7.5 out of 10


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Great for
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
Not great for
  • Lack of Traffic
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Trendy & Stylish


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5

"A well-located, affluent Nassau hamlet"

Woodbury, a “sister hamlet” to Syosset, occupies five square miles in northeastern Nassau. Like Syosset, it is an affluent community. It is part of the Town of Oyster Bay and home to 8,900 residents. Unsurprisingly, Woodbury is easily confused with the Orange County home of Woodbury Commons outlets.

Jericho Turnpike, one of Nassau County’s major roads, cuts across the middle of Woodbury. Lined with shops, restaurants and other services, the turnpike is heavily traveled. The Northern State Parkway forms the southern border, and the Seaford-Oyster Bay Expressway borders the hamlet to the west. Easy accessibility to major highways and the railroad add to the area’s appeal. Two LIRR station options exist, in Syosset and over the Suffolk border in Cold Spring Harbor. However, parking at Cold Spring Harbor is reserved for residents only, limiting use to commuters who are dropped off.

The Town of Oyster Bay runs parks and recreational programs. Syosset-Woodbury Community Park’s 46 acres offers a pool, along with a playground and numerous other amenities. Woodbury is also home to significant undeveloped green spaces. Stillwell Woods is a 270 acre park and preserve with nature trails and indigenous plants. Trail View State Park is a unique space, a 400 acre linear park stretching over 7 miles through Woodbury to Cold Spring Harbor. Public beaches, overseen by the Town, are located at Tobay Beach in Massapequa and Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay.

Woodbury is served by the Syosset School District, which has a student population of 7,000 students from the two hamlets. The district has seven elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school. Walt Whitman Elementary School is the lone school located in Woodbury. Its excellent outcomes have earned the district awards and national recognition. Passing rates on standardized state exams are exceptionally high across subjects and grades. Newsweek magazine ranked Syosset High School at #143 nationally on its list of America’s best high schools. Numerous foreign language courses are available, including Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Japanese, Latin and Chinese. One hundred percent passing rates on Regents exams are not uncommon. Students seeking college credits can earn them through Advanced Placement exams and collaborations with area colleges.

Woodbury’s least expensive homes are pricier than Syosset’s. Current prices begin around $500,000, compared to about $375,000 in Syosset. Princes range as high as $2,000,000 for single family homes. Condominium and co-ops are available, priced currently between $400,000 and $1.1 million. The vast majority of homes were constructed during the 1950s and 1960s, with many homes build as recently as the late nineties.
  • Good schools
  • Nearby amenities
  • Traffic
  • Expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Trendy & Stylish

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