Long Island: Upper Brookville


Upper Brookville, Long IslandUpper Brookville is an incorporated village located in Nassau County, on the North Shore of Long Island, New York. It is within the Town of Oyster Bay. The county seat is Mineola. The neighborhood has a total area of 4.3 square miles, all of it land.

As of the 2000 census, there were 1,801 people, 568 households, and 483 families residing in the area. The median income for a household in the village was $140,861, and the median income for a family was $162,799. Males had a median income of $100,000 and only $46,500 for females. Upper Brookville ZIP Codes are 11545, 11732, and 11771. Area Code is 516. The latitude of Upper Brookville is 40.838N. The longitude is -73.565W. It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 157 feet.

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The neighborhood was originally named for the brook that used to run along the main road, Wolver Hollow. Although the village is physically lower than the surrounding area, its wealthy residents did not want to live in Lower Brookville, and instead they named it Upper Brookville. Compared to the rest of the country, Upper Brookville’s cost of living is 234.74% higher than the United States average. The unemployment rate in Upper Brookville is 3.40 percent.

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Local public schools spend at least $11,875 per student. The average school expenditure in the United States is $6,058. There are about 14 students per teacher in Upper Brookville. According to the famous researchers in New York, Upper Brookville is considered one of the safest neighborhoods in the state were no registered sex offenders living in this village in early 2007.

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The racial-makeup of Upper Brookville comprises of 83.23% White, 5.66% African American, 0.11% Native American, 7.22% Asian, 0.39% from other races, and 3.39% from two or more races. Most of its resident’s ancestries were Italian, Irish, German, Russian, English, Greek, Asian Indian, Polish, Arab, Lebanese, Swedish, French, Hungarian, and Austrian. The eastern end of Upper Brookville is served by the Oyster Bay-East Norwich School District, and the western end is served by the Locust Valley School District. Upper Brookville has its own local police department; most roads, are maintained by the village.

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The 500-acre Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park is located nearby in Oyster Bay. The park includes the sixty-five-room Coe Hall, greenhouses, gardens, woodland paths, and outstanding plant collections. The private Mill River Country Club is in the village. It features 6,595 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 72.3 and it has a slope rating of 134 on Bent grass.

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Upper Brookville is a large middle-class neighborhood. Lots of people in the village are not living below the poverty line. Most of the housing units in Upper Brookville are occupied by their owners, not by renters. Today, smaller homes are being replaced by larger ones. Home price value normally starts at $1.6 million up to $3.5 million on high-end prices.

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