The Village of Atlantic Beach and the unincorporated area of Atlantic Beach Estates are on the western end of the South Shore barrier island that is home mostly to Long Beach. The land is a product of a 1920s reclamation project that dredged sand from the adjacent Reynolds Channel.
It’s a quiet, pleasant community, says long-term resident Ira Frank, who owns Atlantis Personal Training, a village business. "Obviously, it’s more beautiful during the summer season when people take advantage of the beach, and the bay for those who enjoy boating," he says. "In the winter, it’s very sleepy."
Summer residents make up most of the population, he says. "When people find this nice, quiet spot only 30 minutes from the city, they lose interest in going further to the Hamptons."
What separates the village from the unincorporated area is beach access, says Annett Ellis of Annett C. Ellis Realty. "Atlantic Beach Estates residents aren’t allowed to use the village beach entrances, but Atlantic Beach Estates residents have their own beach club," Ellis says.
Homebuyers here are mostly from New York City, she says, adding that the Estates is a younger community that offers mostly ranches, Colonials or splits. "The village homes were mostly Mediterranean-style which homeowners are totally changing," Ellis says. "Most buyers [are] tearing them down and putting up Contemporaries."
"The village has a great sense of community," Mayor George Pappas says. "We have a village-funded and volunteer resident-run community garden that is thriving. Sales and donations go to local food pantries."
The village recently paved Ocean Boulevard and built new parking medians with plantings, he said.
CONDOS AND CO-OPS
There is one condo on the market and it is priced at $959,000.
Between Feb. 29, 2020, and March 31, 2021, there were 41 home sales with a median sale price of $860,000, according to OneKey MLS. The low price for that period was $560,000 and the high was $3,575,000. During that period a year earlier there were 34 home sales with a median sale price of $765,000. The price range was $452,500 to $2,100,000.
Area 0.5 square mile
ZIP code 11509
Median age 55
Median household income $131,250*
Median home value $865,000*
Monthly LIRR ticket from Long Beach $308
School district Lawrence
Graduation rate 78% (NYS average 85%)
Parks Scott Drive Park
Library Peninsula Library, Lawrence
Hospitals Mount Sinai South Nassau, Oceanside, NYU Winthrop Hospital, Mineola, and St. John's Episcopal Hospital, Far Rockaway
Transit Nassau Inter-County Express bus route 33
SOURCES: 2019 American Community Survey 5-Year; OneKey MLS; LIRR, nicebus.org, data.nysed.gov
*Based on 23 sales in the past six months, according to OneKey MLS
NOW ON THE MARKET
Sitting on direct oceanfront property, this two-story three-bedroom, 2½-bathroom home is in the gated Pebble Cove community complex. Amenities include a private beach and pool with daily chair and umbrella set-up services. Common charges $1,400. Taxes $31,751. Annett Ellis, Annett C Ellis Realty, 516-239-2846.
This four-bedroom, 3½-bathroom Contemporary home on a cul-de-sac in the Water Club gated community features multiple cathedral ceilings, a high-end kitchen. The lower level has a large den, an office and laundry room. Several luxury services come with ownership. Taxes are $22,935. Renee Weinberg, Realty Connect USA, 516-714-3606.
This five-bedroom, three-bathroom bayfront home includes a 150-foot pier equipped with water and electric hookups, a fishing station, a floating dock and a stairway to a private beach. The interior offers two living rooms, two kitchens and two covered porches. Taxes $30,515. Rhonda Healy, Verdeschi & Walsh Realty, 516-431-6160.
Address Bay Boulevard
Lot size 0.14 acre
+/- list price -$125,000
Days on market 362
Address Richard Street
Style Farm ranch
Lot size 0.23 acre
+/- list price +$124
Days on market 202
Address Flamingo Street
Lot size 0.15-acre
+/- list price -$35,000
Days on market 156
ON ONEKEY MLS
Number of listings 17
Price range $825,000 to $10,900,000
Tax range $9,500 to $30,400