About Centre Island
Accessed by only one road, Centre Island
is the most exclusive neighborhood on Long Island west of the Hamptons. The village police station sits at the entrance to the island to ensure the privacy and safety of its residents. This small island sits in Long Island Sound and is completely surrounded by beautiful sandy beaches. Its approximately 300 homes accommodate a population of less than 500 people.
The Village of Centre Island
is home to many notable residents including musician Billy Joel, composer John Barry, media tycoon Rupert Murdoch and Fox News’ Sean Hannity.
What You Can Purchase
Currently there are 22 homes on the market in Centre Island, ranging in price from $609,000 for a three bedroom home on Centre Island Road to $11,950,000 for a 17 room estate on the water. In 2009 just three homes sold on Centre Island ranging in price from $720,000 to $1,835,000.
Centre Island Long Island Real Estate Information
Centre Island Demographics
Population (2000) 444
Population Density 397.2
Education (Bachelors or Higher) 53.2%
Median Household Income (2008) $115,972
Centre Island Housing
Median House Value (2009) $860,000
New York Average $318,900
Centre Island Schools
Residents of Centre Island have the option of attending any one of the Gold Coast’s acclaimed private institutions or the schools of the Oyster Bay- East Norwich School District.
The Oyster Bay – East Norwich Central School District comprises a small educational community the students in three schools, Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School (Grades K-2), James H. Vernon School (Grades 3-6) and Oyster Bay High School (Grades 7-8, 9-12). The total enrollment for grades K-12 is 1,430 students. Of the 89 high school graduates of 2009, 78 graduated with Regents a diploma, 50 of those with advanced designation. 86 of the 89 graduates planned to attend college after graduation.
The Oyster Bay school system began with the support of James Townsend who was on the Board of Regents of Columbia University from 1784 to 1787, while the East Norwich school system celebrated its first annual meeting of elders on February 2, 1838.
Both systems were fashioned by the action of the voters on July 1, 1962, creating the Oyster Bay – East Norwich Central School District in the 13.1 square mile school boundaries.
This district enjoy a reputation for excellent academic programs, lowest true value tax rate in Nassau County, and distinguished student accomplishments thanks to one of the highest expenditure per pupil in the county, with instruction programs extending from the classroom to interscholastic athletics and co-curricular activities.