The LI Game Farm's Melinda Novak with Zypher the zebra.

The LI Game Farm's Melinda Novak with Zypher the zebra. Credit: John Roca

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.

Waterdrinker Family Farm and Garden hosts seasonal festivals and has...

Waterdrinker Family Farm and Garden hosts seasonal festivals and has mini golf, barnyard animals and other family activities. Credit: John Roca

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.

Shops at Manorville Plaza.

Shops at Manorville Plaza. Credit: John Roca

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.

OTHER STATS

Towns Brookhaven and Riverhead

Area 25.4 square miles

ZIP code 11949

Population 14,317

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

Priced at $2.499 million, this Colonial on Old School House...

Priced at $2.499 million, this Colonial on Old School House Road features a tennis court. Credit: Eric Micallef

$2.499 million

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.

Priced at $949,000, this new postmodern home on Silas Carter...

Priced at $949,000, this new postmodern home on Silas Carter Road has potential for an accessory apartment. Credit: VHT Studios

$949,000

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.

Priced at $699,999, this postmodern Colonial on Ashley Circle has an...

Priced at $699,999, this postmodern Colonial on Ashley Circle has an open floor plan and full basement. Credit: Long Island Real Estate Photography/Brian Botticelli

$699,999

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.

RECENTLY SOLD

$950,000

Lincoln Ave.

Style Colonial

Bedrooms 5

Bathrooms 4

Built 2015

Lot size 1.61 acre

Taxes $19,278

+/- List price +$125,001

Days on market 58

$660,000

Laurel Crescent

Style Victorian

Bedrooms 5

Bathrooms 3

Built 2001

Lot size 0.23 acre

Taxes $16,755

+/- List price +$21,000

Days on market 60

$370,000

Sohmer St.

Style Ranch

Bedrooms 2

Bathrooms 2

Built 1930

Lot size 0.23 acre

Taxes $6,603

+/- 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

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