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Buyers guide

  • High-end

    Price: $750,000-$900,000
    Specs: 4+ BR, 2+ BA
    New construction and Victorians
  • Trade-up

    Price: $450,000-$600,000
    Specs: 3-4BR, 2-2.5 BA
    Splits, Colonials, high-ranches
  • Starter

    Price: $350,000-$425,000
    Specs: 3 BR, 1 BA
    Capes and ranches
Source: Larry Theodore, Weichert

Home Prices

  • Median price of single-family home in Farmingdale:

    2014 $350,000
    2013 $339,750
    2012 $335,000
    2011 $339,175
    2010 $355,000
    2009 $370,000

Community Profile

There are about 120 retail stores, professional services and 30 eateries within walking distance in downtown Farmingdale, says village clerk-treasurer John Giordano.

In the past decade, enhancements such as brick sidewalks, ornamental lighting, benches, flower baskets and storefront signs have appeared along Main Street. The community's long-awaited gazebo-bandstand on the village green hosts a popular summer concert series, Mayor George Graf said.

"People like the village because it has a hometown feeling," said Larry Theodore, broker associate of Weichert Realtors, The Dallow Agency.

Tree-lined neighborhoods feature a variety of house styles, including capes, Colonials, Tudors, split-levels and ranches.

The railroad station, built in 1896, has been restored and is a national landmark. SUNY Farmingdale (not part of the village) was established as an Agricultural and Technical College in 1914.

Bethpage State Park, (a portion of which is in the village), was the site of the 2002 U.S. Open. Allen Park (outside the village) features ball fields and a new skate park. There are programs and services for seniors.

- Lisa Doll Bruno (4/30/2004)