Sea Cliff Real Estate

It is only a square mile in area, but they discovered that space had been put to excellent use. In addition to beaches, vistas and parks, they found Gothic and Victorian “painted ladies,” quaint Arts and Crafts cottages, and good schools.

Though increasingly upscale of late, Sea Cliff retains its aura as a bohemian outpost in the midst of cookie-cutter suburbia — an artists’ haven of sorts.

WHAT YOU’LL FIND Sea Cliff, in the Town of Oyster Bay, hugs the shoreline south of Glen Cove and north of Glenwood Landing. It is bounded to the east by Glen Cove Avenue and the unincorporated areas of Glen Head.

Among its roughly 2,000 residences, the village has cottages, bungalows and smaller Victorians with granny porches packed together along narrow streets at its heart, and larger Gothic and Victorian homes built into hillsides with commanding water views.

Fifty-four buildings have local landmark status, and 29 of those are also on state and national registries, including Village Hall and the English Tudor-style fire department.

Strict architectural-review and zoning requirements are viewed as a safeguard of the old-time ambience. “We are pretty controlling,” said Bruce Kennedy, the mayor. “We are trying to enjoy the same quality of life we have been enjoying for 125 years.”

Recent improvements include a new boardwalk connecting the business district and the waterfront — long overdue, in some residents’ view, as the last one was destroyed in the hurricane of 1938. Also, new streetlights and a village square clock have been added on Sea Cliff Avenue. And public and private foundation money was recently allocated for a $175,000 covered outdoor arts pavilion at the beach for live performances, Mr. Kennedy said.

The postwar part of the village, on its eastern fringes, is home to a mix of Capes, colonials, split-levels and the occasional contemporary.

WHAT TO DO Memorial Park, also known as Hippie Park, has an unobstructed view of Hempstead Harbor. On summer Thursday nights, its concerts (lemonade and cookies provided) draw a crowd. On Friday evenings the music revs up at Sea Cliff Beach. Harry Tappen Beach has a swimming pool, a playground, small boat launches and a 272-slip marina. The Sea Cliff Museum, in a former parsonage adjacent to Village Hall, is open on Sunday afternoons. The five-acre Clifton Park has ball fields. Central and Prospect Parks have playgrounds.

THE SCHOOLS Sea Cliff is part of the well-regarded North Shore School District, which has 2,876 students and also draws from neighboring Glen Head, Glenwood Landing and Old Brookville. There are three kindergarten-through-fifth-grade schools in total, but village children attend the Sea Cliff Elementary School, then North Shore Middle and High Schools, both in Glen Head.

SAT averages in 2009 were 553 in reading, 587 in math and 550 in writing, versus 485, 502 and 478 statewide.

THE COMMUTE All but one morning and one evening rush-hour Long Island Rail Road train between Sea Cliff and Pennsylvania Stations transfer at either Jamaica or Mineola. The transfer ride takes about an hour, the express ride a few minutes less. A monthly pass is $204, discounted 5 percent if bought online.

Sea Cliff is 23 miles from Midtown Manhattan. The drive via the Long Island Expressway takes about 45 minutes, or an hour in heavy traffic.

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  • Private Rd Sea Cliff, NY 11579
    6 Bedrooms 5 Full Baths 2 Half Baths
    Single Family For Sale NEW ML# 3110562
    Location, Location, Location! Extraordinary custom built Brick Victorian Colonial Revival Home with wrap around porch, carport, gunite heated pool with jacuzzi. Amenities include radiant floor heat, electric gated property whole house general
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  • 8 The Blvd Sea Cliff, NY 11579
    4 Bedrooms 2 Full Baths 1 Half Bath Sq. Ft. 2400.00:# SqFt
    Single Family For Sale PRICE REDUCED ML# 3072904
    This Water Front Mediterranean-Style Villa Seems As Though It Was Plucked Right From The Mediterranean Classics Of Europe. A Seamless Indoor-Outdoor Connection Offers Comfortable Spaces For Casual Entertaining Inside & Outside While Viewing The Li Sound. A Professional-Grade Eat-In-Kitchen Is Fully Equipped With High-End Appliances. Great Rm W/Fplc Leads To Outside Deck, Salt-Water Pool And Beach. Energy Efficient. North Shore Schools, Only 45 Min From Nyc
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  • 273 Sea Cliff Ave Sea Cliff, NY 11579
    Sq. Ft. 3700.00:#
    Misc Commercial NEW ML# 3111664
    Mixed Use Building in heart of Sea Cliff Village. Circa 1890's property includes a historic home that was raised to sit atop a renovated office/retail storefront. Used as an architectural firm's office, main level features original tin ceilings, 5 private offices, one with private bath/shower as well as a large open office space, conference room, kitchen, storage, reception area, 2nd l bath and more.The second and third level consists of 3 beds, 1 bath, wrap around deck. Ideal for end user.
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  • 1 Tanglewood Ln Sea Cliff, NY 11579
    4 Bedrooms 3 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3013095
    Location, Quality, Character Define This Hi End 7 Yr.Custom Built Colonial.Sun-Filled & Spacious W/Chef's Eik/Bake Station/2 Sinks/2 Dw, Wolf 6 Top, Subzero Frig & Freezer, Steam Shower In Master Bth, Den, Radiant Heat Thruout, Smart Home W/Control 4, Hardwired Generator, 2 Entries To Bsmt, Fab Storage.Set In A One Square Mile' Beach Community.Easy Access To Boat, Fish, Kayak In Hempstead Hbr.Easy Maintenance!Sit On The Amazing Front Porch And Enjoy The Beautiful Vista! Big Tax Reduction!
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  • 371 Littleworth Ln Sea Cliff, NY 11579
    5 Bedrooms 2 Full Baths 1 Half Bath Sq. Ft. 4200.00:#
    Single Family For Sale NEW ML# 3112511
    Nestled In The Village of Sea Cliff on Nassau's North Shore Is a 5 bedroom, 2.5 Bath Neo-Victorian Home On .66 Acres Built In 1995. Completely updated Gourmet Kit W/48 Wolf, 48Sub Zero, Miele Appliances. Master spa bath-steam shower. Htd Floor in Master and Mudroom. 2 fireplaces. 2 Large back patios. Media Rm W/THX surround sound Drop Down Screen, 8 Zone Polk Speakers Throughout 1st Floor.Smart Home Thermostats and LED smart Lighting Throughout. Keyless Entry. Wired Gigabit Ethernet Every Rm.
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  • 16 The Blvd Sea Cliff, NY 11579
    5 Bedrooms 4 Full Baths
    Multi Family For Sale NEW ML# 3111771
    View Included...Live the Hampton's Dream in Sea Cliff--This Water Front Legal 2 family mid-century modern home is the largest beach front home on the Blvd! This entertainer's dream boasts spacious rooms and miles-wide water views & your own private beach! Perfect for entertaining indoors or outdoors. Many updates include kitchens, flooring. Parking for 4+cars. North Shore Schools. Wonderful Investment Opportunity!
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  • 166 Dubois Ave Sea Cliff, NY 11579
    4 Bedrooms 3 Full Baths 2 Half Baths Sq. Ft. 4239.00:#
    Single Family For Sale NEW ML# 3110171
    Stunning Ranch Over 4000 Sq Ft. Set on Close to 1/2 Acre Property. Prime Sea Cliff Location! Ef, Lg Eik, Fdr, Lr w/Fpl, Master Suite with His/Hers Walk In Closets & Full Bath w/Radiant Heat. 3 Addl Bdrms, 2 Addl Full Baths, Mud Rm with Half Bath and Laundry Rm. So Much More! Come See for Yourself!!
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  • 456 Glen Cove Ave Sea Cliff, NY 11579
    Misc Commercial ML# 3035194
    Oppotunity Knocks! Half An Acre Flatl Property Which Could Be Devlop As Mixed Used Building. There Is A 2958 Sqft Structure Which Is Used As An Office On The First Floor And A 3 Bedroom Apartment On The Second Floor, Both Vacant At This Time. Surrounded By Strip Centers, Office Buildings And Other Businesses. Unlimited Potential, Contact Broker For Survey And More Info.
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  • 174 15th Ave Sea Cliff, NY 11579
    5 Bedrooms 2 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3106252
    Perched High On A Cliff With Three Levels Of Unobstructed Views Of Hempstead Harbor, Life At 174 15th Avenue In Sea Cliff Is Heavenly! The Painstaking Details Of This 1908 Classic Sea Cliff Victorian Are Striking: Handmade Woodwork, Built-In Bookshelves, & Incredible Hardwood Floors. Breathtaking Water Views For Miles! This Home Is Close To The Boardwalk Leading To Sea Cliff Beach As Well As The Charming Village Of Sea Cliff. Now Is Your Chance To Own A Piece Of Sea Cliff History!
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  • 70 8th Ave Sea Cliff, NY 11579
    6 Bedrooms 3 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale NEW ML# 3110375
    Finally a Sea Cliff Victorian that has been updated with lovely sized rooms, plenty of storage, beautiful details such as decorative moldings, cove plaster ceilings, stain glass windows, master bath w/claw foot tub, cooks kitchen with refrigerator drawers and outdoors you will find a PIZZA oven, a PIRATE SHIP and a CHARGING STATION for 2 electric cars! Hang out on Periwinkle Cottage's wrap around porch and enjoy Sea Cliff living!! Located a few blocks from the Village center, parks & school!
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