Atlantic Beach, a summer haven, thrives on a sense of community
The Village of Atlantic Beach and the unincorporated area of Atlantic Beach Estates lie at the western end of the South Rim Barrier Island, which is primarily home to Long Beach. The land is the product of a 1920s reclamation project that dredged sand from the adjacent Reynolds Channel.
It’s a calm and pleasant community, says Ira Frank, a longtime resident who owns Atlantis Personal Training, a village business. “Obviously it’s best during the summer season when people are enjoying the beach and the bay for those who enjoy boating,” he says. “In winter, it’s very sleepy.”
Summer residents make up the bulk of the population, he says. “When people find this nice and quiet place just 30 minutes from the city, they lose interest in going further into the Hamptons.”
What separates the village from the unincorporated area is the beach access, says Annett Ellis of Annett C. Ellis Realty. “Residents of Atlantic Beach Estates are not permitted to use the village beach entrances, but residents of Atlantic Beach Estates have their own beach club,” says Ellis.
Homebuyers here are mostly from New York City, she says, adding that the Estates are a younger community that mostly offer ranches, settlements or splits. “The houses in the village were mostly Mediterranean in style which the owners are totally changing,” says Ellis. “Most buyers [are] demolish them and put in place contemporaries. “
“The village has a great sense of community,” says Mayor George Pappas. “We have a community garden funded by the village and run by volunteers and which is growing. Sales and donations go to local pantries.
The village recently paved Ocean Boulevard and built new parking lot medians with plantations, he said.
CONDOS AND CO-OPS
There is a condo on the market and its price is $ 959,000.
Between February 29, 2020 and March 31, 2021, there were 41 home sales with a median sale price of $ 860,000, according to OneKey MLS. The lowest price for this period was $ 560,000 and the highest price was $ 3,575,000. During that period a year earlier, 34 homes sold for a median selling price of $ 765,000. The price range was $ 452,500 to $ 2,100,000.
Town of Hempstead
Area 0.5 square mile
Postal code 11509
Population 1 317 inhabitants
Median age 55
Median household income $ 131,250 *
Median home value $ 865,000 *
LIRR monthly ticket from Long Beach $ 308
Lawrence School District
Graduation rate 78% (NYS average 85%)
Parks Scott Drive Park
Library Peninsula Library, Lawrence
Mount Sinai South Nassau, Oceanside, NYU Winthrop Hospital, Mineola and St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, Far Rockaway Hospitals
Transit Nassau Inter-County Express bus line 33
SOURCES: 2019 American Community Survey, 5 years old; OneKey MLS; LIRR, nicebus.org, data.nysed.gov
* Based on 23 sales in the past six months, according to OneKey MLS
NOW ON THE MARKET
Sitting on a direct beachfront property, this two story three bedroom, 2½ bathroom home is in the gated community complex of Pebble Cove. Facilities include a private beach and a swimming pool with daily chairs and umbrellas. Common expenses $ 1400. Taxes $ 31,751. Annett Ellis, Annett C Ellis Realty, 516-239-2846.
This contemporary four bedroom, 2½ bath home on a cul-de-sac in the Water Club gated community features multiple cathedral ceilings, upscale kitchen. The lower level has a large living room, office and utility room. Several luxury amenities come with the property. Taxes are $ 22,935. Renee Weinberg, Realty Connect US, 516-714-3606.
This five-bedroom, three-bathroom bayfront home features a 150-foot jetty equipped with water and electrical outlets, a fishing station, a floating dock, and a staircase to a private beach. The interior offers two living rooms, two kitchens and two covered porches. Taxes $ 30,515. Rhonda Healy, Verdeschi & Walsh Realty, 516-431-6160.
Bay Boulevard address
Built in 2003
Lot area 0.14 acre
Taxes $ 25,489
+/- list price – $ 125,000
Days to Market 362
Richard Street Address
Farm Ranch Style
Built in 1949
Lot area 0.23 acre
Taxes $ 19,484
+/- regular price + $ 124
Days to Market 202
Flamingo Street Address
Built in 1952
Lot area 0.15 acre
Taxes $ 8 653
+/- list price – $ 35,000
Days to Market 156
ON ONEKEY MLS
Number of ads 20
Price range of $ 825,000 to $ 10,900,000
Tax range of $ 9,500 to $ 30,400