Homes along Elizabeth Street in New Cassel, which shares many...

Homes along Elizabeth Street in New Cassel, which shares many services with the adjacent Village of Westbury. Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

THE SCOOP The sign at the entrance to New Cassel that reads “a community for all” captures the hamlet's most important quality, said North Hempstead Councilman Robert J. Troiano. “The most endearing characteristic of the New Cassel community is its diversity,” he said. “It has a warm and welcoming spirit born out of its history of being a home to immigrants from different parts of the world for decades and generations.”

New Cassel is part of the Westbury Union Free School District, and Troiano said the hamlet and village are so closely joined that often people don’t distinguish between the two. New Cassel also shares a post office, library and water district with Westbury.

The hamlet underwent revitalization in 2000 after years of neglect that led to blight, focusing on creating a walkable community with mixed-use developments and affordable housing. A key project was narrowing the main street, four-lane Prospect Avenue, into one lane in each direction with a center island for plantings, which “slowed traffic and made the street safer for pedestrians,” Troiano said.

Apartments and shops on Prospect Avenue.

Apartments and shops on Prospect Avenue. Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

The revitalization included adding a supermarket, drugstore and laundromat on Prospect Avenue “because so many of our residents don’t have their own cars and they wanted to be able to shop close to their home,” he said.

Real estate in the area is a mix of Capes and high ranches that range in price from $500,000 to $680,000, according to Damien Coleman of DAC Properties Corp. in Garden City.
For commuters, New Cassel is a 39-minute train ride to New York City and is near the Wantagh, Meadowbrook and Northern State parkways.

Homes along Urban Avenue.

Homes along Urban Avenue. Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

In 2012, the Yes We Can Community Center, an award-winning intergenerational facility, opened across the street from Martin “Bunky” Reid Park — which has a playground and sports fields — and near the Magnolia Gardens senior living facility. Updates to the hamlet are ongoing, Troiano said, including the commission of large murals by students and plans to invest $500,000 for additional amenities at Bunky Reid Park.

Shops along Prospect Avenue.

Shops along Prospect Avenue. Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

CONDOS AND CO-OPS There are no condos or co-ops on the market.

SALE PRICES Including Westbury, between May 1, 2021, and May 31, 2022, there were 371 home sales with a median sale price of $635,000, according to OneKey MLS. The low price for that period was $ 265,000 and the high was $1.285 million. During that period a year earlier there were 381 home sales with a median sale price of $565,000. The price range was $220,000 to $1.079 million.

OTHER STATS

Town North Hempstead

Area 1.5 square miles

ZIP code 11590

Population 14,199

Median age 29.6

Median household income $100,432

Median home value $670,000

Monthly LIRR ticket from Westbury $277

School district, graduation rate Westbury (91%)

Parks Martin "Bunky" Reid Park, Gateway Park

Library Westbury

Hospitals Nassau University Medical Center, NYU-Langone Hospital-Long Island

Transit NICE Route 22

SOURCES: 2020 Census; 2019 American Community Survey; OneKey MLS; LIRR, data.nysed.gov

NOW ON THE MARKET

Priced at $699,000, this high ranch on Second Avenue is...

Priced at $699,000, this high ranch on Second Avenue is set on a 70-by-100-foot lot. Credit: Videobolt.com

$699,000

This renovated 1,739-square-foot high ranch built in 1966 on a 70-by-100-foot lot has five bedrooms and two baths. The kitchen was redone with stainless-steel appliances, and the house has wood floors and new two-zone heating. There’s also a shed in the yard. Taxes are $13,539; a sale is pending. John Berookhim, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, 516-746-0440.

Priced at $639,000, this side-by-side duplex on Sylvester Street is...

Priced at $639,000, this side-by-side duplex on Sylvester Street is a legal two-family. Credit: Peter O Connor

$639,000

Built in 1898, this 1,755-square-foot, side-by-side duplex is a legal two-family. It has two updated kitchens and two baths, five bedrooms and a double lot on 0.23 acre with approved plans for a three-car, detached garage. Taxes are $12,504; a sale is pending. Peter O Connor, Signature Premier Properties, 631-842-8400.

Priced at $585,000, this expanded Cape on Kinkel Street has...

Priced at $585,000, this expanded Cape on Kinkel Street has six bedrooms. Credit: Damien A. Coleman

$585,000

This expanded 1,409-square-foot Cape built in 1959 on 0.11 acre features six bedrooms, three baths, a living room, dining room, eat-in-kitchen and full basement. Taxes are $12,790. Damien Coleman, DAC Properties Corp., 516-378-8888.

RECENTLY SOLD

$870,000

Sunnyside Ln.

Style Split Level

Bedrooms 4

Bathrooms 3

Built 1959

Lot size 0.16 acre

Taxes $10,842

+/- List price +$31,000

Days on market 58

$470,000

Catherine St.

Style Expanded Cape

Bedrooms 4

Bathrooms 3

Built 1955

Lot size 0.11 acre

Taxes $12,300

+/- List price -$35,000

Days on market 166

$265,000

New York Ave.

Style High Ranch

Bedrooms 4

Bathrooms 1

Built 1966

Lot size 0.11 acre

Taxes $11,900

+/- List price +$45,000

Days on market 283

ON ONEKEY MLS

Number of listings 12

Price range $460,000 to $799,000

Tax range $7,577 to $13,729

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