Shirley, Brookhaven, Long Island's hamlet, is a community with a lot of character, among other attributes. With access to New York City being just a short train or car ride away, people might expect Shirley to be quite urban. However, this Big Apple adjacent hamlet has a blend of city features and nature, with a wildlife refuge being a major part of the community's landscape.
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Home sales prices on the rise! The prices of homes for sale in Shirley is upward bound, including near Narrow Bay and Sunrise Highway. Between the last week of November 2013 and November 2014, homes sold in the community saw an increase of more than 9%! During the same time period, the number of homes on the market decreased in this community, signaling that real estate is more in demand than it has been since the housing crisis.
Delicious food! New York is known as a haven for foodies, and Shirley fits the mold. Foodies who like Italian food are especially in luck, as Shirley is home to a number of restaurants serving Italian cuisine. Mama Lisa Restaurant, Joe's Pizzeria and Restaurant, and Vincent's Pizza of Shirley all serving up hot Italian goodness in this New York town.
Plenty of real estate inventory! With hundreds of homes on the market, from Colin Drive to Smith Point, buyers have their pick of properties in Shirley. Rent to own homes and homes for sale outright vary from spacious 5-bedroom homes to modest condos.
Live life on the water! Shirley is fortunate enough to be a part of Brookhaven, which boasts the title of the only Long Island town to stretch between both the Long Island Sound and Great South Bay. Its position on the water affords Shirley residents ample chances at boating and more.
Access to wildlife! Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge stretches across more than 6,000 acres, some of which fall within the bounds of Shirley. View waterfowl between late October and early April, and visit in the spring for a chance to see a bounty of incoming songbirds. Visitors are welcome in the Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex Visitor Center all year long, which features an interactive exhibit hall.
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