Cedar Creek Park, on the Seaford-Wantagh border, has access to the bicycle...

Cedar Creek Park, on the Seaford-Wantagh border, has access to the bicycle path that leads to Jones Beach. Credit: Debbie Egan-Chin

THE SCOOP Boating and fishing are a big part of life in Seaford, where housing inventory is low as people continue to move out from the city to take advantage of the waterfront area, which stretches down along canals and inlets to the bay.

Housing stock in the hamlet includes ranches, split-levels and Capes. “There’s also about 300 of the Seaford brick splits built all around the high school area, which is a desirable spot,” said Sean Hogan, an agent with Realty Connect USA in Woodbury who spent his childhood in Seaford. “Everybody wants to live over there because when you have homecoming it's right in the neighborhood and the parade goes down your block,” Hogan said. These run from $650,000 to $850,000.

Seaford residents Peter Gatto, left, and Brian Hennessy at Seamans Neck...

Seaford residents Peter Gatto, left, and Brian Hennessy at Seamans Neck Park, which has playgrounds, fishing, and athletic courts and fields. Credit: Debbie Egan-Chin

Otherwise, prices range from $450,000 for two-bedrooms to $1.5 million and more in Crescent Cove, a gated waterfront community. The Seasons at Seaford has condominiums for senior living starting in the high $400,000s. The Seaford Harbor area, where every block is on the water, has original waterfront bungalows that occasionally go on sale and often get knocked down for new construction.

Homes around Seamans Neck were hard hit by Superstorm Sandy, but most have been renovated and raised above flood level.

Dang! BBQ on Merrick Road, which has shopping and restaurants.

Dang! BBQ on Merrick Road, which has shopping and restaurants. Credit: Debbie Egan-Chin

Situated on a long, narrow strip between Wantagh and Massapequa, the community officially got its name in 1868 and was known for farming, hunting and fishing. A type of boat called the Seaford skiff was developed in 1870 to help local baymen navigate shallow marshes.

While Seaford is too small to have a main street, there’s shopping and dining on Merrick Road and casual waterfront dining at Anchor Down Dockside and Crabby Amy’s, where flip-flops and bathing suits are welcome.

Animal caretaker Carolyn Sill with a ferret named Mr. Wu...

Animal caretaker Carolyn Sill with a ferret named Mr. Wu at Tackapausha Museum and Preserve. Credit: Debbie Egan-Chin

Attractions include Seamans Neck Park and the 259-acre Cedar Creek Park on the Seaford-Wantagh border, which has an entrance to the bicycle path that leads to Jones Beach; the Tackapausha Museum and Preserve, with wildlife and exotic animals; and United Skates of America roller skating rink.

“It’s a small, close-knit community,” said Margaret Grub, president of the Seaford Chamber of Commerce and an agent with Century 21 AA Realty in Seaford. “I’ve lived here for 47 years and most of my neighbors are here 25 years or more.”

Houses along Maple Avenue.

Houses along Maple Avenue. Credit: Debbie Egan-Chin

CONDOS AND CO-OPS There is one co-op on the market, listed for $319,000.

SALE PRICES Between July 1, 2021, and July 31, 2022, there were 244 home sales with a median sale price of $630,000, according to OneKey MLS. The low price for that period was $100,000 and the high was $1.269 million. During that period a year earlier there were 264 home sales with a median sale price of $560,000. The price range was $75,000 to $1.124 million.

OTHER STATS

Town Hempstead

Area 2.61 square miles

ZIP code 11783

Population 15,251

Median age 41.8

Median household income $136,202

Median home value $660,000

Monthly LIRR ticket from Seaford $277

School district, graduation rate Seaford, 95%

Parks Seamans Neck Park, Cedar Creek Park

Library Seaford

Hospitals St. Joseph’s Hospital, Mount Sinai South Nassau

Transit NICE Route 19

SOURCES: 2020 Census; 2019 American Community Survey; OneKey MLS; LIRR, data.nysed.gov

NOW ON THE MARKET

Priced at $899,000, this waterfront Colonial on Beacon Road has...

Priced at $899,000, this waterfront Colonial on Beacon Road has 180 feet of bulkhead on a canal. Credit: LI Virtual/Scott Schwartz

$899,000
This corner Colonial built in 2000 on a 0.15-acre lot on a canal has water views from every window and a 180-foot bulkhead. There are four bedrooms and 2½ bathrooms, a center-island kitchen and a deck with a built-in grill island with a refrigerator. Flood insurance is $550. Taxes are $16,115. Sean Hogan, Realty Connect USA, 516-714-3606.

Priced at $649,000, this expanded Cape on South Seamans Neck Road...

Priced at $649,000, this expanded Cape on South Seamans Neck Road features an open floor plan. Credit: VHT Studios /Jim Porcaro

$649,000

Built in 1900, this expanded 1,500-square-foot Cape is on 1/3 of an acre. It has an open floor plan, three bedrooms, two baths, a living room with a gas fireplace, formal dining room and eat-in-kitchen with a quartz island and countertops. There’s also a laundry room and a 1½-car garage. Taxes are $11,315. Darab Lawyer and Vanessa Ambrosecchia, Compass Real Estate, 516-703-3378.

Priced at $619,000, this high ranch on Naomi Street is...

Priced at $619,000, this high ranch on Naomi Street is on a canal with water views. Credit: Turn Key Photography/Sandra Stelmach

$619,000
This high ranch built in 1991 on a canal has four bedrooms and two bathrooms, cathedral ceilings, skylights, a deck and patio. It’s 1,993 square feet on 0.09 acre. There’s a possible mother-daughter option with proper permits. Taxes are $15,064. Nicholas Campasano and Ricardo Pena, The Agency Northshore NY, 631-870-0753.

RECENTLY SOLD

$1.16 million

Washington Ave.

Style Colonial

Bedrooms 4

Bathrooms

Built 2021

Lot size 0.19 acre

Taxes $21,100

+/- List price -$39,000

Days on market 101

$717,000

Monroe Ave.

Style Cape

Bedrooms 3

Bathrooms

Built 1951

Lot size 0.23 acre

Taxes $12,608

+/- List price +$67,010

Days on market 65

$350,000

Marinor St.

Style Ranch

Bedrooms 3

Bathrooms 1

Built 1929

Lot size 0.14 acre

Taxes $7,833

+/- List price -$100,000

Days on market 73

ON ONEKEY MLS

Number of listings 34

Price range $319,000 to $1.195 million

Tax range $6,752 to $19,280

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