Conveniently located in the suburbs of New York City, the hamlet of Albertson boasts a “peaceful, comfortable, and serene” lifestyle that’s destined to attract anyone looking for a home away from the city life. The hamlet offers the feeling of a small town right in the middle of Long Island, and although you’ll end your day on a quieter note in this Nassau County community, you might soon realize that you’re living in a place that has the best of everything!
Here are three reasons why you’ll love living in Albertson, New York:
A Charming History
We’ve been putting down roots here since 1644 when the first European settler came to the area. Sometime later, the hamlet of Albertson was named after Townsend Albertson who started a farm and ran a gristmill as the agricultural village continued to expand throughout the 19th century. By 1850, new developments gave way to a road that was constructed on land owned by Isaac Underhill Willets. The road known as I.U. Willets Road is still in use today.
In 1864, an Albertson train station was opened along the Long Island Rail Road connecting the hamlet to New York City and providing transportation for the community. In 1908, William Vanderbilt made history when he poured the first concrete limited access highway in the United States–Long Island Motor Parkway on the southern border of Albertson. Sections of the original roadway can still be seen today at the entrance to the Williston Park Pool.
By the mid 1940’s, Albertson had become a suburb of the “Big Apple” with the last farms being developed in the 1960’s. Today, Albertson offers residents a safe community with low crime rates and plentiful job opportunities in a variety of industries.
You’re Only A Few Minutes from Everything
Transportation in Albertson is a breeze! Located just south of exit 37 on the Long Island Expressway in the town of North Hempstead, the hamlet has a total area of just under one square mile and is nestled between Roslyn Heights, East Williston, Williston Park, Herricks, and Searingtown. Enjoy the quick driving routes to the Long Island Expressway and Northern State Parkway, and the Long Island Railroad Station is centrally located on I.U. Willets Road. If you’re walking east, it’ll take you eight minutes from Willis Avenue.
Train rides into Manhattan are under one hour long and if you prefer the bus, take the N22 that runs along Willis Avenue. The N22 also serves Mineola which is a main hub for many other Nassau County bus routes.
Some of the Best Schools in America
The suburbs of Long Island, New York have earned their bragging rights for some of the best schools in the nation. Ranked by student test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, and teacher quality, these top stats have put schools such as Roslyn High School and Herricks High School in the top 10 of best high schools in the state of New York and top 30 in the country.
Come Home to Albertson
Ask the residents of Albertson, New York what they like best about living here and they’ll likely tell you one of four things:
It has suburban appeal.
It has cultural diversity.
It has highly-rated schools.
With a population of 7,191, you’ll feel at home in this small community filled with cape cods, colonials, modern and ranch style homes that make this hamlet a charming find in Long Island real estate.
Ready to explore all that Albertson has to offer? Let Gary at Century Homes Realty Group in Flushing, New York help you open the door to your perfect home in Albertson!
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