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Lawrence attracts homebuyers with waterfront estates, proximity to JFK

Easy accessibility to seashores, museums, purchasing and Kennedy Worldwide Airport are main attracts for homebuyers to Lawrence, essentially the most populous of the 5 Cities and the one which boasts essentially the most waterfront property.

The hamlet contains the integrated village of Lawrence and Meadowmere Park, a smaller waterfront neighborhood on its western border which attracts numerous boaters, notes Sherri Slochowsky of Weissman Realty.

A number of golf equipment bear the hamlet’s identify, together with the Lawrence Nation Membership and the Lawrence Yacht Membership and Marina. Rockaway Looking Membership — as soon as well-known for fox hunts, steeplechase and polo — and Cedarhurst Nation Membership additionally name Lawrence dwelling.

Lawrence Yacht & Nation Membership is certainly one of a number of that decision the hamlet dwelling. Credit score: Danielle Silverman

Nature lovers can soak up Bannister Bay Wetland and Hicks Seashore, whereas historical past buffs can go to Rock Corridor Museum, a Georgian mansion inbuilt 1767.

The hamlet is known as for Alfred, Newbold and George Lawrence, the brothers who acquired land locally within the 1850s to create a summer season playground for the wealthy. The world developed in earnest on the finish of the nineteenth century, a interval that noticed the opening of the upscale Osborne Home and Rockaway Hunt Membership, and the 1897 incorporation of the village, which paved the way in which for infrastructure enhancements.

By the years, Lawrence luminaries included banking titan Russell Sage, U.S. Lawyer Common George W. Wickersham, Secretary of Warfare Henry L. Stimson and Edward H. Harriman, proprietor of New York Central Railroad. Oscar Wilde and Milton Berle have been two of the world’s many well-known summer season denizens.

Homes alongside Albert Place, high, and Causeway in Lawrence, which is dwelling to a mixture of Colonials, split-levels, mansions and extra. Credit score: Danielle Silverman

Home hunters will discover Colonials, split-levels, ranches and excessive ranches, with costs starting from $750,000 to $15 million for a waterfront property on 7 acres. Numerous the grander properties constructed as summer season residences are nonetheless in existence in the present day in an space generally known as “Again Lawrence.”

“It is a terrific neighborhood,” mentioned Nassau County Legislator Howard Kopel, a 35-year resident of Lawrence, noting its proximity to numerous seashores and the Lengthy Seashore boardwalk. He added the world has in latest many years seen a big inflow of Orthodox Jews, in addition to synagogues, yeshivas and kosher eating places catering to the burgeoning neighborhood.

Congregation Beth Shalom is certainly one of many homes of worship in Lawrence. Credit score: Danielle Silverman

Kopel is working to get state and federal infrastructure funding to finish Nassau Expressway — an unconnected freeway in Nassau and Queens with a lot roadway lacking within the center — to redirect visitors on clogged roads within the space. The state lately completed a $100 million enchancment mission to deal with flooding on a half-mile of that roadway.

Finishing the Nassau Expressway, also referred to as Route 878, is important as a result of it is the one actual evacuation route for the 5 Cities, the Rockaways and the barrier islands, Kopel mentioned. 

Central Avenue gives retailers, eating places, florists and extra to Lawrence. Credit score: Danielle Silverman

CONDOS AND CO-OPS There are seven condos in the marketplace, priced between $199,000 and $899,000.

SALE PRICES Between March 1, 2022, and Feb. 28, 2023, there have been 27 dwelling gross sales with a median sale value of $1.1 million, in accordance with OneKey MLS. The low value for that interval was $400,000 and the excessive was $3.4 million. Throughout that interval a 12 months earlier there have been 25 dwelling gross sales with a median sale value of $1.4 million. The value vary was $550,000 to $2.4 million.


City Hempstead

Space 3.72 sq. miles

ZIP code 11559

Inhabitants 6,809

Median age 28.3

Median family revenue $153,668

Median dwelling worth $1.1 million

Month-to-month LIRR ticket from Lawrence $243

College district, commencement price Lawrence (81.6%)

Park Zion Park

Library Peninsula

Hospitals St John’s Episcopal, Mount Sinai South Nassau

Transit NICE Bus Routes 31, 32

Sources: 2020 Census; 2020 American Group Survey; OneKey MLS; LIRR,


$2.6 million 

This $2.6 million excessive ranch in Lawrence has golf course views. HOBUYING230407 Credit score: Weissman Realty/M.J. Jeret

This 4,123-square-foot ranch has seven bedrooms, three of that are ensuite, 4½ bogs and an up to date kitchen with an outsized island, high-end home equipment, three ovens and a customized moist bar. Boasting golf course views, the 0.31-acre fenced-in nook lot property has an hooked up two-car storage and a complete home generator. Taxes are $19,735. Sherri Slochowsky, Weissman Realty Group, 516-791-6100.

$2.05 million 

This $2 million Lawrence dwelling has 3,225 sq. ft. HOBUYING230407 Credit score: DeMeo Images/J. DeMeo

Positioned within the “Again Lawrence” space, this 3,225-square-foot dwelling has 4 bedrooms and 3½ bogs. The first bed room has French doorways resulting in the patio. It contains a vaulted ceiling in the lounge, hardwood flooring, eating room with customized storage closets and a chef’s kitchen with two ovens, two sinks and a pantry. The 0.48-acre property has a round driveway, massive slate patio and an hooked up two-car storage. Taxes are $17,500. Mitchell Waldman, Cogent Realty, 212-509-4049.


This $849,000 Lawrence dwelling was inbuilt 1908. HOBUYING230407 Credit score: Chuck Danas Images

In-built 1908, this 2,456-square-foot Colonial has 4 bedrooms, 2½ bogs and options hardwood flooring, coffered ceilings and a completed attic. Positioned steps from the water in Meadowmere Park, the 0.2-acre fenced-in property has a indifferent one-car storage. Taxes are $8,362. Pinchus Heskiel, Pin It Realty, 516-239-7940.


$1.97 million 

S. Harborview

Fashion Splanch

Bedrooms 5

Bogs 2½

Constructed 1967

Lot Measurement .21 acre

Taxes $16,172

+/- Record value +$40,000

Days on market 167

$1.35 million 

Doughty Blvd.

Fashion Two story

Bedrooms 7

Bogs 4

Constructed 1934

Lot Measurement .09 acre

Taxes $17,943

+/- Record value -$240,000

Days on market 400


Mulry Ln.

Fashion Raised Ranch

Bedrooms 5

Bogs 2

Constructed 1977

Lot Measurement 0.11 acre

Taxes 10,590

+/- Record value -$389,000

Days on market 150


Variety of listings 22

Worth vary $199,000 to $6.8 million

Tax vary $7,513 to $39,186


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