Town Of Oyster Bay
Town Of Oyster Bay
Communities In The Town Of Oyster Bay
About The Town Of Oyster Bay…
Oyster Bay’s North Shore township is one of three located in Nassau County, Long Island. It is bordered by the two other townships in the county, North Hempstead and Hempstead to the west, the city of Glen Cove to the northwest, and two townships in Suffolk County: Huntington and Babylon to the east.
The Town of Oyster Bay is bounded by the waters of the Atlantic Ocean to the south, and the Long Island Sound to the north. Besides Brookhaven in Suffolk County, it is the only other township on Long Island that extends from the North Shore all the way to the South Shore.
Within Oyster Bay’s borders are 19 incorporated villages and 17 census-designated places (with one hamlet also named Oyster Bay), including many of Long Island’s North Shore’s more affluent communities. Many of those villages and hamlets have shores on the Long Island Sound inlet called Oyster Bay Harbor.
Long Island’s North Shore, through the early to mid-20th century, was known as the “Gold Coast,” and home to impressive mansions, some of which date back to the Revolutionary War. East Hills Village, a small part of which is located in the Town, is one of the most exclusive communities within the United States.
Neighborhoods like Syosset and Woodbury are known for their excellent schools, and a convenient suburban lifestyle with great shopping and restaurants, historic districts, and homes along tree-lined avenues that, for many, symbolize the American ideal. Bethpage, Hicksville, and Farmingdale are more affordable, and offer quiet neighborhoods with a high quality of life and a strong sense of community.
Brookville is home to the Long Island University (LIU) system’s largest campus, LIU Post, while Old Westbury comprises two institutions of higher learning: New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) and State University of New York (SUNY) Old Westbury.
Some notable residents of the past have included Theodore Roosevelt (His home is now part of the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site and is open to the public through guided tours, with almost all of its original furnishings) and singer Billy Joel, who put the city on the map with his teenage songs in a “town known as Oyster Bay, Long Island.”
Traveling to and from New York City is convenient as Oyster Bay is served by major highways, including the Long Island Expressway, and bus service is available in some areas through the Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE).