Much like many of the neighboring areas, In the 19th Century Manhasset was a farming community. The construction of the Long Island Rail Road helped to transform this area into an upscale commuter area for businessmen and women working in New York.
In his 1925 novel The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald referred to the area of Manhasset Bay as “East Egg”, an area known for old money and established, wealthy New York families.
Local Area Information
While the neighborhoods of Manhasset are great, they are often outshined by the shopping. The ‘Miracle Mile’, as it is often referred , is a mecca of upscale shopping and restaurants. There is probably not an upscale shop, boutique or nationally recognized retailer anywhere on the East Coast that comes close to the abundance of shops contained at this premier luxury shopper’s paradise.
Beaches & Parks
Neighboring Port Washington offers 3 beach parks along Long Island Sound; Bar Beach Park, Hempstead Harbor Beach Park and Manorhaven Beach Park offering swimming, playgrounds, sports fields, basketball courts, boat ramps and picnic areas. For the nature enthusiast there is Barbara Johnson Park and Preserve and the Sands Point Preserve.
Harbor Links Golf Course
The only public golf facility in the town of North Hempstead, Harbor Links Golf Course has much to offer, including a magnificent new clubhouse. The complex also offers a 9 hole Executive course, an 18 hole Championship course overlooking Hempstead Harbor and a mini-golf course for children and families.
North Shore Animal League America
North Shore Animal League America, headquartered in Port Washington, NY, is the largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization in the world. Since 1944, The Animal League's mission has been saving the lives of pets through adoption, rescue, spay/neuter and advocacy initiatives. Every year, the Animal League reaches across the country to rescue, nurture and adopt approximately 20,000 pets into happy and loving homes. To date, the Animal League has placed close to 1 million puppies, kittens, cats and dogs into carefully screened homes.
The Manhasset School district includes two Elementary Schools, one Middle School and one High School with over 2,900 enrolled students combined.