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Long Island: Centre Island

Centre Island MapCentre Island is an incorporated village located in Nassau County, Long Island, New York. It is within the Town of Oyster Bay.

As of the 2010 census, there were just 410 people, 168 households, and 114 families residing in the area. Centre Island is a claw shaped peninsula overlooking Oyster Bay and Cold Spring Harbor. The median income for a household in the village was $146,250. The latitude of Centre Island is 40.901N. The longitude is -73.52W. It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 33 feet.

Spectacular Views A spectacular view from the coast line of the 605 acre peninsula that makes up the incorporated village of Centre Island, established in 1683.

Osprey Sign A sign tells visitors about the Osprey, a bird also called a seahawk, fish hawk or fish eagle. An Osprey is a fish eating bird which hunts during the day. It can reach a size of 2 feet in length with a 6 foot wingspan. The Osprey breeding range in New York State includes Long Island.

Hog Island is the former and merged name of Centre Island. The area was a popular summer resort in the late 1800s. Centre Island was once home to the Matinecock Indians, who came about 10,000 years ago by canoe to fish, hunt, and collect shellfish. The Island changed hands many times over the years and in 1844, the island changed its name and finally became Centre Island. According to the research on New York, there were no sex offenders living in this village in early 2007.

Centre Island Beach Centre Island Beach Village Park for Town of Oyster Bay residents and non residents. Offers bathing in Oyster Bay Harbor and Long Island Sound, refreshment stand. 650 feet on the Sound, nonresident fee.

Centre Island Road A spectacular view from the coast line along Centre Island Road.

Centre Island is currently the home of Billy Joel, famed piano rock musician. He bought a $22-million brick manor home on 15 acres in Centre Island and like Joel, residents prefer secrecy and keep to themselves. Other people living in the area include John Barry (Oscar-winning composer of James Bond), Rupert Murdoch (media tycoon), Sean Hannity (conservative radio and television host), and Alan Jay Lerner (composer of My Fair Lady).

Centre Island Road Centre Island Road, Centre Island, just past the guarded entrance.

Centre Island Road A spectacular view from the coast line along Centre Island Road.

The racial-makeup of Centre Island comprises of 96.62% White, 0.45% African American, 0.90% Asian, 0.45% from other races, and 1.58% from two or more races. Most of its resident’s ancestries were Irish, Italian, English, German, and Polish. Students attend the Oyster Bay- East Norwich school district. The district enjoys a reputation for excellent academic programs, with instruction programs extending from the classroom to interscholastic athletics and co-curricular activities.

Centre Island Road, Centre Island Centre Island Road, Centre Island, about mid-way through the Island’s tip, Brickyard Point which ends with Private homes.

Long Island Sound Looking out to the waters of the Long Island Sound at dusk.

Centre Island has its own police department stationed at the entrance to the village which allows in residents only. With several shopping centers, restaurants, golf and country clubs in town; there are also public beaches at the entrance to Centre Island and the Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club on the Island. It is the premier sailing club in the country founded here in 1871 which attracted leading yachtsmen. The Club’s sailing activities include one-design dingy sailing from November to April. The Clubhouse maintains many rooms for use of its members and their guests for overnight stays and vacations.

Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club The Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club, founded in 1871, is a premier sailing club.

Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club The Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club.

Residents today also enjoy private beaches and all types of water sports. Real estate in Centre Island has been a contribution in terms of the economy. Many of its stately mansions owned mostly by wealthy people of European descent. There are about three hundred residences along narrow, tree-lined roads and the expansive properties have landscaped gardens of several acres on the waterfront.

Find a list of Long Island Towns and hamlets in our Long Island towns section.