7.3 out of 10

Roslyn Heights

40.7821562278782 -73.6425242807242
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Pest Free
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Nightlife
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish


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

"A wealthy, modern counterpart to historic Roslyn"

Roslyn Heights, part of the area known as “The Roslyns” is an unincorporated hamlet just south of the village of Roslyn. The hamlet, part of the Town of North Hempstead, has a population of 6,500. Occupying a 1.5 square mile space, Roslyn Heights is seahorse-shaped and bordered by a long stretch of the Northern State Parkway.

The Long Island Expressway also cuts a path through Roslyn Heights, making the area conveniently located for commuting and travel. The LIRR’s Roslyn station is actually located in Roslyn Heights, where permits are not required. Travel time is approximately fifty minutes, which includes a transfer at Jamaica. Albertson’s LIRR station is located within Roslyn Heights’ borders, which also has unrestricted parking. However, passengers who want to avoid the need to transfer must travel further south to Mineola, which has more frequent service but limited parking.

Shopping and dining options are plentiful within Roslyn Heights and beyond. Neighboring Roslyn has a quaint downtown area with unique shops and eateries. The Americana at Manhasset has a large selection of luxury retailers. To the south, Roosevelt Field Mall is the centerpiece of a large commercial area which includes several shopping centers along Old Country Road and Glen Cove Road.

Roslyn Heights is part of the Roslyn School District. Its 4,000 students also hail from Roslyn Harbor and Greenvale. The schools have an excellent reputation and are a major draw for young families looking to settle in the area. One of the district’s three elementary schools, Heights School, and the middle school and high school are located in Roslyn Heights. Roslyn High School offers twenty Advanced Placement courses, and more than fifty clubs and extracurricular activities. Some parts of Roslyn Heights are zoned for Mineola’s schools, which are solid but not stellar, or East Williston, which includes the well-regarded Wheatley School.

The Town of North Hempstead operates area parks and recreation programs. Clark Botanic Garden, located near Roslyn Heights’ border with Albertson, features about 5,000 species of plants, along with ponds and streams. The Town operates a beach in Port Washington during the summer; those seeking an ocean experience can travel down the Meadowbrook Parkway to Jones Beach State Park. Christopher Morley Park, a county facility in Roslyn, has 98 acres which includes a 9-hole golf course, athletic facilities, a playground, an outdoor ice rink and a pool. Gerry Pond, in the village of Roslyn, is quiet and pretty, with a large pond and gazebo.

Most of the housing inventory in Roslyn Heights is priced near or above a million dollars, but less expensive homes can be found in small numbers, beginning around $400,000. While those home prices will be out of reach for many, they are relatively less expensive than other North Shore towns. The more affordable homes are mixed between the Roslyn School District and the Mineola School District. These homes tend to be split between the Roslyn schools and the East Williston schools. Co-ops and condos are widely available at a wide range of price points. Roslyn Gardens, a co-op complex with one- and two-bedroom units, are currently priced between $100,000 and $300,000. The more upscale Summit at High Point is a condominium community, where prices begin around $650,000.
  • Great schools
  • Safe
  • Lots of nearby amenities
  • Expensive real estate
  • High taxes
  • Noise and traffic from highways
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish

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