Baxter Estates is one of 30 incorporated villages in the town of North Hempstead, Long Island, New York. It’s the smallest in size, comprised of roughly 109 acres, or about 0.2 square miles. Baxter Estates has a population of around 999 and is located in the 11050 zip code. New York history indicates the Mantinecock Indians originally inhabited the entire peninsula of Port Washington. They were peaceful hunters and fishermen and many of them became employed as sailors by a local seafaring company. By the mid 19th century, a permanent settlement called “Cow Neck” was established, primarily because the surrounding land was fenced off to graze cattle. The area was later used for sand mining. The railroad was extended from Great Neck to Port Washington in 1898 and the village began to grow. The locals were known as “clam diggers” and the new arrivals were known as “commuters”. The Village of Baxter Estates was incorporated 1931.
One of the biggest assets of Baxter Estates is that it’s a beautiful hilly village, parts of it having been covered by a sandbank. There’s tremendous natural beauty in the surrounding area as well. Summers are warm with gentle ocean breezes and winters are good for sledding and ice skating. Many turn of the century older buildings still exist in Baxter Estates, most located on the northern side of lower Main Street. Many of the old buildings retain their charming character while efforts are continually made to preserve original facades. The city is interested in preserving their distinctly residential areas, as well as the historical charm of the small business district. Baxter’s Pond is the center of the village and the views of Manhasset Bay are stunning. Tree-lined streets offer life in a park-like setting. Additionally, Baxter Estates is surrounded by the village of Port Washington on all but the western edge of the village which abuts Manhasset Bay.
Prices for homes in the Baxter Estates area range from around $765,000 for a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom single family home to around $2,299,999 for a luxurious 4 bedroom, 5 bathroom English Tudor. The average price for a single family home in Baxter Estates is approximately $1,005,219. Styles of homes currently available in the Baxter Estates area include center hall Colonial, traditional, raised ranch, Cape Cod and English Tudor.
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