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Housing coming to Woodbury, that 'small town with big-city features'

Woodbury Common offers high-end stores and eateries.

Woodbury Common offers high-end stores and eateries. Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp


Whether going to Manhattan or the Hamptons, Woodbury offers convenient access to both, says 35-year resident Fran Mazer of Signature Premier Properties.

Along with the central location of the hamlet, which is situated on the Nassau-Suffolk border, Woodbury offers generously sized properties, upscale shopping, and the desirable Syosset school district, which was named 23rd best in the country in the Niche 2019 Best School District ranking.

Those benefits will soon be taken advantage of by new residents coming to the Woodbury area. 

The sale and November closing of the Woodbury Country Club could lead to multifamily development on the 16.8-acre property. Newsday reported that the site received zoning approval in 2008 for the development of what the owners hoped would amount to 80 housing units, and the permit has been renewed each year since. 

Benchmark Senior Living at Orchard Estate of Woodbury, an 89-unit assisted living facility for seniors, will be built on a 3.8-acre property on Woodbury Road.            

Kensington Estate, a gated 55-and-over luxury community with 80 townhomes, is expected to be completed by 2020 on an 18.6-acre site along Woodbury’s eastern border on Jericho Turnpike.

“I see it as a positive,” Tricia Shannon of Douglas Elliman Real Estate, who is on the board of directors for the Syosset-Woodbury Chamber of Commerce, says of the developments. “It brings more people to shop in the stores and restaurants.”

Shannon describes Woodbury as countrified with hills and trees, but close to the train and city for a tolerable commute.

The area features a wide variety of home styles, with ranches and split-levels that can start in the $600,000s to newly constructed homes that command more than $2 million, Mazer says.

Woodbury offers many properties ranging between a half-acre and acre, says 16-year resident Mara Navaretta of Homes by Mara. 

The area is home to Woodbury Common, offering high-end stores and eateries; Syosset-Woodbury Community Park, which has a pool, athletic fields and courts, and an outdoor ice skating rink; the Town of Oyster Bay Golf Course, a 121-acre public course; and hiking and biking trails that are part of the Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt.

“It’s a small town with big-city features,” says 22-year resident Belinda Wiseman of Berkshire Hathaway Laffey International Realty. “The homes and properties are larger, but you still maintain a homey feeling.”


There are seven condos on the market ranging in price from $539,000 to $995,000. 


From Dec. 1, 2017 to Dec. 31, 2018, there were 64 home sales with a median sale price of $1.145 million, according to the Multiple Listing Service of Long Island. The low price for that period was $435,000 and the high was $2.6 million. During that time period a year earlier there were 68 homes sold at a median price of $977,500. The range was $400,000 to $2.315 million.

Most students attend Syosset High School.  


Town: Oyster Bay

Area:  5.0 square miles

ZIP code: 11797

Population: 8,907

Median age: 49.0

Median household income: $166,568

Median home value: $1.01 million*

LIRR to NYC:  from Syosset, 44 to 59 minutes at peak

Monthly ticket: $297

School district: Syosset Central

SOURCES: 2010 Census;; LIRR;

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



Hillside Ave.

Style: Colonial

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 3

Built: 1928

Lot size: 100x100

Taxes: $18,918

Reduced: $97,999

Days on the market: 221


Juneau Blvd.

Style: Farm Ranch

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 2 full, 1 half

Built: 1961

Lot size: 1 acre

Taxes: $35,071

Reduced: $249,000

Days on the market: 193

$1.85 million

Pine Dr.

Style: Colonial

Bedrooms: 6

Bathrooms: 4 full, 1 half

Built: 2003

Lot size: 1.41 acres

Taxes: $42,987

Reduced: $108,888

Days on the market: 186  



This split-level, with three bedrooms and 2½ bathrooms, has a living room, dining room, expanded granite kitchen with stainless steel appliances, den with sliding glass doors, and master suite.  The 80-by-225-foot property includes multilevel decks, a pool and attached two-car garage. Taxes: $24,662. Beth Sitzer, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 516-782-5499


This expanded ranch, with four bedrooms and three bathrooms, has formal living and dining rooms, a family room, an eat-in kitchen and two en suite master bedrooms. The 1-acre property also includes a finished basement and attached two-car garage. Taxes: $15,797. Patricia Pascullo, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, 516-287-4871  

$1.450 million

This five-bedroom, 5½ bathroom Colonial features a two-story foyer, living room with a fireplace, eat-in kitchen and sunroom, and a master suite with walk-in closet and bathroom.  The one-acre property includes an in-ground pool, tennis court and attached two-car garage.  Taxes: $47,020.  Belinda Wiseman, Berkshire Hathaway Laffey International Realty, 516-458-4404

On Multiple Listings

Number of houses: 34

Price range: $399,900-$2.688 million

Tax range: $14,847-$60,087


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