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Situated in the heart of Suffolk County, Selden, New York, offers residents an attractive, convenient suburban lifestyle. Selden – a hamlet located within the town of Brookhaven – borders Centereach, Terryville, Coram, and Farmingville and is home to approximately 20,000 residents. With easy access to major highways like the Long Island Expressway (I-495) and the Northern State Parkway, commuting from Selden to neighboring areas for work or leisure is a breeze. 

Selden History and Postwar Expansion
Originally inhabited by Algonquin-speaking Native American tribes, the area that would become Selden was part of the early land purchases from the Native Americans by English settlers in the 17th century. The hamlet’s early economy was largely agrarian, with farmers raising crops suitable for the Long Island climate and soil. Like many other villages and hamlets on Long Island, Selden’s population expanded after World War II. The post-war period saw the construction of housing developments, schools, and shopping centers, transforming Selden into a suburban residential community. The completion of major roadways such as the Long Island Expressway facilitated commuting and further spurred development. 

Selden Resources and Amenities
Today, Selden is known for its leafy residential neighborhoods, convenient shopping, and rich community resources and amenities. The highly rated Middle Country Central School District serves the educational needs of the hamlet, with institutions such as Newfield High School being prominent community landmarks. Selden is also home to Suffolk County Community College, the largest community college in the State University of New York (SUNY) system. 

Shopping possibilities abound in Selden, which has its own Home Depot, along with several large shopping malls, including Independence Plaza and Selden Plaza, and dozens of other retail establishments along Middle Country Road. In terms of public parks, Selden has two: Terryville Road Park and Selden Park on Boyle Road. 

Selden Housing Styles and Lot Sizes
Because many homes built in Selden were constructed in the post-World War II housing boom, you’ll find an abundance of Cape Cod, Ranch, Minimal Traditional, and Split-Level styles, along with some small bungalow-style dwellings. Lot sizes in Selden range from 5,000 square feet up to 20,000 square feet and beyond. Properties tend to cluster in the $500,000 to $700,000 range. 

Want to Learn More About Selden? Give Team Rita a Call
Selden is a great choice for families seeking to enjoy a pleasant suburban lifestyle with good community amenities, resources, and easy access to transportation. If you’re interested in settling here, Team Rita – whose home base is in the next town over (Centereach) – would love the opportunity to introduce you to an attractive residential property that will exceed your expectations. 

Contact Team Rita today to schedule viewings or find out about Open Houses in Selden, New York. Schedule a free consultation with one of our real estate agents. Team Rita can help with selling and buying your next dream home. 

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