THE SCOOP Brookville, a bucolic village offering rolling hills and vast properties, is in the midst of “a building boom,” says Mayor Daniel Serota.
With the zoning codes within Brookville having been revamped in 2013 to change volume restrictions on home size, allowing for an additional 10,000 cubic feet on two-acre properties, “there has been a lot of activity in the village,” says Serota, noting there are 20 homes currently under construction or proposed. “People are expanding, renovating or knocking down old homes and building new ones. ... As long as you don’t pass your setbacks, you can build a larger home.”
Those expanded homes are easily accommodated by Brookville’s sprawling parcels, which are a minimum of two acres.
“We’re only 26 miles from Manhattan, but we feel like we’re in the country because everyone here is on two acres or four acres or five acres,” Serota says.
That acreage, along with tree-lined settings and gated properties, offer residents a secluded environment, says John Messina of Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty.
“It’s very lush, and I think that’s part of the appeal,” he says. “People want to have the privacy.”
Common housing styles within Brookville have traditionally included Colonials and Contemporaries, with recent new construction modernizing many homes, says Joseph Scavo of Douglas Elliman Real Estate. Prices on average range from around $1.5 million to over $5 million, he says.
One of the primary draws to the area, he adds, are the highly regarded school districts. They include Jericho, which was named the top district in the nation in NICHE 2019 Best School Districts ranking.
“Being centrally located is a big draw as well,” adds Scavo, pointing out that Brookville is near the Long Island Expressway, the Long Island Rail Road and lots of shopping.
Brookville, featuring many horse properties, includes attractions such as Brookville Nature Park, Tam O’Shanter Golf Club, and LIU Post’s Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, a concert hall offering live performances and speaking engagements.
“It’s a big feather in the cap for Brookville,” Serota says.
SALES PRICE Between Sept. 1, 2017, and Sept. 26, 2018, there were 33 home sales with a median sale price of $2.12 million, according to the Multiple Listing Service of Long Island. The low price for that period was $1.01 million and the high was $4.5 million. During that time period a year earlier there were 26 home sales with a median sale price of $1.95 million. The price range was $1.25 million to $8.3 million.
SCHOOLS Most students attend Jericho or Locust Valley High School. Long Island Lutheran is also in Brookville.
Town Oyster Bay
Area 4.0 square miles
ZIP code 11545
Median age n/a
Median household income $237,083
Median home value $1,984,500*
LIRR to NYC From Hicksville, 39 to 52 minutes at peak
Monthly ticket $297
School district Jericho and Locust Valley
SOURCES 2010 Census; mlslI.com; LIRR;
*Based on sales in the past six months, according to MLSLI
Old Cedar Swamp Rd.
Bathrooms 3 full, 1 half
Lot size 2 acres
Days on the market 159
Ormond Park Rd.
Style Exp. ranch
Lot size 2.01 acres
Days on the market 190
Bathrooms 6 full, 1 half
Lot size 2 acres
Days on the market 240
NOW ON THE MARKET
This ranch with five bedrooms and four bathrooms, includes a living room, dining room, eat-in kitchen and guest wing. The two-acre property, with taxes of $30,212, has a bluestone patio and attached two-car garage. Maryann Caputo, Laffey Real Estate, 516-625-0944
This six-bedroom Colonial, with 6-1/2 bathrooms, features a kitchen with a center island, a master suite with a fireplace and three additional en suite bedrooms. The 2.14-acre property, with taxes of $51,121, includes a saltwater pool and spa and attached three-car garage. Andrea Wiener and Lois Kirschenbaum, Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty, 516-578-8853, 516-526-7425
This 8,000-square-foot Colonial, with six bedrooms and eight bathrooms, boasts a living room with one of the home’s three fireplaces, two master suites, and a lower level with a wine cellar. The 6.8-acre property, with taxes of $79,396, includes a pool, outdoor kitchen, basketball court and garage space for seven cars. Regina Rogers, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, 516-314-0953
On Multiple Listings
Number of houses 38
Price range $1.369 million-$15 million
Tax range $18,366-$160,589