Homes for Sale in Mineola
The Village of Mineola belongs to the Hempstead Township. Mineola has a deep, interesting history, which can be traced back as far as 1609 to Henry Hudson’s Dutch East India Claim. Settlers worked to clear the land for farming purposes, and in the 20th century, 1906 to be exact, Mineola became an incorporated village with its own president. Mineola has continued to prosper, as over 20,000 people now call the area home. Men are the minority in Mineola, responsible for 49% of the population. The median age for Mineola residents is slightly above 40 at 40.3 years of age. Additionally, the median family income as of 2012 was about $80,000.
Mineola has an impressive array of schools in its district; an arsenal consisting of 6 different schools. All of the aforementioned schools received grades of ‘good standing,’ over the most recent school year (2013-2014). ‘Good standing’ represents a school’s ability to meet all NYS requirements for the year, and is the highest a school can achieve – a notable accomplishment. Mineola High School has impressive athletics to add to its allure – in 2010 the boy’s track and field team was successful in their pursuit of the Nassau County Championship. To add to these accolades, the boys’ varsity soccer team won the Nassau and Long Island Championships in 2005. Their football team is top 50 in New York State for longest winning record of 28-0-2 over multiple seasons. Mineola definitely excels in both education and athletics.
Mineola offers much beyond its successful school system. They also have respectable and appealing restaurants, including: Nick’s Tuscan Grill, Eric’s Italian Bistro, and Piccola Bussola Ristorante. Eric’s Italian Bistro has emerged as a clear favorite, receiving a Diner’s Choice award for ‘neighborhood gem,’ based upon reviews amassed on Opentable.com.
Beyond the eateries, residents will have plenty to do between the numerous parks and the community pool available to them. The parks include Memorial Park, Wilson Park, and Emory Road Park. Memorial Park is a peaceful place to visit, paying tribute to lives lost on 9/11 and our veterans of the armed forces. It also features a library, tennis courts, and a playground. Residents of the village also have a pool available for their use during the hot summers, complete with a water slide, diving board, and on duty lifeguards – it’s the perfect summer hangout for families and kids. Swimming lessons are available, too. If that’s not enough Hofstra University and Nassau Coliseum are very close to the village and provide for entertaining day trips with family and friends.