In year 2017 the median home price in Amityville was $548,600 while the average household income was around $113,889. Estimated population in 2017 was 5,294. The average real estate property tax in Amityville is $10,001. For further comparison of historical statistics see graphs below.
First settled in the 1600’s, it was not until March 3rd, 1894 that it became the Incorporated Village of Amityville. In its infancy, the “friendly bay village”, as it has come to be known, was primarily a farming community that had strong ties to the fishing and boating industries. Salt hay was an important agri-product that was grown to feed livestock. But the farms and marine industries slowly gave way to the needs of summer visitors in search of comforts afforded by the cool breezes and beaches of the Great South Bay. Hotels, long since gone, supplanted the farms and marine industries that were located along the waterfront. The hordes of summer visitors that discovered early Amityville included stage and theater personalities, prominent members of society including businessmen, artists, writers and the so-called “rich and famous” Manhattanites.
Although within the geographical boundaries of the Town of Babylon, residents of the Village enjoy the benefits of a local police force, fire department and public works department. Residents are taxed by the Village for these services and by the Town and County for school taxes and other public services, such as trash removal. The Village is part of the Amityville Public School District.
Within the Village boundaries, there are numerous parks and public spaces for all to enjoy. They include:
Source: amityville village website.
|Average price of homes in 2017 Home Value||$548,600|
|Average price of homes in 2016 Home Value||$547,600|
|Average price of homes in 2015 Home Value||$514,000|
|Average price of homes in 2014 Home Value||$508,500|
|Average price of homes in 2013 Home Value||$551,900|