THE SCOOP Ambience and location appear to be among the top selling points of Roslyn Estates. Residents can enjoy a peaceful environment, yet have easy access to major roadways and highways as well as a quick commute into
Meandering roads throughout the hilly terrain are dotted with eclectic-style homes amid towering trees. And there are two ponds -- Black Ink and Little Turf.
"It's very charming," says Susan Cherney of Laffey Fine Homes in Greenvale, noting each house is unique. Styles range from Tudors and Colonials to ranches and contemporaries, while properties -- devoid of sidewalks and streetlights -- are about a third of an acre and up. There are just over 400 resident families, according to the village website.
The late Christopher Morley, an author for whom the county park is named, resided here. In fact, his former house -- a 1913 Colonial on .89 acre -- sold in January 2011 for $1.5 million, Cherney says, noting the house was razed.
Serenity does come at a price, though. Homes fetch anywhere from the mid-$700,000s for one that needs work up to $3 million, Sobel says. The village has "virtue and value," says Joyce Styne, executive vice president of Laffey Fine Homes in Greenvale.
SALES PRICE According to Multiple Listing Service of Long Island data, there were 17 sales with a median price of $962,500 from April 1, 2011, to April 30, 2012. The low price was $475,000, and the high was $1,815,000. From March 1, 2010, to March 31, 2011, there were 13 sales. The median price was $1,175,000 with a low of $425,000 and a high of $2,200,000.
ATTRACTIONS Annual events include a Halloween parade; Christopher Morley Park and the upscale Americana Manhasset shopping center are a stone's throw away, Styne says.
BY THE NUMBER
Town: North Hempstead
Area: 0.4 square mile
ZIP code: 11576
Median age: 44.5
Median household income: $180,000
Median home value: $977,500*
27 minutes to 41 minutes at peak
Monthly ticket: $223
School district: Roslyn
*Based on sales in the past 12 months according to Multiple Listing Service of Long Island