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Island Park is a small coastal village in southern Nassau County. It is an actual island, but considered part of the Long Island section of New York. It is a nautical community with beautiful coastal landscape and ocean views, as well as countless waterfront activities and an interesting maritime history. It has two neighborhoods and is among New York’s smaller communities. The city motto declares proudly that Island Park is “A village for all seasons!” and so it is. Nearly 23% of all adults in the village have four-degrees or higher, which is just over the national average. It is a very ethnically and racially diverse community and over 18% of its residents are foreign born. English is the primary language in the community, followed by Spanish and Chinese. There is a strong sense of community on the island because many of its residents are “Island Parkers” because their families have been on the island for generations.

During the colonial era, Europeans arrived and used the small island for raising and grazing hogs and it was called Hogs Island. During the Revolutionary War it gained importance to patriot forces as a lookout point. However, the Battle of Brooklyn put the island into British hands. After the war, farmers again grazed hogs on the island and clammed at private clam beds. It was not until 1870, when the Long Island Rail Road arrived that the isolation of the island ended. In its history it was also the site of the county poor farm and a small pox hospital. Developer Frank Lawson and his companion William Austen dreamed of developing the island, but WWII got in the way. After WWII, development took off on the island and the fastest period of growth happened from 1922-1926. The community was incorporated with the name Island Park in 1926.

The village spans 1.5 square miles of virtually all land area. It is a middle income community compared to state and economic standards and upper-middle income compared to federal economic standards. It has a mixed workforce of both white and blue collar workers and jobs. Much of Island Parks workforce is employed outside the community and must commute daily. Public transportation is available in the form of bus service and commuter trains. In 2010, the population was 2,032 and the population density was 8,865.7 people per square mile. In the same year, the median household income was $162,500, the median family income was $192,765 and the per capita income was $28,149. By 2014, the population 4,736. In 2015, the estimated median household income was $60,663 and the per capita income was $32,029. In the same year the estimated median house or condo value was $360,339, the mean price on all housing units was $572,425 and the median gross rent was $1,505.

Public education for the youth of Island Park is provided by the Island Park Union Free School District. Local schools include Francis X Hegarty Elementary School and Island Park Lincoln Orens Middle School. Homes for sale come in a variety of sizes and styles. Other real estate options include townhomes and condominiums for lease and apartments and more for rent. Call friendly local real estate agent Ed McNulty at 516-887-3603 to find the home of your dreams in beautiful Island Park, New York.

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