Wading River Home Inspections Completed Full Inspections In Wading River 10/31/2017 154 Wading River Rd 6/19/2017 301 Sound Ave 8/1/2016 18 Merion Cir 4/1/2016 19 Hermitage St 10/11/2015 67 17th St 9/13/2014 15 17th St 4/10/2014 117 Canterbury Drive 3/1/2014 2342 N Wading River Rd 5/30/2013 87 Overlook Dr 6/11/2012 56 Sunset Blvd 9/7/2011 84 Stephen Dr 3/19/2011 19 E Amber Ln Back to Completed Home Inspections Wading River is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in Suffolk County, New York, United States, on the North Shore of Long Island. As of the 2010 census, the CDP population was 7,719. It is adjacent to Shoreham and shares a school district. Most of Wading River lies within the Town of Riverhead, but a small portion is in the Town of Brookhaven. The name of the hamlet comes from the originalAlgonquian name for the area, Pauquaconsuk, meaning "the place where we wade for thick, round-shelled clams". "Wading in the River" or Wading River was adopted by the first English colonists.