The Greens at Half Hollow offers quiet 55+ retirement while still a short drive away from New York.

The Greens at Half Hollow offers quiet 55+ retirement while still a short drive away from New York.

Baby Boomers looking for an active lifestyle within an established 55+ community on Long Island should check out The Greens at Half Hollow in Melville, NY. This age-restricted community offers a variety of resale homes that come in different styles, sizes, and price points as well as a rich lineup of world-class amenities and an 18-hole golf course.


The Greens at Half Hollow was developed by Kabro Associates and the Benjamin Organization between 1994 and 2005 and is now home to condos and attached homes and has a total of 1,200 units. Buyers can choose from two condos that offer 1,040 and 1,140 square feet of living space and have two bedrooms and one-and-a-half or two bathrooms. Condos, which are priced starting in the low $500s, feature walk-in closets, private outdoor spaces, and open layouts. Retirees who want a bit more space can choose from five distinct floor plans of attached homes that range from 1,940 to just over 3,000 square feet.

Attached homes have two or three bedrooms, two or two-and-a-half bathrooms, and attached one or two-car garages. These homes feature Mediterranean-style courtyard entries, vaulted ceilings, eat-in kitchens, and first-floor master suites. Residents of this 55+ community also enjoy low-maintenance living thanks to the homeowners’ association fee that takes care of common area maintenance.


Residents also have more time to pursue fun hobbies, stay fit, and explore new interests thanks to the 30,000-square-foot clubhouse that is the central hub of physical activity and social recreation. The clubhouse offers everything homeowners could want or need for an exciting and active lifestyle. They can exercise in the well-equipped fitness center or indoor pool and relax in the sauna afterward. An on-site restaurant and bar is the perfect gathering place to meet with friends. A 6,000-square-foot multi-purpose room is a great place to attend a social function with neighbors and a card room is a fun spot to play games with friends.

Outdoors, residents have plenty of recreational facilities that keep them active and healthy. Neighbors can challenge each other on one of the four tennis courts or swim a few laps in the sparkling pool. Residents can mingle on the patio while enjoying views of the scenic pond or go for a leisurely stroll along the community’s walking and biking trails. For an additional annual fee, homeowners can enjoy the 18-hole golf course, which was designed by Buddy Johnson. A golf pro shop and driving range are also available.


Ideally situated on Long Island in New York, The Greens at Half Hollow provides a convenient location that retirees will love. The active adult community is between Interstate 495 and Northern State Parkway, making driving across town a breeze. When traveling farther, MacArthur Airport is just 17 miles away and LaGuardia International Airport is about 30 miles away. Just a few miles from the community, residents have a grocery store, restaurants, and a variety of retail shops for daily necessities. Plainview Hospital is about five miles away for medical needs. The Greens at Half Hollow is surrounded by natural spaces for outdoor enthusiasts, including Half Hollow Park, West Hills County Park, and Dr. Jeffrey Wenig Memorial Park. The area is also close to many golf courses, including Colonial Springs Golf Club and Bethpage State Park Golf Course.

The Greens at Half Hollow has everything active adults could want or need for an exciting retirement in Melville, New York.