Sayville was founded by John Edwards (b. 1738) of East Hampton, New York. He built his home, the first in Sayville, in 1761, located at what is now the northwest corner of Foster Avenue and Edwards Street. The house was destroyed by fire in March 1913. Another man, John Greene, settled what is now known as West Sayville in 1767. Sayville is known as one of the most beautiful and desirable communities on Long Island. We offer a wholesome, well rounded community life that residents take pride in and that our future generations will cherish. There's just so much to see and do! We are on the water, so enjoy boating, fishing, and swimming in the Great South Bay. Our ferry terminal links the mainland to Fire Island and provides a gateway to the Atlantic Ocean for your pleasure. Sayville and West Sayville have excellent schools and we boast a professional-caliber, 18 hole championship golf course, the Long Island Maritime Museum (known for their annual Seafood Festival), a rich history, multiple parks, and countless community enrichment groups. Visitors can enjoy the shady streets and lovely Victorian-style homes, shop our friendly downtown business district, and explore our many places of interest.