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West Hempstead is a Nassau County neighborhood located in the Town of Hempstead on Long Island, New York. It is known for its diverse population, affordable housing options and convenient location for transportation and shopping. It is a great place for families and professionals looking for a suburban lifestyle close to the city.

Local Area Information

West Hempstead is an unincorporated neighborhood and census-designated place (CDP) in Nassau County’s Town of Hempstead on Long Island, New York. It is in the 11552 ZIP code, which it shares with parts of Lakeview and Malverne Park Oaks, its immediate neighbors to the south. Other neighbors include Garden City Village and Garden City South to the north, the village also named Hempstead to the east and Franklin Square to the west.

West Hempstead, located approximately 20 miles east of Manhattan, New York City, is a great place to find a variety of single-family homes and multifamily properties. It offers a range of options for buyers and renters, including 4-bedroom homes and co-ops, one of which is Hempstead Gardens. Many homes feature private pools and one or more bedrooms on the first floor, making them ideal for families with elderly relatives or guests who may have mobility issues.

For those looking for homes that offer high-end finishes and amenities, West Hempstead has a selection of luxury residences, some of which are new constructions. A number have the potential to be used as mother-daughter homes or legal accessory apartments, providing additional income or living space for extended families. In addition to traditional homes, the area has vacant lots for those looking to build their dream home. There are also rental properties available for investors and those looking for a steady income stream.

Overall, West Hempstead offers a wide range of options for homeowners and renters, from affordable single-family homes to luxury new constructions. It is an excellent location to live, work and nurture a family. It is a diverse community with tree-lined streets, parks, schools and a charming downtown area with a variety of shops and restaurants.

West Hempstead also has a great transportation network and convenient access to major highways, making it easy to get to work, school or explore Long Island. Residents enjoy the convenience of being close to the city but also enjoy the suburban lifestyle of living in a close-knit community.

General Information

Township: Town of Hempstead | Hempstead, New York

County: Nassau County

Population: 19,835 (2020)

Classification: Hamlet, CDP

Chamber of Commerce: West Hempstead Chamber of Commerce

LIRR Train Station/Schedule:
The LIRR serves West Hempstead via the West Hempstead Station,
Hempstead Gardens Station, and Lakeview Station.
Travel time to Manhattan, Penn Station is about
1 hour 3 minutes to 1 hour 6 minutes.

 West Hempstead, NY light blue house with front yard


Water District(s)
West Hempstead Water District
New York American Water
Cathedral Gardens 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

Hempstead Lake State Park is a multi-use facility that includes three notable 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.

Halls Pond Park is an 11-acre Nassau County park that offers a beautiful five-and-a-half-acre pond, paved paths and bridges. Surrounding the pond are several park benches, while an outdoor roller hockey rink is close by.

West Hempstead is the site of at least two of Hempstead Town’s recreational facilities, Cornwell Avenue Park and Echo Park. The latter’s amenities include the Echo Park Swimming Pool Complex, a baseball field, saunas and weight rooms.

The Hempstead Golf and Country Club is mostly located in the hamlet, though its Club House is in Hempstead Village. Besides the 18-hole golf course, regarded as one of Long Island’s premier golf courses, its facilities include tennis courts, a swimming pool, driving range and bowling.

The Schools

Most of the community’s school-age residents attend the West Hempstead Union Free School District, whose five public schools are all located in the hamlet.

A small western portion is served by the Franklin Square Union Free School District, whose three public elementary schools feed into the Sewanhaka Central High School District.

A few homes in the northeast region of the neighborhood are served by the Hempstead Union Free School District.


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