Blue Point NY Homes for Sale: Your Moving Guide
Blue Point is a somewhat small coastal town, nautical neighborhood, and close-knit community where a population of 4,740 residents of all ages and backgrounds enjoy every modern convenience and a life close to the beauty of nature.
In Blue Point, delightful restaurants, distinguished businesses, scenic waterfront activities, shopping options galore, and a unique quality of life signature to Long Island together drive a high home ownership rate of predominately single-family properties.
Good schools, low crime, and college-educated neighbors who tend to support education make Blue Point a good place for families to settle down. However, the area equally attracts the older, richer, highly educated, and more established “urban sophisticate” crowd.
Moving to Blue Point, New York could cost you more than other homes for sale in Suffolk County. Blue Point home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York but also consistently rank among the most expensive in America. Today, the median listing home price is $734K, trending up 22.3% year-over-year.
Background and history
Blue Point is part of the Brookhaven Patent from King Charles II, first settled in Setauket in 1655. Many believe the name Blue Point originated from the bluish haze that settles over the point of land extending into the bay.
During the Revolutionary War, the harbor at Blue Point was a major shipping point for British vessels, which were raided several times by American rebels from Connecticut.
The oldest dwelling in Blue Point is the old Joseph Avery homestead built in 1812 on the north side of what is now Middle Road. When the railroad came through in 1869, the town became a popular summer resort.
Today, the Blue Point name remains famous for its use by Long Island’s only microbrewery, despite Blue Point products gaining rapid market acceptance beyond New York State.
Housing and income
Buying or selling a home in Blue Point enters you into a very competitive seller’s market with a median sale price of $373 per square foot—up 13.7% since last year. The median home sells for $625,000 after ten days on the market with 75% of homes selling above list price. The median household income in Blue Point is $99,844 and 78.9% of residents own their home.
Traffic and transportation
Most Blue Point residents (88.70%) drive alone to work, commuting just over 34 minutes each way. A lot of residents with good jobs in other cities ride the train. More than nine out of every ten Blue Point residents commute to out-of-town jobs.
Cost of living
The cost of living in Blue Point—around $50,940 per year—ranks among the highest in the country ($38,433) and across New York State ($46,110). However, residents also earn some of the highest median household incomes—around $99,844 per year.
Employment and economy
Blue Point is primarily a white-collar town where 11.28% of residents work from home. Expect to find plenty of teachers, librarians, and office, administrative, and sales professionals who earn salaries between $50,000 on the low end and $100,000-plus on the high end.
Median earnings by industry include public administration ($107,120), educational services and health care and social assistance ($99,531), and finance, insurance, and real estate and rental and leasing ($81,371). Many of the residents who bring home the largest paychecks work in educational services ($98,155), public administration ($96,250), and information ($93,889).
Blue Point students—along with their Bayport neighbors—attend the Bayport-Blue Point School District. One of the elementary schools—Blue Point Elementary School—is in Blue Point on Blue Point Avenue and the remainder of the schools—including James Wilson Young Middle School and Bayport-Blue Point High School—are in Bayport. Students also attend Academy Street Elementary School, Sylvan Avenue Elementary School, and Patchogue-Medford High School.
Things to see and do in Blue Point
Blue Point Nature Preserve is a calming and peaceful place where you can walk well-maintained and manicured, pet-friendly pathways. Blue Point Dock is an excellent spot for blue claw crabbing and limited snapper, bluefish, and striped bass fishing.
Corey Beach is a bustling beach with swimming, a seasonal lifeguard, playground, gazebo, and concessions. Fire Island National Seashore is a special place to experience rhythmic waves, high dunes, ancient maritime forests, historic landmarks, and glimpses of wildlife.
Best dining in Blue Point
Cavanaugh’s Restaurant and Pub is a place to relax with friends, sample a variety of appetizers, and enjoy great food and drinks served by a friendly staff. South Ocean Grill serves fresh, creative food in a quaint, cute restaurant right on the water in the heart of Patchogue village.
Stella Trattoria & Bar takes pride in their homemade Italian dishes, courteous staff, and impressively stylish restaurant. For something more casual, head over to Blue Point Diner for great service, a friendly staff, fair prices, and a good selection of burgers, corned beef hash, and soup.
For classic ocean side comfort food, drop by Bodhi’s Beach Shack for signature dishes from baked clams to burritos and more. Drift 82 is a gem of a restaurant with marine life décor and beach vibes located on the South Shore of Long Island.
WhiskeyNeat is the place to enjoy half off all beer, wine, and spirits until 6pm, seven days a week including a full menu served Sunday through Thursday until 1am.
Dirty Taco + Tequila Patchogue got the inspiration for its name from the simple love of tacos and tequila. This hybrid of a Los Angeles taco truck and Miami liquor stand serves up an authentic urban feel.
The State Room is an intimate cocktail lounge with a menu of small plates where you can relax, regale, and return. Ruta Oaxaca Mexican Cuisine offers a vast selection of tequila and artisanal mezcal to go along with authentic and traditional food.
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