Call East Meadow recreation central. This community is home to Eisenhower Park as well as to three town parks.
Eisenhower Park, which spans 930 acres, is larger than Central Park. Amenities include an aquatic center, golf courses, athletic fields and picnic areas.
Residents are also quick to boast about other facilities, including the outdoor pool complex at Veterans Memorial Park. "We have a phenomenal Little League complex on Merrick Avenue," says resident Richie Krug of Century 21 American homes, noting it comprises two full-size fields, five midsize fields and a mini field.
East Meadow is "a great place to raise kids," says former resident Chris Montalbano of Realty Connect USA.
Residents have access to a plethora of eateries and shops along Hempstead Turnpike, Newbridge Road and East Meadow and North Jerusalem avenues.
Getting around is a snap, too, as the community is centrally located. The Wantagh Parkway is on its east side, while the Meadowbrook Parkway is to its west.
Buyers can find a variety of housing styles and prices, Montalbano says, adding that sales are vibrant, especially for homes priced $450,000 or less.
CONDOS, 55 AND OLDER. The Seasons at East Meadow, five listings, $349,990 to $435,000; Bel Aire has two listings, $225,000 and $239,000
CO-OPS. Meadowlane Estates (not age restricted), three listings, $299,000 to $315,000
SALES PRICES. From Jan. 1, 2012, to Feb. 20, 2013, there were 248 sales with a median price of $368,000, according to Multiple Listing Service of Long Island data. The low price was $135,000, and the high was $705,000. From Jan. 1, 2011, to Feb. 20, 2012, there were 253 sales. The median price was $360,000, with a low of $210,000 and a high of $661,500.
OTHER ATTRACTIONS. Senator Speno Memorial Park offers, in part, sports courts, fields and a playground.
Area. 6.3 square miles
ZIP code. 11554
Median age. 41.7
Median household income. $93,457
Median home value. $364,000*
Monthly ticket. $254
School district. East Meadow
*Based on sales in the past six months according to Multiple Listing Service of Long Island