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East Hills’ Park at East Hills ‘has everything,’ says village’s mayor

The 85-year-old community has a small boom in construction, too.

The Park at East Hills, a former military

The Park at East Hills, a former military base, includes ballfields. Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

THE SCOOP At the center of East Hills is a village park that “has been the attraction for the last 12 years of people wanting to live in East Hills,” says village Mayor Michael Koblenz. “The park has everything.”

A nine-year transformation turned the site of a former military base into a 50-acre, resident-only park called the Park at East Hills, which opened in 2006. It features a 12,000-square-foot pool with a 110-foot slide, tennis courts, ballfields, a fitness center, playgrounds, a senior center, a theater, a dog park, nature trails and more.

“The park offers a variety of activities for all ages,” says resident Brooke Levy of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty’s office in East Hills. That includes concerts, fireworks shows and other events for children and the community.

The village, which celebrated its 85th anniversary in 2016, features both historical and newly constructs homes, with Colonials and ranches being the most common style, Levy says. Prices, she adds, range from around $800,000 to new homes that can command more than $3 million.

There is turnover in the village, “but whatever is on the market is selling quickly,” she says.

In November, the village acquired a century-old gate lodge that presides over the entrance to East Hills and Roslyn and received a $193,000 donation to restore the landmark.

Elsewhere within the village, there are “probably 40 other houses being constructed by developers and individuals at the present time,” Koblenz says.

The North Shore village, set 350 feet above sea level, offers a quick commute into Manhattan via train or the Long Island Expressway. Situated about 12 miles from both John F. Kennedy International Airport and LaGuardia Airport, East Hills in recent years has sought help from Nassau County and the Town of North Hempstead in suing the FAA over excessive airplane noise in the area.

Roslyn High School in February was recognized by the Education Department as one of 24 Long Island schools demonstrating high academic achievement.

The village is also home to the Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center.

CONDOS AND TOWNHOUSES

No condos or co-ops are on the market.

SALES PRICE

Between March 1, 2017, and March 14, 2018, there were 89 home sales with a median sale price of $1.135 million, according to the Multiple Listing Service of Long Island. The low price for that period was $697,500 and the high was $2.7 million. During that time period a year earlier, there were 71 home sales with a median sale price of $999,999. The price range was $658,500 to $2.295 million.

SCHOOLS

Most students attend Roslyn High School.

OTHER STATS

Town North Hempstead and Oyster Bay

Area 2.3 square miles

ZIP code 11577

Population 6,955

Median age 43.6

Median household income $167,917

Median home value $1.165 million*

LIRR to NYC From Roslyn, 47 to 54 minutes at peak

Monthly ticket $297

School district Roslyn, East Williston

SOURCES: 2010 Census; mlslI.com; LIRR;

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

RECENTLY SOLD

$975,000

THORNWOOD LANE

Style: Colonial

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 2 full, 1 half

Built: 1938

Lot size: 115 x 120 feet

Taxes: $21,054

Reduced: $200,000

Days on market: 190

$1,355,000

HOLLY LANE

Style: Colonial

Bedrooms: 6

Bathrooms: 5

Built: 1948

Lot size: 95 x 101 feet

Taxes: $23,443

Reduced: $143,000

Days on market: 203

$1,900,000

PLANTING FIELDS ROAD

Style: Colonial

Bedrooms: 5

Bathrooms: 6 full, 1 half

Built: 2017

Lot size: 124 x 100 feet

Taxes: N/A

Reduced: $195,000

Days on market: 195

NOW ON THE MARKET$949,000

This four-bedroom Cape, with 2 1⁄2 renovated bathrooms, offers a living room with a wood-burning fireplace and an updated eat-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances and sliding glass doors leading to a deck. The 101-by-106-foot property also boasts a finished basement and two-car garage. Taxes: $19,076. Dana Vesely, Platinum Drive Realty, 516-445-0315.

$1,598,000

This Colonial, with four bedrooms and 2 1⁄2 bathrooms, includes a living room with bay windows, an eat-in kitchen with sliders opening to a back deck and a master suite with a bathroom and a walk-in closet. The 0.39-acre property includes a partially finished basement and a two-car garage. Taxes: $27,501. Maria Babaev, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, 516-287-7716

$2,900,000

This six-bedroom, seven-bathroom Colonial features a grand foyer, a living room, a formal dining room, a Clive Christian-designed kitchen and a paneled den. The 0.57-acre property, with a finished basement and a two-car garage, includes a heated saltwater pool, a built-in barbecue and a firepit. Taxes: $50,725. Tara Matchton, Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty, 516-641-2652.

On Multiple Listings

Number of houses 39

Price range $788,000-$3.318 million

Tax range $14,218-$72,142

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