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Laurel Hollow is a village in the northeast Town of Oyster Bay, one of the three townships in Nassau County on western Long Island, New York. It is the site of the world-famous Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and features plenty of splendid harborfront homes with amazing water views and direct access to the Cold Spring Harbor and Long Island Sound.

Local Area Information

Laurel Hollow is an incorporated village in the Town of Oyster Bay on the west side of the Nassau-Suffolk County line on Long Island, New York. The beachfront community lies on the west bank of Cold Spring and Inner Harbors allowing for plenty of waterfront homes with private docks and spectacular water views. Easy access to the harbors provides opportunities for a wide array of water activities, including swimming, canoeing, kayaking, fishing and sailing out to the Long Island Sound.

A significant northern portion of the village was once the sprawling estate of the distinguished artist Louis Comfort Tiffany. He named it Laurelton Hall as it was the former site of a bygone popular resort known as Hotel Laurelton. When tourists began flocking to the beaches, the community incorporated and adopted the name Laurelton, which was also the name of a Queens neighborhood. To avoid confusion, the village later changed it to Laurel Hollow, an apt name for its rolling terrain and abundant mountain laurels.

Once ranked eighth among USA’s wealthiest towns, Laurel Hollow remains one of Long Island’s most exclusive and opulent communities. The housing stock includes some of the grandest and most expensive homes as zoning requires a 2-acre lot minimum for each. For the price, residents get not only more room and a sense of peace and privacy but also the privilege of living and raising a family in a beautiful place with private beaches and docks, natural preserves, good schools and all the village has to offer.

Laurel Hollow is made up of mostly residential districts with single-family homes that vary from the more modest to larger 4-bedroom homes to more magnificent dwellings. The north side of Route 25A, or North Hempstead Turnpike, comprises the more majestic luxury homes and is much older than the south side, which has more affordable houses. There are many homes with pools, first-floor bedrooms and other features and amenities, and some are located in gated communities. Most neighborhoods use the 11791 ZIP code, while others use 11771.

General Information

Township: Town of Oyster Bay | Oyster Bay, New York

County: Nassau County

Population: 1,940 (2020)

Classification: Incorporated Village

LIRR Train Station/Schedule:
The LIRR serves Laurel Hollow via the Cold Spring Harbor Station.
Travel time to Manhattan, Penn Station is about
54 minutes to 1 hour 8 minutes.

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Water District
Jericho Water District
Oyster Bay Water District

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

Cold Spring Beach is a private beach, most of which is on a small sandy strip of land between Cold Spring Harbor and Inner Harbor. It offers stunning views of the water with the kayakers and boaters sailing on the harbor.

Fox Hollow Preserve is composed of 26 acres of impressive parkland that is home to an extensive assortment of tree and plant species, as well the different bird and wildlife species that they attract. The preserve allows strolling, hiking, and observing nature.

Laurel Hollow Beach is open for swimming from Memorial Day through Labor Day if there are lifeguards on duty. Amenities of the village beach include dinghy and kayak storage racks, mooring, and parking, all of which require a permit, though mooring is free for residents.

The Schools

Much of Laurel Hollow Village is part of the Cold Spring Harbor Central School District, which has four public schools. One of the district schools, West Side Elementary, is located in the village. Cold Spring Harbor Junior/Senior High and Goosehill Primary Schools are in the hamlet of Cold Spring Harbor, while Lloyd Harbor School is in Lloyd Harbor Village.

Some western and northwestern sections of the village, predominantly the ones in the Laurel Hollow 11771 ZIP code, are in the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Central School District.


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