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Our Numbers Speak Volumes. With more than 3,500 agents and over 60 offices, Douglas Elliman provides Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, the Hamptons and North Fork with a full complement of real estate services.
Our reach extends globally, many of our customers come from countries around the world.
This was another banner year for the company with brokerage sales volume exceeding $12 billion on nearly 12,000 transactions. We sell 33 homes each day or nearly 2 every hour, 365 days a year. In an independently conducted survey, Douglas Elliman was ranked the largest sales and rental brokerage among all residential real estate companies in Manhattan for the fifth year in a row. And according to the Long Island Multiple Listing Service, the company was #1 in both units and dollar volume for Long Island.
Long Island New York is the largest island in the continental US. It is also by far the most populated with about 7.5 million residents in 2005. As of the United States 2000 Census, the total population of all four counties of Long Island was 7,448,618. New York City 's portion of the census was 4,694,705, with Brooklyn's population at 2,465,326 and Queens having 2,229,379 residents. The combined population of Nassau and Suffolk counties was 2,753,913 people. It was the first census in which the population of the larger, less densely populated Suffolk County (1,419,369) surpassed that of Nassau County (1,334,544). With all these people there are still many rural parts in eastern Long Island . In many areas there is 1 acre zoning with beautiful tree lined streets. After World War II, there was a huge growth on Long Island with many GI’s wanting to live in the suburbs. Towns like Levittown sprang up over-night with affordable ranches and capes.
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Long Island earns is name from being disproportionably long at 118 miles, and only between 12 and 20 miles wide. Long Island is home to many beautiful beaches, with the Long Island Sound to the North, and the Atlantic Ocean to the South. To the western most portion of Long Island are Queens, and Kings County also know as Brooklyn . Most people consider Long Island to only include Nassau and Suffolk Counties .
Nassau and Suffolk counties are very desirable places to live with high per capita incomes, good schools and the according to the FBI the second lowest crime rate in the country. Another great benefit for Long Island residents is its’ close proximity to Manhattan , you can be on Broadway, The Met, MOMA or Yankee stadium with relative ease. There is always something to do. Long Island is home to many golf courses for the avid golfer or the weekend duffer. To Find a home on a golf course visit www.LongIslandGolfProperties.com .
For the gourmet in you there are unlimited choices to find some of the best cuisine in the world. You can find the foods of every nationality, every style and price range. In any mall you can get great pizza or Chinese food. There are so many small family owned restaurants making mouth watering dishes on the island and everybody has a favorite.
The growing demand for new homes on Long Island has lead to many new developments being built. They range in size from 1 or two home subdivisions to large scale communities of 200 homes or more. To find new construction on Long Island visit; www.LongIslandNewConstruction.com . There are several 55 and over communities being built for the Island ’s growing senior population. These communities offer many amenities including pools, gyms, spas, tennis courts and more to accommodate the active lifestyle of today’s seniors.
If you want to leave the Island you have three airports to chose close by. These are the John F. Kennedy International Airport and LaGuardia Airport , both in Queens, and the MacArthur Airport . To travel by car there are a few ferries that can take you from Long Island to Connecticut with out facing the traffic on some of the local bridges or tunnels. To get ferry information visit; www.longislandferry.com or www.bpjferry.com/ or www.vikingfleet.com . The main roadway on Long Island going from West to East is the Long Island Expressway. It enters the island from Manhattan via the Mid Town Tunnel and goes all the way out to Riverhead. From Riverhead out to Montauk you continue on Route 25. This road out east was home to many farms and farm stands, there are still several left, but now they have Home Depots and Strip Malls as neighbors. If you are out East on the Island and like wine, there are many excellent vineyards to vist with tasting at most of them. By train you have the Long Island Railroad to take you almost anywhere on the Island . Thousands of commuters take the train each day from Long Island to Manhattan . To see local train schedules visit; www.mta.info/lirr/ .
The economy on Long Island is tied to Manhattan . This was never more apparent then after the September 11 th attacks on the world trade center. Many professionals who work in Manhattan chose to live on Long Island . The Gold Coast of Long Island’s North Shore is a favorite to many of the most successful of them. Long Island also has a high tech business community with companies like Computer Associates calling Long Island Home. To learn more visit www.longislandassociation.org or www.lieconomy.com . To find employment opportunities visit www.LiJobs.com or www.LiWork.com .
If you want to continue your education there are many options for you with several local, community, state and private colleges and universities to chose from. To see a list visit; www.LongIslandColleges.com .
Long Island has a climate that is very similar to other coastal areas of the Northeastern United States; it has warm, humid summers and cold winters, but the Atlantic Ocean helps bring afternoon sea breezes that temper the heat in the warmer months and limit the frequency and severity of thunderstorms. In the wintertime, temperatures are warmer than areas further inland (especially in the night and early morning hours), sometimes causing a snowstorm further inland to fall as rain on the island. However, measurable snow falls every winter, and in many winters one or more intense storms called Nor'easters produce blizzard conditions with snowfalls of 1-2 feet (30-60 cm) and near-hurricane force winds. Long Island temperatures also vary from west to east, with the western part of the island warmer on most occasions than the east. This is due to two factors; one because the western part is closer to the mainland and the other is the western part is more developed causing what is known as the "urban heat island" effect. The eastern part is cooler on most occasions due to the ocean and sound and it being less developed.
To find out more visit www.longislandluxuryhomes.com/ResearchTowns , and search the local community profiles.
Select a Nassau County Town to be taken to that Towns page:
Albertson | Atlantic Beach | Baldwin | Baldwin Harbor | Barnum Island | Baxter Estates
Bay Park | Bayville | Bellerose | Bellerose Terrace | Bellmore | Bethpage
Biltmore Shores | Brookville | Carle Place | Cedarhurst | Centre Island
Cove Neck East Atlantic Beach | East Hills | East Massapequa | East Meadow
East Norwich East Rockaway | East Williston | Elmont | Farmingdale | Floral Park
FlowerHill | Franklin Square | Freeport | Garden City | Garden City Park
Garden City South | Glen Cove | Glen Head | Glenwood Landing | Great Neck
Great Neck Estates Great Neck Plaza | Greenvale | Harbor Green | Harbor Hills
Harbor Isle | Hempstead Herricks | Hewlett | Hewlett Bay Park
Hewlett Harbor | Hewlett Neck Hicksville Inwood | Island Park | Jericho | Kensington
Kings Point | Lake Success Lake View Lattingtown | Laurel Hollow | Lawrence
Levittown | Lido Beach | Locust Valley Long Beach | Lynbrook | Malverne | Manhasset
Manhasset Hills | Massapequa | Massapequa Park | Matinecock | Merrick | Mill Neck
Mineola | Muttontown | New Cassel | New Hyde Park | North Bellmore | North Hills
North Massapequa | North Merrick | North Woodmere | Oceanside | Old Bethpage
Old Brookville | Old Westbury | Oyster Bay | Oyster Bay Cove | Plainedge | Plainview
Plandome | Point Lookout | Port Washington | Rockville Centre | Roosevelt | Roslyn
Roslyn Estates | Roslyn Harbor | Roslyn Heights | Sands Point | Sea Cliff | Seaford
Searingtown | South Bellmore | South Farmingdale | South Floral Park
South Hempstead | South Merrick | Stewart Manor | Strathmore | Syosset
Thomaston | Uniondale | University Gardens | Upper Brookville | Valley Stream
Wantagh | West Hempstead | Westbury | Williston Park | Woodbury
Woodmere | Woodsburgh
Select a Suffolk County Town to be taken to that Towns Page:
Amagansett | Amity Harbor | Amityville | Aquebogue | Asharoken | Babylon
Baiting Hollow | Bayport | Bay Shore | Belle Terre | Bellport | Blue Point | Bohemia
Brentwood | Bridgehampton | Brightwaters | Brookhaven | Calverton | Centereach
Center Moriches | Centerport | Centerville | Central Islip | Cherry Grove
Cold Spring Harbor | Cold Spring Hill | Commack | Copaigue | Coram | Cutchogue
Davis Park | Deer Park | Dix Hills | East Farmingdale | East Hampton | East Islip
East Marion | East Moriches | East Northport | East Patchogue | Eastport
East Quogue | East Setauket | Eatons Neck | Elwood | Farmingville
Fire Island | Fire Island Pine | Flanders | Fort Salonga | Georgica | Gilgo Beach
Great River | Greenlawn | Greenport | Halesite | Hampton Bays | Hauppauge
Head Of Harbor | Holbrook | Holtsville | Huntington | Huntington Bay
Huntington Manor | Huntington Station | Islandia | Islip | Islip Terrace | Jamesport
Kings Park | Lake Grove | Lake Ronkonkoma | Laurel | Lindenhurst | Lloyd Harbor
Lloyd Neck | Manorville | Mastic | Mastic Beach | Mattituck | Mecox | Medford
Melville | Middle Island | Miller Place | Montauk | Moriches | Mount Sinai
Nesconset | New Suffolk | Nissequogue | North Amityville | North Babylon
North Great River | North Haven | North Lindenhurst | North Patchogue
Northport | Northville | Noyack | Oak Beach | Oakdale | Ocean Bay Park
Ocean Beach | Old Field | Orient | Patchogue | Peconic | Poquott
Port Jefferson | Port Jefferson Station | Port Jefferson Village | Quogue
Remsenburg | Ridge | Riverhead | Rocky Point | Ronkonkoma | Sag Harbor
Sagaponack | Saint James | San Remo | Sayville | Seaview | Selden
Setauket | Shelter Island | Shelter Island Heights | Shinnecock | Shirley
Shoreham | Smithtown | Sound Beach | South Huntington
South Jamesport | South Setauket | Southampton | Southhold | Speonk
Stony Brook | Terryville | Vernon Valley | Village of the Branch
Wading River | Wainscott | Water Mill | West Babylon | West Bay Shore
West Hills | West Islip | West Sayville | Westhampton
Westhampton Beach | Wheatley Heights | Wyandanch | Yaphank