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Discovering Terryville Homes for Sale: A Neighborhood Guide

Terryville is a Suffolk County hamlet with a suburban neighborhood located in Port Jefferson Station. Moving here gives you plenty to do—from the family-friendly fun at an Oheka Castle concert to the outdoor activities with stunning views at the nearby Hallockville Museum Farm.

Terryville is the perfect neighborhood for any executive moving to Long Island. An enviable mix of spacious homes, relatively stable real estate values, and wealthy professionals lands the Suffolk County town in the top 12% executive lifestyle neighborhoods in New York.

However, Terryville is also a place to discover locally owned stores with unique items and small eateries with delicious cuisine, all fit for any budget. Terryville is also the home of the Buttercup Dairy, which opened in the 1920s as a true, cow-friendly dairy farm and today remains a small deli offering meats and fresh vegetables.

On paper, buying a home in Terryville gives you an overall nice place to live, where residents enjoy favorable median family incomes, state income tax rates, sales taxes, and job growth. Fun fact: more Italian and Russian ancestry people live here than in almost any neighborhood in the country.


Background and history

The first European settlers of the area that would eventually become Port Jefferson Station and Terryville arrived in the mid-1600s. Most were fishermen, whale hunters, and farmers until the advent of the railroad line—connecting the eastern end of Long Island with New York City—ignited the shift to commercial enterprises and suburban residential areas. Today, Terryville remains a staple of Long Island suburban living within easy reach of the hustle and bustle of the city.


Housing and income

Exploring Terryville homes for sale gives you the chance to live in one of the top 15% highest income neighborhoods in America where families earn $94,000 per year on average. The median home value is $443,400, representing 7.1% home appreciation over the last ten years. Homes in Terryville cost more than 46% of homes in New York neighborhoods and 73% of homes in neighborhoods in the country. Our Long Island mortgage calculator can help you find the right home for you.

Residents here own spacious homes with stable real estate values including a mix of mostly medium to large sized single-family homes—along with small apartment buildings. Homes in Terryville are established but not old, many built between 1970 and 1999 with others built between 2000 and today. The housing supply in Terryville is very tight compared to the demand for property.


Traffic and transportation

The typical Terryville resident commutes between 15 and 30 minutes to work—most in the car alone (93%), a few in carpools with co-workers, friends, and neighbors (3.7%), a handful on the subway (0.3%), and the rest via other means of transportation (3.1%).


Cost of living

Expect to pay 26.1% higher living costs than the national average. Terryville residents pay higher than national average overall (+43%), for goods and services (+23%), and for housing (+95%).

However, despite paying some of the highest living expenses in New York and the country, Terryville residents also earn some of the highest median household incomes.

The total cost of housing, food, childcare, transportation, health care, taxes, and other necessities is $50,940 per year—greater than the New York average ($46,110) and the national average ($38,433).


Employment and economy

Terryville is a town of executives, managers, and professionals. Almost half of working residents (44.9%) hold executive, management, and professional positions. Other residents work in sales and service (24.3%), manufacturing and labor (19.4%) and clerical, assistant, and tech support (11.4%).

The largest industries in Terryville are health care and social assistance, retail trade, and educational services. The highest paying industries are information ($108,869), public administration ($102,243), and finance and insurance ($73,750).

The largest group of Terryville residents (14.4%) work in education instruction and library occupations. SUNY Stony Brook employs over 13,000 residents from the Brookhaven area. Other residents work at nearby colleges including Suffolk County Community College, Dowling College, and St. Joseph’s College. South Country School District and Brookhaven Free Library are also ranked as some of the best companies to work for in the area.



Most Terryville students attend the Brookhaven–Comsewogue Union Free School District. Some students living in small parts of the southern and western sections attend the Middle Country Central School District and the Three Village Central School District.

The main schools include Clinton Avenue School (Pre-K to grade 2), Norwood Avenue School (Pre-K to grade 4), Boyle Road Elementary School (grades 3 to 5), Terryville Road School (grades 3 to 5), John F. Kennedy Middle School (grades 6 to 8), and Comsewogue High School (grades 9 to 12).


Things to do in Terryville

Buying a home in Terryville gains you access to the north and south shores of Long Island. A large portion of Fire Island is considered part of Brookhaven. The Great South Bay is another popular beach and tourist destination locals and visitors flock to in the summer—especially boaters and fishermen.

You can spend your leisure time at the Long Island Museum, rich with nine acres of displays related to art and local history. Wildwood State Park is another place to enjoy picnicking, fishing, camping, and swimming, complete with over 600 acres of undeveloped forest, trails for hiking and biking, beach access, and a playground area.


Best dining in Terryville

A community staple for over 40 years, Seaport Diner is a big, bright, and inviting spot to grab excellent American cuisine complete with fast service and a friendly staff. Colosseo Pizzeria—family owned since 1980—serves old-school traditional pizza, fresh crisp salads, and more. More than just the mouthwatering meals, locals love the wonderful staff that strive to create the perfect casual dining or takeout experience.

Saigon Casa is the place to grab authentic Vietnamese cuisine. Discover a delicious menu of meat and vegan options including pho, vermicelli bowls, fried rice dishes, and more. Gilshar Greek Café is another staple for Greek food on Long Island. Explore inspirations from multiple cultures including some of the best Mediterranean dishes in town.

Bagelicious Café serves healthy, fresh, American deli fare, complete with a menu of bagels, salads, sandwiches, and much more. Hurricane Grill and Wings works hard to bring you that easy-going, beach lifestyle in a totally relaxed restaurant form, offering quality-sourced, award-winning wings and a bar side atmosphere overflowing with beers.


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Rita Tsoukaris launched RE/MAX Integrity Leaders in Centereach in 2006. Her passion for helping people achieve their home ownership dreams has earned her team the number one spot for Long Island homes for sale from 2015 through 2022.

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