East Rockaway, NY (11518)
Homes Currently on the market 2009....34
Average Price....$ 499,705
Homes Expired in November 2009.... 2
Newly Listed in November 2009....11
Homes That Went into Contract in November 2009... 6
Homes Closed in November 2009.... 11
Average Days on Market....128
Average Sales Price (Closed Homes)...$ 370,272
Average Listing Price (Closed Homes)...$ 399,909
East Rockaway, a small boating community in the southwest corner of Nassau County, is composed of a village and the unincorporated area of Bay Park.
East Rockaway also has shops, restaurants, houses of worship, a museum, recreation center, senior center, a recently expanded library and two railroad stations.
In the past half decade, the village has been working on a variety of projects, including waterfront revitalization. "We are big into making improvements to the infrastructure," said Dennis McCabe, village clerk-treasurer.
The downtown area by the Centre Avenue Long Island Rail Road station has new curbs, brick pathways, antique-style lighting and benches. Storefronts have new facades, and the parking fields at both train stations have been renovated. "It's been a long process, but we're coming to the homestretch," McCabe said.
The community's eclectic housing stock includes cottages (near the water), various ranch styles, capes, Colonials, split-levels and a smattering of contemporaries, Victorians and Tudors. New homes replacing razed ones are usually priced between $600,000 and $750,000.