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Williston Park’s shopping district, commute, drawing buyers

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scoop Boasting a bustling downtown with shops, restaurants and community events, the village of Williston Park sells homes so quickly that they often don’t hit the market. “When you hear someone say they want to sell their home, it goes up for sale without anyone knowing,” says Bob Mitchell, president of the Williston Park Civic Association.

The village keeps residents busy with Memorial Day, 4th of July and Halloween parades, and hosts 9/11 and Veterans Day commemorations and Operation Santa Claus.

Once used by Machinnock Indians for hunting and camping, the area was settled by Henry Willis in 1675 and soon became known as Williston for his growing family. Much of it retained its rural character until the Long Island Railroad pulled it into town two centuries later.

Homes along Primrose Road.
Credit: Jeff Bachner

In 1926, the community east of the railroad became East Williston and the west became Williston Park. In the new village he purchased 195 acres of land and developer William Chatlos built nearly 1,000 of his simple two-story wooden homes, which he named Happiness Homes. Many of them still exist.

Hillside Avenue has many shops and restaurants.

Hillside Avenue has many shops and restaurants.
Credit: Jeff Bachner

In the early 20th century, the village was home to many police officers, firefighters and teachers working in the city, who were attracted to the area’s convenient commute by public transport. Travel time from East Williston Station to Penn Station is approximately 45 minutes.

“The house was built without a driveway because there weren’t many cars,” Mitchell says, noting the curb cuts and garage a few years later.

Roger Faye Williston Park Pool in August.

Roger Faye Williston Park Pool in August.
Credit: Jeff Bachner

According to Christine Lovell of Willistons Coach Realtors, the village has two distinct areas. The street bears the name of the college, there are many Chatros Colonials, and when it hits the market, refurbished and expanded homes go from he’s $550,000 to he’s $900,000.

Hildebrandt's Ice Cream Parlor opens on Hillside Avenue.

Hildebrandt’s Ice Cream Parlor, which opened on Hillside Avenue in the 1920s, recently got a new owner.
Credit: Jeff Bachner

condominiums and co-ops There are no condos or coops on the market.

Sale price According to OneKey MLS, 72 homes were sold between August 1, 2021 and August 31, 2022, with a median sale price of $775,500. The low for the period was $525,000 and the high was $1,588,000. During that period a year ago, there were 73 home sales with a median sale price of $730,000. Prices ranged from $467,500 to $970,000.

Source: 2020 Census. 2020 American Community Survey; OneKey MLS; LIRR, data.nysed.gov

Other stats

city North Hempstead

region .63 square miles

post code 11596

population 7,591

median age 43

median household income $120,625

median house price $805,000

Monthly LIRR Ticket $243 from East Willison

school district, graduation rate Minneola (97%) Helix (98%)

park Kelleher Field

library Williston Park

hospital NYU Langone Hospital – Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Long Island

transit NICE Route 22 and 23

hit the market

Priced at $659,000, this colonial building on Syracuse Street is made of hardwood...

Priced at $659,000, this colonial building on Syracuse Street has hardwood floors and a modern kitchen.
Credit: Patrick Kwon


This open floor plan 1,116 square foot 1929 Colonial features three bedrooms, one bathroom, hardwood floors, natural gas heating, quartz countertops, new backsplash, and up-to-date appliances with stainless steel appliances. There is no kitchen. Partially fenced 0.09 acre property with cement patio and shed. Tax is $10,600. Adrian H. Chau, E Realty International Corp, 718-886-8110.

Priced at $620,000, this Colonial building on Cornell Street has...

Priced at $620,000, this colonial building on Cornell Street features a finished attic and screened porch.
Credit: VHT Studio


Built in 1927, this 1,248-square-foot colonial-style building with 3 bedrooms and 1.5 baths features hardwood floors, a dining room bay window, a finished attic, a completely unfinished There is a basement. Partially fenced 0.09 acre lot with screened porch. Tax is $9,468. The sale is pending. Christine Lavelle, Willistons Coach Real Estate Agent, 516-248-9494.

This colonial building on Syracuse Street costs $599,000…

Priced at $599,000, this colonial building on Syracuse Street is across from the village park and pool.
Credit: VHT Studio


Located across from a village park and pool on 0.09 acres, this 4 bedroom, 1 bath, 1,356 sq ft colonial style with hardwood floors, partially finished basement and walk up attic , modern eat-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances, bathroom. and a new boiler. Tax is $11,891. Vivian Zhang, Coldwell Banker American Homes, 516-365-5780.

Recently sold


center street

style Colonial

bedroom Four


built 2017

lot size 0.14 acres

tax $22,470

+/- list price -$292,000

days in the market 186


Dr. Gordon.

style split level

bedroom 3


built 1959

lot size 0.15 acres

tax $18,854

+/- list price +$53,500

days in the market 62


cross cent

style cape

bedroom Four

Bathroom 2

built 1948

lot size 0.09 acres

tax $11,115

+/- list price -$43,000

days in the market 153

With One Key MLS

Number of entries 9

Price range $549,000 to $1,288,000

scope of tax $9,468 – $18,444

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