The tight-knit community in Elmont enjoys the best of both worlds with a laid-back suburban lifestyle and each access to New York City’s thriving commercial and cultural scenes.
People flock to the area for its affordability and a broad range of housing options. The real estate market is a mix of single and multi-family homes, apartments, co-ops, and condos. The architecture varies, from old early nineteenth century houses and Cape Cod style dwellings to co-op units with sleek modern designs. The suburban community has a peaceful atmosphere, with pockets of densely packed residential zones backing up to tidy parks and small commercial hubs. A favorite place for commuters looking to live outside the city, Elmont is just an hour away from downtown Manhattan.
There’s plenty of local landmarks and recreation opportunities for locals and visitors alike. The region boasts easy access to all kinds of shopping, from strips with big name stores and small boutiques to bustling malls. The Elmont Memorial Library houses a performing arts space with year-round community theatre productions, while nearby Jones State Park has plenty of beach for swimming, rafting, and boating. Elmont also has an abundance of green space. Nestled in the region’s northwest corner, Belmont Park boasts a European-style raceway that brings heavy foot traffic to Elmont each year. Averill Boulevard Park and Pool is the ideal space to while away lazy summer days with amenities like a swimming pool, jogging trails, and picnic fields.