Within the confines of New York City lies a small beautiful town that many a visitor has mistaken for a quaint Long Island township. This assumption is forgivable, because Douglaston provides a hushed and natural atmosphere that is a deviation from the dense and fast-paced cacophony to which many New Yorkers are accustomed.
Along with a superb education, Douglaston prides itself in quite a number of amenities such as golfing at the Douglaston Golf Club, some great neighborhood restaurants and the private Douglaston Club in Douglaston Manor offers activities including swimming, tennis and yachting, just to name a few.
The commute to Manhattan is great as well with train rides from Douglaston to New York Penn Station on the LIRR’s Port Washington line taking only 30 minutes at peak hours.
Home prices in Douglaston have been on the rise and vary depending on where one plans to move in Douglaston. Larger homes located in The Manor will typically go for about a few million and in some cases north of $5 million especially on the waterfront. However, more affordable options that go for around a few hundred thousand are available as well. Fortunately for Douglaston residents, they get to experience the laid-back country lifestyle while not having to pay the rather exorbitant property taxes of Nassau County.