Gerry Pond Park, in the heart of Roslyn, hosts concerts,...

Gerry Pond Park, in the heart of Roslyn, hosts concerts, sleigh riding and a duck pond. (Nov. 27, 2013) Credit: Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

Renowned for its historic district, the village of Roslyn has more than 80 landmark sites. Perhaps the most prominent is the 1895 clock tower, which stands 44 feet tall on Northern Boulevard.

Also in the district are 18th and 19th century homes, the Roslyn Grist Mill and boutiques and restaurants that dot Main Street, Old Northern Boulevard and East Broadway. "There's so much history . . . and the duck pond is so enchanting," says Andrea Jablow of Shawn Elliott Luxury Homes & Estates.

Gerry Park, where Bryant Library is located, is a gathering place where residents can enjoy summer concerts and winter activities such as sleigh riding. The park is named for Roger and Peggy Gerry, who founded the Roslyn Preservation Corp. and the Roslyn Landmark Society in the early 1960s.

While the housing stock includes vintage Italianate, Federal and Greek Revival styles, buyers can also find a mix of styles from this century. Developments outside the historic district include Roslyn Pines and Marchant Park. The village is active and strong, says Renee Hughes of Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty. At any price point, Hughes adds, buyers "get a solid strong return on the dollar."

Since the village is centrally located, residents have easy access to major highways, roadways and Manhattan, as well as to area hospitals.

SALES PRICE. Year over year, the numbers are up in the Greater Roslyn area, according to Multiple Listing Service of Long Island data. From Oct. 1, 2012 to Nov. 20, 2013, there were 66 sales with a median price of $765,000. The low price was $180,000 and the high was $1,725,000. From Oct. 1, 2011 to Nov. 20, 2012, there were 55 sales. The median price was $730,000, with a low of $257,000 and a high of $730,000.

ATTRACTIONS/ Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn Harbor, Bar Beach, Hempstead Harbor Park


Town: North Hempstead

Area: .6 square mile

ZIP code: 11576

Population: 2,737

Median age: 46.2

Median household income: $90,139

Median home value: $785,000

LIRR time to NYC: 47 minutes to 54 minutes at peak

Monthly ticket: $276

School district: Roslyn

Sources: 2010 Census;; LIRR;

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

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