Bay Shore (zip code 11706) is located in the town of Islip, Suffolk County, Long Island. Students at Bay Shore will attend schools at the Bay Shore School District. A small portion of the town is zoned for the Islip School District and Brentwood School District.
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Median Age: 33.9
Population Under 18: 25.7%
Population Over 65: 11.6%
% of Population with High School Diploma: 84.7%
% of Population with Bachelor's Degree: 28.4%
% of Population with Graduate or Professional Degree: 11.2%
Median Household Income: $74888
Average Household Income: $93507
Average Travel Time to Work: 32.1 minutes
Bay Shore is a waterfront hamlet, which includes parts of Brightwaters, a village with many beautiful stately homes, along the Western part of the Bay Shore. The Sunrise Highway dissects the town; the homes in Southern part is along the Great South Bay and many are located along the water, and the Northern part is inland, where you are able to find homes in a larger range of price points.
Bay Shore is a diverse town, and after a period of decay, the downtown area of Bay Shore has reinvented itself and is once again a vibrant business district. There are now cools shops and lots of great restaurants, a popular YMCA with a theater on Main Street, where people come from nearby towns to enjoy the upscale amenities. The downtown area now hosts many community festivals, including an annual arts festival, St. Patrick's Day parades, concerts, farmers markets, and more.
For more shopping, there are large shopping centers at the South Shore Mall, the Gardiner Manor Shopping Center with a Target and big box stores, and the Tanger Outlets in Deer Park.
Mainly, water lovers will enjoy the Bay Shore lifestyle. There are waterfront homes with direct water access to the shore and canals, many of which are distinctive Victorians and Tudors.
The Bay Shore Manor Park on the Great South Bay has playgrounds and a water park for kids. There are both public and private marinas with boat slips and ramps. To reach the ocean beaches, you can also drive quickly to Robert Moses Start Park via the Robert Moses Causeway.
There is a train station in Bay Shore on the Montauk branch, and the train ride is one hour to midtown Manhattan for direct trains, and longer if a transfer is required. To drive, Bay Shore is approximately 43 miles from the city via the Southern State Parkway, or a bit over one hour. Most of the traffic to other towns on Long Island are through the Southern State Parkway and Sunrise Highway. Bay Shore also has a terminal for ferries to Fire Island.
Owner Occupied Homes: 58.9%
Rental Homes: 41.1%
Total Housing Units: 9642
Detached Single Family Homes: 63.5%
Attached Single Family Homes: 6.5%
2 Unit Homes: 4.7%
3 to 4 Unit Homes: 2.4%
5 to 9 Unit Homes: 9.1%
10-19 Unit Homes: 4.8%
20 or More Units Homes: 7.3%
Year Homes Were Built:
Built After 2010: 0.6%
Built 2000 to 2009: 5%
Built 1990 to 1999: 8.2%
Built 1980 to 1989: 10%
Built 1970 to 1979: 8%
Built 1960 to 1969: 17.8%
Built 1950 to 1959: 25.1%
Built 1940 to 1949: 7.2%
Built 1939 or Earlier: 18.1%
Owner Occupied Homes Values:
Less Than $50,000: 4.8%
$50,000 to $99,999: 1%
$100,000 to $149,999: 1.8%
$150,000 to $199,999: 6.2%
$200,000 to $299,999: 33.4%
$300,000 to $499,999: 42.2%
$500,000 to $999,999: 9.8%
$1,000,000 or more: 0.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native: 3.6%
Management, Business, Science, and Arts: 27.3%
Sales and Office: 26.2%
Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance: 8.3%
Production, Transportation, and Material Moving: 14.4%
Agriculture, forestry, Fishing and Hunting, Mining: 0%
Wholesale Trade: 2.2%
Retail Trade: 12.8%
Transportation and Warehousing, and Utilities: 6%
Finance and Insurance, Real Estate: 5.1%
Professional, Scientific, and management,administrative and waste management: 9%
Education, Health Care, and Social Assistance: 28.1%
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, Accommodation and Food Services: 8.3%
Other Services, except Public Administration: 4.7%
Public Administration: 3.4%
* All data from the US Census, 2012-2016 American Community Survey
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