Atlantic Beach, New York is a small seaside town located in Nassau County. The population of Atlantic Beach is estimated to be around 1,899 by 2020, down -0.05% from the 2010 census. The median household income in the town is $192,248 per year. There is a 2.35% poverty rate. Average rental costs in Atlantic Beach are $2,517 per month, and the median house value is $783,700. The average age is 55, with males being 52.8 years old and females 58.4 years old.
The Atlantic Beach community was originally named for its location on the Atlantic Ocean. However, it later came to be known as Long Beach. The community’s first developer, Stephen P. Pettit, was a banker from Freeport who had grand plans to rival the city of Long Beach. Several other local residents, such as William H. Reynolds, a politician and amusement park operator, also helped create the community. Aside from the beach, the Atlantic Beach community was home to dozens of white stucco estates.
The Atlantic Beach Village Hall opened on June 6, 1971, and is located at 65 The Plaza. Former Mayor Stephen Mahler passed away in 2014. In 2014, George Pappas assumed the role. Former Village Hall Mayor Stephen Mahler served the town for 18 years. Borough Council members include Bruce Blakeman, a resident of East Atlantic Beach and the Village of Atlantic Beach. The Atlantic Beach Village Hall is the official town hall for the entire town, which includes the East and West Atlantic Beach communities.
In 1926, the Atlantic Beach property was undeveloped. A few private beach clubs were established in the area. The town has nine private beach clubs along its oceanfront, and residents enjoy access to their own private beaches. The town is protected from flooding because the land is 16 feet above sea level. The streets and properties in the village are tree-lined and the neighborhoods are well-landscaped. The influx of tourism to the area led to a boom in the 1950s.
The median home price in Atlantic Beach was $85,000 last year, according to Richard Libby of Atlantic Beach Associates-M. A. Salazar, a local real estate agent. One-bedroom units in the city cost around $2 million, with a few houses on the beach and bay. The average annual cost of homeowner’s insurance for a two-bedroom unit is $1,200. But that’s only one-tenth of the cost of flood insurance in the town.
The city has a 3.5-mile-long boardwalk and a long, sandy beach. The boardwalk was rebuilt following Hurricane Ivan, and features apartments, condos, and scant hotels. There are several micro-neighborhoods in Panama City Beach. The main street, Park Avenue, is the center of nightlife in the city. There are also several other popular restaurants and bars in the area.