COMMUNITY OF INTEREST / East Farmingdale
EAST FARMINGDALE was part of Farmingdale until the section of the community
located in Nassau County incorporated in 1904.
The area was purchased by an Englishman from the Marsapeque Indians in 1695
and remained mostly rural for years, except for several pickle works and
picture frame factories on Broad Hollow Road.
Originally called Hardscrabble, Farmingdale was part of Hempstead Plains
that covered much of central Nassau County. The name was changed to Farmingdale
in 1845. Land was subdivided and streets were laid out in a grid pattern.
East Farmingdale was given its own identity when Lawrence Sperry
established an aircraft company on flat land there in 1917, transforming the
unincorporated section just over the county line into an industrialized area.
Most of the homes built in the past 50 years-capes, ranches and
split-levels-now have a median value of $194,755. Homes in new developments in
Melville Heights and Melville Court, in the Half Hollow Hills and Old Bethpage
school districts, generally cost between $500,000 and $700,000.
The State University of New York at Farmingdale, Republic Airport and part
of Pinelawn Cemetery are all in East Farmingdale. It shares a ZIP code and
library with Farmingdale.
Gas stations, restaurants and other services are located along Carmans
Road, Route 109 and Route 110 (Broad Hollow Road) and Main Street.
East Farmingdale is 40 miles from midtown Manhattan, a one-hour drive to
Exit 49 south off the Long Island Expressway, then south on Route 110, or Exit
32 north off Southern State Parkway. The Long Island Rail Road takes 50 minutes
to Farmingdale from Penn Station.
IF YOU WANT TO BUY
Small cape, ranch, split-level, 1,000 square feet, 2-3 bedrooms, 1 bath,
eat-in kitchen, basement, 1-car garage, 40-60 years old, 50x100 lot, taxes
$2,600-$4,000. Strong market. No new construction.
Larger cape, ranch, split-level, colonial, 1,800 square feet, 3-4 bedrooms,
1-2 baths, eat-in kitchen, dining room, basement, 1-car garage, 40-80 years
old, 70x100 lot, taxes $4,200-$7,000. Strong market. Spot new construction in
Colonials, contemporary, 3,000 square feet, 4-6 bedrooms, 2-4 baths, eat-in
kitchen, dining room, basement, 2-car garage, new-10 years old, 1/4- 1/2
acre, taxes $7,000-$12,000. Strong market. New developments.
CONDOS and CO-OPS:
Co-ops, studio-2 bedrooms, 1 bath, 25-40 years old, $40,000-$70,000
IF YOU WANT TO RENT
Apartments, studio, $750, 1-bedroom, 1 bath, $850, 2 bedroom, 1 bath,
$1,100. Houses are rare, 3-bedrooms, 1 bath, $1,700.
RECENT EAST FARMINGDALE SALES
Baiting Place Road, $135,000, 3-bedroom ranch, 2 baths, eat-in kitchen,
basement, no garage, 17 years old, 70x87 lot, frame, taxes $4,324.
Bonwit Place, $169,175, 3-bedroom cape, 1 bath, eat-in kitchen, no
basement, 1-car garage, 45 years old, 50x120 lot, frame, taxes $4,288.
Hall Court, $179,900, 3-bedroom split-level, 2 baths, eat-in kitchen, no
basement, 1-car garage, 47 years old, 70x101 lot, frame, taxes $5,014.
Secatogue Avenue, $185,000, 3-bedroom cape, 1 bath, eat-in kitchen,
basement, 1-car garage, 45 years old, 60x108 lot, frame, taxes $3,993.
Clifton Street, $365,000, 4-bedroom colonial, 2 1/2 baths, eat-in kitchen,
basement, 2-car garage, 2 years old, 65x145 lot, frame, taxes $8,938.
Daffodil Drive, $435,000, 4-bedroom contemporary colonial, 2 1/2 baths,
eat-in kitchen, basement, 2-car garage, 9 years old, 90x111 lot, frame, taxes
SOURCE: Errol Ross of Hardscrabble Realty, Farmingdale
At A Glance
Area: 5.4 square miles
Median age: 37.3 years
Median household income: $68,428
Median home value: $194,755
Travel time to NYC: 50 minutes by LIRR
ZIP code: 11735
SOURCE: MarketFacts 1999, Claritas Inc. 1998