The wide range of prices attracts a variety of home buyers to Roslyn Heights, "whether it’s a younger family, or those who started in Roslyn Heights in a smaller house and are now moving up to a larger house,” says real estate agent Susan Paulenoff of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.
Prices can range from less than $300,000 for a co-op to nearly $3 million for a newly constructed home, she says.
The area is served by highly regarded schools, including The Wheatley School, which in October was ranked the 27th-best high school in New York State and 180th-best in the nation in the U.S. News & World Report’s annual list of the country’s best high schools.
Another draw is the hamlet’s proximity to Manhattan, which is roughly 18 miles from Roslyn Heights. With both the Long Island Expressway and Northern State Parkway passing through the middle of the hamlet, there is "very easy access to and from Roslyn Heights,” says Maria Babaev of Douglas Elliman Real Estate.
“When you get off the exit, it’s not like other communities where you are driving for another 20 minutes to get to your house," she says.
Roslyn Heights features diverse housing styles, including historic houses that date back to the early 1900s.
The Country Club section of Roslyn Heights, offering larger properties, has seen an abundance of new construction, says Shahla Golie Oheb of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty.
“It used to be Levitt homes built in the 1950s,” she says. “Now all of those houses are coming down and being purchased by builders who are putting up 5,000-square-foot houses.”
Attractions in the area include the Wheatley Hills Golf Club, which was established in 1913 and includes an 18-hole golf course; the Clark Botanic Garden, which offers 12 acres of specialty gardens, as well as educational workshops, and Christopher Morley Park, which offers golf, tennis, swimming, trails and athletics fields and courts.
CONDOS AND TOWNHOUSES
There are none on the market.
Between March 1, 2018, and March 15, 2019, there were 77 home sales with a median sale price of $850,000, according to the Multiple Listing Service of Long Island. The low price for that period was $416,000 and the high was $2.62 million. During that period a year earlier, there were 98 home sales with a median sale price of $817,500. The price range was $257,250 to $2.7 million.
Town: North Hempstead
Area: 1.5 square miles
ZIP code: 11577
Median age: 40.6
Median household income: $113,913
Median home value: $760,000*
LIRR to NYC: from Roslyn, 47 to 54 minutes at peak
Monthly ticket: $297
School district: Roslyn, East Williston, Mineola, Herricks
SOURCES: 2010 Census; mlslI.com; LIRR;
*Based on sales in the past six months, according to MLSLI
Lot size: 50x150
Days on the market: 312
Bathrooms: 2 full, 1 half
Lot size: 90x155
Days on the market: 161
Bathrooms: 4 full, 1 half
Lot size: 138x145
Days on the market: 204
NOW ON THE MARKET
This expanded ranch, with four bedrooms and 31/2 bathrooms, offers a living room with sliders, an eat-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances, a formal dining room, and a master suite with a walk-in closet and Jacuzzi tub. Taxes on the half-acre property are $16,292. Ding (Sally) Cai, Keller Williams Realty Gold Coast, 646-203-6118
This Colonial, with six bedrooms and four bathrooms, features a living room with a fireplace, an eat-in kitchen, a formal dining room and en suite master bedroom. The 110-by-144-foot property includes an attached two-car garage. Taxes: $22,151. Mollie Grossman, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, 516-521-5335
This Colonial, with six bedrooms and 41/2 bathrooms, includes a two-story entry, a gourmet eat-in kitchen with a center island and a den with coffered ceilings. The 0.32-acre property has a full basement and an attached two-car garage. Taxes: $51,298. Edna Mashaal, Edna Mashaal Realty, 516-504-8884
On Multiple Listings
Number of houses: 43
Price range: $525,000-$2,999,999
Tax range: $9,826-$59,245