An urban hamlet nestled in Nassau County on Long Island’s south shore, Bellmore offers quaint, luxury living with an urban lifestyle to provide the best of both worlds in New York. The hamlet is divided into two sections, Bellmore and North Bellmore, as the area attracts people from all walks of life. There are millennials looking to own their first piece of real estate to start a family to retirees who want to have a relaxing and comfortable time throughout their golden years enjoying everything that Bellmore offers.
The hamlet of Bellmore started out as a small beach town, and has not strayed from such an appealing atmosphere as you can see thousands of private boats moored up along the two waterfront peninsulas just south of Merrick Road. Today, it is still a favorite summer destination due to its 5-mile location from Jones Beach State Park. While, there isn’t any public beach or marina in Bellmore, this doesn’t stop residents from enjoying the other range of outdoor activities found here. People head out to Newbridge Road Park to take part in outdoor swimming pools, sports grounds and picnic areas. If fishing or viewing wildlife is your pastime, then the two freshwater ponds at Mill Pond will suit your fancy.
Yet Bellmore isn’t just considered a relaxing vacation spot. Working professionals eagerly seek out homes for sale in this location as they can make the 27-mile commute into nearby Manhattan or the 10-mile commute to New York City by either driving into town or taking the Long Island Railroad. In addition, John F. Kennedy International Airport is only a 15-minute drive away from Bellmore. With rising home prices and competitive home listings, Bellmore is the ideal neighborhood where people are close enough to work while they can go to a place away from the hectic hustle and bustle of the more densely populated neighborhoods. The region also features 12 schools offering elementary, secondary and high school education for families who have school-aged children.
When walking past the well-manicured lawns and watching the leisure boats along the channel, you will soon enter the shopping and restaurant corridor along Bedford Avenue in the downtown area. Annual street festivals are lively events while you can go shopping for a new outfit, have a great evening dining with the family, or go out for drinks with friends.
If looking for homes for sale, you will find a wide variety of house styles, such as Cape Cods to historical homes. Bellmore went through a revitalization period back in the late 1990s and early 2000s. So much of the historical area has been updated to reflect the current preferences of the younger home buyers. Still, local organizations are seeking to save and preserve the many historical buildings as you can spot some while driving to work or school.
At Bellmore, you will find a small urban neighborhood that has a great mixture of old-time charm with modern amenities. People who are looking for a more affordable place that is still close to Manhattan and New York City, North Bellmore and Bellmore has become a key destination that offers a lot of features to residents.