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Williston Park

Williston Park

The village of Williston Park is located in the town of North Hempstead in Nassau County, Long Island. Neighbors include Albertson to the north, Manhasset Hills to the west, Mineola to the south and Carle Place and Westbury to the east.

Williston Park was founded in 1926 by developer William Chatlos, whose plan was to create an affordable community for New York City residents who wanted to leave the city. This planned suburban community predated William Levitt's post-World War II vision for Levittown, which is often credited for being the first of its kind. Chatlos built 1,000 one-family Dutch colonials in five varieties on 40-by-100-foot lots in the village, and marketed them as Happiness Homes.

Today's Williston Park is still a thriving suburban community of modest-yet-gracious single-family homes, with lower property taxes than much of Nassau County. The modernized versions of the original Chatlos houses still exist, joined by newer Tudors, colonials, Capes and split-levels. The village has maintained its community spirit, and homes are well-maintained. New buyers include many young families and first-time home buyers. The village is served by the Herricks Union Free School District and the Mineola Union Free School District.

You'll find stores, restaurants and offices along Hillside and Willis Avenues, and Long Island's largest retail shopping centers, Roosevelt Field and Americana Manhasset, are just a short drive away. Within the village is Kelleher park, which offers a Little League ball field, a playground, basketball courts and a roller hockey rink. Next to the park is an Olympic-sized outdoor public pool. The village is also surrounded by golf courses.

The Northern State Parkway and Long Island Expressway are a short distance to the north. Midtown Manhattan is only 22 miles away by train or car. The Long Island Railroad stops at East Williston.

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