Syosset Real Estate

In Syosset, a densely suburban hamlet in the Nassau County town of Oyster Bay where home prices climbed steeply through the 1990's, when people look for location, location, location, the location that seems to count the most is the Syosset Central School District. Many who buy do not need convincing.

Besides top-ranked schools, Syosset offers a Long Island Rail Road connection that gets commuters to the city in under an hour and -- compared with neighboring areas and other parts of the school district -- relative affordability in a community where single-family dwellings predominate. All these factors combine to provide what real estate professionals say is good value for prospective buyers.

In upper-rank Nassau County public school districts, 95 percent of students typically go on to either four- or two-year colleges. Syosset schools top even this, sending 94 percent of 1999 graduates to four-year colleges and universities, the highest percentage in the county, according to the district.

The high school and the district's two middle schools for grades 6 through 8 have each been named schools of excellence within the past several years by the United States Department of Education. The high school offers 23 advanced placement courses in which students may earn college credits.

The percentage of students who scored at or above grade level in state standardized tests for reading and math is among the highest for any Long Island district. A world language course starts in first grade, when students choose among French, Spanish and Italian. All study Latin in fifth grade. In addition to these languages, Russian, Japanese and American Sign Language are taught in the high school. The district plans to introduce Mandarin Chinese to the elementary school program next fall.

Our Lady of Mercy Academy, a colonnaded private Catholic secondary school for girls on a spacious campus in Syosset, has 500 students in grades 9 through 12, its peak capacity. Sister Margaret Ann Hartigan, the co-principal, said virtually all of the some 110 graduates in the class of 2000 went on to college, with 60 percent being offered scholarships. Tuition is $5,200 a year, she said.

St. Edward the Confessor School, a Catholic elementary school in Syosset, has 272 students in pre-K through grade 8. The school's principal, Anne Schaefer, said a nursery program for 3-year-olds would begin in September. The school emphasizes religious training and academics. Average tuition is $2,600, she said.

If schools are a strong suit, traffic on main roads is the bane of Syosset. Several roads converge in a knot in the downtown around Jackson Avenue, a local shopping area. The sprawling railroad station parking lot, where town parking permits cost $20 for two years, is filled on weekdays. Jericho Turnpike, Route 25, a major shopping area, is also often congested.

The Long Island Expressway and the Seaford-Oyster Bay Expressway, though convenient, bring noise to abutting streets in an area once filled with woods and farms.

The 2000 census also showed that Syosset's Asian population was 12.7 percent, one of the highest rates on Long Island.

For recreation there is the 48-acre Syosset Woodbury Community Park. The park, run by the Town of Oyster Bay, has a swimming pool, an ice rink, a children's playground and picnic areas, three baseball fields, basketball, tennis, volleyball, horseshoes, shuffleboard and a nature trail.

An 18-hole, 121-acre town golf course in nearby Woodbury is open Tuesday through Sunday all year, weather permitting, and has a putting green and a driving range. Individual memberships cost $150 annually for town residents. Members pay $20 for weekday play and $27 on weekends and may make reservations. Nonmember town residents pay $30 during the week and $36 on weekends. Fees are doubled for nonresidents.

North Shore University Hospital at Syosset, a part of the 18-hospital North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, is an acute-care community hospital with 136 beds. It is known for its Center for Surgical Specialties, the Cohn Pain Management Center and an eye-surgery center.

CODES: Area, 516; ZIP, 11791. DISTANCE FROM MIDTOWN MANHATTAN: 28 miles. RUSH-HOUR COMMUTATION: 50 minutes on Long Island Rail Road; $7 one-way, $154 monthly. GOVERNMENT: Town of Oyster Bay supervisor (John Venditto, Republican), elected to a two-year term; six-member Town Board, elected to four-year terms.

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  • 210-12 Michael Dr Syosset, NY 11791
    $4,250,000
    Misc Commercial ML# 3061257
    Prime Nassau County Location On The Gold Coast's North Shore, 15, 000 Sq.Ft. Building With Many Possibilities For Numerous Types Of Businesses And Executives Looking For Office Suites With Luxury Kitchen, Baths And More. Price Reduction of $1, 000, 000.00
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  • 247-251 Jackson Ave Syosset, NY 11791
    $3,495,000
    Misc Commercial ML# 3158098
    Nursery school-fantastic location. Two buildings on 197x175 residentially zoned lot. Property has permits for a nursery school. Many possibilities for numerous situations
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  • 185 Foxhunt Cres Syosset, NY 11791
    $2,700,000
    5 Bedrooms 3 Full Baths 1 Half Bath Sq. Ft. 3600.00:#
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3114148
    Oyster Bay Cove, Pristine Ranch, private neighborhood 2 + acres. Circular driveway 5 bed, 3.5 bath, large eat in kitchen, granite counters, gas cooking & stainless steel appliances. Den has a beautiful wood burning fireplace with walls of windows overlooking the country club yard with flagstone gunite solar heated pool, spa, waterfall & fire pit, Solar HW full Home generator. Full Finished basement with half bath, Sound proof music studio. Boasts one of the lowest property tax. Syosset School
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  • 60 Jericho Tpke Syosset, NY 11791
    $2,300,000
    Misc Commercial ML# 3158172
    Unique chance to acquire 3 incomes on one lot plus development opportunity! Two active commercial rentals, plus 1 whole house rental. And your OWN PYLON SIGNAGE !! Fabulous frontage on Jericho Tpke just west of Syosset Hospital and Home Depot.
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  • 539 Split Rock Rd Syosset, NY 11791
    $2,188,888
    7 Bedrooms 5 Full Baths Sq. Ft. 4100.00:#
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3147206
    BREATHTAKING OLD WORLD CHARM MIXED WITH MODERN LUXURIES NESTLED ON 3.99 PRIVATE ACRES OFF PRIVATE RD, THIS TRADITIONAL COLONIAL FEATURES, QUARTZ, S/STEEL, ISLAND EIK, 7 GENEROUS BRS, 5 FULL BTHS, EXPANSIVE FDR WITH BUTLER PANTRY, MAHOGANY LIBRARY, 3 FPLS, NUMEROUS OSE'S TO COUNTRY CLUB BACKYD WITH HEATED IGP AND JACUZZI, NEW GAS HEAT, 300 AMPS, SLATE ROOF. MULTI CAR DRVWY, HARDWD FLOORS.TOO MUCH TO MENTION A MUST SEE!!
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  • 1372 Ridge Rd Syosset, NY 11791
    $1,950,000
    3 Bedrooms 2 Full Baths 1 Half Bath Sq. Ft. 3200.00:#
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3177205
    A Spectacular Mid Century Modern Home designed by Renowned Architect David Kenneth Spector in 1965. A Sanctuary set in the trees of Laurel Hollow overlooking Cold Spring Harbor and Long Island Sound! Steps to a Private White Sand Beach! 3.6 acres with 3200 sq ft of living space. Chefs Kitchen with Granite and SS appliances 2 fireplaces Sauna and Expansive deck with enviable views! 2 car garage CAC Ctr VAC Blue Ribon CSH schools 33 miles to NYC close to all Too Much To List Must See!
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  • 377 Split Rock Rd Syosset, NY 11791
    $1,800,000
    2 Bedrooms 2 Full Baths
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3159699
    Tranquility And Privacy Nestled At The End Of A Private Driveway On 2.96 Acres Of Park-like Grounds Sits This Quaint Hideaway In North Syosset. A Decorators Own Sprawling Ranch With A Warm And Inviting Ambiance. Bright, Open Floor-plan, Cathedral Ceilings With Exposed Beams. Expansion Possibilities Abound Or Keep It Elegant And Quaint.
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  • 345 Split Rock Rd Syosset, NY 11791
    $1,799,000
    4 Bedrooms 3 Full Baths 1 Half Bath Sq. Ft. 3900.00:#
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3178057
    Set back off Split Rock Rd on a beautiful tree lined private acre is this newly renovated mini estate featuring a huge open layout Enter into a huge entertaining area featuring a custom kitchen with quartz counters, viking & sub zero appliances, bright & airy family room with fireplace, formal dining & living areas, cozy den with fireplace, guest suite with OSE, fireplace and Full bath, new hardwood floors throughout, Master suite with large closet, CAC, garage, IGS, 2 decks, a must see !
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  • 48 Calvin Ave Syosset, NY 11791
    $1,650,000
    5 Bedrooms 4 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3172129
    TO BE BUILT ~ North Syosset Welcomes This Flawless, Hamptons Style Home! Designed With The Most Discerning Buyer In Mind! Unparalleled Attention To Detail, Superior Craftsmanship & Finishes. This Floor Plan Is Sure To Impress! Huge Master Ensuite On 1st Floor As Well As Master Ensuite On The 2nd Floor, Breakfast Nook In Gourmet EIK, Vaulted Entry Foyer, FLR, FDR, Family Rm W/Fireplace & Built-In Cabinetry, Walk-In Pantry, Laundry/Mudroom! Photos NOT Exact As Actual Home~ For Workmanship Only.
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  • 20 Carriage Ct Syosset, NY 11791
    $1,599,000
    5 Bedrooms 3 Full Baths 1 Half Bath Sq. Ft. 7358.00:#
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3173833
    Contemporary Colonial at the end of a Cul-De-Sac on 2 Acres in the Award Winning Syosset Schools. This home Boasts Expansive Entertainment rooms, Huge Center Island Kitchen w/ breakfast area, En-Suite bedroom on main floor. Family rm with Fireplace, Formal Dining rm, 5 bed/3.5baths. A Backyard Paradise w/ Multi-Level Deck, Heated Gunite Pool w/ Hot Tub, & Har-Tru Tennis Court - Finished Basement & 3 Car Garage. TAXES BEING PROFESSIONALLY GRIEVED, ESTIMATE $18, 000 REDUCTION FOR 2020/2021!
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