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South Hempstead NY Real Estate & Homes for Sale

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South Hempstead is a Nassau County community located in the Town of Hempstead on Long Island, New York, that is known for its diverse housing options and proximity to major highways and transportation. It boasts a mix of single-family homes as well as a host of other property types and is a popular choice among families and commuters.

Local Area Information

South Hempstead is a small unincorporated neighborhood and census-designated place (CDP) in the heart of the Town of Hempstead, Nassau County, on western Long Island, New York. It is divided into the 11550 and 11570 ZIP codes, with which it respectively shares with the village also named Hempstead immediately to the north and the village of Rockville Centre to the west and south. It adjoins the hamlet of Baldwin to the east.

South Hempstead is a great place to find single-family homes and other types of properties. The area offers a variety of options for home buyers looking for a traditional single-family home. From cozy bungalows to spacious houses with large yards, the neighborhood has something for everyone. Multifamily dwelling options are also available, including duplexes and triplexes. These properties are perfect for investors looking for rental income or for homeowners looking for extra space for extended family.

A popular choice in South Hempstead are the 4-bedroom homes. These homes offer ample space for families and provide room for guests and home offices. Many of these homes also feature luxury amenities, such as hardwood floors, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. For more luxurious living, the area offers a variety of luxury residences. These homes feature high-end finishes and amenities, such as a private pool.

South Hempstead has a number of new constructions and homes with first-floor bedrooms for added accessibility. Some have the potential to include an accessory apartment or even a mother-daughter setup. For those looking to build their dream home, the community also has vacant lots available. Additionally, the hamlet offers a variety of options for rentals for those looking for temporary living arrangements.

South Hempstead is about 23 miles southeast of Manhattan in New York City and served by the Lakeview Station via the West Hempstead Branch of the Long Island Rail Road and Rockville Centre Station via the Babylon Branch.

General Information

Township: Town of Hempstead | Hempstead, New York

County: Nassau County

Population: 3,406 (2020)

Classification: Hamlet, CDP

LIRR Train Station/Schedule:
The LIRR serves South Hempstead via the Lakeview Station
and Rockville Centre Station.
Travel time to Manhattan, Penn Station is about
37 minutes to 59 minutes.

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Water District(s)
New York American Water
Rockville Centre Village Water Department

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

The Hempstead Lake State Park in West Hempstead is less than a 10-minute drive from South Hempstead. The multi-use facility is home to three bodies of water, Hempstead Lake, McDonald Pond and South Pond, all of which offer opportunities for fishing. It also has boat launches, horse trails, picnic pavilions, grills, ballfields, playing courts for basketball, tennis and pickleball, biking and hiking trails, playgrounds, snowshoeing/cross-country skiing and a historic wooden carousel.

Much of the Rockville Links Club property is nestled in South Hempstead. It is an 18-hole classic golf course designed in 1925 by Devereux Emmet and is regarded as one of the best on the South Shore of Long Island.

The Schools

Most areas in South Hempstead are served by the Rockville Centre Union Free School District, which has seven public schools. One of the district schools, William S. Covert Elementary, is located in the neighborhood, while the rest are in Rockville Centre Village.

A portion of South Hempstead in the northeast is served by the Uniondale Union Free School District, whose nine public schools, including the pre-K, are located in either Uniondale, Baldwin or Hempstead Village.

Much smaller areas in the southeast and northwest are served by the Baldwin Union Free School District and Hempstead Union Free School District, respectively.


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