9.1 out of 10

Franklin Square

Ranked 2nd best city in New York
40.6997824424127 -73.6794744796131
Great for
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parking
  • Internet Access
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Clean & Green
Not great for
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Retirees

Reviews

1/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
Feb 03, 2015

"Boring city"

Cons
  • Two Parks
  • bad looking schools
  • No Train Station
  • near train stations, Valley Stream, New Hyde Park, Garden City.
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Peaceful Suburbia and so close to NYC"

This is a great town where you can take a stroll with you're family down tree lined streets to local Rath Park. In Franklin Square people live here all there life it's a great town where you can easily find someone you know at your local pool, supermarket recreation activity or anything else. This is a very safe town and a great transaction from nearby queens. There is super low crime in this town never do you hear of crime in this town. There is so much to love about Franklin square. Great schools also!!! It is impossible not to have a frendly connection with every one of your neighbors. This is a growing community and will never become your low class ghetto in the suburb town. Everyone maintains there property. This is like Garden City with out the high taxes and being ontop of train stations and Roosevelt field.
Pros
  • Great Family Community
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Close to NYC
Cons
  • No Train Station
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great Hamlet Close To NYC"

Franklin Square is a hamlet adjacent to Elmont, Garden City, West Hempstead and Valley Stream. The Franklin Square School district is excellent. All Elementary Schools, John Street, Washington Street and Polk Street all go to the H Frank Carey Junior HS. The best part of Franklin Square for young families is the "Rath Park Section". In this part of town, your just south of Hempstead Turnpike and North of The Southern State Pkwy. It borders the Dogwood Section of FS which is considered to be the best, BUT it doesn't have FS SD. It has Valley Stream 13 SD.
Rath Park is the highlight of the neighborhood. This is a very we'll kept neighborhood and so close to NYC. Hempstead Turnpike has so many fun restaurants to go to also! I've lived here for 14 years and don't regret a single moment!
Pros
  • Close to NYC
  • Great Family Community
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Strong school districts
Cons
  • No Train Station
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A vibrant community with great schools and lots to do"

Franklin Square, located near the Nassau-Queens border, is a well-kept hamlet with excellent schools and a great location. Hempstead Turnpike, one of the county’s major east-west arteries, provides Franklin Square with one of its major commercial corridors. The town’s name is surrounded by mystery. Though Franklin Square has an active historical society, no one has been able to establish its origin.

Additional commercial areas are seated along Franklin Avenue, New Hyde Park Road and Dogwood Avenue. Roosevelt Field, one of Long Island’s largest malls, is fifteen minutes away and surrounded by other big-box and chain stores. Franklin Square’s Chamber of Commerce supports local businesses, organizing expos and other events. Buses run frequently along main roads, but there is no direct Long Island Rail Road service. Stewart Manor and Nassau Boulevard, the nearest stations, reserve parking for Garden City residents only, posing a challenge to rail commuters from Franklin Square.

Two school districts serve the majority of students who live in Franklin Square. Elementary students, through sixth grade, attend the Franklin Square School District. The district consists of three schools, and approximately 2,000 students. Results on standardized tests are excellent, with only 1 to 2 percent of students failing the exams. Franklin Square is also served by one of Nassau’s three central high school districts, Sewanhaka.

The Sewanhaka Central High School District’s five schools serve area students in seventh through twelfth grade. H. Frank Carey High School, named for a former Board of Education president, is located in Franklin Square. In 2000, the school was named as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. It’s known for its strong academic programs and championship sports teams. Approximately one-third of students take Advanced Placement courses for college credit. Valley Stream North High School, part of the Valley Stream Central High School District, is located in the south part of Franklin Square. Valley Stream North has good Regents results, though Carey fares slightly better.

The Town of Hempstead oversees parks and recreation for the town. Rath Park, exclusively for residents of Franklin Square’s Special Park District, has an outdoor pool, playing fields, a tennis court, and playground. Echo Park, located in neighboring West Hempstead, has an indoor pool for all Hempstead Town residents. Several town beaches and Jones Beach State Park are a short ride away.

Home prices have decreased in recent years, following an overall trend and making Franklin Square more affordable than it was during the height of the market. A good amount of inventory can be found starting at the high $200,000 range, with a lot of options under $400,000. More expensive homes can be found for residents who may wish to trade up while remaining in the school district. Like much of southern Nassau, Franklin Square underwent a building boom during the late 1940s and 1950s, to meet postwar demand. Most of the homes were built during that period, though a handful of older and newer homes can be found.
Pros
  • Strong school districts
  • Close to NYC
  • Great Family Community
Cons
  • No Train Station
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
franklinsquare
franklinsquare I believe franklin square will continue to get better. I love f.s my family and i enjoy the peafulness. We love that to get a suburban lifestyle we dont have to go out to suffolk or westchester we have it all here in the square
2yrs+
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