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THE SCOOP Plainview is known for its convenience, from access to major roads and LIRR commute to New York City, to its retail and eating establishments.

“You have great shopping up and down Old Country Road and South Oyster Bay Road,” said Andrea Costello, a real estate agent with Compass Greater NY LLC.

Shopping runs mostly along Old Country Road and South Oyster Bay Road. Plainview does not have a downtown or shopping mecca, but many small strip malls.

The Mid-Island Y JCC, has been a major community center for decades, offering various programs from its preschool to fitness classes.

“People who met there in nursery school are now in their 30s and still best friends,” Costello said.

“It’s a phenomenal institution,” said Francesca Carlow, the longtime owner of Trio Hardware in Plainview who recently sold her business to employees. “It galvanizes the community.”

Old Country Road houses several strip malls in Plainview. Credit: Debbie Egan-Chin

The community also has a diverse offering of religious institutions, from a Sikh temple to synagogues and Christian-based churches. Carlow said many who grow up in Plainview come back to raise families.

“That is testament to the community,” she said. “We live, work and play in Plainview.”

In addition to several pocket parks in the community, there is the town’s Plainview-Old Bethpage Community Park: a 19-acre recreation center that has an Olympic-sized swimming pool, a Little League field, four lighted tennis courts, handball courts and a softball field.

Plainview-Old Bethpage Community Park hosts 19 acres of courts, playing fields and a pool. Credit: Debbie Egan-Chin

Last year, Plainview Hospital opened a $19 million, 204-bed hospital where patients can be quickly diagnosed and treated specifically for heart attacks and other cardiac issues.

Native Americans held a small pond — off the Hempstead Plains in the area that is now Old Country and Manetto Hills roads — as a sacred site for its rare source of fresh water. Later, settler Thomas Powell purchased land and a small farming community was established. The Long Island Rail Road opened in nearby Hicksville in 1837.

Hollywood Park is one of several smaller area parks with open space and playgrounds. Credit: Debbie Egan-Chin

The housing market is primarily one-family homes consisting of mostly split-levels and ranches. There is also a large 55-and-older community, Country Pointe.

“There are a lot more ranches than in other towns, especially south of Old Country Road and Manetto Hill,” Costello said.

Homes along Hollywood Drive, top, and Peter Lane in Plainview. Credit: Debbie Egan-Chin

CONDOS AND CO-OPS There are three condos, priced between $499,000 and $1.598 million, on the market.

SALE PRICES Between May 1, 2023, and April 30, 2024, there were 309 home sales with a median sale price of $820,000, according to OneKey MLS. During that period a year earlier, there were 331 home sales with a median sale price of $800,000.

OTHER STATS

Population 26,620

Median age 43.5

Median home value $819,500

Monthly LIRR ticket from Hicksville $287

School districts, graduation rates Plainview-Old Bethpage (99.3%), Bethpage (95.9%), Syosset (98.8%)

Library Plainview-Old Bethpage

Transit NICE Bus Routes 78, 79

Sources: 2022 American Community Survey; OneKey MLS via InfoSparks by ShowingTime; LIRR, data.nysed.gov

ON THE MARKET

$1.499 million

This $1.5 million Plainview home was renovated last year. Credit: Dynamic Media Solutions

This three-bed, two-bath ranch, built in 1965, was completely renovated in 2023. It features Pella windows and French doors, chef’s kitchen appliances, 4-inch quartz countertops and hardwood floors. Located in the College Street section, the property has a zoned automatic sprinkler system and two-car garage. Annual taxes are $19,803. Andrea Costello, Compass Greater NY LLC, 516-457-6451

$999,999

This $999,999 Plainview home has three bedrooms. Credit: OneFineDayMedia.com/Howard Fritz

Built in 1955, this three-bedroom, 2½-bathroom split-level has a foyer leading to a living/dining room and eat-in kitchen. A two-car garage has access to the lower-level family room. Amenities include central air conditioning, outdoor shower, solar panels and sprinkler systems. Annual taxes are $17,448. Michael Watts, Michael J. Watts & Associates. 631-309-0369.

$759,990

This $759,990 Plainview home was built in 1958. Credit: OneFineDayMedia.com/Howard Fritz

This three-bedroom, 1½-bathroom split level home has cathedral ceilings, hardwood floors under carpeting and a partially finished basement. Built in 1958, it has a one-car attached garage and a large, landscaped yard with covered patio. Annual taxes are $17,353. Michael Galicia, Coldwell Banker American Homes, 516-946-1016

RECENTLY SOLD

$1.455 million

Morton Boulevard

Style Colonial

Bedrooms 5

Bathrooms

Built 2023

Lot size 0.16 acre

Taxes TBD

+/- List price -$71,000

Days on market 291

$930,000

Sterling Court

Style Colonial

Bedrooms 4

Bathrooms

Built 1970

Lot size 0.21 acre

Taxes $21,379

+/- List price -$119,000

Days on market 192

$590,000

Lincoln Road

Style Ranch

Bedrooms 3

Bathrooms 1

Built 1953

Lot size 0.14 acre

Taxes $10,054

+/- List price -$59,000

Days on market 87

ON ONEKEY MLS

Number of listings 39

Price range $499,000 to $1.768 million

Tax range $5,011 to $21,151

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