7.5 out of 10

Hewlett Bay Park

40.6349845218937 -73.6946261260597
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parking
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
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Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A tiny affluent waterfront enclave"

Hewlett Bay Park is not a park, rather, it is an affluent incorporated village with slightly over 400 residents. Located on a canal leading to Hewlett Bay, it is located in the Five Towns area of southwestern Nassau. Recent data identified it as one of the highest-income places in the United States.

The village is almost entirely residential, but located convenient to shopping in the adjacent unincorporated area of Hewlett, along Peninsula Boulevard and Broadway. There is a mix of chain retailers and independently owned shops. A number of store owners close early on Friday and remain closed on Saturday in observation of the Sabbath. Residents who need to travel to Manhattan can catch the train at the Hewlett LIRR station. Parking at the station is free and travel time is roughly a half hour.

Hewlett High School, which serves students living in the Hewletts and Woodmere, is located in Hewlett Bay Park. The Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls, a private yeshiva, is located in the community as well. Many of students throughout the Five Towns attend yeshivas. The Hewlett-Woodmere district has a student population of 3,400. The district, with one early childhood center, two elementary schools, a middle school and a high school, performs solidly on state exams. Depending on subject and grade, between 2% and 6% fail to meet standards at the elementary and middle school level. Performance at the high school level is very strong, with passing rates above 90% on all Regents exams. College credits can be earned through Syracuse University and Long Island University.

Hewlett Bay Park is part of the Town of Hempstead, which gives residents access to a large range of public parks and recreational programs, including local town beaches. The Seawane Club, a private golf and country club, is located in nearby Hewlett Harbor with an 18-hole golf course, 8 tennis courts and a pool. Atlantic Beach is also nearby, with its collection of private beach clubs.

Current homes on the market range in price from just under a million to four million. Taxes are high. Many of the homes come with excellent water views.
Pros
  • Beautiful location and homes
  • Exclusive
  • Excellent public and private schools
Cons
  • Out of reach for most buyers
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers

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