The hamlet of Selden is situated in the center of beautiful Long Island's Town of Brookhaven. Bordering both Long Island Sound and the Atlantic Ocean, the town's lovely beaches are just a short distance away. An hour from New York City and all it has to offer, Selden offers a desirable lifestyle that is a happy medium between bustling city life and a relaxing seaside getaway.
City-Data.com puts the population of Selden at 19,851 as of 2010. The town's amenities include the Brookhaven Aquatic Center, which has a large heated indoor pool and numerous swimming classes available to the public. The town also has outdoor pools in Centereach and Holtsville, which boast some of the most beautiful homes for sale in Suffolk County. The Mastic Skate Park opened in 2011 and welcomes those over eight years of age. Selden also offers a number of local parks with athletic fields and one of the largest town recreation programs around.
Residents of Selden are serviced by the Middle Country Central School District. The Newfield High School received a seven out of 10 rating from GreatSchools.org. The Selden Middle School received a rating of six. There are private school options in the surrounding area, including the Our Savior New American School for grades PK-12.
The Staller Center for the Arts is located on the campus of Stony Brook University. Featuring a variety of theatrical, dance and music performances throughout the year, as well as hosting the annual Stony Brook Film Festival, Staller is a great cultural experience that draws people from all over Long Island. The Paul W. Zucchaire Gallery here has numerous art exhibits, which are fun for the entire family. A popular family destination is the Tiki Action Park in nearby Centereach, where go-karts, miniature golf, and a large arcade fill the day. The Robert Cushman Murphy County Park offers visitors the perfect place to bird watch, hike, or rent a rowboat for a spectacular day outdoors.
According to Realtor.com, the median home listing price in Selden is $272,000, while the median closing price is $251,000. These home buying costs have remained stable over the past year, and many families have found their forever homes for sale in the area. Trulia.com reports the median home rental price as $1,700, representing a slight decrease over last year. Scroll down to see some of the best real estate for sale in Selden, NY!
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