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Buying in Eastport: Country charm, and lots of ducks

Eastport's Tuttle School is heated by geothermal wells

Eastport's Tuttle School is heated by geothermal wells and solar panels and has been recognized for its environmental innovation. Photo Credit: Randee Daddona


The hamlet of Eastport is a quaint, close-knit slice of “family Americana,” says Brookhaven Town Councilman Daniel J. Panico.

The East End hamlet straddles the towns of Brookhaven and Southampton, and was once the duck farming capital of Long Island, home to 29 farms raising 6.5 million ducks each year at its peak.

While it’s now a residential community, Panico says Eastport still “represents the Brookhaven of yesteryear.” The town has worked to preserve a great deal of land in the hamlet, Panico says, helping to maintain Eastport’s rural character. Panico says many residents have roots in the hamlet for more than a century. “It’s a great place to live and raise a family,” he says, with neighbors who “look after each other and take pride in their community.”

Kim Stevens of Douglas Elliman Real Estate says Eastport has maintained the “quiet, country charm” of its farming past. Stevens has called the hamlet home since 1999 and says it’s a relaxed place she looks forward to “retreating to each night.” Stevens says you can find a variety of home styles in Eastport, from farm houses, Capes and Colonials to ranches and Victorians.

The hamlet is also home to 55-and-older communities such as Eastport Meadows, which is scheduled for completion this spring. Starting at $389,000, the pet-friendly, two-bedroom units offer 2-1/2 baths, a granite kitchen, a fireplace, deck and hardwood floors. Homeowners have access to the clubhouse pool, gym and billiard room — and the development is 50 yards from Main Street so residents can walk into town.

For younger residents, there’s Eastport’s Tuttle School. Opened in 2014, it’s been recognized for its energy efficiency and environmental innovation. Some 350 students attend the K-6 school, which has 25 classrooms that make use of natural light and are heated by geothermal wells and solar panels.


There are 15 condos on the market ranging in price from $479,000 to $699,000.


Between Jan. 1, 2015, and Dec. 31, 2015, there were 23 home sales, with a median sale price of $415,000, according to the Multiple Listing Service of Long Island. The low price for that period was $225,000, and the high was $1,349,000. During that same time period in 2014, there were 13 home sales, with a median sale price of $395,000. The price range was $165,000 to $1,275,000.


Students attend Eastport-South Manor Junior-Senior High School. In 2015, 53 percent of graduates earned a Regents diploma with advanced designation. That’s up from 49 percent in 2014.


Town Brookhaven and Southampton

Area 1.5 square miles

ZIP code 11941

Population 1,986

Median age 46.7

Median household income $83,500

Median home value $390,000*

LIRR to NYC From Speonk, 1 hour and 53 minutes to 2 hours and 7 minutes at peak

Monthly ticket $446

School district Eastport-South Manor Central School District

SOURCES: 2010 Census;; LIRR;

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



57 South Bay Ave.

Originally listed for $1,375,000, this 1998 Victorian sold after 451 days on the market. The home features eight en suite bedrooms and an additional half-bath and offers views of the bay. The 8,500-square-foot home has eight fireplaces, an eat-in kitchen and a formal dining room, and there’s a fitness center, dance studio and office in the full, finished basement. The home features a wraparound porch, multiple decks and an attached three-car garage. There’s an inground pool, hot tub and gazebo on the 1.53-acre property, with a boat ramp just 400 feet from the door. Taxes are $21,661.


19 Eastbrook Rd.

After 158 days on the market, this four-bedroom Colonial sold for $29,000 less than its asking price. Built in 2001, the home offers four full baths and an open floor plan with a custom designed eat-in kitchen, a formal dining room and a living room with a fireplace. There’s crown molding and hardwood floors throughout the home and a fireplace in the master suite. The finished basement offers three large rooms and an outside entrance. The one-acre property features a free-form, inground pool with a waterfall and a cabana with a wetbar and bath. There’s a porch, deck and paver patio on the cul-de-sac lot, which is equipped with inground sprinklers. Taxes are $13,274.


East Moriches Boulevard

This three-bedroom ranch sold for $10,010 more than the asking price after 147 days on the market. The 1988 home offers two full bathrooms, a formal dining room and a new eat-in kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances. There’s a main-floor master suite and a den and playroom in the full, finished basement. Amenities include oak floors, a skylight, a central vacuum and security system and central air conditioning. There’s a front porch, a large rear deck and an attached garage on the 175-by-190-foot property, which is zoned for horses and comes with deeded docking rights. Taxes are $9,948.




This three-bedroom Expanded Cape offers three full baths, an eat-in kitchen, a living room, family room and a den in the finished basement. The .39-acre property offers an awning covered patio and a walkout deck on the second floor. Taxes are $8,647. Kim Stevens, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, 631-745-3240



This four-bedroom Colonial offers 2-1/2 baths, an eat-in kitchen, formal dining room and a family room with a fireplace. There’s a heated pool, porch, deck and patio on the .75-acre lot, which is on a cul-de-sac. Taxes are $13,675. Bernadette Rodriguez and Gail Carillo, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 516-317-4606 and 631-672-2343



This six-bedroom estate offers six full baths, two fireplaces, a gym and a media room. The 22-acre property features 2,000 feet of waterfront, a deep waterdock, multiple decks, an inground pool and a tennis court. Taxes are $71,726. Kim Stevens, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, 631-745-3240

On Multiple Listings

Number of houses 20

Price range $124,900-$12,000,000

Tax range $5,405-$71,726

Correction: An earlier version of this story was published with a photo of the wrong school.

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