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Children attending day camp on Aug. 10, 2016,

Children attending day camp on Aug. 10, 2016, at the Suffolk County Farm and Educational Center walk a goat past the Almshouse Hay Barn in Yaphank. Credit: Heather Walsh

Though there may not be a tremendous amount of real estate currently being developed in Yaphank, Brookhaven Town Councilman Michael Loguercio says “within the past five or 10 years, some nice little neighborhoods have been built up.”

The areas of new development, which Maureen Klersy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage says are mostly along Mill Road and in the southern parts of Yaphank, feature Victorians and Colonials. Homes in the historical section of Yaphank, which includes landmarks listed in the National Register of Historic Places, are mainly ranches, capes and old-fashioned Colonials.

With fewer than 30 houses currently on the market on the Multiple Listing Service of Long Island, Klersy says Yaphank is not a big turnaround town.

“When people move there, they usually stay there,” she says.

A $1.5-million project on River Road is under way, Loguercio says, to add bike and pedestrian lanes that stretch from Victory Avenue along the south side of Southhaven Park to Moriches Middle Island Road. He says the River Road Bridge will be getting a traffic signal to reduce congestion and prevent accidents. Draining improvements are planned for the project, which is expected to be completed in late fall.

A community park on the corner near the firehouse was redone, adding new brickwork and a refurbished gazebo. Across the street, the historic Swezey-Avey House was also recently updated.

Other historical sites in the area include Hawkins House, the Yaphank Presbyterian Church, St. Andrews Episcopal Church, and the Almshouse Hay Barn at Suffolk County Farm and Education Center.


There are nine condos on the market ranging in price from $135,900 to $370,500.


Between July 1, 2015, and July 25, 2016, there were 39 home sales with a median sale price of $305,000, according to the Multiple Listing Service of Long Island. The low price for that period was $141,000 and the high was $515,000. From July 1, 2014, to July 31, 2015, there were 44 home sales with a median sale price of $283,500. The price range was $100,000 to $583,000.


Town: Brookhaven

Area: 13.7 square miles

ZIP code: 11980

Population: 5,945

Median age: 40.1

Median household income: $93,601

Median home value: $341,242*

LIRR to NYC: 106 to108 minutes at peak

Monthly ticket: $446

School district: Longwood

Sources: 2010 Census;; LIRR;

*Based on sales in the past six months, according to MLSLI



After 150 days on the market, this four-bedroom Colonial sold for $24,900 less than its asking price. The 2015 home, on a cul-de-sac, has 2.5 bathrooms, a dining room, an eat-in kitchen and a den. The master bedroom features a full bathroom and walk-in closet. Hardwood floors run throughout the home, the main entry to which opens to a two-story foyer. The house, on a 0.87-acre lot, includes a basement with eight-foot ceilings. Taxes are $12,000.

MAIN STREET, $345,000

Originally listed for $375,000, this four-bedroom waterfront ranch sold in June after 455 days on the market. The 1950 home has two full bathrooms, an eat-in kitchen with granite countertops, a dining room and a great room with a wood-burning fireplace. Leading to the attached garage is a long U-shaped driveway. The Carmans River runs along the tree-lined backyard of the 1.02-acre property. A back deck has water views. Taxes are $11,660.

GERARD ROAD, $250,000

This five-bedroom Colonial sold for $79,000 less than its asking price after 715 days on the market. Built in 1988, the home has 2,5 bathrooms, an eat-in kitchen, a dining room and a family room with a fireplace. All five bedrooms and two full bathrooms are on the second level of the home. The one-acre property, with a two-car garage, includes an inground pool. The house overlooks Southhaven Park. Taxes are $11,151.


Starter, $244,900

This three-bedroom ranch on a 0.93-acre lot has one full bathroom with new tile and a remodeled kitchen with quartz countertops and stainless-steel appliances. The taxes are $8,318. Becky Eisenberg, Island Advantage Realty, 631-445-3520.

Trade-up, $399,990

This three-bedroom Colonial, on a 0.86-acre property, has 2.5 bathrooms, a family room with cathedral ceilings and a fireplace, and a front-to-back wraparound porch that leads to a rear deck. The taxes are $11,013. Frank Profeta, Homeside Realty, 631-289-5151.

High-end, $649,990

This five-bedroom Colonial has 3.5 bathrooms, a granite kitchen with stainless steel appliances, a great room with a fireplace, and a master suite with a balcony and sitting room. The 1.24-acre property includes a paver patio with a built-in gas barbecue. The taxes are $14,092. Chris Capitelli, Exit Realty Achieve, 631-428-6733.


Number of houses: 28

Price range: $134,000-$875,000

Tax range: $4,011 to $14,092


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