The township of Hempstead is located in the southwestern portion of Nassau County. It is approximately 22 miles from Manhattan. Many residents commute to Manhattan, which is about 30 minutes away by rail. These people feel that they can enjoy the best of both worlds-- the stimulation of the “city” and the “peace and quiet” of suburban living.
With an estimated population of 758,942 residents, the township of Hempstead contains 22 incorporated villages and 32 towns and residential communities. The incorporated villages include Atlantic Beach, Bellerose, Cedarhurst, East Rockaway, Floral Park (part), Hempstead, Hewlett Bay Park, Hewlett Neck, Island Park, Lawrence, Lynbrook, Malverne, Mineola (part), New Hyde Park (part), Hewlett Harbor, Rockville Center, South Floral Park, Woodmere and Valley Stream. Town and Residential Communities include Atlantic Beach, Baldwin, Bay Park, Bellerose Terrace, Bellmore, East Meadow, Elmont, Franklin Square, and Garden City SO. Hewlett, Inwood, Island Park, Lakeview, Levittown, West Hempstead, City-Long Beach, Lido-Pt. Lookout, Malverne (Uninc) Merrick, North Bellmore, Oceanside, Roosevelt, Seaford, Uniondale, Wantagh, Woodmere and West Hempstead.