Where is it located and how did it get its name? Located on the south-west side of Shelter Island, Montclair Colony is an enclave that got its name from a family from Montclair, NJ who purchased a home there, and then invited friends to come and visit. Those friends purchased homes nearby, and soon there were multiple families transplanted from Montclair, NJ.
With a shoreline that runs along West Neck Harbor to the west and to the south, this is a favorite area for boaters. The Island Boatyard, which also has a popular restaurant, “Salt”, is to the eastern end of Montclair Colony. The western side of this area has deep water dockage and sunsets, while the southern side has forever views toward Shell Beach and the sound.
The home styles in Montclair Colony have evolved over the years, from modest cottages to restored farmhouses to newly built estate homes.