Franklin Square is an unincorporated area, and hamlet in the city of Hempstead, New York, in Nassau County. Franklin Square covers approximately 3 square miles and has a population around 29,320 residents. There’s some speculation the name of the town honors founding father Benjamin Franklin, although there’s nothing historically speaking to tie him to the area. More likely is the town was named for some early settler or notable resident. In 1643, English and Dutch settlers made treaties with local Native American tribes to buy roughly 100 square miles upon which they intended to start a settlement, in large part because the area was prime grazing land for cattle and other livestock, and would later be used as farmland. In the 1840’s, Walt Whitman was the schoolmaster here. By 1952, the farms were gone and urbanization of the area was in full throttle following the end of WWII. Emigrants from New York City were moving into newly built homes in Franklin Square. Sean Hannity, author, radio and television host, and political commentator, is a product of Franklin Square.
Two school districts, Valley Stream Union Free School District 13, and the Franklin Square Union Free District 17 serve students of this community. There are two high schools and four elementary schools in town. Franklin Square also boasts two public libraries. Rath Park is maintained by the parks and recreation department and provides basketball, handball, football and baseball fields, tennis courts, pool, and a playground. Recreational equipment can be rented during the summer. There is also a city sponsored youth football, Little League baseball, and a soccer program. Additionally, grocery stores, pharmacies, and great restaurants are all within easy access from anywhere in town. Businesses line up most prominently along the intersection of major thoroughfares Franklin Avenue and Hempstead Turnpike. Not only does this splendid community have great schools, excellent recreation opportunities and easily accessed daily necessities, Franklin Square residents also enjoy great shopping at Roosevelt Field, Long Island’s mega mall, a mere 15 minute drive. Bus service is available to both Valley Stream and Stewart Manor stations to access the Long Island Rail Road, and New York City is about an hour away by either car or rail.
With all of these wonderful features, attractions and amenities, Franklin Square is a fantastic place to relocate. Homes in Franklin Square range in price from around $249,999 for a four bedroom, two bathroom “fixer upper” to around $1.4 million for a four bedroom,three bathroom home over a spacious storefront. The average price for a single family home in Franklin Square is about $505,500. A wide variety of homes are currently for sale in Franklin Square including brick-faced capes, graceful tudors, colonials, cottages, traditional, and split entry, to name a few. Condos are also available in Franklin Square. If living in a place where stability, great schools, long-standing attachment to the community, and affordability appeal to you, Franklin Square is a must-consider destination.
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