Real Estate Amityville
Real Estate Amityville
Amityville is a village in the town of Babylon in Suffolk County, New York, in the United States. The population was 9,523 at the 2010 census.
Huntington settlers first visited the Amityville area in 1653 as a source of salt hay. Chief Wyandanch granted the first deed to land in Amityville in 1658.The area was originally called Huntington West Neck South (it is on the Great South Bay and Suffolk County, New York border in the southwest corner of what once called Huntington South but is now the Town of Babylon. According to village lore, the name was changed in 1846 when residents met to find a better name for its new post office. The meeting turned into bedlam and one participant was to exclaim, “What this meeting needs is some amity”. Another version says the name was first suggested by mill owner Samuel Ireland to name the town for his boat, the Amity.
The place name is strictly speaking an incidental name, marking an amicable agreement on the choice of a place name. The village was formally incorporated on March 3, 1894. In the early 1900s Amityville was a popular tourist destination with large hotels on the bay and large homes. Annie Oakley was said to be a frequent guest of vaudevillian Fred Stone. Will Rogers had a home across Clocks Boulevard from Stone. Gangster Al Capone also had a house in the community.
Population in 2011: 9,529. Population change since 2000: +0.9%
Median age: 46.4 years
Zip codes: 11701, 11708.
Estimated median household income in 2009: $75,573 (it was $61,885 in 2000)
Estimated per capita income in 2009: $30,930
Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $424,274 (it was $203,100 in 2000)
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $501,779; Detached houses: $507,544;
Townhouses or other attached units: $473,218; In 2-unit structures: $648,338; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $528,536; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $285,738
Median gross rent in 2009: $1,337.
Recent home sales in Amityville, NY (zip code 11701):
- VIRGINIA CT: $349,000 on 2012-08-09
- MERRICK RD 9: $293,000 on 2012-08-09
- BENJOE DR: $122,000 on 2012-08-06
- BETA DR: $90,000 on 2012-08-03
- BENBURB ST: $192,000 on 2012-07-24
- QUINTYNE DR: $209,000 on 2012-07-23
- PARK AVE: $810,000 on 2012-07-23
- LOMBARDI PL: $280,500 on 2012-07-20
- BENJOE DR: $59,000 on 2012-07-18
- JOSEPH CT: $380,000 on 2012-07-16