When buying in Nesconset, “you’re buying into a neighborhood, and you’re buying into a lifestyle where there is pride of homeownership and pride of family,” says Fred Gorman, a 40-year-plus resident and chairman of the Nesconset Sachem Civic Association.
“We’re a bedroom community, with not much shopping outside Smith Haven Mall," he adds.
Some residents want to keep it that way, concerned that more commercial development will make traffic worse. With roadways such as Nichols Road, Gibbs Pond Road and Smithtown Boulevard giving access out of the community “our main roads are pretty heavily traveled,” Gorman says.
The community just saw the opening of a Sonic on Middle Country Road. The Nesconset branch of the Smithtown library, recently built on the former 42-acre site of a National Guard Armory includes a park, athletic fields, a dog park and other amenities. A dealership or gallery for electric carmaker Tesla is expected to open on the former site of Sixth Avenue Electronics on Route 347.
The primary housing styles in the area includes Colonials and ranches, and most property sizes are between a quarter-acre and a half-acre, says Michael Scarito of Douglas Elliman Real Estate. Prices, he adds, typically range from around $350,000 to $750,000.
Amber Court, a 141-unit assisted living facility on seven acres, opened in June.
Nesconset "offers everything and it puts us in a great location," says Norma Dispenza of Signature Premier Properties and the executive director and membership coordinator for the Nesconset Chamber of Commerce. "It's very easy for somebody who is going to work and traveling . . . a lot of people save on travel time."
The area is home to Gibbs Pond Park. Dispenza says that a free concert series is held every Tuesday night from July 10 to Aug. 14 by the gazebo at the library.
CONDOS AND TOWN HOUSES
There are five condos on the market ranging in price from $375,000 to $754,200.
Between June 1, 2017 and June 25, 2018, there were 122 home sales with a median sale price of $430,000, according to the Multiple Listing Service of Long Island. The low price for that period was $175,000 and the high was $830,000. During that period a year earlier, there were 151 home sales with a median sale price of $424,000. The price range was $180,000 to $925,000.
Area: 3.8 square miles
ZIP code: 11767
Median age: 40.9
Median household income: $115,459
Median home value: $444,500*
LIRR to NYC: From Ronkonkoma, 69 to 88 minutes at peak
Monthly ticket: $391
School district: Most go to Smithtown, some go to Sachem
Sources: 2010 Census; mlslI.com; LIRR;
*Based on sales in the past six months, according to MLSLI
$375,000, Brae Mar Street
Lot size: 0.55 acres
Days on the market: 265
$550,000, Raphael Boulevard
Bathrooms: 2 full, 1 half
Lot size: 0.31 acres
Days on the market: 75
$725,000, Hearthstone Lane
Bathrooms: 2 full, 1 half
Lot size: 0.40 acres
Days on the market: 331
NOW ON THE MARKET
This three-bedroom, three-bathroom home features a sunken living room, family room with a fireplace, granite eat-in kitchen, formal dining room and an extended master suite with a bathroom featuring a double vanity, tub and walk-in shower. The 0.36-acre property also has a two-car garage and finished basement. Taxes: $14,004. Bryan Karp, Re/Max Eastern Properties, 516-384-0571.
This six-bedroom, three-bathroom Colonial features a living room, den, eat-in kitchen, formal dining room and a master suite with a full bath. The 0.25-acre property also includes a partially finished basement and an in-ground pool. Taxes: $14,813. Charles DiSanto, Realty Connect USA, 516-650-4760.
This five-bedroom, four-bathroom Colonial includes a granite eat-in kitchen, master suite with a bathroom and walk-in closet and a full basement with a nanny suite. The 0.48-acre property also has an attached two-car garage. Taxes: $17,594. Michael Scarito, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, 631-338-5018.
ON MULTIPLE LISTINGS
NUMBER OF HOUSES 42
PRICE RANGE $299,000 to $1.4 million
TAX RANGE $9,560 to $29,730