Floral Park, an incorporated village, which sits on the Nassau-Queens border, is convenient for residents who commute to jobs in the tristate area, says Mayor Kevin Fitzgerald, who calls the incorporated village a cluster of "beautiful homes on tree-lined sidewalk streets."
One of two topics of discussion in the area is the nearly complete UBS Arena, a $1.5 billion multipurpose facility adjacent to Belmont Park. A recent development is a visitor parking lot that will back up to three Floral Park residential blocks. "We’ve been working with Empire State Development to get a proper stone barrier [between the lot and the homes]," Fitzgerald says. The arena is scheduled to open this fall.
Another issue is the MTA’s Third Rail project. To help compensate the community for the impact of construction, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority endowed a community benefit fund. The village used the funds to pay an engineering firm to develop ideas on improving the look and feel of the village as well as boosting commerce. The recommendations should be released this fall, Fitzgerald says.
"We have our own police, fire, sanitation, and parks departments and schools that are hands-down among the finest," says longtime resident Kim Flanagan, a salesperson with Signature Premier Properties. It’s a compassionate community, too, she says. Local proceeds from a 2019 St. Baldrick’s fundraiser to help fight children’s cancer were among the highest in the nation, according to the foundation.
"Despite being so close to the city, Floral Park has maintained a true sense of community," Fitzgerald says. "It’s an easy community to get involved in because everyone is involved in it."
CONDOS AND CO-OPS
There are three co-ops on the market, ranging in price from $175,000 to $179,000.
Between April 30, 2020, and May 31, 2021, there were 209 home sales with a median sale price of $655,000, according to OneKey MLS. The low price for that period was $284,999 and the high was $1,270,000. During that period a year earlier there were 189 home sales with a median sale price of $630,000. The price range was $300,000 to $1,525,000.
OTHER STATS IN 11001 ZIP CODE
Towns Hempstead, North Hempstead
Area (square miles) Hempstead 1.2, North Hempstead 0.2
Median age 44.1
Median household income $113,300
Median home value $650,000*
Monthly LIRR ticket from Floral Park $270
School district Sewanhaka
Graduation rate 95% (NYS average 85%)
Parks Recreation Center, Memorial Park, Rotary Park, Centennial Gardens
Library Floral Park Public Library
Hospitals NYU Langone Hospital – Long Island, Mineola; Long Island Jewish Medical Center and Cohen Children's Medical Center, both in New Hyde Park
Nassau Inter-county Express bus route 22
SOURCES: 2019 American Community Survey 5-Year; OneKey MLS; LIRR, nicebus.org, data.nysed.gov
*Based on 119 sales in the past six months, according to OneKey MLS
NOW ON THE MARKET
A classic center hall Colonial, this five-bedroom, three-bathroom home has 3,182 square feet of living space. The home blends an open concept layout with classic features. The eat-in kitchen was professionally designed. The great room and living room each have a fireplace. Taxes $17,509. Marie Grant, Signature Premier Properties, 516-741-4333.
Situated on a 60-by-100-foot lot, this four-bedroom, 2½-bathroom Colonial offers a spacious open layout under a vaulted ceiling. The master suite is on the first floor. A long driveway leads to a two-car garage and an attached covered patio. Taxes $16,715. Marc Mullen, Jennifer Gayron, Novus Realty Group, 516-354-4663.
Address Marshall Avenue
Lot size 0.11 acre
+/- list price +$11,000
Days on market 106
Address Holland Avenue
Lot size 0.09 acre
+/- list price -$10,112
Days on market 170
Address Main Street
Lot size 0.08 acre
+/- list price +$12,000
Days on market 112
ON ONEKEY MLS
Number of listings 50
Price range $175,000 to $1,688,888
Tax range $3,600 to $18,000