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The Town of Hempstead's Inwood Marina, where a

The Town of Hempstead's Inwood Marina, where a visitor can view the Manhattan skyline, is among the assets of the community. (Oct. 12, 2012) Credit: Barry Sloan

 Inwood, one of the Five Towns communities, borders Far Rockaway in Queens. From Inwood Park, you can see planes fly in and out of Kennedy Airport, and you can capture views of the city skyline and the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, says resident Roy Meserole. The community is also close to Atlantic Beach, adds Sherri Slochowsky of Weissman Realty Group in Lawrence.

The hamlet offers places of worship, eateries, shops, services, car dealerships and an industrial section.

Long-established organizations include the Inwood Civic Association and the Sons of Italy. "We have a good town here," says Meserole, a civic member and owner of the Meserole Funeral Home.

He notes that Inwood is a culturally diverse community where residents get along.

Buyers can find ranches, capes, Colonials, split-levels and multiple-family homes. Affordable homes have been built over the past two decades. The Town of Hempstead owns and operates Bayview Gardens and Inwood Gardens, which have 45 units and 50 units, respectively, for seniors and families, but restrictions apply.

One listed for $249,000

From Sept. 1, 2011, to Oct. 1, 2012, there were 23 sales, with a median price of $293,300, according to Multiple Listing Service of Long Island data. The low sales price was $122,000 and the high was $570,000. From Sept. 1, 2010, to Oct. 1, 2011, there were 22 sales. The median price was $355,250, with a low of $80,000 for a cottage that was a bank-owned property and a high of $650,000.

Inwood Park, a Nassau-operated park, has athletic fields and courts, a playground, a lighted roller rink, jogging trail, saltwater fishing and crabbing; county-owned Inwood Marina; Terrace Gardens Park off Carvel Place; Pearl Street Park; and private Inwood Country Club.


Town: Hempstead

Area: 1.6 square miles

ZIP code: 11096

Population: 9,792

Median age: 34.7

Median household income: $52,122

Median home value: $280,000*

LIRR time to NYC: 49 minutes to 57 minutes at peak

Monthly ticket: $223

School district: Lawrence

SOURCES: 2010 Census;; Long Island Rail Road

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

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