Huntington draws visitors to its restaurants, shops and entertainment venues.

Huntington draws visitors to its restaurants, shops and entertainment venues. Credit: Debbie Egan-Chin

THE SCOOP Huntington hamlet attracts people "seeking a great lifestyle in close proximity to city limits, great public parks, public beaches, and a community that not only offers diversity in demographics, but also diversity in restaurants, cultural venues, in neighborhoods, in architectural design," says Risa Ziegler of Douglas Elliman Real Estate.

Heckscher Park is a community focal point, with its pond,...

Heckscher Park is a community focal point, with its pond, playground, museum and summer concert series. Credit: Barry Sloan

Due to the popularity of the village, which includes The Paramount music venue and Heckscher Park, with its placid pond, summer concert series and art museum, parking has been a perennial issue, but may one day be ameliorated by a proposed parking garage just south of Main Street.

The Paramount theater on New York Avenue is a popular...

The Paramount theater on New York Avenue is a popular destination. Credit: Barry Sloan

"The big problem with it is dollars and cents," says Town of Huntington Supervisor Ed Smyth, adding that some of the estimated $22 million price tag might be defrayed through federal infrastructure package funds.

There’s been a raft of new apartments in the downtown area in recent years, including the 26-unit Ice House on Stewart Avenue among the 155 units built in the past decade or so. In addition, an 80-room "boutique" Hampton Inn on Main Street is slated to open this spring.

Huntington Harbor, pictured from West Shore Road.

Huntington Harbor, pictured from West Shore Road. Credit: Barry Sloan

The greatest barriers to yet more development, however, are strains on parking and sewers.

Smyth objects to an overabundance of studio and one-bedroom apartments in the village, saying that the original zoning intended living spaces over ground-floor shops to be "large, family-sized apartments" for those working below.

Homes, which start in the low $500,000s and can reach into the millions for waterfront properties, run the gamut from vintage Colonials, Victorians, ranches, high ranches and some estates.

The Heckscher Museum of Art was founded in 1920.

The Heckscher Museum of Art was founded in 1920. Credit: Barry Sloan

Last year, residents petitioned for the creation of a historic district on Sammis Street, says Robert Hughes, Huntington’s town historian. "The residents are talking about expanding it to some of the neighboring streets to protect that historic feel and character that adds so much to the atmosphere of Huntington village," says Hughes.

Homes along Sammis Street in Huntington village, which residents have...

Homes along Sammis Street in Huntington village, which residents have petitioned to be designated a historic district. Credit: Barry Sloan

CONDOS AND CO-OPS There are four condos on the market, ranging for $725,000 to $1.34 million.

SALE PRICES Between Nov. 30, 2020, and Dec. 31, 2021, there were 500 home sales with a median sale price of $635,000, according to OneKey MLS. The low price for that period was $280,000 and the high was $999,000. During that period a year earlier there were 500 home sales with a median sale price of $621,750. The price range was $203,000 to $1.1 million.

OTHER STATS

Town Huntington

Area 7.6 square miles

ZIP code 11743

Population 19,645

Median age 49.1

Median household income $123,797

Median home value $715,000*

Monthly LIRR ticket from Huntington $363

School districts, graduation rates Huntington (91%), Harborfields (95%), Cold Spring Harbor (99%)

Park Heckscher Park

Libraries Huntington, Harborfields, Cold Spring Harbor

Hospital Huntington Hospital

Transit Suffolk County Transit Routes S1, H10, H20, H30

SOURCES: 2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates; OneKey MLS; LIRR, data.nysed.gov *Based on 294 sales in the past six months, according to OneKey MLS

NOW ON THE MARKET

Priced at $1.1 million, this home on Bayview Drive in...

Priced at $1.1 million, this home on Bayview Drive in the private Knollwood beach community has views of the Long Island Sound. Credit: ERealty Advisors

$ 1.1 million

Boasting views of the Long Island Sound, this three-bedroom, four-bath home was completely renovated, with an open floor plan, stainless steel appliances and granite counters in the kitchen, new windows and hardwood floors. The 2,662-square-foot home is located in the private Knollwood beach community and has a deeded beach mooring. Taxes are $14,291. Markella Karousis, ERealty Advisors. 516-888-9715.

Priced at $899,000 this duplex on Hillcrest Street has the...

Priced at $899,000 this duplex on Hillcrest Street has the possibility of rental income, with proper permits. Credit: Heidi Hunt Photography

$899,000

This 2,400-square-foot custom-built duplex has two separate living areas and entrances. With six bedrooms and three baths, there's opportunity for rental income with an accessory apartment with proper permits. There are hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings and a pull-down attic. Taxes are $14,924. Tamara Stark, Compass Greater NY, 516-703-3360.

Priced at $625,000, this expanded Cape on Valley Lane is...

Priced at $625,000, this expanded Cape on Valley Lane is near Fleets Cove Beach. Credit: Request Tours/Chuck Danas

$625,000

With four bedrooms and two bathrooms, this expanded Cape with an open floor plan has a new kitchen with solid wood cabinets, stone backsplash and tile floor, and updated baths and roof. The nearly 2900-square-foot home is close to Fleets Cove Beach and features cathedral ceilings, a stone fireplace, hardwood floors and a large deck. Taxes are $11,071; a sale is pending. Melissa D’Angelo and Margaret Callinan, Compass Greater NY, 631-629-7719.

RECENTLY SOLD

$1.7 million

Wilder Lane

Style Ranch

Bedrooms 3

Bathrooms 3

Built 2021

Lot size 1 acre

Taxes $11,752

+/- List price -$199,000

Days on market 74

$761,500

Doti Court

Style Ranch

Bedrooms 3

Bathrooms 2

Built 1979

Lot size 0.94 acre

Taxes $17,005

+/- List price -$57,500

Days on market 84

$455,000

Willow Ave.

Style Ranch

Bedrooms 4

Bathrooms 2

Built 1930

Lot size 0.12 acre

Taxes $10,629

+/- List price +$55,001

Days on market 59

ON ONEKEY MLS

Number of listings 44

Price range $459,000 to $5.85 million

Tax range $5,284 to $36,765

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