Bayport, NY is quaint, family oriented and close knit community on Long Island. Many of the residents grew up in Bayport and have chosen to stay, because of the great schools, community support and local attractions. The history of Bayport dates back to the 1800’s, with the first settlers arriving in 1869.With the railroad in place, Bayport became a popular retreat for wealthy Manhattan residents who wanted to escape the city for on summer vacations and is now an affordable, comfortable residential area. It is also thought to be the location for the famous, fictional books “The Hardy Boys”.
Living in Bayport
The town of Bayport is located in Suffolk County, on the south shore of Long Island. It is about 65 miles west of Montauk and 56 miles east of Manhattan. The area is bordered by the hamlets of Blue Point, Sayville and Holbrook. There is a wide range of housing options to choose from including tranquil, tree-lined Victorian and Salt Box homes to modern apartments and condominiums. The house styles also include ranches, colonials, contemporary and many styles of older homes near the water.
Bayport Schools k-12 have a 9 out 10 ranking for their educational achievements, including test scores, teachers and overall educational. There are several colleges and universities in or within a few miles of Bayport, including Saint Josephs College, Dowling College, Stony Brook University and Suffolk County Community College. Bayport-Blue Point High School has an average of 750 students for grades 9-12 and James Wilson Young Middle school has approximately 599 students enrolled in grades 6-8. There are three elementary schools for grades K-5, Sylvan Avenue Elementary, Academy Street Elementary and Bayport-Blue Point Union Free District School.
Activities and Attractions
The Bayport area has a wide range of activities and attractions for its residents, including boating, fishing and local festivals, such as the annual Long Island Apple Festival. Minutes away in Sayville and Patchogue, residents and visitors can catch a ferry for visits to the popular Fire Island. Bayport is home to a number of boutiques, grocery stores, mom-and-pop restaurants and one of few remaining aerodromes. The Bayport Aerodrome was formed in 1972 and offers tours of the Aerodrome and the living museum.
If you want to learn more about becoming a resident of Bayport or the other quaint communities of Long Island, contact Advantage Homes for more information about finding your dream home.