December 23, 2014 4:24 PM
By LISA DOLL BRUNO firstname.lastname@example.org
Featuring our own Michael Berman of Automatic Real Estate Associates.
THE SCOOP: The upscale village of Sands Point is known for its rolling lawns, miles of beaches, striking sunsets and views of New York City. "The contour of the land is truly spectacular," says resident Nava Mitnick of Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty.
At the tip of the Port Washington peninsula, the village is surrounded by Long Island Sound, Hempstead Harbor and Manhasset Bay. "The nice thing about Sands Point is there isn't a lot of traffic. . . . You can walk or ride your bike and have that ah-ha moment," says Jill King, an associate broker of Douglas Elliman Real Estate, who grew up there.
"The village club is a nice asset to the community," adds King, noting the village acquired the former IBM Country Club in 1994. Membership options include access to an 18-hole golf course, a pool and tennis courts. "We start our third decade in January," says Mayor Ed Adler, noting it's time to consider the future and what changes, if any, should be made.
Neighborhoods, where properties range from one- and two-plus acres, feature a timeline of architecture from some original estates, and mid-1950s and '60s ranches, to the newer variety of Hampton-style homes. When it comes to home improvements, there is a flurry of activity, says Adler, noting there are more than 250 open building permits.
Lands End at Sands Point, a 14-acre, five-lot subdivision, will comprise four waterfront lots and one with water views. A 10,000-square-foot spec house, designed by Ike Kligerman Barkley Architects of Manhattan, will have water views from every room, says Michael Berman, president and broker of Automatic Real Estate
Associates, who is marketing the property for $12.9 million (see the high-end house at right). The other lots -- sans houses -- are priced between $8 million and $10 million, Berman adds.
SALES PRICE: From Nov. 1, 2013, to Dec. 10, 2014, there were 29 sales with a median price of $1.925 million, according to Multiple Listing Service of Long Island data. The low price was $1.25 million, and the high was $17 million. From 2012 to 2013, during the same time period, there were 46 sales. The median price was $2.1 million with a low of $965,000 and a high of $13.28 million.
ATTRACTIONS: The 216-acre Sands Point Preserve, where a Guggenheim Estate is located.
MORE SANDS POINT STATS
Town: North Hempstead
Area: 4.2 square miles
ZIP code: 11050
Median age: 45.4
Median household income: $197,188
Median home value: $1,679,000*
LIRR time to NYC: 35 minutes to 49 minutes at peak
Monthly ticket: $242
School district: Port Washington
SOURCES: 2010 Census; mlslI.com; LIRR;
*Based on sales in the past six months, according to MLSLI
Lands End is located in Sands Point, NY on the northernmost tip of the Cow Neck Peninsula on the North Shore of Long Island in Nassau County, New York and only 25 miles from Manhattan’s city center. It’s a private, close-knit community that truly is a commuter’s dream. Sands Point, NY is also very close to great shopping and wonderful hidden and undiscovered restaurants in Port Washington, New York. Both Sands Point and Port Washington border Manhasset Bay, Hempstead Bay and Long Island Sound. But before some of you readers get upset that the Lands End Blog has exposed your best kept foodie secrets, it’s more than likely that our the picks in our top five are already known by a select group of Long Islanders. Below is a sampling of our top five best-kept secret restaurants in Long Island to discover or rediscover right now!
34 Willowdale Ave, Port Washington, NY 11050
Located off the beaten path on Port Washington Blvd, Chez Noelle has a reputation as a hidden jewel and is known on Long Island as one of the best French Restaurants. As for the menu, the classic French cuisine has a modern twist. And the restaurant is great for romantic dinners, as well as, birthday and anniversary parties. The ambience is relaxed and warm with a lovely wine list.
706 Port Washington Boulevard, Port Washington, NY 11050
Known as another hidden gem, DiMaggio’s Trattoria (formerly known as DiMaggio’s) is a wonderful Italian restaurant you must visit. The homemade pizza and pasta dishes are excellent, as good as any Italian restaurant in Manhattan. And if you have any food allergies, no worries! DiMaggio’s Trattoria makes everything made to order and will find a way to prepare an entrée to suit your needs and specifications. You will be back again and again.
84 Old Shore Rd., Port Washington, NY 11050
This is a very good local BBQ restaurant in Port Washington. Hard to believe? Well, believe it. With it secret rubs and sauces, you can't go wrong with their wings, ribs or pork sandwiches. Another staple is there creamy, homemade Mac and Cheese. Harbor Q is very kid friendly with a fun atmosphere.
43 Main St, Port Washington, NY 11050
Bistro Etc is a small French gem in Port Washington. The menu is always inventive and truly excellent. The fish entrées are cooked with quality meat and innovative preparations. The restaurant itself is intimate and cozy, which makes it more of an adults-only destination. They also cater events as well! Don’t forget to try the luxurious profiteroles with a decadent chocolate sauce. Attentive and knowledgeable wait staff.
Ayhan's Fish Kebab
286 Main Street, Port Washington, NY 11050
Ayhan’s Fish Kebab is known as one of Port Washington’s few gems. The menu has a spectacular selection of grilled fish (Snapper, Salmon, Branzini, etc.) and shrimp entrées. The crab cake and octopus appetizers are also highly recommended. Ayhan’s Fish Kebab also has an extensive wine list. The atmosphere is relaxed and lively.