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Dutchgate At North Valley Stream - Active Adult Community

Real Estate Agent with Douglas Elliman Real Estate 516-457-7103

Dutchgate Active Adult Community

Dutchgate, a private active adult gated community, just off Dutch Broadway in Valley Stream North, seems to have found the perfect balance of style, architectural detail and price, in a maintenance free environment so appealing to 62 and older residents on Long Island.  At a comfortable price point, offering upgrades and amenities found in much higher priced communities, you're bound to feel right at home in one of five models: The Andover - A lower level unit offering 2 bedrooms, 2 baths and a patio, The Bellaire - An upper level unit, with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths and a balcony, The Carrington - A lower level unit offering two options, either two bedrooms, 1.5 baths or a large (19'6"x13') one bedroom, the upper level unit, The Davenport offers the same choices as the Carrington.  For those seeking more space, they offer The Eastwood, a townhome with two huge bedrooms, one on the first level, the other upstairs.  Additionally you have an alcove upstairs overlooking the living/dining room below.

unit in Dutchgate - Senior Housing Long Island

The open kitchens offer abundant counter space, upgradable to granite, a stainless steel appliance package, including refrigerator, range, dishwasher and microwave.  You also get a washer/dryer.  All in all, these attractive units bring a lot to the table, with many customizable upgrades to fit your budget and taste. 

Dutchgate Active Adult Community - Long Island

The Clubhouse, a 7,900 sq. ft, 2 story space, is yet to be completed, with an expected finish time of spring, 2011, the outdoor pool scheduled for completion by summer, 2011.  The first level will have a large recreation room, an exercise room, a library and men's and women's rest room with dressing areas and showers.  The second level, accessible by stairs or elevator will have a huge, open lounge, a pantry and rest rooms.

Dutchgate Active Adult Community - Long Island

From what I saw on my visit yesterday, I would say this one is definitely worth a visit.  Give me a call if I can help you with your plans to sell your current home or to find you the perfect active adult community alternative.  When you buy in one of these communities, you buy much more than a new residence.  You're buying a lifestyle.

Dutchgate Active Adult Community - Long Island

As of this writing, Dutchgate is a 62 and over community, though the builder is trying to get the age requirement lowered to 55.  Stay tuned!  I'll update with any information that becomes available.  Call me for current pricing.


About the author:  Geri Sonkin is a Licensed Broker Associate/Stager/Decorator serving Long Island sellers and buyers for over 24 years. Areas of expertise include Nassau County, Suffolk County, Queens and Brooklyn. Specializing in resales, new construction, co-ops/condos, waterfront homes, estates, short sales, rentals and staging your home to sell for the most money the market will bear. For more information: www.LongIslandsBestHomes.com For new construction: http://2274Woodbine.GreatCustomHome.com516-425-6098 Search all MLS listings and access up to date market statistics at AtHomeOnLongIsland.com  All text and graphics contained herein Copyright © 2010 Geri Sonkin & its licensors, unless otherwise stated. All rights reserved.  Above photo courtesy of Morguefile.

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Brian Rugg
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Hello Geri:


Consider posting these in the Active Rain group 55+ Active Adult Communities Specialists Public  Good luck with the properties.

Jan 07, 2011 04:06 PM
Geri Sonkin
Douglas Elliman Real Estate 516-457-7103 - Merrick, NY
Long Island Real Estate & Staging Expert

Brian, I didn't even know the group existed.  I just joined and will post this and the last one I did about The Seasons at East Meadow.  Thanks so much!

Jan 07, 2011 04:11 PM
Brin Realty Associates Team At Bean Group
Bean Group | Brin Realty Associates - Amherst, NH
Amherst NH homes and Southern NH real estate

Hi Geri, You have some nice photos of Dutchgate.  Looks like a nice project.

Jan 08, 2011 02:24 AM
Debra Davis
Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners - Snellville, GA
Realtor - Atlanta, Decatur, Snellville, Loganville

Geri, this looks like a nice place to live. I like how they have it staged too.

Jan 08, 2011 09:49 AM
Geri Sonkin
Douglas Elliman Real Estate 516-457-7103 - Merrick, NY
Long Island Real Estate & Staging Expert

Rene - It is a nice project.  I'm also working on a slide show that I'll add to the post when finished.  I have many more wonderful photos of the development.

Debra - You're so right about the staging.  In another 55 and over community I wrote about they had the staged model, which had all kinds of upgrades and they had another unit without, just so people could see what they're actually getting without paying for the extras.  If I weren't such a believer in staging to begin with, this would have certainly done it for me.

Jan 08, 2011 10:18 AM

Does Dutchgate have a number of units designated for affordable housing?

Aug 22, 2012 12:50 PM