Home to roughly 1.3 million residents in the western part of Long Island, New York, Nassau County is one of the nation’s wealthiest. The county was originally part of Queens County, but in 1899 it became its own entity. Today it is primarily suburban but does have several heavily urbanized pockets. The county is comprised of the towns of Hempstead, Oyster Bay, and North Hempstead, as well as the cities of Glen Cove and Long Beach. Additionally, those three towns encompass a multitude of delightful little hamlets and villages. Port Washington and Sands Point are excellent examples.
The Village of Sands Point was incorporated in 1910 and today encompasses almost 3,000 acres at the point of the Port Washington peninsula. The village has a charming rural ambiance and is fewer than twenty-five miles from Manhattan. All of Sands Point real estate is single-family homes. It is exclusively a residential community with the only exceptions being a private golf club, the Village Club, the Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults, schools, and churches. Like Port Washington homes, Sands Point properties afford easy access to the commuter line and a quick commute to the city. However, homes for sale in Sands Point generally have one-acre to multi-acre lots, some large enough to accommodate a swimming pool or even a tennis court. Real estate in Sands Point includes homes constructed in the 1950s as well as new construction, there are also waterfront properties in Sands Point, which afford prospective homebuyers even more exciting options.
The affluent and exclusive community of Sands Point shares a zip code with Port Washington, which is located at the base of Port Washington Neck on Manhasset Bay. Port Washington real estate has long been popular among those desiring an easy commute to New York City. Throughout the community, you will find historic Port Washington homes alongside new construction. Listing prices for homes for sale in Port Washington fall in a broad range because of the variety of styles, sizes, and ages available. If you would like to learn more about available homes in Sands Point or Port Washington on the North Shore of Long Island, New York, please contact us at your earliest convenience and allow us to assist you.
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