5.7 out of 10

Baldwin Harbor

40.6358385859951 -73.6040669230939
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Childcare
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Hipsters
  • Beach Lovers
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Reviews

3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"An affordable waterfront community"

Baldwin Harbor is a hamlet in the Town of Hempstead, Nassau County. Its designation as a community is recent, and came after the 1990 census. Despite its new status as a hamlet, Baldwin Harbor still shares a zip code, library and school district with Baldwin. Its population is about 8,200 people, residing within a 1.7 square mile area.

The hamlet is almost entirely residential, though Baldwin Harbor Park occupies a large parcel on the water. Despite its waterfront location, there are no swimming beaches, but Jones Beach State Park and several Town of Hempstead beaches are nearby.

Atlantic Avenue is the main road, forming the north border and providing access to Baldwin’s shopping areas along Grand Avenue and Sunrise Highway. Most residents probably find they can meet most of their needs locally. Baldwin Plaza, on Sunrise Highway, has Best Buy and CVS. Roosevelt Field Mall, about fifteen minutes away, is one of the largest malls in the U.S., with over 270 stores. Baldwin Harbor residents can catch the LIRR to Manhattan from the Baldwin station. Travel time averages 35-40 minutes.

Children who live in Baldwin Harbor attend school in the Baldwin school district, which educates 5,500. There are seven elementary schools, one middle school and one high school. Ninety-four percent of recent graduates continued on to two-year or four-year colleges. The high school has a strong academic program, with numerous Advanced Placement courses. There are over fifty interscholastic sports teams, in addition to an arts program and robotics team. The high school has been recognized as a “School of Excellence.”

Baldwin Harbor’s median income is slightly higher than Baldwin’s. Home prices in Baldwin Harbor vary widely, ranging from small, single family homes to pricier homes near the water.
Pros
  • Affordable homes
  • Baldwin Harbor Park
  • Close to everything
Cons
  • High property taxes
  • Flood insurance may be necessary
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Hipsters
  • Beach Lovers

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