About Flower Hill
The village of Flower Hill is actually only partially included in the Greater Roslyn area. The eastern half of Flower Hill sits in the Roslyn School District while the Western and northern parts are considered Manhasset and Port Washington.Flower Hill is one village, but part of it is in Manhasset, part in Port Washington and part in Roslyn. Some of the long and winding roads in the village cross school district lines, so children living in adjacent houses may go to different schools.
The name of Flower Hill can be traced to the early documents recording dwelling places in the area. These records date back to the early 18th century when the village consisted of several residences and other buildings located where today Port Washington Boulevard, Bonnie Heights Road and Country Club Drive intersect. In those early days, Flower Hill included a general store, a tavern, a blacksmith shop, a village well and a cemetery.
This was a village that served farmers whose land was located along Port Washington Boulevard and extended down to Hempstead Harbor. Proximity to the water was important because those farms shipped vegetables, grain and fruits to New York City from docks in Roslyn or Manhasset Bay.
St. Francis Hospital
St. Francis Hospital, located on Port Washington Boulevard, is one of our nation’s premier heart care centers. Today St. Francis Hospital, The Heart Center, has the highest cardiac case load in the Northeast and the second largest in the United States. St. Francis ranks number one in New York State in its care of critically ill patients.
Flower Hill Schools
The Village of Flower Hill has students that attend the Roslyn School District, the Port Washington School District, and the Manhasset School District.