But there's so much more, thanks to ongoing revitalization. Attractions include restaurants, shops and entertainment venues such as the YMCA Boulton Center.
"We have become alive again," says Donna deLuca Periconi, president of the Bay Shore Chamber of Commerce. She and the chamber have been working with community and local officials and have used resources such as the national Main Street Alliance model to learn how to bring back a community.
New businesses include Bearfoot Yoga & Wellness Center and the Kildare Academy of Irish Dance. Eagle Golf, an indoor golf club, is opening soon. Courtland Square Commons, a new rental development with 40 Victorian-style town houses, is near completion.
Resident Rick Ramsay of Eric G. Ramsay Jr. Associates in Bay Shore says he has been pleased with the schools for his children and describes the community's sports programs and health-care institutions as top notch.
Economically and ethnically diverse, Bay Shore offers single-family homes, mobile homes, condos, town houses, senior housing, affordable housing and apartments. Single-family homes range from the $200,000s to about $7 million.
Condos, town houes, coops
42 listings from $40,000 to $695,000
40 listings from $900 to $3,600
According to Multiple Listing Service of Long Island data, there were 333 sales with a median sales price of $219,000 from Feb. 1, 2011, to April 12, 2012. The low price was $59,000; the high was $1,320,000. From Jan. 1, 2010, to Jan. 31, 2011, there were 297 sales. The median price was $235,000 with a low of $76,500 and a high of $1,200,000.
Bay Shore Marina; Gardiner County Park
BY THE NUMBERS
Area: 5.3 square miles
ZIP code: 11706
Median age: 37.4
Median household income: $66,460
Median home value: $217,250*
LIRR time to NYC: 59 minutes to 1 hour and 21 minutes at peak
Monthly ticket: $334
School districts: Most students are in the Bay Shore districts, the rest attend in Brentwood
*Based on sales in the past six months according to Multiple Listing Service of Long Island