Manhasset was once a summer cottage site for moneyed New Yorkers who wanted to be in a scenic spot close to the city, but away from the hustle. Today it still has that relaxed atmosphere and a close sense of community. This affluent Long Island hamlet features winding roads lined with leafy trees, pretty parks, and an attractive downtown with a range of shops, restaurants, and cafes. Manhasset real estate is in high demand for its ideal location near a beautiful bay and just two train stops from Manhattan. Residents love it for its beauty and friendly hometown feel.

Manhasset Real Estate Statistics

Average Home Price $1.4M
Lowest Listing Price $305K
Highest Listing Price $9.5M
Total Property Listings 138
Avg. Days On Market 43
Avg. Price/SQFT $540

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Manhasset homes for sale range from striking Tudor mansions to classic colonial homes and ranch-style single-family dwellings. You can also find elegant condos, townhomes, and apartments for sale. No matter what your budget or tastes are, you'll find Manhasset real estate to suit your lifestyle.

Higher-end properties in Manhasset are designed to impress with lavish bedroom suites, spa-like bathrooms, open-plan living spaces, and beautiful landscaping. Additional features could include:

  • Cathedral ceilings
  • Fireplaces
  • Wine rooms
  • Heated floors
  • Home theatres
  • Inground pools
  • Marble Kitchens
  • Multi-car garages
  • Outdoor kitchens
  • Wrap-around decks

There are several gated communities in Manhasset that offer the ultimate peace and privacy. These include Spruce Pond and Stone Hill. Some gated communities offer homeowners access to amenities such as community tennis courts and swimming pools.

Single-family detached homes in Manhasset often have multiple bedrooms and bathrooms, formal living and dining areas, and spaces to park cars either in a driveway, garage, or both. Many have finished basements that give you extra room for storage and a rec room. 

While homes for sale in Manhasset tend to sell for higher price points than some other areas of Long Island, you can still find affordable condos, townhomes, and apartments here. They often have attractive features like hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, and private patios or balconies.

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About Manhasset, NY

Manhasset was once a prime destination for fishing and farming, so many people have gravitated to the area and settled here over the centuries including native Americans, the Dutch, and the English. 

The area was originally named Little Cow Neck in the 17th century for its excellent grazing land where people would raise herds of cattle. In 1840, the area was renamed Manhasset, which is a native American word for ‘island neighborhood’.

One of the reasons Manhasset real estate is so highly sought after is because it’s an easy commute to Manhattan. Manhasset is on the Port Washington Line of the Long Island Rail Road. The train makes one stop in Great Neck before arriving at Penn Station. The trip takes about 30 minutes in total.

You can also make the commute by car via either the Long Island Expressway or the Grand Central Parkway. Depending on traffic, the drive could take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. Manhasset is also an easy drive to other communities in Long Island including Hicksville, Garden City, and Valley Stream.

Amenities Near Manhasset, NY Homes for Sale

Manhasset is renowned for its excellent shopping. You’ll find eclectic boutique shops downtown, chain stores along Northern Boulevard, and luxury brands like Gucci and Louis Vuitton in the sleek Americana Manhasset mall.

It’s easy to live an active lifestyle in Manhasset thanks to its many recreational facilities. The hamlet is close to several golf courses and country clubs, and it has a number of parks with walking and cycling trails. The Manhasset Valley Park has soccer and softball fields for those who like team sports.

If the natural world interests you, the Science Museum of Long Island offers hands-on workshops and programs for all ages. The center is located within the Leeds Pond Preserve, which has woodlands, fields, and a beach on the bay.

You don’t have to leave Manhasset to find great food. The downtown area has diners, bakeries, pizzerias, and restaurants serving a range of cuisines. The Americana Manhasset also has a number of excellent restaurants including Toku Modern Asian and Cipollini Trattoria & Bar.

Education in Manhasset, NY

The Manhasset Union Free School District has two elementary schools, a middle school and a high school. The schools are very highly ranked compared to schools in other districts. Students can also attend Catholic schools or public schools in the area.

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