Affordable, accessible and centrally located. Those are three ways to describe Commack, originally named Winnecomac, Algonquian for pleasant land.
Without a downtown but with plenty of retail outlets and restaurants, Commack — pronounced Co-mack or Com-mack, a matter still unresolved, according to Long Island: Our Story/ Our towns, a Newsday publication — is one of the more centrally located communities on the Island.
Homes for sale here vary widely in price, says Elena Galluzzo. “Commack is very close to main highways, and you could have first-time homebuyers coming into the community as well as those upgrading,” says the Signature Premier Properties associate real estate broker. “Homes range from $450,000 up to $1 million.”
The school district is another draw. The high school had earlier made the U.S. News and World Report top 100 national list. This year the school produced two state finalists in the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair, according to the school website.
The Daniel J. Flynn Memorial Ball Park on Old Commack Road is undergoing a major upgrade, according to Smithtown Town Supervisor Ed Wehrheim. Planned improvements include resurfacing four ball fields with a synthetic turf and a drainage system, a two-story air-conditioned building with a view of the entire park. It will also have a concession stand, a pro shop and handicapped-accessible restrooms. Additional parking and covered bleachers are also planned. The park, says Wehrheim, is expected to be ready by the time the shelter-in-place orders are lifted. “This facility will be another gem in a community that is already popular for young families.”
CONDOS AND CO-OPS
There are 12 condos on the market ranging in price from $334,900 to $899,900
Between April 1, 2019, and April 6, 2020, there were 334 home sales with a median sale price of $513,000, according to OneKey MLS. The low price for that period was $289,000 and the high was $1,200,000. During that period a year earlier there were 286 home sales with a median sale price of $496,800. The price range was $320,000 to $1,200,000.
Town Huntington and Smithtown
Area square miles Huntington 3.7, Smithtown 8.3
ZIP code 11725
Median age 46
Median household income $131,616
Median home value $497,500*
Monthly LIRR ticket from Deer Park $363
School district Commack
SOURCES: 2010 Census; OneKey MLS; LIRR
*Based on 116 sales in the past six months, according to OneKey MLS
NOW ON THE MARKET
Built in 1994 and sitting on a .46-acre lot, this five-bedroom, 3½-bathroom center hall Colonial is in Long Meadow Estates and features a formal dining room (seats 12), a formal living room, a den with a stone fireplace and a newly finished basement. The centerpiece of the backyard is a 20x40 in-ground heated pool. Taxes are $22,942. Elena Galluzzo and Chris Galluzzo, Signature Premier Properties, 631-499-6400.
The front exterior on this three-bedroom, 2½ bath Colonial could be deceiving. The interior has been totally renovated and features a high-end kitchen with custom cabinetry, walls of sliding glass doors, hardwood floors, radiant floor heating and a large backyard that starts with a 40-by-15 deck. Taxes are $15,937. Kathleen Fassler, James Welsh, Coldwell Banker Residential, 631-863-9800
Described as a perfect starter home, this three-bedroom, one-bath ranch is on a .16-acre lot and was built in 1958. The basement is finished, and updates include the heating system and the electrical panel. It is just south of Jericho Turnpike and between Larkfield and Commack Roads. Taxes are $12,046. James Manikas, Realty Connect USA, 631-678-7552.
Address Peconic Court
Lot size .3 acre
+/- list price -$19,000
Days on the market 141
Address Dean Court
Lot size .34 acre
+/- list price -$8,500
Days on the market 99
Address Calvert Avenue
Lot size .13
+/- list price -$21,500
Days on the market 85
ON ONEKEY MLS
Number of listings 67
Price range $325,000 to $1,199,900
Tax range $9,397 to $28,762