Manorville NY Homes for Sale: Your Moving Guide
Interested in Manorville homes for sale? From the more desired areas in the west parts of the city to the more affordable homes in the southwest regions, where you end up in Manorville could mean the difference between a $95K and $8.5 million mortgage. Regardless of where you land, you can expect a great place to enjoy the many fruits of small-town life.
Although more remote than other towns and villages located on the East End, the pleasant hamlet of Manorville is not without things to do—the difference is that most of those things are more nature focused. Visit the northeastern corner of Manorville, for example, and you can discover the hiker’s paradise and most abundant natural area on Long Island: the Long Island Central Pine Barrens.
Despite being landlocked, Manorville’s proximity to the famed East End region earned it the nickname, “The Gateway to the Hamptons.” However, the hamlet is just as close to the North Fork with Fire Island within reach, too. Perhaps the best way to think about Manorville: a tranquil retreat with civilization within reach.
Background and history
Life in Manorville began as a small farming community. In 1844, the Long Island Rail Road opened the “St. George’s Manor” train station, posting a sign to make the name official. The story that unfolded inspired the town name that stands today.
Seth Raynor, station agent, Revolutionary War Captain, and enterprising vandal, bristled at St. George and its association with the British monarchy. Seth painted over “St. George’s,” leaving only “Manor” behind. The name on the sign lasted until Manorville was officially adopted in the early 20th century.
Time softened Manorville’s rebellious spirit, which now more closely resembles an overall quiet atmosphere. This gradual change made way for leisurely pursuits like golf and more rural attractions like petting zoos.
Housing, living, and income
Statistics position Manorville as an area of growth over the past two decades. A current population of 14,314, for example, represents 28.6% growth since 2000. The median resident is 44.5 years old, earns $103,156 per year (up from $62,895 in 2000), and lives in a house or condo valued at $450,974 (up from $189,800 in 2000).
Mean prices for Manorville homes for sale include housing units ($521,196), detached houses ($533,218), townhouses ($450,637), 2-unit structures ($473,059), 3 to 4-unit structures ($342,976), and units with 5 or more structures ($384,634). The cost-of-living index is very high in Manorville (150.7), which exceeds the New York average and staggers more than a full 50 points higher than the national average (100).
Manorville dining and shopping
Despite its well-established landlocked status, Manorville still offers proximity to Long Island’s fisheries, which in turn serve their more inland neighbors. Clams, for example—whether stuffed, steamed, on the half shell, or casino—are opening across the town. Hungry locals can also enjoy the usual kind of small-town staples including pizza, burgers, sushi, bagels, and more.
Expect no shortage of local farms where you can gather a week’s worth of fresh produce nor places to indulge in homemade pastries for dessert or even breakfast. Shopaholics can anticipate mild disappointment upon buying a house in Manorville, as few people move here for that sort of scene. However, proximity to the North and South forks puts Manorville residents within reach of more retail-focused locales.
Manorville students attend the Eastport-South Manor Central School District, which includes South Street School (K-2), Tuttle Avenue Elementary School (K-2), Dayton Avenue School (3-6), Eastport Elementary School (3-6), and Eastport-South Manor Junior/Senior High School (7-12).
The district is known for its excellence in theatre and stage productions, wide variety of sports programs, and clubs. The Wall of Honor Project—created to honor the students that voluntarily enter the military upon their graduation from the high school—is the district’s way of expressing gratitude to the courageous alumni serving in the United States Armed Forces.
Parks and recreation
From the concerts at the historic and family friendly Grangebel Park Pavilion to the stunning views at Southaven County Park, parks and recreation abound in the town of Manorville. Leaning more on the recreation side is a handful of locally owned stores and eateries where you can find unique items and delicious cuisine suited for any budget.
The Manorville Hills County Park Walking Trail is a 7.7-mile loop trail with a moderately challenging route the average person completes in 2 hours and 51 minutes. From hiking and running to simply enjoying solitude during the quieter times of day, the best of the park is best enjoyed between March and November.
Robert Cushman Murphy County Park—Suffolk County’s first natural park—is a local favorite for boating, hiking, and bird watching. The 2,200-acre park—part of the Peconic River Watershed—is home to a plethora of wildlife and bird species. Take the boat launch into Swan Lake for a morning of fishing or follow the foot path to hike and explore the natural habitat located within the park. Portions of the property are also open for seasonal hunting.
The 275-acre Indian Island Park—which sits at the estuarine mouth of the Peconic River—is open to the public year-round for activities—the most popular one being camping. Campers can spend a weekend at trailer and tent sites complete with the comfort and convenience of restrooms and shower facilities. Remote yet accessible, the park features picnic tables, grills, comfortable benches, and views of the glistening and peaceful Flanders Bay which together create one of the finest picnicking sites in Suffolk County.
Restaurants and bars
Families with young children can gather at JC’s Restaurant Manorville for a memorable meal. With over 30 years of experience in the service industry, the restaurant promises good food at a reasonable price complete with a comfortable, friendly atmosphere serviced by an excellent staff.
The Long Island Farm Brewery—located in a former potato barn—features a tasting room and brewhouse reminiscent of Long Island’s farming past. The popular brewery sits on the east end of Long Island next to the equally popular Waterdrinker Family Farm.
Pizza lovers can unite at La Vespa. This Italian pizza kitchen whips up fresh pizza and authentic Italian food, whether you want to spend an evening at home over takeout or cater your next celebration, milestone, or event.
Another big pizza player in town—Godfather’s Pizza at Hess Express—satisfies locals with its unique create-your-own-pizza menu. Choose from specialty flavors like Sriracha Bacon Cheeseburger and sign up for their loyalty club to devour your way to free pizza.
In the mood to shoot some pool? Head down to The Maples. This popular restaurant and pool hall features a bar and lounge where guests can savor tasty burgers, chili, steaks, and more. Enjoy delicious BBQ and a good draft beer as you vibe to live music. The Maples is the spot in town to find a unique blend of cool service, democratic prices, and a quiet atmosphere.
Eagle’s Nest Café is another great place to enjoy a meal with family and friends. Drop by for a good meal and a drink or come for the entertainment whether you prefer the excitement of Monday Night Football or the musical amusement of live bands.
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(all data current as of 12/5/2023)
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