Homes for Sale in Manhasset
Manhasset is located in North Hempstead. It is an unincorporated community with a rich history; it was first populated by the Matinecock Indians and later by Dutch and English settlers. It was formerly known as Little Cow Neck, as it had land suitable for livestock. It suffered at the hands of the British during the Revolutionary War and coped with desegregation in the 1960’s, which ultimately led to a school being closed as a result of a lawsuit.
Manhasset became the official name of the community in 1840. Manhasset is a native word meaning ‘Island Neighborhood,’ which aptly describes the collective. Today, about 8,000 people reside here and women maintain an infinitesimal majority. The median age of inhabitants in the area is 43.1 years, with a household income of $104,213 as of 2012. Moreover, in 2005 the Wall Street Journal ranked Manhasset as the #1 place to raise a family on Long Island.
Manhasset offers a very strong school district. Their achievements have amassed attention on a national scale; Manhasset High School was ranked 75 in the nation in 2013 out of the 2000 best public high schools in the US, according to Newsweek. The school district was deemed a ‘focus district’ by the NYS Department of Education, meaning improvement was necessary, however that can be misleading. Individually, of the listed schools, only one was listed as a ‘focus school;’ Manhasset Middle School. Each other school listed was given the highest grade of ‘good standing,’ meaning they are sufficiently and effectively meeting NYS educational requirements. Manhasset also offers a strong athletic system. Manhasset High School offers profound girls and boys lacrosse teams. In 2009 and 2010, the boy’s lacrosse team won the Class C State championship. More recently, this past school year (2013-2014), the girl’s lacrosse team won the State Championship.
Manhasset has a successful range of restaurants with different cooking styles. Some examples include: Cipollini Trattoria and Bar, Toku Modern Asian, Pearl East, and La Coquille where you can find Italian, Japanese, European, and Chinese styled dishes. Manhasset also offers parks and recreational centers for which to visit, too; Manhasset Valley Park, Mary Jane Davies Green, and Whitney Pond Park. Whitney Pond Park offers much interesting activities like fishing, tennis, and swimming for both small children (in their kiddie pool) and adults. The pond is the central focus of the park and provides for a very calm, peaceful ambiance.
There is an abundance of places of interest to visit and explore in the town of Manhasset. Bar Beach Park doubles as a beach area and recreational area. Sands Point Preserve and Falaise is a popular 216 acre nature preserve with a large manor house. Tours are available, as well. If golfing is your passion be sure to investigate Harbor Links Golf Complex, which offers an 18-hole course, 9-hole course, and a mini golf course, too. Other points of interest include the Helen Keller National Center, Hempstead Harbor Beach Park, Manorhaven Beach Park, the Manhasset Public Library, the Science Museum of Long Island, and the Town Dock, which offers unparalleled access to Manhasset Bay.