THE SCOOP Part of the appeal of Great Neck village, says Angela Chaman of Laffey Real Estate, are the wide-ranging home prices, the schools and the diverse population in the area.
The most common housing styles in the village, she says, are expanded ranches, along with Colonials and split-levels. The average price of homes in the area, which she says are typically on lot sizes of 50-by-100-feet or 60-by-100- feet, is generally between $800,000 and $1 million. Over the last 10 years, she adds, there has been an increase in development with many smaller homes being knocked down and replaced with new construction.
“They are commanding very high prices considering the lot sizes, with some selling upward of $2 million,” says Chaman, a Great Neck resident.
The school district includes highly regarded elementary schools such as E.M. Baker School and Saddle Rock School, she says. In a ranking of the best elementary schools in New York released this month by Niche, a website that offers school and neighborhood data, the Baker School placed fifth and Saddle Rock placed 19th.
Anna Kaplan, a Great Neck resident and Town of North Hempstead council member, says that in addition to great schools the area offers an easy commute to Manhattan, with an express train as quick as 24 minutes, plus a community with a diverse makeup.
“The community itself really speaks volumes of the tapestry that the United States is all about,” Kaplan says of Great Neck. “There are Iranian-Americans, Russian-Americans, Chinese-Americans, Korean-Americans. It’s wonderful to see people coming from all over the world, choosing this place and living very well together.”
The village, which recently replaced all streetlight fixtures with LED lighting, is home to Allenwood Park. Nearby amenities within Great Neck include Steppingstone Park and Memorial Field, as well as a marina and the Parkwood Sports Complex, which includes a tennis center, aquatic center and ice rink. The Great Neck House, next to Village Green Park, offers a variety of recreational activities.
SALES PRICE Between Aug. 1, 2016, and Sept. 5, 2017, there were 365 home sales in Great Neck, with a median sale price of $1.145 million, according to the Multiple Listing Service of Long Island. The low price for that period was $365,000 and the high was $7.75 million. During that period a year earlier there were 333 home sales with a median sale price of $1.2 million. The price range was $445,000 to $8.55 million.
SCHOOLS Public school high schoolers attend Great Neck North High School.
Town North Hempstead
Area 1.3 square miles
ZIP code 11023
Median age 41.2
Median household income $90,382
Median home value $1.185 million
LIRR to NYC 24 to 40 minutes at peak
Monthly ticket $261
School district Great Neck
SOURCES: 2010 Census; mlsli.com; LIRR;
*Based on sales in the past six months, according to MLSLI
ARRANDALE AVENUE After 273 days on the market, this six-bedroom, 3 1⁄2- bathroom Colonial sold for $418,000 less than its asking price. The house, built in 1908 and recently renovated, includes both a living room and a den with a fireplace. In addition to a gourmet kitchen, there is also a dining room with a wet bar. The master bedroom boasts a full bathroom. The house also features a finished basement. The 71-by-320-foot property, with taxes of $24,563, includes a detached three-bedroom cottage.
MAPLE STREET This three-bedroom, 3 1⁄2-bathroom Colonial sold for $21,000 less than its asking price after 103 days on the market. The fully renovated house was built in 1913. It includes a living room with a gas fireplace, a dining room and a kitchen with Quartz countertops, a center island and stainless steel appliances. The master bedroom, with a full bathroom, is on the upper level with the other two bedrooms and a bathroom. The house also includes a finished attic and full finished basement. The 90-by-110-foot property, with taxes of $14,618, includes a detached one-car garage.
EDGEWOOD PLACE Originally listed for $799,000, this four-bedroom Colonial sold after 121 days on the market. The house, built in 1973, includes 2 1⁄2 bathrooms. In addition to the eat-in kitchen, the main level includes a living room, dining room and den. The master bedroom, which includes a full bath, is on the upper level along with three additional bedrooms and a bathroom. The 0.10-acre property, with taxes of $15,753, includes a basement and attached two-car garage.
NOW ON THE MARKET
$929,000 This three-bedroom, two-bathroom expanded ranch includes formal living and dining rooms, an eat-in kitchen and main-level master bedroom. The 63-by-137-foot property also has a walkout basement and attached two-car garage. Taxes: $12,792. Andrea Levine, Keller Williams Realty Gold Coast, 516-390-6600
$1.128 million This four-bedroom, 3 1⁄2-bathroom Tudor offers a living room, formal dining room, eat-in kitchen and den. The 60-by-115-foot property also has a basement and detached 1 1⁄2- car garage. Taxes: $18,961. Joan Levine, Edna Mashaal Realty, 516-504-8884
$1.55 million This four-bedroom, three-bathroom Colonial features a living room, dining room and granite eat-in kitchen. The 60-by-100-foot property also has a walk-up attic, partially finished basement and attached one-car garage. Taxes: $20,861. Mashid Namdar, Laffey Real Estate, 516-641-5025
On Multiple Listings
Number of houses: 41
Price range $558,000-$2.442
Tax range $6,509-$18,961