Proximity to New York City and the Herricks school district are among the top selling features in Searingtown.
"It's very well located for commuters," says Geeta Shukla, a resident and agent at Keller Williams Realty Gold Coast, noting a smooth ride into Manhattan takes about 30 minutes.
"The location is very convenient," agrees Gloria Dallal, a resident and agent of RE/MAX Town & Country, noting that nearby are hospitals, the Long Island Expressway (off Searingtown Road) and high-end shops at the Americana Manhasset on Northern Boulevard, as well as Waldbaum's, restaurants and services along Willis Avenue.
Best of all, "you don't feel like you're in the thick of it," says Carolyn Gelb of Douglas Elliman Real Estate, who describes Searingtown as a "beautiful enclave."
Ethnically diverse, this residential community offers a mix of housing styles, including Colonials, ranches, split-ranches and high-ranches. Some older houses have been replaced by supersized homes, says Gelb.
Prices typically range from the mid- $600,000s (often for a starter home in need of updating) to more than $1 million, Gelb says, noting that business has been brisk. At press time, there weren't any starters listed on the Multiple Listing Service website.
Since Searingtown lacks a post office, it shares ZIP codes with Albertson and Roslyn.
SALES PRICES. In the 11507 ZIP code, there were 23 sales from Sept. 1, 2012, to Oct. 31, 2013, according to Multiple Listing Service of Long Island data. The median sales price was $770,000 with a low of $567,500 and a high of $1,200,000. From Sept. 1, 2011, to Oct. 31, 2012, there were 10 sales with a median price of $771,500. The low price was $455,000, and the high was $1,305,000.
ATTRACTIONS. Searingtown Pond Park, with walking paths on Dogwood and Searingtown roads; the Island's first Methodist church, Searing Memorial, built in 1788; nearby Christopher Morley Park in Roslyn-North Hills, with athletic fields, a nine-hole golf course, outdoor ice skating rink and swimming pool.
MORE SEARINGTOWN STATS
Town: North Hempstead
Area: 0.9 square mile
ZIP codes: 11507 includes Albertson; 11576, includes Roslyn
Median age: 44
Median household income: $133,370
Median home value: $832,500
LIRR time to NYC: From Albertson, 44 minutes to 51 minutes at peak
Monthly ticket: $276
School district: Herricks
Sources: 2010 Census; mlsli.com; LIRR;
*Based on 14 sales in the past six months, according to MLSLI