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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  • Sea Cliff, NY 11579
    6 Bedrooms 5 Full Baths 2 Half Baths
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3110562
    The 7800 sq. ft. home includes 6 bdrms, 5.5 bthrms, 2 laundry rooms, bonus art gallery/playroom on 3rd level and entertainment area in the fully finished basement with 9' ceilings. Luxurious 8' mahogany wood doors and marble fplcs grace each room on the main floor. The Gourmet kitchen with Lemurian Blue granite counter tops, Edgar Berebi hardware on kitchen cabinets, a La Cornue stove and oven along with hand beveled limestone are just some of the exceptional features found in this home.
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  • 8 The Blvd Sea Cliff, NY 11579
    4 Bedrooms 2 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3119046
    This water front Mediterranean-style Villa seems as though it was plucked right from the Mediterranean classics of Europe. This home blurs the distinction of outside & inside..perfect for entertaining while enjoying breath-taking water views & endless sunsets. Professional-grade EIK is fully equipped with high-end appliances. Great Rm w/fplc leads to outside Deck, salt-water pool and beach.1st floor is 18' above high water mark. Energy efficient, North Shore Schools, Only 45 min from NYC.
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  • 94 Glenlawn Ave Sea Cliff, NY 11579
    5 Bedrooms 3 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3137365
    Beautifully renovated Victorian with wrap around porch. Grand Foyer. Large rooms. House has a formal historic charm with updated modern feel. Eat-In Kitchen. Back Porch leading to New Heated Salt Water Pool.
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  • 10 Tanglewood Ln Sea Cliff, NY 11579
    5 Bedrooms 2 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale NEWOPEN HOUSE ML# 3146245
    Known as Tanglewood' Way Back When. Fabulous Sprawling French Chateau Meets Old Hollywood On One Of Sea Cliff's Most Sought After Streets. This Is A Well Known Classic Sea Cliff Home Regally Set On Over 1/2 Gorgeous Flat Usable Acre. Updated EIK, Dramatic 3 Room Master Suite, Radiant Heat in Pwd.Rm, MudRm, & EIK., Newly Marbledusted Heated IGP, Gazebo, Prof. Landscaped. Natural Gas & Oil Tanks in the House.Tremendous Curb Appeal.
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  • 6 Dixon Ct Sea Cliff, NY 11579
    4 Bedrooms 3 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Multi Family For Sale ML# 3117011
    Originally owned by Mr. Schuster of Simon & Schuster Publishing, many notable authors have stayed in this incredible Victorian. Many original details throughout the main house and duplex apartment remain: high ceilings, spacious rooms, beautiful moldings, and gorgeous wood floors. Finished Basement serves as a media room & office...a truly gracious home with integrity.
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  • 207 Carpenter Ave Sea Cliff, NY 11579
    7 Bedrooms 2 Full Baths 1 Half Bath Sq. Ft. 3066.00:#
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3116708
    Old World Charm Mixes Seamlessly With Modern Life In This Sea Cliff Victorian Masterpiece. The Perfect Place For Entertaining From The Private Hedged Gardens To The Wrap Around Front Porch That Connects To The Dining Room. Gabled Slate Roof, Antiqued Glass Stained Windows, Original Inlaid Wood Floors, Moldings & Mahogany Pocket Doors. Discover A New Detail Every Day. Generator, CAC, Gas Heat. Located In The Center Of Sea Cliff Village. Walk To Shops, Restaurants, Schools, Parks And The Beach!
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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 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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  • 322 Carpenter Ave Sea Cliff, NY 11579
    5 Bedrooms 3 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3138017
    This sunny Victorian has personality that makes you feel right at HOME!!! Warm & welcoming, 5 bedrm, 3.5 bath home looks nostalgic but has the modern comforts such as CAC, whole house generator, sprinklers & security system. The outside space is just as beautiful as the inside w/wrap around & an amazing outdoor fireplace to gather round styled in stone. It's location keeps you close to the elementary school & Village center. Don't forget this is a beach town, SUMMER is can you!!
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  • 273 Sea Cliff Ave Sea Cliff, NY 11579
    3 Bedrooms 3 Full Baths 1 Half Bath Sq. Ft. 3700.00:#
    Misc For Sale ML# 3119641
    This is a wonderful mixed use building with offices at street level and a 3-bedroom, 1 bath home on the second and third levels. All in great condition and ready for the investor or the resident that would like an income to offset his housing expenses.
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  • 273 Sea Cliff Ave Sea Cliff, NY 11579
    Sq. Ft. 3700.00:#
    Misc Commercial 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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