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EAST FARMINGDALE was part of Farmingdale until the section of the community

located in Nassau County incorporated in 1904.

The area was purchased by an Englishman from the Marsapeque Indians in 1695

and remained mostly rural for years, except for several pickle works and

picture frame factories on Broad Hollow Road.

Originally called Hardscrabble, Farmingdale was part of Hempstead Plains

that covered much of central Nassau County. The name was changed to Farmingdale

in 1845. Land was subdivided and streets were laid out in a grid pattern.

East Farmingdale was given its own identity when Lawrence Sperry

established an aircraft company on flat land there in 1917, transforming the

unincorporated section just over the county line into an industrialized area.

Most of the homes built in the past 50 years-capes, ranches and

split-levels-now have a median value of $194,755. Homes in new developments in

Melville Heights and Melville Court, in the Half Hollow Hills and Old Bethpage

school districts, generally cost between $500,000 and $700,000.

The State University of New York at Farmingdale, Republic Airport and part

of Pinelawn Cemetery are all in East Farmingdale. It shares a ZIP code and

library with Farmingdale.

Gas stations, restaurants and other services are located along Carmans

Road, Route 109 and Route 110 (Broad Hollow Road) and Main Street.

East Farmingdale is 40 miles from midtown Manhattan, a one-hour drive to

Exit 49 south off the Long Island Expressway, then south on Route 110, or Exit

32 north off Southern State Parkway. The Long Island Rail Road takes 50 minutes

to Farmingdale from Penn Station.



Small cape, ranch, split-level, 1,000 square feet, 2-3 bedrooms, 1 bath,

eat-in kitchen, basement, 1-car garage, 40-60 years old, 50x100 lot, taxes

$2,600-$4,000. Strong market. No new construction.

Price: $135,000-$185,000


Larger cape, ranch, split-level, colonial, 1,800 square feet, 3-4 bedrooms,

1-2 baths, eat-in kitchen, dining room, basement, 1-car garage, 40-80 years

old, 70x100 lot, taxes $4,200-$7,000. Strong market. Spot new construction in

upper range.

Price: $200,00-$300,000


Colonials, contemporary, 3,000 square feet, 4-6 bedrooms, 2-4 baths, eat-in

kitchen, dining room, basement, 2-car garage, new-10 years old, 1/4- 1/2

acre, taxes $7,000-$12,000. Strong market. New developments.

Price: $450,000-$700,000


Co-ops, studio-2 bedrooms, 1 bath, 25-40 years old, $40,000-$70,000


Apartments, studio, $750, 1-bedroom, 1 bath, $850, 2 bedroom, 1 bath,

$1,100. Houses are rare, 3-bedrooms, 1 bath, $1,700.


Baiting Place Road, $135,000, 3-bedroom ranch, 2 baths, eat-in kitchen,

basement, no garage, 17 years old, 70x87 lot, frame, taxes $4,324.

Bonwit Place, $169,175, 3-bedroom cape, 1 bath, eat-in kitchen, no

basement, 1-car garage, 45 years old, 50x120 lot, frame, taxes $4,288.

Hall Court, $179,900, 3-bedroom split-level, 2 baths, eat-in kitchen, no

basement, 1-car garage, 47 years old, 70x101 lot, frame, taxes $5,014.

Secatogue Avenue, $185,000, 3-bedroom cape, 1 bath, eat-in kitchen,

basement, 1-car garage, 45 years old, 60x108 lot, frame, taxes $3,993.

Clifton Street, $365,000, 4-bedroom colonial, 2 1/2 baths, eat-in kitchen,

basement, 2-car garage, 2 years old, 65x145 lot, frame, taxes $8,938.

Daffodil Drive, $435,000, 4-bedroom contemporary colonial, 2 1/2 baths,

eat-in kitchen, basement, 2-car garage, 9 years old, 90x111 lot, frame, taxes


SOURCE: Errol Ross of Hardscrabble Realty, Farmingdale

At A Glance

Town: Babylon

Area: 5.4 square miles

Population: 5,318

Median age: 37.3 years

Median household income: $68,428

Median home value: $194,755

Travel time to NYC: 50 minutes by LIRR

ZIP code: 11735

SOURCE: MarketFacts 1999, Claritas Inc. 1998

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