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Buying a house in Bellport

Looking east on Bellport's Main Street on

Looking east on Bellport's Main Street on Oct. 21, 2016. The village is beginning to bustle, the mayor says. Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

With amenities like beaches, a golf course and a theater, Bellport is somewhat akin to a summer camp, says Mayor Raymond Fell.

Residents have access to the semiprivate Bellport Country Club, which features an 18-hole golf course along the Great South Bay. Next to the country club, which also has tennis courts, is Mother’s Beach. Running out of Bellport Marina is a ferry called the Whalehouse Point, which transports residents and guests to village-owned Ho-Hum Beach on Fire Island. Gateway Playhouse offers various plays, concerts and activities.

Fell says the downtown area has also started to build up over the last three or four years.

“We had some empty stores, and now we have no empty stores,” he says.

Fell says the village is in the midst of a 10-year project to repave all Bellport roads, including repairs to curbs and sidewalks. Other plans include rebuilding and raising the bulkhead at the docks to mitigate damage from storms, further upkeep at Ho-Hum beach and remediation work on storm water drains that empty into Bellport Bay.

With the area’s diverse mix of housing styles, lifelong resident David Rice, a broker at Rice Realty Group, calls Bellport “a very mishmash kind of area, which makes it unique.”

He says homes can vary from Colonials that date back to the early 1800s to new construction.In the village, prices range from starter houses just below $300,000 to multimillion-dollar luxury homes, he says. Residents are a mix of lifelong locals and those who use the area as a summer getaway, he adds.

CONDOS AND TOWN HOUSES

There are none currently on the market.

SALES PRICES

Between Sept. 1, 2015, and Oct. 15, 2016, there were 57 home sales at a median price of $200,000 in Bellport Village and North Bellport, which shares a ZIP code according to the Multiple Listing Service of Long Island. The low price for that period was $68,000 and the high was $549,990. During that period a year earlier, there were 67 homes sold at a median price of $180,500. The price range was $36,000 to $1,035,000.

SCHOOLS

Most students attend Bellport High School. In 2015, 23 percent of graduates earned a Regents diploma with advanced designation. That’s compared with 25 percent in 2014.

OTHER STATS

Town: Brookhaven

Area: 1.5 square miles

ZIP code: 11713

Population: 2,084

Median age: 51.3

Median household income: $84,803

Median home value $204,850*

LIRR to NYC: 90 to 104 minutes at peak

Monthly ticket: $446

School district: South Country

Sources: 2010 Census; mlsli.com; LIRR;*Based on sales in the past six months, according to MLSLI

RECENTLY SOLD

LIVINGSTON ROAD, $1.3 million

After 94 days on the market, this three-bedroom Colonial sold for $150,000 less than its asking price. The 1961 home features a dining room with a fireplace, a sunken living room with oversized windows, a kitchen with a 10-foot center island, and 2.5 bathrooms. The master bedroom has French doors that open to the back deck. The house has an unfinished basement and a screened porch, and the 106-by-246-foot property contains an in-ground pool and a two-car garage. Taxes are $18,294.

BREWSTER LANE, $730,000

This three-bedroom cape sold for $39,000 less than its asking price after 351 days on the market. The 1962 home has 2.5 bathrooms, one of which is situated in the first-floor master bedroom. There’s also a living room-dining room combination with parquet floors, an eat-in kitchen and a conservatory. Two bedrooms and a full bathroom are on the second level of the home, which includes an unfinished basement. The 150-by-179-foot property features a stone patio and a 1.5 car garage. The taxes are $18,360.

STATION ROAD, $285,000

Originally listed for $329,000, this two-bedroom cottage sold in August after 169 days on the market. Built in 1930, the home offers one full bathroom, an eat-in kitchen with a pantry, and a living room-dining room combination. One bedroom is on the first floor and the second level has a dormered bedroom. A partly finished basement features a brick fireplace. The 50-by-100-foot property includes a back patio and a detached one-car garage. The taxes are $4,642.

NOW ON THE MARKET

STARTER, $275,000

This three-bedroom split-level has 1.5 bathrooms, a living room, a den and an eat-in kitchen. The 75-by-140-foot property features a partial basement, an attic and a one-car garage.

Taxes: $9,828. Joyce Roe, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, 631-363-5469.

TRADE-UP, $749,000

This three-bedroom, two-bathroom Colonial offers an open floor plan with a high-end kitchen, living room, dining room and office. The 0.25-acre property includes a basement, attic and in-ground pool.

Taxes: $10,864. Patricia Trainor, Marylou Swan Realty Corp., 631-289-5550.

HIGH-END, $1.35 million

This three-bedroom Colonial features 3.5 bathrooms, a living room with a catwalk, an eat-in kitchen and dining room. All three bedrooms feature marble bathrooms. The 0.84-acre property includes an in-ground pool and a two-car garage.

Taxes: $29,776. David Rice, Rice Realty Group, 631-235-9316.

ON MULTIPLE LISTINGS

Number of houses: 16

Price range: $275,000 to $6.59

Tax range: $9,497 to $76,191

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