East Northport, a 5.1-square-mile hamlet on Suffolk County's North Shore, is a "friendly, giving community," says Dee Donovan of Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty. Donovan says residents take pride in their schools, their parks and their neighborhood.
Donovan has been selling homes in East Northport for 16 years, and says the houses consist mainly of Colonials, capes and ranches. Newer houses, she says, tend to be larger Victorian-style homes.
Neighbors look forward to celebrating together at the Fire Department Fair in the summer and the East Northport Festival in September, Donovan says, where there are rides, games, food and live music.
East Northport is home to "one of the jewels" in Huntington Town's Park system, says Supervisor Frank P. Petrone. Veterans Park features lighted basketball, volleyball and handball courts, Little League fields and both grass and turf fields for football, soccer and lacrosse. There's a skate park, a picnic area and a Boundless Playground -- a state-of-the-art play area built to Americans With Disabilities Act standards to make it accessible to children of all abilities. It was named Mr. P.'s Playground in honor of local teacher Christopher Pendergast, who has ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
Town of Huntington Assistant Deputy Supervisor Philip Ingerman says the town and Suffolk County are working together to create new walking trails through Veterans Park and those that surround it. Ingerman says the trails will make for greater enjoyment of the 185 acres covered by Veterans, Knolls and Meadowlark parks and the Veterans Nature Study Area.
SALES PRICES: Between Aug. 1, 2014, and Sept. 28, 2015, there were 293 home sales, with a median sale price of $432,000, according to the Multiple Listing Service of Long Island. The low price for that period was $180,000 and the high was $1.33 million. During that same period a year earlier, there were 267 sales with a median price of $429,000. The price range was $215,000 to $805,000.
ATTRACTIONS: William J. Byrne Park on Clay Pitts Road between Larkfield and Elwood roads offers Little League, softball and soccer fields, a playground and a Rollerblading area. There are three tennis courts where residents can play and take lessons in the spring and summer.
Area: 5.1 square miles
ZIP code: 11731
Median age: 43.1
Median household income: $104,623
Median home value: $440,000*
LIRR time to NYC: From East Northport, 62 minutes to 79 minutes at peak
Monthly ticket: $338
School district: Most students attend the Northport-East Northport Central High School District, but others attend Commack, Elwood, Kings Park and Harborfields.
$920,000, Gregory Court
This five-bedroom Postmodern sold for $19,000 less than its asking price after 148 days on the market. The 1996 home has two full bathrooms and two half-baths, a formal dining room, a living room and a den with a fireplace. The master bedroom is en suite, with his and her walk-in closets. Amenities include a double oven, granite counters and a wine refrigerator in the kitchen, and a walk-in cedar closet in the basement. There's an in-ground, heated, saltwater pool with a waterfall and a deck on the half-acre property, which is on a cul-de-sac. Taxes are $21,395.
$598,000, Daly Road
After 125 days on the market, this expanded ranch sold for $41,000 less than its original asking price of $639,000. The three-bedroom home was built in 1978 and has two full bathrooms and one half-bath. There's an eat-in kitchen that opens to a family room with a fireplace, as well as a formal living and dining room. The laundry facilities are on the main floor of the home, which also has an attic and a full basement. The one-acre property features a front porch, a brick patio, in-ground sprinklers and a two-car garage. The taxes are $14,729.
$355,000, Elberta Drive
This four-bedroom expanded ranch was originally listed for $399,000. It sold after 113 days on the market. The 1956 home has two full bathrooms and one half-bath. There's a foyer, a living room and a formal dining room as well as an eat-in kitchen. Amenities include hardwood floors, a skylight and a full, finished basement. There's an attached garage and in-ground sprinklers on the .18-acre property. The taxes are $10,943.
NOW ON THE MARKET
This 1950 saltbox house has two bedrooms, one full bath and an eat-in kitchen. The house is built on a .21-acre lot and features a front porch, attic and a full basement with outside entrance. Taxes are $2,220. Steven Pagano, Pagano Properties, 631-423-8033.
This five-bedroom high-ranch has three full bathrooms, formal living and dining rooms, a den and a sunroom. There's a deck and a free-form, heated, in-ground pool with a hot tub on the .46-acre property. Taxes are $11,512. Mariel Clark and Kevin Guthrie, Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty, 631-754-3400 and 631-427-6600.
High-end, $1.199 million
This Victorian features six bedrooms, three full baths, seven fireplaces, a three-story banister, stained-glass windows and a cedar closet. The 1890 home is built on a 2.56-acre property that can be subdivided. Taxes are $17,882. Lisa Vitale, Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate Atlantic Shores, 917-856-6969.
SOURCES: 2010 Census; mlsli.com; LIRR;
*Based on sales in the past six months, according to MLSLI