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Hempstead, NY

Hempstead, NY

Hempstead, NY

Moving to Hempstead, NY – Highlights
If you’re moving to Hempstead you’ll be joining 759,757 other residents who love their town. Located in the southwest corner of Nassau County, Hempstead is home to 22 incorporated villages within or partially within the town. Hempstead (combined) would be the 2nd largest city in New York if it were ever to be incorporated, as well as the 16th largest city in the United States. New residents of the town may be interested to know that, during the American Revolution, a split was caused in 1784 that divided the town into “North Hempstead” and “South Hempstead”, as it is today.

Moving to Hempstead – What’s in store

Getting around in Hempstead. The town of Hempstead is served by Greyhound Bus Lines, providing transportation throughout the many villages and surrounding cities. Amtrak serves the area with 5 terminal locations within 30 miles of the town, as well as a variety of yellow cab services. John F. Kennedy International Airport is the nearest airport, located 13.4 miles southwest of the town taking Southern State Parkway and Belt Parkway. La Guardia, Long Island MacArthur, Westchester County and Newark Liberty International are other airports located within 30 miles of Hempstead. 24% of residents use public transportation to commute while 48% drive. The average one-way commute time is approximately 35 minutes.

Dining in Hempstead. Waterzooi Belgian Bistro is the high-end late night hotspot in Hempstead where you’ll find a trendy atmosphere buzzing with people, a full bar and mussels galore. For authentic Belgian cuisine and beers, as well as ten variations of mussel dishes and $20 3-course Mussel Mania specials, Waterzooi is the ultimate ethnic destination—try the sweet potato gnocchi! Minado Japanese buffet provides a plentiful supply of fresh seafood options including custom-made sushi rolls and sashimi, as well as dim sum, a hibachi grill, several different salads and noodle dishes and so much more. Roughly $35 a head proves great value for the variety offered—try something new! Other local favorite eateries in Hempstead include Grand Lux Cafe, vegetarian-friendly The Witches Brew, The Original Umberto’s of New Hyde Park, Vincent’s Clam Bar and the Portuguese Churrasqueira Bairrada.

The climate in Hempstead. The highest average temperature in Hempstead is during August at 75 degrees, while the lowest average temperature is during February at 34 degrees. Residents of Hempstead will see approximately 42 inches of rain per year, the most occurring in October with 6.5 inches. Snowfall occurs anywhere between December and April, reaching an average of 4 inches in January; daily maximum accumulations can reach up to 16 inches in February alone.

Moving to Hempstead, New York – New Resident Links
Town of Hempstead
Hempstead Public Schools
Voter Registration

The service center for Hempstead, NY is located in Bay Shore, NY.

Information about Hempstead, NY

Est. Population: 53891
County: Nassau
Latitude: 40.7000
Longitude: -73.6167
Zip Codes: 11549