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Sayville has long since been popular for its oysters and lumber. In 1868, when the South Side Railroad reached the area, the community began developing into a popular summer resort and became home to more than 30 hotels, whose patrons included actors from New York City. Between 1880 and 1930, it also became the building site of several grand summer homes and estates, such as John Ellis Roosevelt’s 1891 former home, Meadow Croft, which is now a historic attraction on the sprawling grounds of the Sans Souci County Park.

Local Area Information

Sayville is an unincorporated neighborhood and census-designated place (CDP) in the Town of Islip, Suffolk County, on the South Shore of Long Island, New York, about halfway between Midtown Manhattan and Montauk on Long Island’s acclaimed East End. It adjoins Bayport on the east, Holbrook and Bohemia on the north as well as West Sayville and Oakdale on the west. Waterfront homes along the shoreline command impressive water views of the Great South Bay.

Residential areas in Sayville comprise primarily single-family homes featuring mostly Victorian and Colonial styles especially along the broad tree-lined avenues south of Montauk Highway. North of it are newer two-story homes built on larger lots on cul-de-sacs mixed with ranches and capes on smaller lots. Many have their own private docks, especially the homes along West Lane and Sunset Drive. There are plenty of 4-bedroom homes or larger, potential mother-daughter, and luxury homes with pools, first-floor bedrooms and other features.

Sayville has about 16 multifamily housing sites, including condos, co-ops and luxury rentals. Lakeland Avenue alone has a number of them, such as Fairfield Plaza. There are also 55+ communities, including the gated community of the 213-unit Sunrise Village offering 2-bedroom condos and homes with a garage. In the face of all these developments, the hamlet maintains the quaint historic charm of several of its areas.

Named the “friendliest town in the US” by California State University in 1994, Sayville offers a walkable downtown on Montauk Highway with an eclectic array of specialty stores, antiques shops, art galleries and over 20 tempting dining options. Many big box chain stores are also located along Sunrise Highway, which delineates the area’s northern boundary. Its bayfront offerings are geared more towards water sports and activities, such as swimming, fishing and sailing.

The marvelous beaches and other prime destinations on Fire Island are just a 20- to 25 minute ferry ride across the bay via the Sayville Ferry Service. Much of the community uses the 11782 ZIP code, while the rest uses either 11716 or 11796.

General Information

Township: Town of Islip | Islip, New York

County: Suffolk County

Population: 16,569 (2020)

Classification: Hamlet, CDP

Chamber of Commerce: Greater Sayville Chamber of Commerce

LIRR Train Station/Schedule:
The LIRR serves Sayville via the Sayville Station.
Travel time to Manhattan, Penn Station is about
1 hour 28 minutes to 2 hours minutes.

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Water District
Suffolk County Water Authority

Gas Company(s)
Pacific Gas and Electric Long Island (PSEGLI)
National Grid

Electric Company(s)
Pacific Gas and Electric Long Island (PSEGLI)

Cable/ Phone/ TV/ Internet Provider(s)
Verizon Fios


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Beaches & Parks

The Common Ground is a pleasant park that features beautiful gardens, memorial benches, The Peace Labyrinth, pathways with personalized bricks, and The Pamela Raymond Performance Pavilion. Various events are held at this park, including free summer concerts, family programs, garden activities, and even private events, such as weddings. The park was born out of the tragic 9/11 incident and created for the benefit of the community.

The 12-acre restoration site of Islip Grange is home to many historic structures and landmarks, including the Sayville firehouse, windmill, Ockers’ Barn, the Percy Williams Cottage, Robinson Cottage, and Tuthill-Case House. There is also a quaint scale model of the Dutch Reformed Church, which is offered for lease and is a popular venue for weddings, photo shoots, and lectures. It also holds a range of community events, such as the Americana Fair, Apple Festival, Civil War Reenactment, Farmer’s Market, and Vintage Baseball games.

Meadow Croft, also known as the John Ellis Roosevelt Estate, is an expansive estate that was the former home of Theodore Roosevelt’s cousin in the 1890s, and is now listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The Colonial Revival mansion was restored to its former glory by the same association that offers seasonal exhibits and tours of the estate grounds, located within the Sans Souci County Park. A caretaker’s cottage, coach house, garage, stable/barn, and vintage, early 20th-century swimming pool are among its outbuildings.

The 316-acre Sans Souci County Park is a nature preserve that is home to a wide assortment of plant and wildlife species. A French term meaning “without worry,” Sans Souci may have that effect on visitors as they stroll or hike through this tranquil park. Trail markers are available with information on all the features of the preserve, which bestrides the communities of Sayville and Bayport.

The Sayville Marina Park offers a sandy beach, and is equipped with a pavilion, playground, barbeque grills, picnic tables, three nicely maintained tennis courts, and lots of park benches along a partly shaded walking path. It also features the Michelle Fisher Young Memorial Tree, which kicked off the memorial tree program in the Town of Islip. This marina park is located along the Great South Bay, on the southern end of Foster Avenue, off Middle Road.

The Sayville National Wildlife Refuge is composed generally of oak-pitch pine forests and grasslands that shelter a diverse species of migrant songbirds and raptors, as well as endangered plant species. It is open in part to the public for select activities, including research and environmental education by permit. It is a land-locked sub-unit of the Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge, which is home to the Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex headquarters and visitor center.

The Schools

Most of the community is served by the Sayville Union Free School District, which has five public schools. Three of the district schools are located in the hamlet, and the other two—Sayville High and Cherry Avenue Elementary Schools—are just a little beyond the western border in West Sayville.

The rest of Sayville is served by the Connetquot Central School District. The district’s Edward J. Bosti Elementary School is also located in the neighborhood.


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