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Shoreham offers ‘quaint village’ life with beach amenities

The statue of 20th century inventor and engineer

The statue of 20th century inventor and engineer Nikola Tesla stands in the Tesla Science Center in Shoreham. Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

THE SCOOP Shoreham offers a bucolic setting that includes a quaint incorporated village with many amenities, says Town of Brookhaven councilwoman Jane Bonner.

Shoreham village and the hamlet of East Shoreham are independent of each other but share a ZIP code and school district. The area, Bonner says, includes multiple private beaches and a community beach for Town of Brookhaven residents.

Edward Weiss, the mayor of Shoreham village, says there has been recent repaving and drainage work in the area. He describes the village, which celebrated its centennial year in 2013, as a close-knit community with many social events, including the July 4 parade, an Olympics-style event for kids and the long-running Labor Day tennis tournament.

A former DeLalio sod farm is being converted into a 60-acre solar farm, and construction recently got under way to develop the recently closed Tallgrass golf course into the state’s second-largest commercial solar array.

“Over the life span of these solar farms, which is about 20 years, it will be more than $15 million in PILOT payments to the school district,” Bonner says.

Additional solar development was proposed for 350 acres near Shoreham’s decommissioned nuclear power plant site, but lawmakers in June approved a measure that extends the pine barrens into that acreage, instead.

State Assemb. Steve Englebright (D-Setauket), who sponsored the legislation with Sen. Kenneth LaValle (R-Port Jefferson) told Newsday in June that the passage helps protect “pristine coastal forest” in Shoreham.

The most common housing style in the community is the Colonial, though the village offers a more eclectic mix, including European-designed homes, says Rose Marie Princi of Coldwell Banker Distinctive Homes. The price range, she adds, is from around $325,000 to more than $1 million for some waterfront homes. Inventory in the village is not large, but comes in spurts, she says. There has also been some turnover throughout Shoreham with “a lot of younger people coming in, so we’re seeing a change in the population,” Princi says.

The village boasts the Shoreham Country Club. Shoreham is also home to the former lab of Nikola Tesla, a Serbian-American scientist who invented components of modern electricity and radio. The long-vacant lab, Bonner says, is currently being developed into a science museum and learning center.



There are no condos on the market.



Between June 1, 2016, and June 28, 2017, there were 71 home sales with a median sale price of $362,500, according to the Multiple Listing Service of Long Island. The low price for that period was $190,101 and the high was $720,000. During that period a year earlier, there were 69 home sales with a median sale price of $385,000. The price range was $180,000 to $860,000.



Most students attend Shoreham-Wading River High School. In 2016, 56 percent of graduates earned a Regents diploma with advanced designation.



Town Brookhaven

Area Village, 0.4 square miles; hamlet, 5.4 square miles

ZIP code 11786

Population Village, 531; hamlet, 6,666

Median age Village, 46.3; hamlet, 40.1

Median household income Village, $143,929; hamlet, $119,628

Median home value $367,500

LIRR to NYC From Port Jefferson, 96 to 111 minutes at peak

Monthly ticket $391

School district Shoreham-Wading River


SOURCES: 2010 Census;; LIRR;

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




WOODVILLE ROAD This three-bedroom expanded ranch in Shoreham Village sold for $11,500 less than its asking price after 122 days on the market. The 1954 home, with two full bathrooms, includes a living room, granite kitchen and a dining room with a gas fireplace and wide-plank hardwood floors. The 0.68-acre property, down the road from the Shoreham Country Club and private beach, also has a five-car garage, a basement and a Trex deck that overlooks an in-ground pool. The taxes are $15,361.



SOUNDVIEW DRIVE After 120 days on the market, this three-bedroom ranch sold for $19,000 less than its asking price. The house, with 2 1⁄2 bathrooms, was built in 1977. The living room and family room both include fireplaces. The main level also includes an eat-in kitchen and dining room. The master bedroom features an en suite bathroom. The house, with a full basement and attached two-car garage, sits on a 165-by-160-foot property that includes an in-ground pool and paver patio. The taxes are $12,694.



MILLER AVENUE Originally listed for $419,000, this four-bedroom East Shoreham Colonial sold in June after 290 days on the market. The home, built in 1972, features 2 1⁄2 bathrooms. Beyond the entry hall is a formal living room, formal dining room, eat-in kitchen and den. The master bedroom, with a bathroom, and three additional bedrooms and full bath are on the upper level. The 0.34-acre property also includes an attached two-car garage, a covered front porch and a back deck. The taxes are $10,428.



$329,900 This four-bedroom ranch, with two bathrooms, offers a new granite eat-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances, living room with a kitchen and dining room. The 0.49-acre property has a basement and a two-car garage. Taxes: $11,104. John Russo and Blake Hough, H & G Realty, 631-345-5600



$539,900 This four-bedroom, 2-1/2 bathroom Victorian boasts a living room, granite kitchen, formal dining room and master suite with vaulted ceilings, a walk-in closet and bathroom. The half-acre property includes a basement and two-car garage. Taxes: $13,807. Millie Thomas, Landmark Realty of Long Island, 631-929-3600



$895,000 This five-bedroom, five-bathroom Postmodern features a living room, a family room with a fireplace, a granite and stainless steel kitchen and a formal dining room. The 0.73-acre property also includes a basement with a media room, three-car garage and in-ground pool. Taxes: $15,703. Millerlady “Milly” Pardo, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 516-617-5675

On Multiple Listings

Number of houses 43

Price range $175,000-$1.998 million

Tax range $7,245-$28,793

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