The North Shore village of Kings Point is “the most desirable place to live on Long Island,” says agent Bonnie Doran, of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty.
Kings Point’s peninsula location is “prime,” Doran says, offering waterfront properties with varied topography and views to the east and west, all less than 25 miles from Manhattan and with access to “great schools, shopping and medical facilities.”
The village still has the cachet of its Great Gatsby-era past, Doran says, with one-acre zoning and new construction of “opulent” homes in excess of 10,000 square feet. It’s a “remarkable” place that people would rather not leave, Doran says, so residents renovate or build to suit rather than move.
North Hempstead Town Councilwoman Anna Kaplan calls Kings Point a “special, family-oriented place” where people take pride in their community. The village attracts a diverse group of professionals, Kaplan says, who are drawn to the quick commute for themselves, and the schools, libraries and parks for their children.
Kaplan recommends Steppingstone Park as a “peaceful” waterfront retreat where families can relax and enjoy recreation together. The park offers a marina, launch ramp and fishing dock as well as a sailing school, waterside theater, aqua park and playground.
The 175-acre Kings Point Park is another recreation destination, offering more than five miles of hiking trails, four softball fields, four tennis courts, two basketball courts and a soccer field. Depending on the season, residents can play horseshoes, picnic and grill or go sledding or cross-country skiing.
Kings Point is also home to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and Museum, and a lighthouse known as the Kings Point Light that is located on its grounds.
Between Jan. 1, 2015, and Dec. 31, 2015, there were 13 home sales, with a median sale price of $2.1 million, says Susan Vincennie of Long Island Profiles, which publishes real estate data. The low price for that period was $995,000, and the high was $19.888. During that same period in 2014, there were 14 home sales, with a median sale price of $2.895. The price range was $1.2 million to $11.5 million.
Students attend Great Neck North High School. In 2015, 67 percent of graduates earned a Regents diploma with advanced designation. That’s down from 71 percent in 2014.
Town: North Hempstead
Area: 3.3 square miles
ZIP code: 11024
Median age: 39.4
Median household income: $113,393
Median home value: $2.145 million*
LIRR to NYC: From Great Neck, 24 to 37 minutes at peak
Monthly ticket: $252
School district: Great Neck
SOURCES: 2010 Census; mlslI.com; LIRR;
*Based on sales in the past six months, according to MLSLI
Broadlawn Avenue, $1.71 million,
This center hall Colonial sold for $440,000 less than its asking price after 533 days on the market. The five-bedroom home offers 4-1/2 baths, an eat-in kitchen and formal dining and living rooms. The renovated 1936 home has three fireplaces and hardwood floors. There’s a first-floor den and office, a second-floor master suite and a playroom in the finished basement. The 145-by-146-foot property has a two-car garage, patio and sprinkler system and comes with access to Broadlawn Harbor Pool and Dock. Taxes are $26,649.
Foxwood Road, $2.05 million
After 1,040 days on the market, this stone and cedar ranch sold for $550,000 less than its original asking price. The 1953 home offers four bedrooms and three full baths. There’s an eat-in kitchen, a formal dining room, a den and a living room with a fireplace. Amenities include hardwood floors, a skylight and maid’s quarters. There’s an inground pool on the one-acre property that features a circular drive and a two-car garage. Taxes are $33,998.
Split Rock Drive, $4.5 million
Originally listed for $5 million, this brick, two-story home sold after 203 days on the market. The 2014 home offers six bedrooms and 6-1/2 baths, an eat-in kitchen and a formal dining room. There’s a formal living room and a family room, a library, three fireplaces and a full basement. The 154-by-388-foot property overlooks a creek and features an inground pool, stone patio and a six-car garage. Taxes are $49,479.
NOW ON THE MARKET
Starter, $2.388 million
This six-bedroom ranch offers 5-1/2 baths, a formal dining room and maid’s quarters. The 218-by-233-foot property features a tennis court, brick patio and two-car garage. Taxes are $39,868. Marina Dilamani, Keller Williams Gold Coast Realty, 516-770-5687.
Trade-up, $4.98 million
This center hall Colonial has five bedrooms, 5-1/2 baths, a library, hardwood floors and three fireplaces. There’s a patio and three-car garage on the 244-by-202-foot property. Taxes are $72,284. Jennifer Lo, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, 516-376-9212.
This waterfront ranch offers six bedrooms, 5-1/2 baths, a formal dining room, hardwood floors and a fireplace. There’s a gunite pool, deck and patio on the 2.3-acre property. Taxes are $65,372. Andrew Wu and Zhanli Tina Wang, Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty, 516-707-7299 and 516-532-3110.
ON MULTIPLE LISTINGS
Number of houses: 9
Price range: $1.6 million to $13.888 million
Tax range: $28,000 to $91,830