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Hewlett is a community in the Town of Hempstead in southwest Nassau County, on Long Island, New York. It is a component of a small group of communities known as the Hewletts, which also forms a part of a larger area called the Five Towns, the oldest of which is Hewlett.

Local Area Information

Hewlett is an unincorporated neighborhood and census-designated place (CDP) in the southwest region of the Town of Hempstead, one of the three townships in Nassau County on western Long Island, New York. It is part of a group of five communities referred to as the Hewletts, along with the villages of Hewlett Harbor, Hewlett Bay Park, Hewlett Neck, and Woodsburgh. The Hewletts, Lawrence Village, Cedarhurst, Woodmere, and Inwood constitute an unofficial group of areas known as the Five Towns.

The area gets its name from one of the earliest English families to settle in the region, the Hewletts, which established a number of farms and became a large and prominent family on Long Island in the 19th and 20th centuries. The first of the family to arrive in 1636 was George Hewlett, whose descendants lived in a Dutch colonial-style home from the 1740s through 1984.

The community had a modest population until after the Civil War, when the railroad arrived and ushered in suburban development. The railroad station’s name was changed to Fenhurst around 1893, but reverted to Hewlett Station when Augustus Hewlett, one of George Hewlett’s descendants, donated land for the train depot in 1897.

The Hewlett House survives to this day and is listed on the Historic American Buildings Survey and the National Register of Historic Places. It was designated by the Town of Hempstead a local landmark, and sits alongside more contemporary single-family homes. Co-ops, condos, rentals, luxury homes with a pool, and possible mother-daughter are only some of the great variety of property types and features in the Hewlett, NY 11557 ZIP code’s lively real estate market.

The hamlet is about 19 miles southeast of Manhattan, New York City, and served by the Hewlett Station via the Far Rockaway Branch of the Long Island Rail Road. A car trip to or from the city takes about 58 minutes to an hour and 19 minutes via Cross Island Parkway, Grand Central Parkway, or Clearview Expressway.

General Information

Township: Town of Hempstead | Hempstead, New York

County: Nassau County

Population: 7,262 (2020)

Classification: Hamlet, CDP

Chamber of Commerce: Hewlett-Woodmere Business Association

LIRR Train Station/Schedule:
The LIRR serves Hewlett via the Hewlett Station.
Travel time to Manhattan, Penn Station is about
43 minutes to 53 minutes.

Hewlett, NY house entrance at dusk


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

Among Hewlett’s main attractions is Grant Park, a 35-acre Nassau County recreational and sports facility. Besides the athletic fields and courts, as well as the ice skating rink, the park also has multi-use paths, fitness stations, picnic areas, playgrounds, and a spray pool. It also allows fishing on half of the Grant Park Pond, while the other half is closed to help maintain its quality.

The Schools

The Hewlett-Woodmere School District, which has five public schools, serves most of the neighborhoods. Hewlett Elementary School is located in the area, while Woodmere Middle School and Franklin Early Childhood Center are both in Woodmere. George W. Hewlett High School is in the village of Hewlett Bay Park, and Ogden Elementary School is in South Valley Stream.

Some eastern sections of Hewlett are served by the Lynbrook Union Free School District, whose Lynbrook South Middle School is also located in the community.


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