Shoreham is a charming, small village in the Town of Brookhaven, in Suffolk County, Long Island, New York. At the time of the 2010 census, the population of Shoreham was approximately 535 residents. Shoreham is on the north shore of Long Island and in the 11786 zip code, with a total land area of 0.4 square miles. New York City is about 70 miles to the southwest and Highway NY-25 is the closest major thoroughfare.
Shoreham is a former summer colony dating to the early 20th century. Now a year-round community with some cottages as much as a century old. The term “cottage” can be misleading since some of the early homes were not really small. The village consist of two parts, a more populous unincorporated area which is more typical of eastern parts of Suffolk County, and the older part, the portion that in the early 20th century was a summer resort with beach front cottages. The village of Shoreham is a serene, almost rustic community with rich foliage and beautiful homes suggesting a degree of devotion to the past. It’s a friendly and relaxed oasis.
Styles of architecture found in the village of Shoreham are capes, colonials, and ranches which predominate. Many with water views cost substantially more but don’t carry the Hampton-style price tag. Some homes include deeded beach rights. Houses in both the unincorporated area and the village itself consists exclusively of single family homes. Rentals area scarce and most residents live in Shoreham year-around. What was once a bedroom community for the Brookhaven National Laboratory now draws buyers from a wider area. Homes for sale in Shoreham come in a broad price range and include homes of varying architectural styles, sizes and ages. A single family home in Shoreham typically sells for around $533,900, however, some homes in Shoreham can sell for as much as $2,395,000. Lots in Shoreham have an average listing price around $899,000.
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