Real Estate Bay Shore

Bay Shore is a hamlet in the Town of Islip, Suffolk County, New York, United States. It is situated on the South Shore of Long Island, adjoining the Great South Bay. In 2008, Bay Shore celebrated the 300th anniversary of the purchase of the land from the local Indians. The population of the CDP was 26,337 at the time of the 2010 census.

The hamlet’s name has changed several times. Early European settlers referred to the place as Penataquit and, earlier, Awixa; both names were used by the Native American Secatogue tribe. By the early 19th century it was renamed Sodom. When and why the name was changed to Sodom remains a mystery. In 1842 it was changed to Mechanicsville, then back to Penataquit in 1849.The name Penataquit proved unpopular because it was difficult to spell. The name of the hamlet and post office was finally changed to Bay Shore in 1868.

Bay Shore: Bay Shore Sign

Bay Shore is one of the older hamlets on Long Island. Sagtikos Manor located in West Bay Shore was built around 1697. It was used as a British headquarters during the Revolutionary War, at the time of the Battle of Long Island. It also is a place that President Washington stayed during his tour of Long Island in 1790.

The land that was to become Bay Shore proper was purchased from the Secatogue Indians in 1708 by John Mowbray, a teacher, for “several eel spears”.

Population in 2010: 26,337. Population change since 2000: +10.4%

Males:  12,765

Females: 13,572

Median Age: 37.4 years

Zip codes: 11706.

Estimated median household income in 2009: $70,906 (it was $50,155 in 2000)


Estimated per capita income in 2009: $27,159

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $345,333 (it was $147,400 in 2000)

Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $436,442; Detached houses: $441,002; Townhouses or other attached units: $497,429; In 2-unit structures: $643,472; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $550,839; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $280,612; Mobile homes: $122,409

Median gross rent in 2009: $1,301.

Recent home sales in Bay Shore, NY (zip code 11706):

  • 4TH AVE: $144,000 on 2012-08-14
  • CLEVELAND ST: $330,000 on 2012-08-10
  • FIRE ISLAND AVE: $230,000 on 2012-08-08
  • CAPTAINS WALK E: $510,000 on 2012-08-07 (TYPE UNKNOWN)
  • CARLL DR: $275,600 on 2012-08-07
  • OKLAHOMA AVE: $199,000 on 2012-08-03 (MULTI-FAMILY (2 – 4))
  • OAKRIDGE DR: $187,500 on 2012-08-02
  • LOUISE DR: $172,479 on 2012-07-31
  • LOUISIANA AVE: $275,000 on 2012-07-30
  • BROOKLYN BLVD: $183,000 on 2012-07-30

Zip code 11706 (BAY SHORE, New York) real estate house value trends

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