THE SCOOP Known as the Gateway to the Hamptons, Manorville is also conveniently situated to reach the rest of the Island, says Lynne Anne Daly, an agent with Douglas Elliman Real Estate. “Manorville to me is the center of the Island — where you’re close to Sunrise Highway and you’re close to the expressway,” she says.
Manorville has retained a timeless character by avoiding retail sprawl through land preservation efforts and zoning regulations, notes Town of Brookhaven Councilman Dan Panico. “Manorville is by far the hamlet in the Town of Brookhaven that has the most active agricultural land and also the most preserved land,” says Panico, adding that homes are on larger lots than in other areas of the town. Most of Manorville is in Brookhaven, except for a small sliver in its northeastern end that’s in the Town of Riverhead.
The hamlet boasts three wildlife parks/petting zoos: Long Island Game Farm, Animal Farm Petting Zoo, and Waterdrinker Family Farm, and a large portion of the Long Island State Pine Barrens Preserve.
In 1844, the hamlet got its railroad stop and station, which was named St. George’s Manor, as the area had been known since the 1700s. The name did not sit well with Seth Raynor, the first station agent, as it reminded him of the British king. So he painted over the station sign, leaving only the word Manor. The name stuck and the following year, with the opening of the post office, the hamlet was officially designated Manorville.
Today, visitors can learn about the area at the Manorville Historical Society, in a historic two-room schoolhouse on North Street.
There’s a wide variety of home styles in the hamlet, including many horse properties, ranches, Colonials, Victorians, and custom-built brick homes, with prices starting in the mid-$500,000s and going up to about $1 million.
CONDOS AND CO-OPS There are 11 condos on the market, ranging in price from $99,990 to $550,000.
SALE PRICES Between June 1, 2021, and May 31, 2022, there were 192 home sales with a median sale price of $475,500, according to OneKey MLS. The low price for that period was $45,000 and the high was $950,000. During that period a year earlier there were 199 home sales with a median sale price of $455,000. The price range was $49,000 to $945,000.
Towns Brookhaven and Riverhead
Area 25.4 square miles
ZIP code 11949
Median age 45.2
Median household income $106,016
Median home value $480,000
Monthly LIRR ticket from Mastic-Shirley $412
School district, graduation rate Eastport-South Manor, 95%
Parks Robert Cushman Murphy, Manorville Hills county parks
Library Residents use nearby districts
Hospitals Long Island Community Hospital, Peconic Bay Medical Center
Transit Suffolk County Transit Routes 66, 68
SOURCES: 2020 Census; 2019 American Community Survey; OneKey MLS; LIRR, data.nysed.gov
NOW ON THE MARKET
At 12,067 square feet, this circa 2008 estate has seven bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a foyer with grand double staircase and vaulted mosaic ceiling, onyx, alpine timber and marble flooring, balconies, an indoor pool, home theater, game room and auxiliary kitchen in the basement. The 1.9-acre property has a four-car garage and lighted tennis court with gazebo bleacher. Taxes are $39,356. Cody Buchalter and Michael Omedes, Michael Alexander Properties, 631-767-7962.
Set on 1.84 acres, this new 2,615-square-foot postmodern home features four bedrooms, 2½ baths, a two-story entry, cathedral ceilings, 4-inch oak wood flooring, balcony overlooking the great room and basement with rough plumbing for bath and kitchen for potential accessory apartment or additional living space. Estimated taxes are $18,000. Thomas McGiveron, VYLLA Home, 888-575-2773.
Built in 2003, this approximately 2,550-square-foot postmodern Colonial home has five bedrooms, three bathrooms, a two-story foyer, hardwood floors, open floor plan and full basement. The 1¼-acre property has a fenced-in backyard and two-car garage. Taxes are $17,480. Rachel Hujber, Signature Homes of New York, 631-909-7200.
Lot size 1.61 acre
+/- List price +$125,001
Days on market 58
Lot size 0.23 acre
+/- List price +$21,000
Days on market 60
Lot size 0.23 acre
+/- List price +$10,000
Days on market 118
ON ONEKEY MLS
Number of listings 45
Price range $99,990 to $2.499 million
Tax range $3,376 to $39,356