Shoreham NY Homes for Sale: Your Moving Guide
Like the rest of Suffolk County, Shoreham is a place of suburban and rural neighborhoods, beach vacation towns, and quaint villages intertwined with orchards, vineyards, farm stands, and the beauty of nature. Adding to the appeal are academically solid schools and a North Shore country setting near the Long Island Sound.
This peaceful village on the North Shore of Long Island is renowned for its tranquil atmosphere and scenic vistas. Adding to the charm are breathtaking waterfront views, serene beaches, historic landmarks, and a rich history that together make Shoreham a desirable location for residents and tourists alike.
Homes for sale in Shoreham range from spacious and modern apartments and condos to charming bungalows, ranches, and colonials. The area is home to a popular public library and an award-winning senior center and golf course, complete with an intricate blend of beautiful scenery, convenient facilities, and top-tier housing.
The Village of Shoreham is a former summer colony dating back to the early 20th century. Hidden away over time, the village gradually evolved into a year-round community of century-old cottages that are not so small as the name implies. Today, the village remains a serene, self-contained, nearly rustic place of hilly foliage-rich streets with a perfect devotion to its past.
Background and history
Incorporated in 1913, Shoreham Village is located on the scenic, wooded, hilly North Shore of Long Island about 70 miles east of New York City. In the 19th Century, the site was known as “Woodville Landing,” named for the break in the bluffs where locally harvested cordwood was loaded upon flat-bottom boats for trans-shipment to New York and to the brick works at Haverstraw on the Hudson.
In 1900, developer James Warden changed the name to “Wardenclyffe,” taking advantage of the arrival of rail service in 1895 (linking the area to Port Jefferson and New York City) to establish a summer resort and colony. Warden also attracted inventor Nikola Tesla to establish his famous laboratory and radio tower nearby. When Warden died in 1906, Herbertt Hapgood took over development of the community. Elizabeth Upham, the spouse of one of Hapgood development partners Richard Upham, renamed the site “Shoreham.”
Shoreham Village was mostly a summer community until the 1960’s and 1970s when new local employment opportunities arrived, igniting economic growth and a rapid transition to a more year-round community. Major employers driving the surge include Brookhaven National Laboratory, Grumman, and the project to extend the Long Island Expressway to Eastern Long Island.
Housing, living, and income
There are 1,975 residential properties in Shoreham with an average age of 47 years for a single-family home. It’s a somewhat competitive housing market where 67% of homes sell over asking and 33% of homes sell under asking. Equity rich homes make up 46.26% of all residential properties.
The median sale price is $710K (or $410 per square feet), which represents 21.2% year-over-year growth. Homes for sale range from $450K to $1.9 million with an average home value of $661,692.
The median age of Shoreham residents is 54.1. Most residents are white-collar workers (84.3%) followed by blue-collar workers (15.7%), entrepreneurs (28 residents), private company employees (108 residents), and people who work in governmental institutions (51 residents).
Shoreham residents take home a median household income of $136,042 and an average household income of $190,587. Per capita income is $68,218 or $272,872 for a family of four.
Shoreham is a town of many scientists and residents who work in computers and math. 13% of people work from home, including telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions and people who are self-employed or operate small businesses out of their homes. Many residents are considered urban sophisticates who are wealthy, professional, and highly educated.
Things to do in Shoreham
Shoreham is a place to enjoy 280 vibrant, cohesive acres, a strong community spirit, admirable traditions of volunteerism and neighborly love, and a deep devotion to the Village both as it stands today and where it goes from here.
Lovers of seasonal water sports, tennis, and recreational activities will feel right at home. Locals also share the excitement of well-established celebrations and traditions including joyous 4th of July festivities and an annual Labor Day Sunday tennis tournament. The coveted event against rival Wading River has continued going strong without interruption for nearly the past one hundred years.
Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe is on a mission to develop the site of Nikola Tesla’s last remaining laboratory into a transformative global science center that embraces his bold spirit of invention, provides innovative learning experiences, fosters the advancement of new technologies, and preserves his legacy in the Tesla Museum.
Lewin Farms is a small, quiet, family-owned farm and pumpkin patch offering simple fun in the form of a five-acre corn maze that takes 30 minutes to complete.
The Long Island Aquarium Riverhead is a great rainy-day activity for the whole family. Start by visiting Critter Corner—home to the Albino Burmese Python and Red-Tail Boa—and then stroll through the Butterfly exhibit for a fluttering finale.
MoMo’s Sports Bar is a Long Island staple and destination for enthusiastic sports fans to enjoy game night complete with plenty of flat screen TVs, generous portions of wings, and a great beer selection.
Jerry and The Mermaid is the epitome of down-home cooking. This 2nd generation of family-owned and operated casual Seafood and American restaurants has been dishing out delicious dishes since 1994. Step back and check out their one-of-a-kind “Crispy Boats” menu or go classic with their fish and chips for a taste of the ocean with a battered, crispy coating to bring it all together.
Students living in Shoreham begin elementary school at Miller Avenue School (K-12) and then move on to Wading River School (3-5) and Albert G Prodell Middle School (6-8).
Shoreham-Wading River High School (9-12)—a secondary school that enrolls 800 students—is the center of the community complete with a sprawling sixty-acre campus incorporated with a public library, community fitness and nautilus center, exercise trail, evening tennis courts, and community athletic fields.
Best dining in Shoreham
Oceans 5 Seafood Market and Eatery offers a casual dining room with an upscale New York City feel. Comfortable yet classy, the restaurant features an elegant bar with an amazing “hand crafted” martini and specialty drink list. Enjoy an extensive selection of wines and specialty draft beers, the freshest seafood, premium certified beefs, and a huge selection of gourmet prepared meals, appetizers, and sides.
Osaka Japanese Restaurant, located at 99-8 Route 25A, offers a wide array of Japanese dishes including miso soup, seaweed salad, edamame, avocado rolls, and more. Stop in for a Japanese Lunch Special or order your favorite Japanese dish for take-out.
Bagel Lady Café invites you to come and find your favorite morning staple and get your day off to a great start with a tastier AM bite. Located near a parking lot, the café offers a rack to store your bike.
The Fifth Season offers fresh and vibrant summer menus, catering menus, private dining menus, and more. Rediscover American ingredients from both farm and sea at the peak of their season.
Orto showcases its own version of Italian American Cuisine, sourcing the finest and freshest ingredients available on the American market, each one prepared with an Italian sensibility.
Toast Coffeehouse is a breakfast and brunch restaurant dedicated to serving up the freshest foods and coffee with new and innovative menu items.
Ruvo Restaurant East—taking its name from a small town in southern Italy—is the original domain of the DeNicola Brothers Concepts. RUVO offers a rustic feel with trendy cuisine and a diverse wine list complete with wines from Long Island, California, and Italy.
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