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8.2 out of 10

East Norwich

40.8449230212581 -73.5370475287016
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Medical Facilities
  • Parking
  • Public Transport
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Cost of Living
Who lives here?
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
  • Country Lovers




I work and live in East Norwich and love it. It is a small town but still has several restaurants and small shopping centers to make it quite convenient. It is also very quick and easy to get to the expressway and there is basically never any traffic. East Norwich borders Oyster Bay which has a charming town with additional stores, restaurants, and a park with a small beach.

I really enjoy boating and would say that the boat ramp facilities at Teddy Roosevelt Park in Oyster Bay are excellent. There is also a Waterfront Center at this park where you can rent stand up paddle boards, kayaks, sailboats, etc. The Oyster Bay waters are clean, calm, and compared to others, a rather short ride out to the Long Island Sound.

If you are looking for more nightlife, restaurants, and shopping, Huntington Village is an easy, quick ride down 25A.

Another added bonus to East Norwich is that the taxes are comparatively inexpensive.

The people are warm and friendly and the town is well maintained. It is a great place to live.
  • safe
  • Good schools
  • Nearby amenities
  • Quiet residential streets
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5

"The gateway to historic Oyster Bay"

East Norwich is a small hamlet within the Town of Oyster Bay, Nassau County. Geographically, it is sandwiched between Syosset and the hamlet of Oyster Bay. It occupies approximately one square mile, with 2,700 residents.

Despite its small size, East Norwich is well-located, with good access to nearby shopping and other amenities. Northern Boulevard, one of the county’s major roads, provides a route to points east and west. Oyster Bay Road is the hamlet’s other main road, taking traffic to the hamlet of Oyster Bay, which offers additional shopping and dining. Most of East Norwich’s shopping, dining and professional services are located along these two roads. There is no direct Long Island Railroad service, but there are stations nearby in Oyster Bay and Syosset, where express trains travel frequently to and from the city.

East Norwich has minimal recreational areas, with the exception of the private Pine Hollow Club, which opened in 1955 and uses a former Vanderbilt mansion for its facility. To the north, Theodore Roosevelt Park, a Town of Oyster Bay property, offers a beach, picnic and play areas, and areas for sports. Planting Fields Arboretum, also located in nearby Oyster Bay, is a state historic park on the grounds of Coe Hall, a 67-room estate with a large formal garden.

The Oyster Bay-East Norwich Central School District has three schools: Theodore Roosevelt for kindergarten through second grade, the James H. Vernon School for grades 3 through 6 and Oyster Bay High School for students in grades 7 through 12. The district has strong passing rates on state exams at all three levels: elementary, middle and high school. Several Advanced Placement courses are offered to qualified high school students.

Real estate in East Norwich is expensive, with current prices beginning around half a million dollars. However, the North Shore in general tends to be more expensive than the South Shore. The small size of the area limits the amount of inventory for sale at any given time. Taxes, though high, are relatively less than other Nassau County towns.
  • Quiet residential streets
  • Nearby amenities
  • Good schools
  • Expensive real estate
  • No direct LIRR service; not close to parkways
Recommended for
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers

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