Lake Success is part of the esteemed Great Neck area, in the town of North Hempstead, Nassau County, Long Island, New York. Village lore has it that the town name comes from the Native American name for the local kettle lake, “Sucut”. The largest of three lakes in town is a ‘“kettle hole” lake, gouged out by glaciers during the last Ice Age. Some of the land in the area is the highest on Long Island. Lake Success is one of nine villages that make up the Great Neck area. In the early 20th century, William K. Vanderbilt II purchased land around the lake for a home, the village was incorporated in 1926. The United States government, in 1930, bought a large tract of land on which to build a facility which would build maritime, military, aerospace, and navigation products. After WWI, the plant which had produced wartime products became the temporary headquarters of the United Nations from 1947 to 1952. Much of the original housing in the village consisted of modest ranch homes use by United Nation diplomats. When the headquarters for the United Nations was completed in New York City, Lockheed Martin purchased what had been the temporary headquarters. The facility is now a multi-tenant office park. In addition to a rich history, Lake Success also boasts a wonderful location just 16 miles from downtown center Manhattan. The village is comprised of 1,196 acres, approximately 2 square miles, most of it being land but 43 acres of it being water. The zip codes in the village are 11020 and 11042, and the population is approximately 3,030 residents.
Most of the children in the area attend Great Neck School District. Areavibes.com gives Lake Success a 83 out of 100 points for liveability. It gets an A+ rating for amenities, low crime rate, employment, and housing. The town has two golf courses. The village pool complex, in a park north of the Long Island Expressway, has an olympic size pool playground, basketball courts, baseball fields, and volleyball courts. Some truly huge mansions were built here until city ordinances limited the size of homes that could be built on a standard lot. Some refer to Lake Success as an “ungated gated community” because of all the beautiful homes here. The village is culturally diverse. Although there aren’t many business in the village itself, Lake Success is very close to Great Neck Plaza which is a hub for boutiques, restaurants, movie theaters, and other cultural venues.
Most of the area of Lake Success is developed with private homes. Prices for homes in the Lake Success area range from around $780,000 for a 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom single family home to around $6,798,000 for a 6 bedroom, 6 bathroom home. The average price for a single family home in the Lake Success area is approximately $2,227,867. Styles of homes currently on the market in Lake Success include immaculately landscaped tudors, stately center hall colonials, tidy cottages, ranch, split entry, and traditional.
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