6.7 out of 10

Elmont

40.703413720151 -73.7046933910078
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Eating Out
  • Shopping Options
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Public Transport
Not great for
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Cost of Living
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Clean & Green
  • Parks & Recreation
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
Oct 27, 2013

"Diverse Town On Nassau Most Western Part"

Elmont is a small town adjacent to Franklin Square, Valley Stream and Floral Park also Stewart Manor. Elmont is a very diverse community with a great commute to NYC. Elmont has some great parks such as Avriell Blvd Park right by Tulip Ave. Cost of living is quite cheap for Long Island. Crime in recent years has been decreasing very nicely.
Pros
  • Close to NYC
  • Diversity
  • Cheap Cost of Living
Cons
  • Lots of traffic, especially when Belmont is open
  • Schools at the elementary level need improvement
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Aug 26, 2012

"A diverse, busy community just outside the city"

Elmont
One hundred two countries are represented in the Town of Hempstead hamlet of Elmont, population 33,000. Its diversity, large selection of well-kept homes, and proximity to the city have made it a desirable place to live in recent years.

Belmont Park is the hamlet’s most well-known landmark. Located in Elmont’s northwest corner, the raceway was built in 1905, and modeled after European race tracks. Belmont is recognized nationally at the home of the Belmont Stakes, the third leg of the Triple Crown, horseracing’s most coveted prize. The park brings substantial traffic to Elmont, especially on weekends and during important races.

Leisure time activities are abundant. The Elmont Memorial Library is a modern 62,500 square foot facility with performing arts space used by the Broad Hollow Theater Company, a local organization which puts on performances for adults and children. Hempstead Turnpike, which is the hamlet’s major road, features ample shopping opportunities. Roosevelt Field and the greater Westbury area, which offer shoppers more possibilities than anywhere else in Nassau, are about fifteen minutes away. The Elmont Coalition for Sustainable Development, a community group representing a cross-section of area organizations, is actively focused on involving residents in the process of community planning as Elmont looks to the future.

Residents can also choose among several parks. Averill Boulevard Park and Pool has a swimming pool and spray pool, as well as a playground, playing fields, picnic areas and a jogging trail. Dutch Broadway Park and Elmont Road Park offer similar amenities, including playing fields and playgrounds. Though Elmont is located north and west of Nassau’s South Shore beaches, Jones Beach State Park and the Town of Hempstead’s beaches are easily accessible by way of the Southern State and Meadowbrook Parkways.

Elmont is one of only a handful of towns served by separate elementary and high school districts, Elmont and the Sewanhaka Central High School District. The Elmont School District serves 4,000 students in kindergarten through sixth grade. There are six elementary schools. The state education department recently placed Elmont on the list of schools needing improvement in English Language Arts at the elementary and middle school levels. Only half of the seventh and eighth graders scored at or above grade level in ELA on recent state exams. Results at Elmont Memorial High School, which educates 2,000 students, are better. The high school has been recognized by the College Board for having large numbers of African-American students taking and passing Advanced Placement exams. Overall, graduation rates are high, with the vast majority of students heading to two-year or four-year colleges.

A big part of Elmont’s appeal is its affordability. Prices vary widely, allowing residents to start in one of its many small capes, and trade up while remaining in the area. Many legal two-family homes are available, and often buyers live in one and rent out the other. Ages of homes vary as well, with inventory from the 1920s and 1930s readily available. Like most of Nassau, Elmont grew rapidly after World War II, leading to a great deal of home construction during the 1950s and into the 1960s. A new senior complex, Foster Meadow Golden Age, opened last year with 30 co-op units priced at $150,000.
Pros
  • Diversity
  • Close to NYC
Cons
  • Schools at the elementary level need improvement
  • Lots of traffic, especially when Belmont is open
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Jul 07, 2012

"Nice Small Town near Queens"

Elmont has a great background new cultures have come to Elmont and gave it vibe! It is predominately African American. Everybody knows each other. Great commute!
Pros
  • Close to NYC
  • Cheap Cost of Living
  • Diversity
Cons
  • Schools at the elementary level need improvement
  • Lots of traffic, especially when Belmont is open
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids