Point Lookout, the easternmost section of Long Beach Barrier Island and surrounded by three bodies of water, is the epitome of small-town America, says Nassau County Legis. Denise Ford.
“The highlight for me is the Fourth of July parade," she says. "The streets are lined with residents and kids dressed in red, white and blue. This is really what early America was about. I love it!”
A new trend in homebuying and summer rentals seems to be emerging in Point Lookout, says real estate agent Tom Hug of Hug Real Estate. “The families that used to go to the Hamptons for a summer home seem to be interested in Point Lookout now," he says. "Some people are renting or buying here so that dad or mom can come to the summer house every night instead of just on the weekends, like they did with a Hamptons rental. These are people from Rockville Centre and Garden City mostly.”
A municipal service being studied is the current use of cesspool septic systems throughout Point Lookout, according to Ford. “We’ve undertaken a study to look at the feasibility of converting [the community] to sewers. It was started a few years ago, and I think we’ll be looking at results by the end of this year.”
Inspired by the renovation five years ago of the Civic Park playground at the end of Lido Boulevard by the Point Lookout Park Project, the local civic association spearheaded construction of a community garden and bocce ball courts adjacent to the playground. The garden consists of 40 raised box garden plots and a sitting area with a gazebo. “Residents can grow whatever vegetables they like there. Once a summer we host a social event there where residents bring dishes made with what they have grown,” says Point Lookout Civic Association president Matt Brennan who grew up in Point Lookout and returned full time in 2009 after living in New York City. “It’s a great community to raise a family.”
CONDOS AND CO-OPS
There are no condos or co-ops in Point Lookout
Between Jan. 1, 2019, and Jan. 21, 2020, there were 14 home sales with a median sale price of $910,000, according to Multiple Listing Service of Long Island. The low price for that period was $625,000 and the high was $3,000,000. During that period a year earlier there were 24 home sales with a median sale price of $822,850. The price range was $475,000 to $2,900,000.
Area .20 square miles
ZIP code 11569
Median age 45.9
Median household income $146,389
Median home value $1,268,750*
LIRR to NYC: From Long Beach 51 to 59 minutes at peak
Monthly ticket $308
School district Long Beach
SOURCES: 2010 Census; mlsli.com; LIRR
*Based on 8 sales in the past six months, according to MLSLI
NOW ON THE MARKET
On one of the larger treed properties in Point Lookout, this 3,217-square-foot home has four bedrooms, 3½ bathrooms, two living rooms (one with a fireplace), a high-end country kitchen, multiple levels of decking, and central air conditioning. Taxes are $28,763. Tom Hug, Hug Real Estate, 516-431-8000.
There’s a lot packed into this .11-acre lot less than a block from the ocean. The home features six bedrooms, three bathrooms, two fireplaces, three decks, an in-ground pool with a Jacuzzi, professionally landscape yard and ample parking. Taxes are $22,256. Paul Gomez, Loretta Gomez, Point Realty, 516-432-5777.
This recently renovated two-bedroom, one-bathroom cottage offers a new heating system, a new central air conditioning system, new windows and a new roof. New sliding glass doors off the dining room lead to a pavered back patio. Taxes are $6,314. Kathleen Aspenleiter, Denise Smith, Neighborhood Realty Store, 516-785-7653.
Address Baldwin Avenue
Lot size 70x60
Days on the market 118
Address Lynbrook Avenue
Lot size 60x75
Days on the market 125
Address Mineola Avenue
Lot size 71x75
Days on the market 129
On Multiple Listing Service
Number of listings 9
Price range $665,000 to $2,690,000
Tax range $6,314 to $22,793