Welcome to Oyster Bay
A beautiful Long Island suburb full of history and inspiration.
The hamlet of Oyster Bay is full of history and inspiration. Situated on Long Island’s North Shore, this beautiful suburb served as Theodor Roosevelt’s summer home and office. Many of the 26th president’s former dwellings have since been restored and are open for touring. Part of the famed Gold Coast, Oyster Bay houses a stop for the Long Island Rail Road station. As such, the town is ideally situated from New York City.
The community of Oyster Bay is very nature-focused and has lovely parks and beaches for residents to enjoy. Properties vary from colonial homes to modern mansions, many of which have pools and sports courts in their backyards. The town’s quiet streets are lined with large trees and lush shrubbery and are not heavily trafficked.
What to Love
- Beautiful town
- Perfect location
- Suburban lifestyle
- Rich history
- Inspirational spirit
The Oyster Bay lifestyle is idyllic and opulent. Locals enjoy picturesque coastal backdrops and an abundance of natural amenities. There are multiple parks throughout Oyster Bay, which has made the community very nature-focused. Given that it is a small town, Oyster Bay has a suburban feel. It is not too crowded and there is a strong country vibe. Oyster Bay is also situated in one of the most excellent locations. The hamlet is close to both the beach and New York City, providing residents the perfect balance of privacy yet convenience. Oyster Bay is home to numerous families, many of which tend to be outdoorsy.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Oyster Bay touts top-rated restaurants and bars that are as quaint as they are delicious. The Homestead is a classic pub housed in a historic building. This cozy yet elegant tavern is one of the town’s most beloved restaurants, serving quality New American fare. Locals regularly gather at The Homestead for live music nights as well. 2 Spring is a sophisticated American brasserie that cooks up European cuisine. Intimate, multi-course dining is the eatery’s specialty and their cocktail and wine selections are fabulous. Sweet Tomato is a charming New American cafe serving all-day breakfast along with sandwiches, soups, and salads. Student artwork is also displayed throughout this adorable local restaurant.
Entertainment in Oyster Bay is heavily focused on historical sites and museums. However, the hamlet has a robust art scene too. The Nassau County Museum of Art is a majestic estate with world-class art exhibitions, classes, and programs. The museum is full of culture and is best known for its outdoor sculptures.
Oyster Bay has two shopping malls within the community. Plainview Shopping Center is an outdoor mall with unique shops and restaurants. Broadway Commons is the town’s large shopping complex, with over 100 stores, a fine selection of eateries, and a great movie theater.
Things to Do
Oyster Bay has many historical points of interest, especially those enjoyed by Theodore Roosevelt. Sagamore Hill National Historic Site is 83 acres of natural habitats and legendary buildings. Sagamore Hill served as Roosevelt’s summer home and office, which led to the area being coined the “Summer White House.” This international attraction also has a museum, nature trails, and beach access. Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park is another green space that honors the 26th president of the United States. On sunny days, it’s common to see many locals walking the gentle trails throughout this waterfront park.
The Planting Fields Arboretum features a whopping 400 acres of stunning gardens. The greenhouse surrounds a grand Tudor Revival mansion that holds seasonal concerts as well.
Watersports are a popular pastime in Oyster Bay too. Locals usually kayak or sail on the weekends, taking in the fresh air and breathtaking sights along the bay.