Bayville, Long Island
Bayville is a village located in Nassau County, Long Island, New York. It is within in the Town of Oyster Bay. As of 2000 census, there were 7,135 people, 2,566 households, and 1,906 families residing in the area. The median income for a household in the village was $68,380, and the median income for a family was $77,838. Males had a median income of $50,969 and only $38,304 for females. The latitude of Bayville is 40.910N. The longitude is -73.562W. It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 39 feet.
In 1658, an English farmer named Daniel Whitehead purchased the land from the Matinecock Indians. The narrow tract faces northward onto Long Island Sound and southward onto Mill Neck Bay and Oyster Bay. The former names include Oak Neck and Pine Island. During mid-60's and early 70's, the development in Bayville came to a near stop as the Legislature in Albany debated whether to build a bridge across Long Island Sound from Bayville to Rye. The place would have become a base for bridge supports and ramps. After a bitter battle led by Bayville residents, Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller killed the plans for the bridge in 1973. It has taken a decade for Bayville to recover from the economic damage caused by the threat of the bridge. Now, new housing construction has just about used up the rest of the land available for development.
Bayville is a great place to live, work, and raise a family. It was a combination of hard-working fishing village and Gatsby-like estates. The village has kept the highest quality of life which is able to preserve the suburban tranquility and friendliness to the people. Many of Bayville's residents commute to Manhattan which is only a 35-mile ride on the Long Island Rail Road, using one of the two nearby stations; the Locust Valley station on the Oyster Bay Line and the Syosset station on the Port Jefferson Line.
Homes consist of different styles and sizes including ranches, capes, colonials, single-family and two family houses. The market value is normally between $300,000 to more than $500,000. The village is also known for having a superior school system that offers every child the highest quality of education. It has a total of 9 public elementary schools, 2 public middle schools, and 4 private middle schools. The Bayville elementary and intermediate schools are situated in the center of the peninsula on a hilltop overlooking the village. The residents are within 10 minutes of a beach. Other attractions include seaside restaurants and the waters of Mill Neck Bay and Oyster Bay Harbor that includes Steve's Pier One, with its tanks of live lobsters; L'Epicure, serving continental cuisine; Gian-Lorinzo, with its homemade pastas and other Italian specialties; the Pig 'n' Whistle, for hamburgers and steaks and Ralph's Pizza.