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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Bay Shore is a suburb of New York City with a population of 30,685. Bay Shore is in Suffolk County. Living in Bay Shore offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Bay Shore there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Bay Shore and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Bay Shore are highly rated.
About Bay Shore...
Population
30,685

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$324,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,504
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%
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Bay Shore Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%

Working in Bay Shore

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$76,808
National
$55,322
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Bay Shore Reviews

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For awhile I rented out my home in Bay Shore and decided in 2017 to live in the home. I think the town has improved a lot. A pro is definitely the diversity. There are people from all walks of life and of many ethnicities. The Main Street area has restaurants, bars, coffee shops. The Fire Island Ferry is very close by. To me there is almost a NYC feel lately with the lofts built. There are also a lot of families and the YMCA! The Bay Shore Marina which when I first moved to L.I a long time ago was in need of
serious renovation. It’s been beautifully renovated and there is a restaurant there. Wherever we go there will be something or some areas that we should avoid. It is a decent place to live.
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I was surprised to find out that most of Long Island is conservative, because I grew up in Bay Shore, where it seemed like most people were liberal. It's said that Bay Shore has one of the largest wealth gaps on Long Island, and that absolutely shows in the difference between some of the huge Brightwaters mansions and some of the apartment complexes near the train station & tracks. Main Street has grown a lot over the last 10 years, and now has a pretty decent bar scene for the twenty-somethings who've stayed around. Our proximity to the ferry (and to the beach) is a plus, and we have a great library that really tries to provide free programming for the community. My experience with Bay Shore High School was nothing short of great -- tons of opportunities for high-achieving students, many many AP courses (and now IB courses), etc. -- but I know that, in general, my experience in Bay Shore is NOT a universal one.
I've lived in Bay Shore for over 25 years and this town is perfect for families with children and the elderly community. Extremely proud to say I was raised here as a child. Unfortunately, there are no jobs or affordable housing for young professionals. Five years ago, I decided to relocate to Manhattan for a job opportunity. Though the cost of living is expensive, landing a job with decent pay is possible in the city, whereas it is almost non-existent in Bay Shore (Long Island, in general). Main attractions: Bay Shore Marina, South Shore Mall, and restaurants along Main Street.