7.4 out of 10

Hewlett Harbor

40.6354349851315 -73.6843507619894
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parking
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Nightlife
  • Public Transport
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers


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 1/5
  • 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 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5

"A wealthy residential village"

Hewlett Harbor is an incorporated village within the Town of Hempstead. It occupies less than one square mile on Hewlett Bay in southwestern Nassau County with a population of approximately 1,300. The village is located in the Five Towns area, an informal grouping of towns.

Hewlett High School, which serves students living in “The Hewletts” and Woodmere, is located in adjacent 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.

Most of the area’s shopping is located along Peninsula Boulevard and Broadway. Well-known chains, like Loehmann’s and CVS, are present, as well as smaller, independently owned shops. A number of store owners close early on Friday and remain closed on Saturday in observation of the Sabbath.

Its inclusion in the Town of Hempstead gives Hewlett Harbor residents access to over 90 parks, including nearby beaches. Grant Park, in the eastern part of the nearby hamlet of Hewlett, is a county-run park on 35 acres. It includes new fields for baseball and softball, tennis and basketball courts, and a playground. Fishing is allowed in the park’s pond. The Seawane Club, a private golf and country club, is located in 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.

Like its neighbor Hewlett Bay Park, Hewlett Harbor is small and exclusive, with high prices even by Nassau County standards. The community consists entirely of single-family homes, with no co-ops or condominiums.
  • Lovely waterfront location
  • Good schools
  • High real estate costs and property taxes
  • Somewhat isolated
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers

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