Northport has gained fame for being an area where the rich and famous can live quietly and anonymously. In addition to the residents of the exclusive, gated Northport Point, chef Mario Batali lives north of town at Cathead point, comedian and actor Tim Allen routinely spent summers in Northport until he and his wife divorced, and the father of singer Madonna has long lived south of town on his own farm/vinyard in Leelenau County.