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Baldwin is a hamlet in the Nassau County township of Hempstead on the South Shore of Long Island, New York. Historically referred to as “Beautiful Baldwin,” the neighborhood attracted people into the area not only for its natural charm but also for its swimming, boating, fishing, and plenty of other recreational offerings on the bay.

Local Area Information

Baldwin is an unincorporated neighborhood and census-designated place (CDP) in the Town of Hempstead, one of Nassau County’s three townships, on the South Shore of Long Island, New York. It is nestled between the villages of Freeport and Rockville Centre to the east and west, respectively. It is also surrounded by Hempstead Village and Uniondale to the north, Roosevelt to the northeast, Oceanside to the southwest, and South Hempstead to the northwest.

The area, which was largely agricultural during its early years, had a couple of other names before being renamed Baldwinsville in 1855 in honor of its most prominent businessman and a sixth-generation Baldwin family member, Thomas Baldwin. It was later renamed by the post office because a village also named Baldwinsville already existed in upstate New York, and was finally officially named Baldwin in 1892.

During the early 1900s, people were moving into “Beautiful Baldwin,” as it was named by a local realtor, for its excellent boating, bathing, and fishing facilities. By 1939, the hamlet had become the largest unincorporated neighborhood in New York State, a distinction that was later lost to another area. In the 1990 U.S. Census, the southern section became a separate CDP called Baldwin Harbor, but was merged back with its northern counterpart in the 2020 U.S. Census.

The Baldwin, NY 11510 ZIP code is used in most of its addresses, while the 11570 ZIP code is used by some areas in the northwest, and the 11575 ZIP code in the northeast. Many waterfront properties, mainly single-family homes, line its coast that commands fine water views. The real estate inventory also offers a diverse array of other property types and features, including homes with a pool, co-ops, condos, rentals, possible mother-daughter, luxury homes, and vacant lots.

The area is approximately 23 miles southwest of Manhattan in New York City, and served by the Baldwin Station via the Babylon Branch of the Long Island Rail Road. A trip to or from the city by car takes about 55 minutes to an hour and nine minutes via the Long Island Expressway or Cross Island Parkway.

General Information

Township: Town of Hempstead | Hempstead, New York

County: Nassau County

Population: 33,919 (2020)

Classification: Hamlet, CDP

Chamber of Commerce: Baldwin Chamber of Commerce

LIRR Train Station/Schedule:
The LIRR serves Baldwin via the Baldwin Station.
Travel time to Manhattan, Penn Station is about
42 minutes to 46 minutes.

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Water District
New York American Water

Gas Company(s)
PSEG Long Island
National Grid

Electric Company(s)
PSEG Long Island

Cable/ Phone/ TV/ Internet Provider(s)
Verizon Fios


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Beaches & Parks

Baldwin Park is the community’s primary and largest park. It is a waterfront property with a lot of recreational facilities that include athletic fields and courts, game tables, trails, a roller rink, playground, spray pool, and dog run. It is home to the Baldwin Skate Park that contains 11,000 square feet of facility with a smooth surface and modern skating equipment, and has separate sections for Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced levels.

Coes Neck Park is another notable park that offers ballfields and playing courts for basketball, handball, paddleball, shuffleboard, and tennis. There is also a lighted racquetball court, as well as game tables, a playground, and spray pad.

Milburn Pond Park is one of Nassau County’s passive parks. A lovely pond constitutes the 8-acre property, offering relaxing vistas from any of the park benches around it. Just across the road to the south is Milburn Creek Park, also a Nassau County passive park. Milburn Creek intersects the 24-acre green space, which features a half-mile trail and a boat launch. Both parks are located partly in the neighboring Freeport Village.

Another Nassau County passive park is Silver Lake Park, which encompasses 9 acres of land with a large pond on the south side that is home to an assortment of bird and other wildlife species. The park has a pathway around the pond, and serves as a gorgeous backdrop for wedding photos.

The Schools

The hamlet is served by several school districts, but is largely a part of the Baldwin Union Free School District, whose seven public schools are all located in the area.

Some parts are served by the Oceanside Union Free School District in the southwest, and the Uniondale Union Free School District in the north. The latter’s Grand Avenue Elementary School is also in the neighborhood.

The small regions served by the Roosevelt Union Free School District and the Rockville Centre Union Free School District roughly coincide with the areas that use the 11575 and 11570 ZIP codes, respectively.


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