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Port Jefferson Station aims to be more 'fun and convenient'

The hope is that residents will be able to take advantage of a revitalized and walkable strip on Route 112 between the train station and Route 347, says a town official.

The Port Jefferson Station Chamber of Commerce train

The Port Jefferson Station Chamber of Commerce train car, seen on Friday, is at the intersection of Routes 112 and 347. Photo Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa Loarca

THE SCOOP

As a resident of Port Jefferson Station, Town of Brookhaven council member Valerie M. Cartright says she appreciates that her needs can often be met right within the community.

“Groceries, specialty food markets, dining, movie theater, bowling, personal care, clothing and other shopping opportunities, all of which I take advantage of myself,” she says.

The hope is that residents will ultimately be able to take advantage of a revitalized and walkable strip on Route 112, between the Port Jefferson train station and Route 347, Cartright adds. The corridor, a gateway to Port Jefferson village, has been evaluated as part of a  study and community revisioning plan to identify and improve blighted parcels, Cartright says. The vision is a vibrant area offering transit-oriented and mixed-use housing that will help attract more pedestrian traffic, she says.

“We tried to focus on the things that bring people to the community — the restaurants, the recreation, the amenities — to try to make it a fun and convenient place to live,” Cartright says.  “And once we revitalize that area, we think it will only become more attractive for home buyers and renters.”

Port Jefferson Station, which shares a ZIP code with Terryville, offers affordable ranches and high-ranches for first-time home buyers, as well as trade-up homes that include Colonials, Victorians and Contemporary styles, says Gail Carillo of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. Prices, she adds, typically range from the $300,000s to around $600,000.      

“Being in Port Jefferson Station puts you in close proximity to the water and Port Jefferson, which is a restaurant delight,” Carillo says.  “It’s an affordable place to live and hang your hat while still keeping you within decent proximity to Manhattan and the train station.”

CONDOS AND TOWNHOUSES

There are no condos on the market. 

SALES PRICE
Between Nov. 1, 2017, and Dec. 12, 2018, there were 95 homes  sold, with a median sale price of $465,000, according to the Multiple Listing Service of Long Island. The low price for that period was $100,000 and the high was $1.275 million. During that time period a year earlier, there were 273 home sales with a median sale price of $322,000. The price range was $140,000 to $640,000.

SCHOOLS

Most students attend Comsewogue High School.  

OTHER STATS

Town: Brookhaven

Area:  2.6 square miles

ZIP code:  11776  

Population: 7,838

Median age: 39.2

Median household income: $92,174

Median home value: $461,000*

LIRR to NYC:  from Port Jefferson, 96 to 111 minutes at peak

Monthly ticket: $391

School district: Comsewogue

SOURCES: 2010 Census; mlslI.com; LIRR;

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

RECENTLY SOLD

$325,000

Norwood Ave.

Style: Split-level

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 2

Built: 1967

Lot size: .19 acres

Taxes: $8,697

Reduced: $14,875

Days on the market: 108

$410,000

Jefferson Ave.

Style: Ranch

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 2

Built: 1968

Lot size: .32 acres

Taxes: $11,600

Increased: $10,100

Days on the market: 74

$522,500

Carolyn Rd.

Style: Colonial

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 2 full, 1 half

Built: 1972

Lot size: .37 acres

Taxes: $13,235

Reduced: $16,500

Days on the market: 99

NOW ON THE MARKET

$345,000

This ranch, with three bedrooms and two bathrooms,  has an open floor plan with a living room and eat-in kitchen, plus a finished basement with a den. The .35-acre property has taxes of $9,423. Gina Galante, Coldwell Banker M&D Good Life, 631-767-1237

$415,000

This Colonial, offering four bedrooms and 2-1/2 bathrooms, has living and dining rooms with hardwood floors, an updated kitchen and a den with a fireplace and sliders. The .46-acre property includes an attached two-car garage.  Taxes: $10,874. John Williams, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, 631-363-5434

$559,000

This four-bedroom, four-bathroom Colonial features formal living and dining rooms and an eat-in kitchen that opens to a den with a fireplace.  The .55-acre property includes an attached 2-1/2 car garage, a hot tub, and custom playhouse.  Taxes: $14,867.  Holly Griesel, Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty, 631-235-3300 

On Multiple Listings

Number of houses: 19

Price range $238,500 — $599,900

Tax range: $5,613 — $14,867

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