A soccer match the 52-acre Brentwood State Park, which is next...

A soccer match the 52-acre Brentwood State Park, which is next to Suffolk Community College. Credit: Morgan Campbell

THE SCOOP Attractive for its central location and proximity to beaches, Brentwood is also drawing house hunters for its relatively reasonable prices. “Brentwood is one of the more affordable areas left on Long Island right now,” said Jennifer Carter, an agent with S & J Property Management Corp. “There’s a lot of good deals there compared to other areas, but, like every other town, everything goes quick.”

High ranches are the most popular, she said. “The smaller houses are usually less desirable, but people are taking whatever they can get today.”

Homes, including Capes, Victorians and newly built Colonials, range from about $390,000 to $700,000, said Sidney Rodriguez, an agent with Keller Williams Points North and a lifelong Brentwood resident, who touts the hamlet as being “centrally convenient.”

Houses along Timberline Drive.

Houses along Timberline Drive. Credit: Morgan Campbell

“You go 15 minutes north and you're in Sunken Meadow State Park, and less than 15 miles to the south you're in Robert Moses,” Rodriguez said. “And living here you’re in the middle of three towns that have industrial parks so if you’re commuting to the city, we’re the third stop going west so you have a chance of a good seat. We’re only an hour’s drive to the city and about an hour and a half to the Hamptons.”      

Brentwood also has a diverse business community, with varied dining and shopping choices to be found on Suffolk Avenue, Brentwood Road and Washington Avenue.

A shopping center on Suffolk Avenue.

A shopping center on Suffolk Avenue. Credit: Morgan Campbell

Brentwood State Park, a 52-acre athletic field complex behind Suffolk County Community College, sits on the former site of Pilgrim Psychiatric Center, with two baseball diamonds and eight artificial turf soccer fields. There’s also a state-of-the-art spray park at Roberto Clemente Park and a golf course, clubhouse and restaurant at Brentwood Country Club.

Another spot to explore is the Sisters of St. Joseph complex, a convent-school-community center with a 200-acre campus that has meadows, woods, a meditation labyrinth and several Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm programs, including Thera Farm, which operates a produce stand on the grounds. There's a BOCES program there as well, and a workforce training center is planned on Crooked Hill Road to boost educational and career opportunities for Suffolk County residents.

“There’s a lot to take advantage of in Brentwood,” Rodriguez said.

Suffolk County Community College's Brentwood campus.

Suffolk County Community College's Brentwood campus. Credit: Morgan Campbell

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

SALE PRICES Between March, 31, 2021, and April 30, 2022, there were 313 home sales with a median sale price of $458,750, according to OneKey MLS. The low price for that period was $175,000 and the high was $720,000. During that period a year earlier there were 287 home sales with a median sale price of $399,900. The price range was $155,000 to $610,00.


Area 11 square miles

ZIP code 11717

Population 62,387

Median age 34.9

Median household income $89,872

Median home value $470,000*

Monthly LIRR ticket from Brentwood $365

School district, graduation rate Brentwood, 74%

Parks Roberto Clemente Park, Brentwood State Park

Library Brentwood

Hospitals South Shore University Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center

Transit Suffolk County Transit Routes 27, 3A, 3B, 3D,42, 45

SOURCES: 2020 Census; 2019 American Community Survey; OneKey MLS; LIRR, data.nysed.gov *Based on 153 sales in the past six months, per OneKey MLS 


Priced at $498,888, this ranch on Elliot Street is set...

Priced at $498,888, this ranch on Elliot Street is set on a 75-by-125-foot flat lot. Credit: One Fine Day Photographers /Howard Fritz


A three-bedroom ranch built in 1959, this home is set on a 75-by-125-foot flat lot. It has an eat-in-kitchen, updated bath, one-car garage and an unfinished basement with access to the back door. Taxes are $7,642. Anthony Picone and Lee Ann LaDonna, Rocket Realty Assoc., 631-607-8880.

Priced at $489,000, this ranch on Second Avenue has a...

Priced at $489,000, this ranch on Second Avenue has a full finished basement. Credit: Ricardo Rodriguez


This two-bedroom ranch was built in 1970 on ¼ acre. It has 1½ baths, a full finished basement, den/family room, a formal dining room and a laundry room. Taxes are $7,079. Marjorie Torres, Millennium Homes, 516-527-1769.

Priced at $439,000, this ranch on Chapel Hill Drive is on...

Priced at $439,000, this ranch on Chapel Hill Drive is on a flat ¼-acre property with paver patio. Credit: VHT Studios/Chris Mills

Set on a ¼ acre, this 1,264-square-foot, three-bedroom, one-bath ranch in North Brentwood has an updated bathroom, full eat-in-kitchen and an extended primary bedroom. Built in 1959, the home has a full, partially finished basement with outside entrance. Taxes are $8,163. Barbara Tockarshewsky, Coldwell Banker American Homes, 631-863-9800.



Crooked Hill Rd.

Style Colonial

Bedrooms 5

Bathrooms 4

Built 2000

Lot size 0.32 acre

Taxes $9,770

+/- List price +$21,000

Days on market 83


Second St.

Style High ranch

Bedrooms 6

Bathrooms 2

Built 1961

Lot size 0.18 acre

Taxes $8,943

+/- List price +$31,000

Days on market 68


Dickman St.

Style Ranch

Bedrooms 3

Bathrooms 1

Built 1965

Lot size 0.28 acre

Taxes $7,320

+/- List price +$50,000

Days on market 49


Number of listings 38

Price range $299,900 to $660,000

Tax range $5,157 to $16,3128

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