Floral Park, an incorporated village, is located on Long Island, in Nassau County, New York. Floral Park could be considered a borough of Queens, but is situated squarely between Queens and Hempstead, and is actually in the town of Hempstead. The population is approximately 15,900 residents and is in the 11001 zip code. The town consists of 1.4 square miles, all of it land and residents enjoy its close proximity to several other remarkable communities. The towns of South Floral Park, Bellerose, Stewart Manor, New Hyde Park, Elmont, and Franklin Square are all within 1.5 miles of Floral Park. This area was once the western edge of the great Hempstead Plains and boasts a long, interesting history. John Lewis Childs arrived in 1874 and built a successful seed and bulb business, and printed America’s first seed catalog. To promote his business, Childs named the town streets after flowers and renamed the town Floral Park. By 1903 the railroad was well established and the village boasted more than 200 acres of Childs’ flower beds. Today, Floral Park residents enjoy quick and convenient access to great public transportation. The MTA Bus Company operates express buses to midtown Manhattan and Nassau Inter-County Express also serves the neighborhood. The Long Island Rail Road has two train stations, Bellerose and Flora Park, conveniently located for town residents. If traveling by car, it’s about an hour and twenty minute drive to New York City.
Local industry consists of construction, finance,insurance, and public administration. Favored occupations are predominantly managerial in nature, with construction and sales following behind. Local business flourishes in the area, and many national chains are located in or near Floral Park. Tavern, pubs, diners, bakeries, coffee shops and pizzerias, as well as other great restaurants are all within minutes from anywhere in town. There are two high schools in Floral Park, Floral Park Memorial High School and Sewanhaka High School, and there are three elementary schools. In addition to great schools, Floral Park residents also enjoy an abundance of entertainment opportunities. With close proximity to Manhattan and New York, there’s never a lack of things to do with world class cultural events a little more than an hour away. If you’re looking for an activity a bit more serene in nature, Queens County Farm Museum, operated by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreations, is an excellent choice. This beautiful farm dates back to 1697. It resides on New York City’s largest remaining tract of undisturbed farmland, a 47 acre parcel which is the longest continually farmed plot in the state. The farm is replete with greenhouses, livestock, planting fields, orchards and herb gardens. Green Meadows Petting Farm is the perfect place for children and adults to have a hands-on experience with animals with pony rides and hayrides offered. Special events include a pumpkin patch in the fall and their Festival of Cultures in the spring.
With a great location and easy access to great shopping, dining, entertainment and recreation, it is no wonder so many homebuyers choose Floral Park as their new home. Homes for sale in Floral Park vary in age, size, architectural style and therefore price. The average listing price of a home in Floral Park is around $470,000. The price for homes currently on the market range from $139,000 for a 350 square foot studio to $1.9 million for a two bedroom, three bathroom condo offering ultra luxurious living in a north shore high rise with sweeping, panoramic views. A plethora of single family homes are available in Floral Park as well, in traditional, colonial, cottage, cape, English tudor and Dutch colonial styles.
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