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Dix Hills tries to stay ‘almost entirely residential’

The Dix Hills Park Golf Course, seen on

The Dix Hills Park Golf Course, seen on Feb. 14, 2018, is a public course operated by the Town of Huntington. Credit: Barry Sloan

THE SCOOP In addition to having a sought-after school district, diverse community and generously sized properties, Dix Hills is a special place to live because “we have caring people who have always worked together to protect their greatest investment: their home,” says Sheila Saks, the former president of the House Beautiful Dix Hills Civic Association.

One of Dix Hills’ greatest challenges over the years, she adds, has been keeping the area almost entirely residential.

“People came to Dix Hills because of its feeling of openness,” says Saks, a 48-year resident. “We aren’t crammed in with houses on top of houses. It’s r40 zoning, which means one house to the acre, and we’ve worked to keep it that way.”

Recent projects within Dix Hills include the development of Oak Hill Estate, a 23-home development with a median selling price of $2.75 million on the former Dix Hills Golf Course site, says Michelle La Barbera of Nest Seekers International, a longtime resident.

Dix Hills offers diversified housing styles, including Postmoderns, Colonials, ranches and split-levels, La Barbera says. Prices, she adds, typically range from around $600,000 to recent sales of more than $3 million.

The area offers various housing developments, including Country Pointe at Dix Hills, a gated community with luxury homes, and 55-and-over communities such as The Greens at Half Hollow and Stone Ridge Estates. Newsday reported in December that the owners of DeLalio Sod Farms LLC, a nine-acre property on Deer Park Avenue, were approved for a zoning change that clears the way for an 86-unit 55-and-over development.

In February, Half Hollow Hills High School East and Half Hollow Hills High School West were two of 24 schools on Long Island recognized by the State Education as “Reward Schools” for demonstrating high academic achievement. In December, three students from the school district were awarded $100,000 in the 2017 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology for their research into cell division.

The hamlet’s location, between the Northern State Parkway and the Long Island Expressway, makes for an easy commute to Manhattan, adds Andre La Barbera of Nest Seekers International.

The hamlet boasts various parks, including the Town of Huntington’s Dix Hills Park, which includes a nine-hole golf course, swimming pool and ice rink. Dix Hills is also home to Five Towns College. Construction of the new Half Hollow Hills Library on Vanderbilt Parkway, with technological and structural advances, is expected to be completed around 2020. Ground was broken in December on an $8 million renovation of the Dix Hills Fire Department headquarters.

CONDOS AND TOWNHOUSES

There is one condo on the market, for $575,000.

SALES PRICE

Between Feb. 1, 2017, and Feb. 15, 2018, there were 319 home sales with a median sale price of $700,000, according to Multiple Listing Service of Long Island. The low price for that period was $299,000 and the high was $3 million. During that time a year earlier, there were 277 home sales with a median sale price of $675,000. The price range was $175,000 to $2,161,250.

SCHOOLS

Most students attend Half Hollow Hills East and West High Schools.

OTHER STATS

Town Huntington

Area 15.9 square miles

ZIP code 11746

Population 26,892

Median age 42.4

Median household income $145,387

Median home value $725,000*

LIRR to NYC From Huntington, 55 to 70 minutes at peak

Monthly ticket $350

School district Half Hollow Hills, Commack

SOURCES: 2010 Census; mlsli.com; LIRR;

*Based on sales in the past six months, according to MLSLI

RECENTLY SOLD

$1.149 million

DANIEL LANE After 101 days on the market, this four-bedroom Colonial sold for its asking price. The 1968 house, with 4 1⁄2 bathrooms, features a two-story foyer with marble floors. The main level includes a living room, a den with a stone fireplace, a formal dining room and an eat-in kitchen. The master suite, with a full bath and two walk-in closets, is on the upper level with three additional bedrooms and a media room. The one-acre property, with taxes of $20,045, also has a finished basement, in-ground pool, poolhouse and outdoor kitchen.

$700,000

CEDAR RIDGE LANE This four-bedroom Colonial sold for $99,000 less than its asking price after 293 days on the market. The house, built in 1985, includes 2 1⁄2 bathrooms. Beyond the entry hall is a living room, formal dining room, eat-in kitchen and den with a fireplace and sliding glass doors. All four bedrooms are on the upper level, including the master, which includes a walk-in closet and a bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub. The house also includes a finished basement and attached two-car garage. The 0.66-acre property, with taxes of $18,876, features an in-ground pool.

$515,000

WOODEDGE PLACE Originally listed for $539,000, this four-bedroom Colonial sold after being on and off the market since June 2016. Built in 1968 and renovated in 2009, the house includes one full bathroom and two half-bathrooms. The kitchen features granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. The house also includes formal living and dining rooms, a den, and a master bedroom with a half-bath. The 0.23-acre property, with taxes of $12,248, also has a basement and attached two-car garage.

NOW ON THE MARKET

$525,000 This four-bedroom, 1 1⁄2-bathroom high-ranch includes formal living and dining rooms and an eat-in kitchen. The 0.71-acre property includes a basement, attached one-car garage and in-ground pool. Taxes: $11,966. Sharon Savarese, Realty Connect USA, 631-375-7203.

$839,999 This four-bedroom, 2 1⁄2-bathroom Colonial includes a living room, a family room, an eat-in kitchen, a dining room, and a master suite with a full bath. The 0.95-acre property has an attached two-car garage and in-ground pool. Taxes: $20,825. Frances Mazer, Signature Premier Properties, 516-857-0111.

$1.399 million This five-bedroom, four-bathroom Colonial features an open floor plan with oversized windows looking out to the 0.82-acre property, which includes an in-ground pool and a sports court. The master suite includes a walk-in closet and a bathroom with radiant heat. Taxes: $22,539. Michelle La Barbera, Nest Seekers International, 631-258-8045.

On Multiple Listings

Number of houses 117

Price range $355,000-$2.72 million

Tax range $4,228-$39,100

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