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If you want a house in Eatons Neck

An Eatons Neck home at 29 Essex Dr.,

An Eatons Neck home at 29 Essex Dr., priced at $2,100,000. Credit: Coldwell Banker Residential

 Located on a peninsula and only one square mile in size, Eatons Neck has no stores or main street, it shares a ZIP code with Northport and Asharoken, and access to the community requires driving on a long stretch of Asharoken Avenue with a strictly enforced 30 mph speed limit. But these characteristics factor into the appeal of this North Shore community.

"It has a feeling of seclusion and is for the person who doesn't mind a commute," says Jacquie Lewisy of Signature Premier Properties.

The styles of houses in the area vary and include ranches, bungalows, Colonials, contemporaries and postmoderns, says Kym Griebel of Coach Realtors.

With about 575 houses in the community and only seven of them now on the market, real estate movement is limited. Lewisy says residents tend to hold onto their homes and pass them onto their children.

Asharoken Avenue has a history of flooding during severe nor'easters, which prevents passage to or from Eatons Neck. The Village of Asharoken has contacted the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to address the seawall issue.

Condos and co-ops. None

Sales prices. From April 1, 2011, to May 7, 2012, there were four sales with a median sales price of $547,500, according to Multiple Listing Services of Long Island data. The low sales price was $470,000 and the high was $950,000. From March 1, 2010, to March 31, 2011, there were four sales. The median price was $447,500, with a low of $400,000 and a high of $685,000.

Attractions. Price's Bend Beach and Valley Grove Beach (both private to property owners association members only); Hobart Beach, a Town of Huntington beach.

BY THE NUMBERS

Township: Huntington

Area: 1.0 mile

ZIP code: 11768

Population: 1,406

Median Age: 47.4

Median Household income: $124,167

Median home value: $547,500*

LIRR time to NYC: 74 minutes at peak

Monthly ticket: $299

School district: Northport-East Northport School District

Sources: 2010 Census; mlsli.com; Long Island Rail Road

*Based on sales in the past 12 months according to Multiple Listing Service of Long Island

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