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Overview

Introduction to Bay Shore, New York

Bay Shore, New York, in Suffolk county, is 3 miles S of Brentwood, New York and 38 miles E of New York, New York. The town is part of the Nassau - Suffolk metropolitan statistical area.

Bay Shore History

Bay Shore was originally known as Penataquit and was inhabited by Native Americans. Sagtikos Manor, the oldest structure of the town, was built in 1692 by Stephanus Van Cortlandt. It served as the headquarters for the British forces during the American Revolution. It was also used as a stopover by George Washington during his tour of Long Island in 1790. Bay Shore became famous for its shopping district and resorts during the late 19th century.

Bay Shore and nearby Attractions

  • Robert Moses State Park
  • Sagtikos Manor
  • Gardiner Park
  • Heckscher State Park
  • Adventureland Amusement Park
  • Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

Things To Do In Bay Shore

While in Bay Shore, you can visit the Robert Moses State Park, Captree State Park or the Belmont Lake State Park. The Long Island Maritime Museum, the BNL Science Museum, Cradle of Aviation Museum the and Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum are also worth visiting. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Westfield Shopping Center of Bay Shore.

Bay Shore Transportation

Air transportation is available from Long Island MacArthur Airport.

Bay Shore Higher Education

Suffolk County Community College - Western Campus and Dowling College are nearby.

People

Total Population 29,670
Male Share of the Population 49.9%
Female Share of the Population 50.1%
Senior Citizens 11.7%
Employed Population 16+ 14,316
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 41.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 27.3%
Median Earnings25+ $36,192
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $24,530
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,653

Wealth

Median Family Income $79,489
% Above Poverty Level 90.5%
% Below Poverty Level 9.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.3%
% Using Public Transportation 10.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 27.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,332
Median House Value $318,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 53%
US/American 0%
English 3.2%
Irish 12.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Bay Shore Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles S of Brentwood, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 38 miles E of New York, New York
County Suffolk
Standard Zip Codes 11706
Phone Area Codes 631
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.725
Longitude -73.245

Bay Shore Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station ISLIP LI MACARTHUR AP
Distance 9.2 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 39 F
Apr Temp 40 to 58 F
Jul Temp 66 to 83 F
Oct Temp 45 to 64 F
Annual Precip 46.5 inches
Station PATCHOGUE 2 N
Distance 13.9 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 39 F
Apr Temp 39 to 59 F
Jul Temp 64 to 83 F
Oct Temp 45 to 64 F
Annual Precip 50.2 inches
Station WANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
Distance 14.3 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 37 F
Apr Temp 40 to 55 F
Jul Temp 67 to 81 F
Oct Temp 47 to 62 F
Annual Precip 42.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Bay Shore, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Bayshore (11706)

Fair Harbor (11706)

Kismet (11706)

Point O Woods (11706)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brightwaters 3,102 $150,750
Islip 336,747 $97,009
Islip Terrace 5,327 $111,131

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Bay Shore Hospitals

SOUTHSIDE HOSPITAL
(Government - Federal)
301 EAST MAIN STREET
(631) 968-3000
Emergency Service: Yes

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BAY SHORE SHS
155 THIRD AVE
631-968-1156
Serves 1,724 students.

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