Living in Lindenhurst

Cyclists take a break from their ride to

Cyclists take a break from their ride to enjoy the scenic Lindenhurst Village Park. (July 4, 2013) (Credit: Barry Sloan)

THE SCOOP Lindenhurst, which comprises a village and an unincorporated area, stretches from the Great South Bay to north of Sunrise Highway.

Some areas south of Montauk Highway were hard hit by superstorm Sandy.

Residents and merchants continue to deal with the aftermath, says village clerk Shawn Cullinane. "People continue to work to get their houses repaired," Cullinane says, noting some homes are being raised. (To have a house raised, there is an application process and certain criteria.)


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"You still see workers, Dumpsters and Pods," says Jo Ann Boettcher, president of the Lindenhurst Chamber of Commerce and an agent with Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate. The village is working to repair the marina on South Wellwood by fall.

Lindenhurst -- both the village and North Lindenhurst -- offers recreation spots, as well as shops, eateries and services, many of which are along Wellwood Avenue. Buyers can find Colonials, ranches, high ranches, Capes and contemporaries. Neighborhoods include Merridale Park in the village, while Venetian Shores and American Venice, with small bridges and canals, are outside the village.

CONDOS 55 AND OVER Two listings at Narragansett Villas, $334,000 and $355,000

MONTHLY HOUSE RENTALS Four listings between $1,800 and $2,350

SALES PRICE From July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2013, there were 235 sales with a median price of $275,000, according to Multiple Listing Service of Long Island data. The low price was $75,000, and the high was $465,000. From July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2012, there were 266 sales. The median price was $273,250 with a low of $120,000 and a high of $625,000.

ATTRACTIONS Village Square Park, which has a free summer concert series; Venetian Shores Park on Granada Parkway; North Lindenhurst pool on Straight Path

BY THE NUMBERS

Town: Babylon

Area: Village, 3.8 square miles; North Lindenhurst, 1.9 square-miles

ZIP code: 11757

Population: Village, 27,330; North Lindenhurst, 11,624

Median age: Village, 40.5; North Lindenhurst, 39.2

Median household income: Village: $89,044; North Lindenhurst, $76,028

Median home value: $276,500 (for both village and North Lindenhurst)

LIRR time to NYC: 57 minutes to 1 hour, 14 minutes at peak

Monthly ticket: $325

School districts: Most students attend Lindenhurst; some go to Copiague

SOURCES: 2010 Census; mlsli.com; LIRR;

*Based on sales in the past six months, according to MLSLI

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