a flair for drama. It’s listed by Corcoran for $10 million.

Water views and new dock on Goose Creek

Built in 1984, this new-to-market contemporary home has an idyllic setting on Goose Creek, with canal access and a newly rebuilt dock. The interior has 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and a spacious Great Room with a fireplace overlooking the gardens and water. It’s listed for $1.435 million by First Hampton International Realty.

New construction farm house-style compound

Get that new-house smell with this three-bedroom, three-bath residence, with a large open kitchen, white oak flooring and vineyard views. The property also comes with a separate one-bedroom, one-bath apartment with an office, balcony and detached barn/garage; plus there’s a third building you can use for storage or a workshop. The asking price is $1.2 million from Douglas Elliman Real Estate.

Renovated ranch house with lovely landscaping

The dark-wood beams and new finishes give this three-bedroom, two-bath ranch home an upscale rustic feel. The large deck overlooks a pretty landscaped backyard on a .66 acre lot — and you’re only about a half mile from Kenney’s Beach. This home is listed for $838,000 by Douglas Elliman Real Estate.

Lake house feel with a walk to Kenney’s beach

Built in 1971, this ranch home couldn’t have a more idyllic setting: It sits on Great Pond but is also just .2 miles from sunsets and a Sound views at Kenney’s Beach. The home has three bedrooms and 1.5 baths and relatively low annual taxes of $6,256. The property is listed by Douglas Elliman Real Estate for $749,000.