Town of North Hempstead

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Plandome Pond Park is a great day time excursion in North Hempstead.

The Town of North Hempstead occupies the northwest portion of Nassau County, New York. There are thirty incorporated villages and twenty unincorporated hamlets in the Long Island town of North Hempstead. North Hempstead is the only town on Long island that does not have a corresponding hamlet or village by the same name located within its borders.
The area was settled around 1643 and was part of the Town of Hempstead. Due to political differences between settlers in the northern portion of the town, who were primarily Yankee, and the southern portion, which was primarily Tory, and the town split following the American Revolution in 1784. North Hempstead experienced a rise in affluence with the addition of the Long Island Railroad to Great Neck and a new steamboat service to Manhattan in 1836.  
According to the 2010 census, the population of North Hempstead is 226,322. A 2007 estimate claims that the median household income is approximately $96, 517. The largest employer on Long Island, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, is based in North Hempstead. The town has 38 parks and a beach for resident use. The Champion Course at Harbor Links is a public golf course that features an 18-hole championship course, a 9-hole course and a 40 lane driving range. Several world-class hospitals, including North Shore-LIJ, Nassau University Medical Center and Winthrop University. The Gold Coast International Film Festival, named for the wealthy past-life of Long Island's North Shore, is held in North Hempstead annually.
Hamlets in the Town of North Hempstead
Villages in the Town of North Hempstead
  • Baxter Estates
  • East Hills
  • East Williston
  • Floral Park
  • Flower Hill - Port Washington
  • Flower Hill - Roslyn
  • Great Neck
  • Great Neck Estates
  • Great Neck Plaza
  • Kensington
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