Residential propety

Melville’s thriving mix of businesses and residences

THE SCOOP A former farming community, Melville is a thriving commercial and residential hamlet whose agricultural roots are still evident in the horse farms of the West Hills area and the ever-popular White Post Farms.

From 1909 to 1919, a cart crossed Route 110 and was only shut down after farmers complained the noise was disturbing their livestock.

Today, the area is known for Corridor 110, a 16-mile stretch with a section in Melville that includes office parks, corporate headquarters for Canon, Henry Schein and other major corporations, and an Amazon facility in construction.

Route 110 offers many shops and restaurants.
Credit: Debbie Egan-Chin

The corridor is constantly expanding, with a range of businesses that includes a strip known as Furniture Alley and a good number of restaurants, all of which contribute significantly to the area’s tax base, David Gustin said. , president of the Melville Chamber of Commerce.

“The 110/Broadhollow Road corridor connects Amityville to Melville and Huntington, one of the most populated areas of the Suffolk community,” says Gustin.

But Melville isn’t just office parks and places to shop.

Houses along East Lyons Street.

Houses along East Lyons Street.
Credit: Debbie Egan-Chin

Calling Melville a “beautiful and peaceful neighborhood,” Nikki Perri, agent at Signature Premier Properties, says: “You’ll immediately notice the wide, tree-lined streets. This neighborhood is perfectly located near restaurants, shopping, parks, and a short drive to some of Long Island’s best beaches.”

In addition to several gated communities, there are numerous Colonials and Ranches and a few contemporary homes in the area, with prices starting in the mid-$500,000s and going up to around $5 million.

A sculpture representing the community of Sweet Hollow Park, which...

A sculpture representing the community of Sweet Hollow Park, which includes a playground and sports fields.
Credit: Debbie Egan-Chin

The hamlet is also home to the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, a sprawling and ornate Hindu temple that opened in 2016.

Melville’s central location and proximity to the Long Island Freeway and Northern State, Sagtikos and Southern State Parkways are a big plus, notes Huntington City Supervisor Ed Smith.

“If you’re a commuter, this is a great location because you have very easy access to the main east-west and north-south thoroughfares on Long Island,” he says.

Houses along Hill and Tree Court.

Houses along Hill and Tree Court.
Credit: Debbie Egan-Chin

CONDOS AND CO-OPERATIVES There are 20 condos and no cooperatives on the market.

SELLING PRICE Between March 31, 2021 and April 30, 2022, there were 166 home sales with a median sale price of $686,000, according to OneKey MLS. The lowest price for this period was $300,000 and the highest price was $4.5 million. During this period, a year earlier, there had been 194 home sales with a median sale price of $725,000. The price range was $329,500 to $4.5 million.

OTHER STATISTICS

City Huntington

Region 12.1 square miles

Postal code 11747

Population 19,284

Middle age 48.4

Median household income $111,734

Median home value $687,500

Monthly LIRR ticket from Farmingdale’s $277

School districts, graduation rates Half Hollow Hills (95%), South Huntington (93%)

Parks West Hills County Park, Sweet Hollow Park

Libraries Half Hollow Hills, South Huntington

Hospitals Plainview Hospital, Syosset Hospital

Transit Suffolk County Transit Roads S1, SC

SOURCES: 2020 Census; 2019 American Community Survey; OneKey MLS; LIRR, data.nysed.gov

NOW ON THE MARKET

Priced at $2.695 million, this Colonial on Old Country Road...

Priced at $2.695 million, this Colonial on Old Country Road has outbuildings and an in-ground pool.
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$2.695 million

At approximately 5,600 square feet, this eight-bedroom, 6½-bathroom Colonial home built in 2011 features a large wrap-around porch, double-entry staircase, hardwood floors, cathedral ceilings, and a movie theater. home. The 2.47-acre property features a four-bedroom, two-bathroom cottage dating from around 1800 that was remodeled in 2007, a four-stall barn used as a two-car garage, an in-ground pool and a basketball court. . Taxes are $33,161. Christian Mateyunas, Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty, 631-754-3400.

Priced at $1.6 million, this modern Victorian on Grossman Street...

Priced at $1.6 million, this modern Victorian on Grossman Street features a finished basement with a second kitchen.
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$1.6 million

This 5,400 square foot Victorian home built in 2006 features four bedrooms, five bathrooms, an expansive bluestone porch, front and back stairs, a custom kitchen, Brazilian cherry floors, and a game room on the second floor. stage. The 0.88 acre property has an attached three car garage with access to a finished basement, which has a second kitchen. Taxes are $31,404. Nikki Perri, Signature Premier Properties, 516-785-0100.

Priced at $959,000, this Buckminster Fuller-inspired domed home on Bagatelle...

Priced at $959,000, this domed Buckminster Fuller-inspired home on Bagatelle Road is zoned for horses and includes a legal one-bedroom apartment.
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$959,000

Inspired by the architecture of Buckminster Fuller, this domed home features curved walls with sound insulation, four bedrooms, one with a wood-beamed ceiling and a loft, and three bathrooms. Built in 1985, the approximately 3,300 square foot home includes a legal one-bedroom apartment. Zoned for horses, the 1½ acre property has a separate structure used as a reading room, which does not have a certificate of occupancy. Taxes are $18,651. Steven Macchia, IPE Realty, 631-773-6161.

RECENTLY SOLD
$2.4 million

Circle of Legends

Style Colonial

Bedrooms 5

Bathrooms

Built 2003

Lot size 1.63 acres

Taxes $37,839

+/- List price Sold on demand

Days on market 154

$920,000

Rivendell CT.

Style Ranch

Bedrooms 3

Bathrooms 2

Built 2004

Lot size 0.21 acres

Taxes $18,906

+/- List price Sold on demand

Days on market 45

$500,000

Glendal Dr.

Style Half level

Bedrooms 3

Bathrooms 1

Built 1958

Lot size 0.25 acres

Taxes $13,936

+/- List price -$59,000

Days on market 60

ON ONEKEY MLS

Number of ads 40

Price scale $499,999 to $4.995 million

Tax bracket $3,625 to $41,530