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Roslyn Harbor

Roslyn Harbor

The tiny village of Roslyn Harbor is located in the Nassau County town of North Hempstead. Anchored by the village of Roslyn, the Greater Roslyn area includes Roslyn Harbor as well as Roslyn Heights, Roslyn Estates, East Hills, Greenvale and Searingtown.


Located along Hempstead Harbor, this idyllic, affluent neighborhood on Long Island's North Shore Gold Coast was once home to sprawling estates and vast mansions belonging to some of the country's wealthiest families. These estates were subdivided to accommodate modern suburban living, but the homes that now occupy these former estates tend towards the luxurious even by today's standards, appealing to buyers seeking large expanses of land while still living close to New York City. Amid rolling hills, ponds and walking trails, houses in Roslyn Harbor most on one or two acres rank among the most expensive on the North Shore, with waterfront property being the priciest. Many private backyards boast a pool or a tennis court. 


Roslyn historians have carefully preserved many historic buildings from its nearly 400 years as a community. The estates of William Bryant and Childs Frick are within the Roslyn area, and two neighborhoods are registered historic districts boasting architecture from the early 19th and 20th centuries. At the corner of Main and Old Northern, Roslyn's clock tower is a prominent and well-known local landmark.


Greater Roslyn is located at the southernmost tip of Hempstead Harbor, at the center of no less than six golf courses including the historic Old Westbury course to the east. Some residents join the Engineers Country Club which offers an 18-hole course and an Olympic-sized pool.


Local recreation options also include Gerry Pond and Gerry Pond Park, which form a picturesque village green. Cultural offerings include the Nassau County Museum of Art on 145 acres with hiking trails and a nature preserve and Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center. To the south is the 98-acre Christopher Morley Park. This county park boasts a nine-hole golf course, pools and tennis courts, ball fields, a dog run, a model boat basin and an ice rink.


Both the Long Island Expressway and the Northern State Parkway lie several miles to the south; the drive to Manhattan takes about 45 minutes. The nearest Long Island Railroad stations are Greenvale and Roslyn; the trip to Pennsylvania Station takes less than one hour.

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