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Roslyn Heights

Roslyn Heights

The hamlet of Roslyn Heights is located in the Nassau County town of North Hempstead. Anchored by the village of Roslyn, the Greater Roslyn area includes Roslyn Heights as well as Roslyn Estates, Roslyn Harbor, East Hills, Greenvale and Searingtown.


Local historians have carefully preserved many historic buildings from Roslyn's nearly 400 years as a community. The estates of William Bryant and Childs Frick are within the Roslyn area, and two neighborhoods are registered historic districts boasting architecture from the early 19th and 20th centuries. At the corner of Main and Old Northern, Roslyn's clock tower is a prominent and well-known local landmark.


An attractive, affluent neighborhood on the North Shore's Gold Coast, Roslyn Heights was once home to sprawling estates and vast mansions belonging to some of the country's wealthiest families. These estates were subdivided to accommodate suburban living, but the homes that now occupy this former estate are, in some cases, quite luxurious even by today's standards. Though Roslyn Heights is home to some of the most expensive communities on the North Shore Roslyn Country Club and East Hills there is enough of a variety of available homes to include first-time home-buyers and families looking for a safe suburban community with an easy commute to New York City. Both the Long Island Expressway and the Northern State Parkway run along the southern border of Roslyn Heights, and Midtown Manhattan is less than 25 miles away. Greater Roslyn sits at the southernmost tip of Hempstead Harbor, at the center of no less than six golf courses including the historic Old Westbury course to the east. Local recreation centers around Gerry Pond and Gerry Pond Park, which form a picturesque village green. Cultural offerings include the Nassau County Museum of Art and Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center. The 98-acre Christopher Morley Park, maintained by Nassau County, boasts a nine-hole golf course, pools and tennis courts, ball fields, a dog run, a model boat basin and an ice rink.


Shopping and dining options can be found along Mineola Avenue. In nearby Manhasset you'll find the Miracle Mile shopping strip along Northern Boulevard, offering high-end department stores and popular shops like Lord & Taylor and Ann Taylor in the 225,000-square-foot Americana Manhasset.


Roslyn Heights is served by the Roslyn station on the Long Island Railroad; the trip to Pennsylvania Station takes about 52 minutes. An express train from the Manhasset station takes about 35 minutes.

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