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Buyers guide

  • High-end

    Price: $550,00-$750,000
    Specs: 4+ BR, 2.5+ BA
    Colonials, Tudors, splits
  • Trade-up

    Price: $450,000-$550,000
    Specs: 4 BR, 2 BA; Many with fireplaces
    Exp. capes, Colonials, Tudors
  • Starter

    Price: $375,000-$450,000
    Specs: 3 BR, 1-2 BA
    Ranches and capes
Source: Kathleen Evangelista, Prudential Douglas Elliman

Home Prices

  • Median price of single-family home in West Hempstead:

    2013 $350,000
    2012 $345,000
    2011 $365,000
    2010 $395,000
    2009 $371,000
    2008 $397,250

Community Profile

How to describe West Hempstead? For Rosalie Norton, president of the hamlet's civic association and a resident for almost 40 years, three words come to mind: stability, continuity and concern.

Service groups include the Kiwanis, Lions and Rotary clubs, senior-citizen organizations, youth programs and religious institutions. Recreational areas include 775-acre Hempstead Lake State Park.

Trammell Crow Residential Developers, in contract with the owners of the blighted Courtesy Hotel, are proposing 220 upscale rental apartments, which will require a zoning change. Other community projects include the construction of a new library and a beautification program along Hempstead Turnpike.

Neighborhoods feature capes, ranches, high-ranches, split-levels, Colonials and Tudors, priced from $379,000 to $815,000, says Frank Evangelista of RE/MAX West in West Hempstead.

-Lisa Doll Bruno (10/6/2006)