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Top 7 Reasons to Live in Franklin Square, NY

  • Franklin Square is located in western Nassau County has nearly 30,000 residents in a comfortable community with an urban density and a suburban feel. The dogwoods and oaks that are still plentiful here grew naturally in the area when it was still the grazing land known as Hempstead Plains in the 1600s. Today, this peaceful community is just 25 miles from the heart of New York City.

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  • Great housing choices! Whether you choose the center of town near the wide green space of Rath Park or a home near the Franklin Square Public Library, there are many single-family homes of all sizes in cape, ranch, and mixed-level styles, many built between 1940 and 1969. With a 9.4 percent vacancy rate in the town center, there are good rent to own opportunities available.
  • Rising real estate values! Properties are higher in value than 85.4 percent of neighborhoods in the nation, and 56.7 percent higher than elsewhere in New York. Live near the Echo Park Pool Complex for easy recreation, or stay in the town center near neighborhood favorite Murph's Restaurant and Bar.
  • Cosmopolitan dining options! Looking for great Pad Thai? Try Frankly Thai. For a wide range of craft brews, there's Croxley Ale, and for great coffee in an arty ambiance, there's the Starving Artist Cafe and Gallery. Nearby Gallery Pizza fits the bill for the art of great thin crust.
  • Plenty of shopping! From galleries and boutique shops in the center of town to national chain stores like Walgreens and renowned patisseries like Ramona Lee, you'll go without everything you need.
  • Fun activities! Slots a Lot Raceway has old fashioned, purely entertaining slot cars that people enjoy driving throughout the region. Big Bear Ziplines offers outdoor thrills.
  • Parks and recreation! Averill Boulevard Park has a large playing field, running and walking tracks, and includes the Averill Boulevard Swimming Pool. The nature trails of Valley Stream State Park are also just a few minutes away.
  • Community spirit! The Chamber of Commerce is active with festivities planned for the Fourth of July and the winter holidays annually. The Plattdeutsche Volksfest Vereen, begun in the 1900s offers a festival each July including a beer garden and brass band. A local newspaper, the Franklin Square Bulletin, keeps residents up on all community events.