Homes for Sale in Roslyn


The Village of Roslyn has existed for centuries, dating back as far as 1643. Two men, John Carmen and Robert Fordham, are credited with the first establishment of the area. In 1643, they arrived in the area and chose it as the location for their new settlement. It was at first coined Hempstead Harbour, but the name was changed to Roslyn because there were a handful of other locations which incorporated Hempstead into their name. Roslyn was seen as unique and distinct enough to provide a standalone name amidst all of the confusion caused by the all too common Hempstead name. Today, Roslyn bears a population of 2,800 individuals, of whom females maintain a majority at about 59%. The median age of residents in Roslyn is 46.9, while the median family income is just shy of $82,000, according to 2012 figures.

The Roslyn school district encompasses 5 schools: Roslyn High School, Roslyn Middle School, East Hills Elementary School, Roslyn Heights School, and Harbor Hill School. Each school received the highest classification achievable of ‘good standing’ for the 2013-2014 school year, as determined by the New York State Department of Education. This means that each school has met all state held education standards. Roslyn Middle School and Harbor Hill School received further honors as ‘reward schools,’ meaning they made stride in several varying categories over the past academic year.

Roslyn offers a plethora of interesting activities and societies to become involved with, as there is a strong focus on the preservation of local history within the village and beyond, on the North Shore. For those who have an eye towards maintaining cultural and historical integrity, the Roslyn Historical Society is the place for you. Membership entails direct involvement with the purchase and restoration of buildings that have underlying historical significance, for instance. The society also holds classes for children to help educate them and enlighten them on the need to maintain the history of Roslyn. There are also events occurring frequently like lecture series and outings open to all existing members.

Beyond the emphasis on landmark preservation, there are ample things to do located just minutes from the heart of the village. Attend parks like Christopher Morley Park, preserve areas like William Cullen Bryant Preserve, and museums like Roslyn Grist Mill and the Nassau County Museum of Art. Christopher Morley Park occupies just under 100 acres and offers tennis courts, basketball courts, a 9-hole golf course, and trails perfect for fitness enthusiasts. There is also an ice skating rink and swimming pool available for use and perfect for family outings and escaping the summertime heat. The William Cullen Bryant Preserve hosts the Nassau County Museum of Art on a massive area of land. The Nassau County Museum of Art is located on a large estate, and offers gorgeous exhibitions, a garden, and sculptures for visitors to revel in.

Roslyn also offers a desirable restaurant scene. Well-liked dining locations include: Besito, Bistro Citron, Kyma, and Mim’s Restaurant. There are diverse cuisines options, from Mexican to Greek and Italian. Kyma is a Greek Restaurant specializing in Greek dishes that can claim any food enthusiast’s heart.

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