The housing inventory in the Village of Williston Park usually doesn’t get high, according to Stephen Milo of Keller Williams Realty. “When something comes on the market, people usually compete for it,” says Milo. The area is home to middle- to upper-income families and the top-quality and unique little shops in the village plus the proximity to transportation and places of worship make it very desirable, according to Milo.
It's very clear that generations of families like to stay in Williston Park, says Assemb. Edward P. Ra. “There’s a lot of pride in the community. It’s a very welcoming place and a place where parents want their kids to attend the same schools they did,” says Ra. There are two decent-size business districts on both Hillside and Willis avenues that foster a sense of community, adds Ra.
The names of both Williston Park and the adjacent community East Williston came from the later descendants of Henry Willis who had settled in the Old Westbury area in 1675, according to The History of Nassau County Community Place-Names. Both communities were known as Williston until 1879 when the name was changed to East Williston to differentiate it from another Williston in Erie County. In 1926 East Williston was divided into two communities and Williston Park was formed.
Mayor Paul Ehrbar says the village recently conducted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Williston Park Water District’s new water tower which is among other improvements in the village like a new turf field, a new stage area and renovation bathrooms at the Kelleher Field playground. “We have a tremendous business community with a great number of restaurants,” says Ehrbar, adding “It’s a great village and community with a diverse group of people.”
CONDOS AND TOWNHOUSES
Currently, there are no condos on MLSLI in Williston Park.
Between Nov. 1, 2018, and Dec. 10, 2019, there were 70 home sales with a median sale price of $639,000, according to Multiple Listing Service of Long Island. The low price for that period was $410,000 and the high was $915,000. During that time period a year earlier there were 57 home sales with a median sale price of $625,000. The price range was $385,000 to $869,000.
Town North Hempstead
Area .60 square miles
ZIP code 11596
Median age 42.5
Median household income $104,198
Median home value $636,750
LIRR to NYC 41 to 48 minutes at peak
Monthly ticket $270
School district Herricks and Mineola
SOURCES: 2010 Census; mlsli.com; LIRR
*Based on 44 sales in the past six months, according to MLSLI
NOW ON THE MARKET
Situated on a 48-by-100-foot lot, this four-bedroom, 2½-bathroom Colonial was completely rebuilt in 2003 and features an open floor plan, hardwood floors, central vacuum and air conditioning systems, a finished basement and a detached garage. Taxes are $12,535. Stephen Milo, Keller Williams Realty of Greater Nassau. 516-547-7272.
With 1,800 square feet of living space, this four-bedroom, two-bathroom Colonial features a new roof, central air conditioning and in-ground sprinklers. It was built in 1928 and is on a 40-by-100-foot lot. Taxes are $12,044. Michael Fink, Berkshire Hathaway, 516-743-9954.
This three-bedroom, two-bathroom Colonial was built in 1921 and is set on a 50-by-100-foot mid-block lot in The Park section. It features a formal dining room, living room, kitchen and den, all with cathedral ceilings. Taxes are $11,299. Francine Soltz, Coldwell Banker Residential, 516-330-1371.
Address Willis Avenue
Lot size n/a
Taxes $4,915, $607 common charge
Days on the market 67
Address Mineola Boulevard
Lot size 50x201
Days on the market 85
Address Collins Avenue
Lot size 50x100
Days on the market 353
On Multiple Listings
Number of houses 25
Price range $539,000 to $1,150,000
Tax range $5,517 to $21,585