About Manhasset
The area commonly known as Manhasset is a hamlet within the Town of North Hempstead. Its picture perfect neighborhoods are more than a fa├žade. In 2005, the Wall Street Journal ranked Manhasset as the best neighborhood to raise a family in the NYC metropolitan area. It is only fitting then that the name Manhasset is a Native American term meaning “the island neighborhood.” Within Manhasset are six incorporated villages; Munsey Park, Plandome Village, Plandome Heights Village, Plandome Manor Village, Flower Hill and North Hills. Both Flower Hill and North Hills actually lie only partially within Manhasset. From the Manhasset train station, residents and visitors can expect to be in downtown Manhattan in just 28 minutes.

What You Can Purchase
There are currently 136 listings for sale in Manhasset ranging in price from $499,000 to $7,500,000 for a waterfront Colonial in Plandome. The median asking price is $1,450,000. In 2009, 121 homes sold in Manhasset. The median sale price was $1,050,000 with a high of $2,799,000 and a low of $545,000.

Manhasset Long Island Real Estate Information

Manhasset Demographics
Population (2000) 8,362
Population Density 3,505
Education (Bachelors or Higher) 63.2%
Median Household Income (2008) $104,601
Manhasset Housing
Median House Value (2009) $1,195,000
New York Average $318,900
Manhasset History
Much like many of the neighboring areas, In the 19th Century Manhasset was a farming community. The construction of the Long Island Rail Road helped to transform this area into an upscale commuter area for businessmen and women working in New York.
In his 1925 novel The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald referred to the area of Manhasset Bay as “East Egg”, an area known for old money and established, wealthy New York families.
The Local Scene in Manhasset
Americana Manhasset
While the neighborhoods of Manhasset are great, they are often outshined by the shopping. The ‘Miracle Mile’, as it is often referred , is a mecca of upscale shopping and restaurants. There is probably not an upscale shop, boutique or nationally recognized retailer anywhere on the East Coast that comes close to the abundance of shops contained at this premier luxury shopper’s paradise.
Beaches & Parks
Neighboring Port Washington offers 3 beach parks along Long Island Sound; Bar Beach Park, Hempstead Harbor Beach Park and Manorhaven Beach Park offering swimming, playgrounds, sports fields, basketball courts, boat ramps and picnic areas. For the nature enthusiast there is Barbara Johnson Park and Preserve and the Sands Point Preserve.
Harbor Links Golf Course

The only public golf facility in the town of North Hempstead, Harbor Links Golf Course has much to offer, including a magnificent new clubhouse. The complex also offers a 9 hole Executive course, an 18 hole Championship course overlooking Hempstead Harbor and a mini-golf course for children and families.

North Shore Animal League America
North Shore Animal League America, headquartered in Port Washington, NY, is the largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization in the world. Since 1944, The Animal League’s mission has been saving the lives of pets through adoption, rescue, spay/neuter and advocacy initiatives. Every year, the Animal League reaches across the country to rescue, nurture and adopt approximately 20,000 pets into happy and loving homes. To date, the Animal League has placed close to 1 million puppies, kittens, cats and dogs into carefully screened homes.
The Schools
The Manhasset School district includes two Elementary Schools, one Middle School and one High School with just over 2,909 enrolled students combined. Of the 183 2009 high school graduates 175 graduated with Regents Diplomas, 153 with advanced designation. 173 of the graduates went on to attend college in the fall.