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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  • 290 Prospect Ave Sea Cliff NY, 11579
    $3,998,000
    4 Bedrooms 4 Full Baths 1 Half Bath Sq. Ft. 4656.00:#
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3025697
    Magnificent Waterfront Home With Spectacular Sunset Views. Heated In-Ground Pool, Flat Yard, Stairs To Private Beach. Soaring Ceilings, Granite Chef's Kitchen With Top Appliances, Stunning Master Suite With Private Balcony. Radiant Heat, Rare Extra-Large Property On Just Shy Of 2 Acres.
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  • 369 Carpenter Ave Sea Cliff NY, 11579
    $3,900,000
    6 Bedrooms 5 Full Baths 2 Half Baths
    Single Family For Sale ML# 2993640
    New Construction. All Updated Modern Conveniences Within Timely Classic Colonial Featuring Mahogany And Ceramic Fireplaces, Radiant Floor Heat, Full Finished Basement, Heated In-Ground Pool And Outdoor Kitchen Area. 8 Car Garage.
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  • 1 Tanglewood Ln Sea Cliff NY, 11579
    $1,722,000
    4 Bedrooms 3 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3013095
    Taxes Were Grieved. Waiting On Results.Location, Quality, Character Define This 7 Yr.Old Col On Private Lot.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 Builtins, Radiant Heat Thruout, Smart Home W/Control 4, Hardwired Generator, Whole H2O Filtration System, 2 Entries To Bsmt, Fab Storage, So Much More!
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  • 207 Carpenter Ave Sea Cliff NY, 11579
    $1,649,000
    7 Bedrooms 2 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale OPEN HOUSE ML# 3010005
    Sea Cliff's Top 10 Totally Renovated & Updated Top To Bottom. Historic Village Victorian Beautifully Appointed Rooms-Eat-In-Kitchen With Fireplace, Family Room With Fireplace. Original Porte Cochure! So Much To See! Move Right In!
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  • 112 Downing Ave Sea Cliff NY, 11579
    $1,595,000
    5 Bedrooms 3 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale NEWOPEN HOUSE ML# 3046257
    5 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath Colonial W/Entry Foyer, Fdr, Eik W/Atrium Window, Lr W/Mahogany Bookcase & Gas Fireplace. Master Bdrm Suite W/Gas Fireplace. Gorgeous Wraparound Porch Overlooking Park-Like Property W/2 Large Koi Ponds W/Waterfalls. Detached 2 Car Garage W/Radiant Heated Driveways(Main Driveway On Florence, Service Driveway On Richardson). Rm For Pool & Tennis. Possible Subdivision 2 Tax Lots
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    07/19/2018 - 07/19/2018 12:00pm-1:30pm
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  • 456 Glen Cove Ave Sea Cliff NY, 11579
    $1,549,000
    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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  • 16 The Blvd Sea Cliff NY, 11579
    $1,499,000
    5 Bedrooms 4 Full Baths
    Multi Family For Sale ML# 3001322
    An Exclusive Opportunity To Own A Beach Front Dream Home. This Legal 2 Family Mid-Century Modern Home Is The Largest Beachfront Home On The Blvd! This Entertainer's Dream Features Spacious Rooms And Miles-Wide Water Views, Perfect For Entertaining Indoors Or Outdoors. Many Updates Include:Kitchens, Flooring, & Plumbing. Park'g For 4+ Cars. Ns Schls. Dreams Do Come True!
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  • 166 Dubois Ave Sea Cliff NY, 11579
    $1,459,000
    4 Bedrooms 3 Full Baths 2 Half Baths Sq. Ft. 4000.00:#
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3030150
    This Beautiful Spacious Ranch Sits On Close To A 1/2 Acre Of Land. What Makes This House Unique Is Its Size Of 4000 Square Feet And It Has A Nice Party Flow For Entertainment. Hardwood Floors Throughout. The Kitchen Features Stainless Steel Appliances And Granite Countertops. Dining Room Has Crown Moldings. Master Bedroom Features Vaulted Ceilings. Master Bath Has Radiant Heated Floors And Heated Towel Rack. Backyard Has An Outdoor Kitchen. Taxes Being Grieved. Rights To Sea Cliff Beach
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  • 1 Gates Way Sea Cliff NY, 11579
    $1,376,550
    6 Bedrooms 3 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale OPEN HOUSE ML# 3028959
    Entertainer's Paradise! Rare Opportunity To Own This Six Bedroom Mid Century Modern On A Cul-De-Sac W/ In- Ground Pool And Pool House W/ Full Bath On A Bucolic Setting Backing Up To North Shore Cc. New Kitchen W/ Stainless Steel Appliances, Living Room W/ Fireplace, Fdr, Den W/ Fireplace, Multiple Decks Including A Wrap Around Deck Off The Bedrooms Overlooking The Verdant Landscape. Attached Two Car Garage.
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  • 46 Dubois Ave Sea Cliff NY, 11579
    $1,365,000
    5 Bedrooms 3 Full Baths
    Multi Family For Sale ML# 3036106
    Welcome To One Of Sea Cliff's Beautiful And Stately Victorians! Many Architectural Details To Delight! Surprise...It's Also A Two Family! Separate Entrance Leads You To A One Bedroom Apartment. Conveniently Located Close To Parks, Village Center, Elementary School And The Beach. North Shore Schools. (Village Taxes To Be Added)
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