Boats docked in early spring at Bridge Marine Sales and...

Boats docked in early spring at Bridge Marine Sales and Marina in Bayville. Credit: Reece T. Williams

THE SCOOP With water views from nearly every spot in town, the beaches and a marina are what attract buyers to Bayville, says Frances Covello of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Real Estate. “You have access to Oyster Bay and you have access to the Long Island Sound,” says Covello.

Bayville’s roots took hold in 1658 when Daniel Whitehead of Oyster Bay purchased land from the Matinecock Indians. For many years a farming community, the hamlet transformed in the early 1900s into a summer resort of small cottages, estates and home to the Bayville Casino, and was incorporated as a village in 1919.

Bayville market is one of several small shops on Bayville...

Bayville market is one of several small shops on Bayville Avenue in the village. Credit: Morgan Campbell

Oyster fishing in Bayville dates to 1940, when the Flower family built a base of oyster dredges in the area. In 1962, they added a hatchery to grow seed oysters and clams, but in recent years moved their entire operation to Oyster Bay.

In 1889, a bridge went up across Mill Neck Creek, connecting the village at its eastern end to Mill Neck. The current bridge — the fourth iteration — was built in 1938. A 1965 proposal by master builder Robert Moses to build a bridge across the Sound to Westchester that would have affected the business district and many homes was roundly rejected by residents.

Homes along Cherry Lane.

Homes along Cherry Lane. Credit: Morgan Campbell

Today, waterfront restaurants, catering halls and Bayville Adventure Park draw people to the area, but, by local ordinance, you won’t find chain stores in the village.

“The village is quaint, beautiful, welcoming, and has something to offer everyone,” says Bayville Mayor Robert De Natale, noting that the village boasts many multigenerational families.

Bayville Adventure Park.

Bayville Adventure Park. Credit: Morgan Campbell

Home styles range from tiny beach bungalows to renovated and expanded Colonials or ranches, with prices ranging from about $400,000 for a two-bedroom bungalow to about $2 million for a five-bedroom waterfront home.

The view from Godfrey Avenue.

The view from Godfrey Avenue. Credit: Morgan Campbell

CONDOS AND CO-OPS There are no condos or co-ops on the market.

SALE PRICES Between Feb. 28, 2021, and March 31, 2022, there were 92 home sales with a median sale price of $662,500, according to OneKey MLS. The low price for that period was $345,000 and the high was $1.925 million. During that period a year earlier there were 83 home sales with a median sale price of $612,000. The price range was $157,000 to $2 million.


Town Oyster Bay

Area 1.5 square miles

ZIP code 11709

Population 6,748

Median age 52

Median household income $115,972

Median home value $630,000*

Monthly LIRR ticket from Locust Valley $277

School district Locust Valley

Graduation rate 92%

Parks West Harbor Memorial Park, Centre Island Beach

Libraries Bayville, Locust Valley

Hospital Glen Cove Hospital

Transit NICE Route 27

SOURCES: 2020 Census; 2019 American Community Survey; OneKey MLS; LIRR, *Based on 45 sales in the past six months, per OneKey MLS 


Priced at $2.195 million, this Colonial on Deans Lane is...

Priced at $2.195 million, this Colonial on Deans Lane is on Mill Neck Creek and has an in-ground pool. Credit: Jump Visual /Daniel Jenney

$2.195 million

A 3,500-square-foot waterfront stucco Colonial, this home has four bedrooms, two baths, marble floors in the living room and kitchen and a second-floor library with built-in shelves. The primary suite has a balcony, and there’s a pool on the 0.23-acre property, which has views of Mill Neck Creek and Bayville Bridge. Taxes are $24,599. Maria Babaev, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, 516-621-3555.

Priced at $710,000, this Colonial on Hickory Road is on...

Priced at $710,000, this Colonial on Hickory Road is on Mill Neck Creek and has a finished basement. Credit: Patricia Thomas


This Colonial on Mill Neck Creek has 1,948 square feet of space, three bedrooms, 2½ baths, hardwood floors and a primary bedroom with cathedral ceiling and balcony. There are marble countertops and a finished basement. The 0.13-acre parcel has a raised deck and rear patio. Taxes are $15,263. Constantinos Contoudis, Laffey Real Estate, 516-922-9800.

Priced at $639,888, this two-story on Third Street has water...

Priced at $639,888, this two-story on Third Street has water views and a den with fireplace. Credit: Debi Curtis Photography


At approximately 2,800-square-feet, this four-bedroom, three-bath two-story home features a den with fireplace, granite counters and marble floors in the bathrooms, marble floors with radiant heat throughout the first floor, and natural gas heat. The 0.09-acre fenced-in lot has a large deck, shed and views of Oyster Bay. Taxes are $13,915. Mary Stanco, Berkshire Hathaway, 516-200-5700.


$1.85 million

Shore Rd.

Style Colonial

Bedrooms 5

Bathrooms 4 full, 2 half

Built 1920

Lot size 1.29 acres

Taxes $21,658

+/- List price -$144,000

Days on market 90

$1.17 million

Wayaawi Ave.

Style Expanded Ranch

Bedrooms 4

Bathrooms 3

Built 1972

Lot size 0.83 acre

Taxes $18,103

+/- List price -$55,000

Days on market 220


Third St.

Style Colonial

Bedrooms 3


Built 1951

Lot size 0.09 acre

Taxes $10,095

+/- List price +$11,000

Days on market 80


Number of listings 14

Price range $619,000 to $2.2 million

Tax range $9,985 to $24,599

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