Three Reasons Why You’ll Love Albertson, New York

Real Estate Agent with Century Homes Realty Group

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’s quiet.

  • 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!

Comments (4)

Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I’ll have to Head down to Albertson soon enough when I get into that area of New York!

Jun 14, 2022 07:26 PM
Gary Gucciardo

Thank you for reading, Laura and welcome to my blog!

Jun 15, 2022 07:25 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Gary - I admit to being unaware of Albertson New York.  However, thanks to this ActiveRain post (congratulations on your first) I now have a better understanding of it.  I am still surprised a bit when I see mention of hamlets and villages in other parts of the country.  It's just another indication how big (and diverse) the United States is. 

Welcome and good luck as you explore the AR community.  

Jun 15, 2022 09:02 AM
Gary Gucciardo

Hi Michael, it's funny you should mention being unaware of Albertson. Often, when I talk about the town here in Long Island, some people are also not sure exactly where it is until I mention Willis Avenue or exit 37. This is strangely comforting to me!

Jun 15, 2022 07:35 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Gary Gucciardo welcome to ActiveRain, and congratulations on successfully posting your first blog on this site.

Jul 07, 2022 05:56 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Just in responding to all of you I see that all of you like this place quite a bit! Albertson seems to be quite popular!


Jul 31, 2022 09:41 PM