Bethpage, New York, in Nassau County, is a hamlet on Long Island within the Town of Oyster Bay. The population is approximately 16,400 residents and is serviced by the Bethpage Post Office, within the 11714 zip code. Surrounding hamlets include Old Bethpage, Plainview, Plainedge, Hempstead, Farmingdale, Seaford, North Massapequa, Hicksville, and Levittown, all of which are within 2 miles of Bethpage. Back in the 1600’s, Quaker Thomas Powell named the town after the Biblical town of Bethphage, and like many towns in the area, Bethpage grew with the arrival of the Long Island Rail Road. The area in and around Bethpage comprises 3.6 square miles. Bethpage, with its long, rich history, was home to Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation from 1936 until 1994. They produced the F-14 Tomcat and the Apollo Lunar Excursion Module. In fact, Bethpage is mentioned in the movie Apollo 13, and while Grumman is no longer based in Bethpage, it retains operations there. Cablevision Systems Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, is headquartered in Grumman’s old offices. King Kullen and Best Yet Market grocery store chains are based in Bethpage, as is a division of Goya Foods. There is also a United States Postal Service sorting facility in town. The North American headquarters for the technology companies of LogiTag and Cablevision are in Bethpage as well.
Children of Bethpage attend the school districts of Bethpage Union Free, Plainedge Union Free, and Island Trees Union Free. In addition to great schools, Bethpage also boasts wonderful recreation opportunities. Bethpage State Park boasts five golf courses, and one of the courses, Black Course, was the site of the U.S. Open in 2002 and 2009. The Long Island Blues hockey team practices and plays their games at the nearby Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center which has two rinks for ice skating. The Long Island Ducks, a baseball team not affiliated with Major League Baseball, play their home games at Bethpage Park. Other area attractions include Old Bethpage Village Restoration, which has something for everyone. They hold an annual old-time county fair every fall and thousands of exhibitors vie for blue ribbons in categories such as livestock, horticulture, and hobbies, while entertainment and demonstrations run throughout event. For the nature lover, the 423 acre Massapequa Park and preserve is nearby and home to many endangered and rare local plant varieties. The park offers a 4.5 nature trail, fishing in both lakes and streams, and biking opportunities. Not only does Bethpage boast abundant recreation option, but residents also enjoy great dining possibilities with over 47 restaurants nearby offering a diverse array of ethnic specialties.
With all of these great features, Bethpage is a wonderful place to buy a home and build a future. The average listing price for a single family home in the Bethpage area is approximately $445,000. Most homes in Bethpage, about 87%, are owned as opposed to being rented which speaks to the stability of the community. Homes for sale in Bethpage range in price from around $2.4 million for a 6 bedroom, 3 bathroom home to approximately $168,500 for a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom condo. Townhomes, condos and single family home are all available in varying sizes, ages and styles. Styles of home on the Bethpage real estate market include traditional, cape, ranch, Dutch colonial and split-entry, just to name a few.
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