Williston Park and Albertson are neighboring villages on Long Island, in the town of North Hempstead, Nassau County, New York. Albertson is directly north of Williston Park. Williston Park is in the 11596 zip code and has a population of roughly 7,500 residents. The hamlet rests on 0.6 square miles. The land around Williston was purchased by William Chatlos from New York City. He wanted to create a planned community for New York residents wanting to move to the suburbs. The town is named for Samuel Willis, a 17th century settler. The village is served by the Herricks Union Free School District and the Mineola Union Free School District, as well as a parochial school. The two main business streets in town are Hillside and Willis Avenue which are home to 300 retail shops, offices, and other businesses. Built before Levittown, in 1926, the mostly identical, two-story Dutch colonial houses in the area were marketed as “happiness homes”. Homes were either reversed or turned sideways on lots to break-up the visual monotony. The streets were alphabetized and given collegiate names such as Amherst, Brown, and Cornell.
City dwellers soon came from Brooklyn taking the short trip on the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR). Beautiful Clark Botanic gardens are located in Williston with 12 acres open to the public and boasting over 5,000 species of plants. Additionally, midtown Manhattan is just 22 miles away and easily accessible for Williston Park residents. Homes in Williston Park range in price from around $458,000 for a 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom single family home to roughly $1,850,000 for a 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom home. The average listing price for a single family home in Williston Park is around $556,000.
Albertson is a charming census designated place (CDP) with a population of approximately 5,182 residents. It’s a small verdant hamlet on the southern edge of North Hempstead. Located in the 11057 zip, Albertson consists of 0.7 square miles. The first settlers in 1650 included the Albertsons who were millers with large land holdings. Agriculture was prominent into the 1900’s, but by 1960, Albertson was a full-fledged suburb. Albertson is a station on the Oyster Bay line of the LIRR and serves both communities. Residents like being able to walk to the stores on Willis Avenue, the hamlet’s main north-south thoroughfare. Roosevelt Field Mall, a favorite shopping venue of Long Islanders is nearby. Homes in this hamlet range in price from around $285,000 for a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom condominium to approximately $2,100,000 for a 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom single family home. The average listing price for a home in the Albertson area is approximately $621,149.
Styles of home in these two villages include modern capes, colonials, traditionals, English tudors and of course, their famous Dutch colonials. There’s also a wide variety of condominiums and townhomes available. Although many original houses have been modified and updated, they have maintained their character for the last 75 years. Newer construction is also available in Williston Park and Albertson.
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