Moriches is a 2.3-square-mile hamlet (part of the tri-hamlet of the Mastics, Moriches, and Shirley) and is located in Suffolk County, on the South Shore of Long Island. The name “Moriches” comes from Meritces, a Native American who owned land on Moriches Neck.
According to Century 21 Cor-Ace Realty brokers and owners Tony and Barbara Liberti, the Moriches is a great place to live, with an urban and suburban mix.
“Quiet and serene,” Tony Liberti said. “We are surrounded by nature—parks and preserves, ocean beaches. It has some great local places to eat and shop, and one of the best diners on the island: The Moriches Bay Diner.”
Also, there is plenty for both young people and families to do, from boating, swimming, fishing and hiking, to taking part in different sports such as baseball, football, soccer, and cheerleading.
As for Moriches Bay Realty, broker/owner Gerry Saponara, she has been living in the area since 1957 and said it’s her knowledge about the details of the area that makes her service special. Most people, she said, come to the area because of the waterfronts and soon discover the newly renovated public library and learn to treasure the history-rich marinas.
ABOUT THE MORICHES
According to Cor-Ace Realty, house styles and sizes vary throughout Moriches area, including capes, ranches, colonials, Victorians, post-modern/contemporary, from 1,100 square feet to 2,900 square feet. Moriches is part of the award-winning William Floyd School District. In the broader sense of the area, Saponara said that general-sized Moriches homes are anywhere from 1,000-2,500 square feet, with the larger homes in neighboring Manorville. Luxury homes up to 6,000 square feet are also available in the Moriches.
MORICHES REAL ESTATE STATS
As of February, there were seven homes on the market in the town of Moriches, with prices ranging from $459,000 to $895,000 and taxes ranging from $4,440.70 (55-plus condos in The Waterways) to $18,835.17. The average sale price of a home in Moriches was $660,000 last month, up 35.3 percent since last year. If considering the Moriches area in whole, including Center and East Moriches as well, a total of 46 homes and land for sale were found listed from $5 million to $459,000. The rental market is also in high demand, though very scarce.
22 listings starting at $489K
20 listings starting at $519K
Seven listings starting at $459K
High-priced homes sold in the Moriches SOLD BY Century 21 Cor-Ace Realty
1) 82 James Hawkins Rd., Moriches, sold on Aug. 8, 2022 for $1,250,000. Waterfront, four bedrooms/three bathroom. Custom ranch on 1-plus acre. GeoThermal cooling and heating. Agents Anthony and Caryn Alfano.
2) 150 Crystal Beach Blvd., Moriches, sold on Feb. 4, 2020 for $1,500,000. Waterfront, three bedrooms/three bathroom. Post-modern 3,300-square-foot living space. Green certified. Agents Gina Walter, Anthony Liberti and Alfred Walter.
3) 103 Crystal Beach Blvd., Moriches, sold on July 12, 2021 for $710,000. Waterfront, three bedrooms/two bathroom. Completely updated split ranch with floating dock. Agent Tinamarie Hughes.
ABOUT CENTURY 21 COR-ACE
CENTURY 21 Cor-Ace Realty has been actively serving Moriches and the surrounding communities for over 55 years. They are a full-service brokerage who services both buyers and sellers. They are also an active part of the community and the William Floyd School District raising funds in excess of $580,000 in scholarship money through their annual golf outing.
MORICHES CENSUS DATA
Total Population- 3,026
Median Household Income- $66,762
Total Housing Units- 1,460
Total Households- 1,326
Zip Code- 11955
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