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Buying a house in Roslyn Estates

Black Ink Pond in Roslyn Estates in February

Black Ink Pond in Roslyn Estates in February 2016. Credit: Howard Schnapp

THE SCOOP

Roslyn Estates, a tiny village on Nassau County’s North Shore, is “one of Long Island’s hidden gems,” says Mayor Jeffrey B. Schwartzberg. Home to just 400 families and covering less than a half-square mile, Schwartzberg says many people don’t know the village exists. But those who are lucky enough to get to know Roslyn Estates, Schwartzberg says, appreciate it as a “safe, family-oriented community” and “one of Long Island’s most beautiful spots.”

Schwartzberg calls Roslyn Estates a unique, architecturally diverse community. That’s part of what makes the village so desirable, says agent Golie Oheb of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty. Oheb says Roslyn Estates’ differing styles of homes and property sizes are appealing to homebuyers, who can find everything from Colonials to ranches and split-levels to newly constructed homes.

Oheb says Roslyn Estates residents also benefit from its location — walking distance to the luxury shopping center Americana Manhasset and minutes by car to the Northern State Parkway, Long Island Expressway and multiple public transportation options.

Roslyn Estates residents are also near Christopher Morley Park, Oheb says, where they can take advantage of the outdoor ice rink and swimming pool as well as the nine-hole golf course, dog run and fitness trail. The 98-acre park also features a place to sail model boats, a playground and picnic area as well as tennis, basketball and paddleball courts and athletic fields for baseball and volleyball.

 

SALES PRICE

Between Jan. 1, 2015, and Dec. 31, 2015, there were 15 home sales, with a median sale price of $1,530,000 according to the Multiple Listing Service of Long Island. The low price for that period was $920,000, and the high was $1,950,000. During that same period in 2014, there were 13 home sales, with a median sale price of $980,000. The price range was $625,000 to $1,600,000.

 

SCHOOLS

Students attend Roslyn High School. In 2015, 75.6 percent of graduates earned a Regents diploma with advanced designation. That’s up from 73 percent in 2014.

 

 

OTHER STATS

Town North Hempstead and Oyster Bay

Area 0.4 square miles

ZIP code 11576

Population 1,251

Median age 45.3

Median household income $220,000

Median home value $1,598,400*

LIRR to NYC From Roslyn, 47-54 minutes at peak

Monthly ticket $287

School district Roslyn

 

SOURCES: 2010 Census; mlslI.com; LIRR;

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

 

 

RECENTLY SOLD

$920,000

8 The Hemlocks

This renovated ranch sold for $58,000 less than its asking price after 97 days on the market. The home offers three bedrooms, three updated bathrooms, a remodeled kitchen with a breakfast room and a combination living room-dining room. There’s a fireplace, newly refinished hardwood floors and a skylight — and a playroom in the full, finished basement. Other improvements to the 1951 home include a new electrical system and generator. The 0.3-acre property features a stone waterfall and a koi pond, as well as a deck, patio, sprinkler system and two-car garage. Taxes are $21,483.

 

$1,530,000

3 The Birches

Originally listed for $1,598,000, this five-bedroom Colonial sold after 133 days on the market. The 1977 home was renovated in 2014 to include two master suites, Brazilian cherry hardwood floors, a fireplace, four skylights and a surround sound system. The 4,000-square-foot home offers five full baths, an eat-in kitchen, a living room and a formal dining room. There’s a gym, media room and playroom in the full, finished basement. The 0.4-acre property has a two-car garage and is equipped with in-ground sprinklers. Taxes are $29,358.

 

$1,825,000

21 The Maples

After 239 days on the market, this five-bedroom Colonial sold for $560,000 less than its original asking price. The 1972 home has 4 1⁄2 baths and a new eat-in kitchen with commercial-grade appliances and a butler’s pantry. There’s a banquet sized formal dining room, a formal living room and a den with built-in bookcases and a fireplace. The home offers a second-floor master suite and a playroom in the newly finished basement. There’s a Viking barbecue pit, bluestone patio and a two-car garage on the half-acre property, which has a generator and a sprinkler system. Taxes are $27,382.

NOW ON THE MARKET

Starter

$898,000

Set on a .42-acre lot, this three-bedroom brick and fieldstone ranch offers 2 1⁄2 renovated bathrooms and a new eat-in kitchen, high ceilings, hardwood floors and a fireplace. Taxes are $18,165. Susan Cherney, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, 631-639-8100

 

Trade-Up

$1,498,000

This five-bedroom home has four bathrooms, three fireplaces, two dens, skylights and hardwood floors. The 168-by-119-foot property features a heated gunite pool and patio. Taxes are $27,406. Richard Orent and Ronit Berman, Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Real Estate, 516-659-5220 and 516-330-3131

 

High-End

$2,998,000

This newly built six-bedroom center-hall Colonial offers 5 1⁄2 baths on a 0.55-acre lot. There’s a formal dining room, two kitchens, two fireplaces and two walk-in closets in the master suite. Taxes have yet to be determined. Limor Karudo, Laffey Fine Homes, 516-263-7075

 

On Multiple Listings

Number of houses 8

Price range $898,000-$2,998,000

Tax range $15,710-$44,067

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