Manhasset Hills, New York

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Manhasset Hills, New York
A welcome sign to Manhasset Hills, located at the intersection of Old Courthouse Road and Shelter Rock Road.
A welcome sign to Manhasset Hills, located at the intersection of Old Courthouse Road and Shelter Rock Road.
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
Manhasset Hills, New York is located in New York
Manhasset Hills, New York
Manhasset Hills, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 40°45′33″N 73°40′47″W / 40.75917°N 73.67972°W / 40.75917; -73.67972Coordinates: 40°45′33″N 73°40′47″W / 40.75917°N 73.67972°W / 40.75917; -73.67972
Country United States
State New York
County Nassau County, New York
 • Total0.6 sq mi (1.5 km2)
 • Land0.6 sq mi (1.5 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
125 ft (38 m)
 • Total3,592
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)516
FIPS code36-44908
GNIS feature ID1867410

Manhasset Hills is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in Nassau County, New York, United States. The population was 3,592 at the 2010 census. Neighboring communities include Herricks, North New Hyde Park, and Lake Success.

Manhasset Hills is an unincorporated area of the Town of North Hempstead.


By the late 1950s, much of the land in Manhasset Hills had been developed by developers.[1] One of the last major developments to be built was the Cherrywood Homes development, which was built on a 24-acre tract by Barney and Martin Spiegel. The development was built with 88 split-level houses designed by A.H. Salkowitz, and was constructed on one of the last remaining major undeveloped tracts of land available in Manhasset Hills.[1]

1980s group home controversy[edit]

In the 1980s and 1990s, roughly 1,000 Manhasset Hills residents attempted to prevent the State of New York from placing a group home in their neighborhood for people with mental disabilities.[2][3][4][5] Many were concerned that their property values would decrease because of the group home's presence, and attempted to change a law in order to prevent the home from being established.

The residents were successful in preventing the group home from being established in their community, and the home was instead established in nearby New Hyde Park.[4][5]

Government & politics[edit]


As Manhasset Hills is an unincorporated part of the Town of North Hempstead, it is directly governed by the town's government in Manhasset.[6][7]

As of June 2021, Manhasset Hills is represented on the Town Board by Peter J. Zuckerman, and is located in its 2nd Council District.[7]


Politically, Manhasset Hills leans liberal.[8] In the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the majority of Manhasset Hills voters voted for Hillary Clinton (D) as opposed to for Donald Trump (R).[8]


Manhasset Hills is located at 40°45′33″N 73°40′47″W / 40.75917°N 73.67972°W / 40.75917; -73.67972 (40.759230, -73.679861).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2), all land.[10]


As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 3,661 people, 1,224 households, and 1,068 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 6,175.1 per square mile (2,395.8/km2). There were 1,235 housing units at an average density of 2,083.1/sq mi (808.2/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 70.39% White, 0.36% African American, 0.03% Native American, 27.04% Asian, 0.66% from other races, and 1.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.31% of the population.

There were 1,224 households, out of which 37.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 81.2% were married couples living together, 4.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 12.7% were non-families. 10.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.99 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 24.2% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 20.3% from 25 to 44, 29.0% from 45 to 64, and 20.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.1 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $103,540, and the median income for a family was $109,613. Males had a median income of $78,223 versus $48,542 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $45,009. About 2.3% of families and 2.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.5% of those under age 18 and 3.9% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "BUILDERS ON L.I. PLAN NEW HOMES; Manhasset Hills Tract to Be Site of 88 Split-Levels in the $24,990 Price Class". The New York Times. 1957-05-05. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2021-05-20.
  2. ^ "NIMBYism Rears Its Ugly Head in N. Hempstead". Newsday. July 28, 1989 – via ProQuest.
  3. ^ Fan, Maureen (October 21, 1990). "Residents: 'We Just Don't Want It': Proposed group home in Herricks opposed". Newsday – via ProQuest.
  4. ^ a b Spindle, William (July 20, 1989). "Sites Dropped for Group Home: State changes plans after residents object". Newsday – via ProQuest.
  5. ^ a b Fan, Maureen (September 27, 1989). "Home Spurs Civic Unit's Rebirth: Residents vow fight on mental law". Newsday – via ProQuest.
  6. ^ "Long Island Index: Interactive Map". Retrieved 2021-06-28.
  7. ^ a b "Town of North Hempstead - Councilman Peter J. Zuckerman (2nd District)". Retrieved 2021-06-29.
  8. ^ a b Welch, Will (2017-11-08). "How Long Island Voted". Newsday. Retrieved 2021-06-23.
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  10. ^ "Manhasset Hills CDP, New York Profile". Retrieved 2021-06-29.
  11. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.