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University Gardens, New York
The Wensley Drive entrance to the University Gardens subdivision for which the CDP is named, as seen on May 21, 2021.
The Wensley Drive entrance to the University Gardens subdivision for which the CDP is named, as seen on May 21, 2021.
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York
University Gardens, New York is located in New York
University Gardens, New York
University Gardens, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 40°46′27″N 73°43′36″W / 40.77417°N 73.72667°W / 40.77417; -73.72667Coordinates: 40°46′27″N 73°43′36″W / 40.77417°N 73.72667°W / 40.77417; -73.72667
Country United States
State New York
County Nassau County, New York
TownNorth Hempstead
Named forThe former University Golf Club and the adjacent village, Russell Gardens
Area
 • Total0.53 sq mi (1.38 km2)
 • Land0.53 sq mi (1.38 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
148 ft (45 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total4,358
 • Density8,207.16/sq mi (3,168.43/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
11020
Area code516
FIPS code36-76287
GNIS feature ID0968249

University Gardens is a hamlet and a census-designated place (CDP) in Nassau County, on the North Shore of Long Island, in New York, United States. The main subdivision for which the CDP is named is located towards its northeastern edge. It is located within and is governed by the Town of North Hempstead and is part of the Greater Great Neck area.

The University Gardens CDP is a larger area, which includes the University Gardens subdivision and the other unincorporated areas between it and the Nassau/Queens line.

History[edit]

The University Gardens subdivision within the greater, eponymous CDP is a distinct community founded in 1927 and operates under a set of covenants recorded with its 218 homes and 17 commercial properties under the auspices of the University Gardens Property Owners Association, Inc.[2]

The name of the CDP, which as aforementioned is named for the smaller, eponymous subdivision, derives from the fact that the land which the subdivision is located on was purchased from and built atop the short-lived University Golf Club, and because Russell Gardens, located across Northern Boulevard, was being developed around the same time.[3]

As such, the "University" part of its name comes from the golf club and the "Gardens" part of its name comes from Russell Gardens.[3]

Geography[edit]

U.S. Census map of University Gardens.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2), all land.[4]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
20204,358
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

Census 2000[edit]

As of Census 2000,[6] there were 4,138 people, 1,660 households, and 1,160 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 7,007.1 per square mile (2,708.0/km2). There were 1,696 housing units at an average density of 2,871.9/sq mi (1,109.9/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 80.67% White, 2.39% African American, 0.12% Native American, 13.29% Asian, 1.98% from other races, and 1.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.59% of the population.

There were 1,660 households, out of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.6% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.1% were non-families. 27.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 22.7% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 28.3% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.6 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $74,637, and the median income for a family was $90,511. Males had a median income of $61,207 versus $42,308 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $40,643. About 2.5% of families and 2.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.1% of those under age 18 and 2.1% of those age 65 or over.

2010 Census[edit]

As of the 2010 United States Census,[6] there were 3,058 people, 1,559 households, and 1,106 families within the CDP. The racial makeup of the CDP was 76.7% White, 3.0% African American, 0.0% Native American, 20.0% Asian, 0.0% Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, 1.2% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.5% of the population.

Parks and recreation[edit]

The University Gardens Property Owners Association owns and maintains a neighborhood club on Sussex Road within the University Gardens subdivision, called the University Gardens Pool & Tennis Club.[7] It is open exclusively to residents of the subdivision and their guests.[7]

The Great Neck Park District, which the hamlet is within the boundaries of, also maintains Lakeville Park, which is located at the northern end of Concord Avenue at Pembroke Avenue.[8][9]

The entrance to Lakeville Park on June 4, 2021.

Government[edit]

Town representation[edit]

As University Gardens is an unincorporated hamlet, it has no government of its own, and is instead governed directly by the Town of North Hempstead in Manhasset.[9][10]

University Gardens is located in the Town of North Hempstead's 5th district, which as of September 2021 is represented on the Town Board by Lee R. Seeman (D–Great Neck).[10]

Representation in higher government[edit]

Nassau County representation[edit]

University Gardens is located in Nassau County's 10th Legislative district, which as of September 2021 is represented in the Nassau County Legislature by Ellen W. Birnbaum (D–Great Neck).[9][11]

New York State representation[edit]

New York State Assembly[edit]

University Gardens is located in the New York State Assembly's 16th Assembly district, which as of September 2021 is represented by Gina Sillitti (D–Manorhaven).[9][12]

New York State Senate[edit]

University Gardens is located in the New York State Senate's 7th State Senate district, which as of September 2021 is represented in the New York State Senate by Anna Kaplan (D–North Hills).[9][13]

Federal representation[edit]

United States Congress[edit]

University Gardens is located in New York's 3rd congressional district, which as of September 2021 is represented in the United States Congress by Tom Suozzi (D–Glen Cove).[9][14]

United States Senate[edit]

Like the rest of New York, University Gardens is represented in the United States Senate by Charles Schumer (D) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D).[15]

Politics[edit]

In the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the majority of University Gardens voters voted for Hillary Clinton (D).[16]

Education[edit]

School district[edit]

University Gardens is located entirely within the boundaries of the Great Neck Union Free School District.[9][17] As such, all children who reside within University Gardens and attend public schools go to Great Neck's schools.[9][17]

Library district[edit]

University Gardens is located within the boundaries of the Great Neck Library District.[9]

Infrastructure[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Road[edit]

Northern Boulevard (New York State Route 25A) passes through the hamlet and forms part of its northern boundary.[9] Additionally, the Long Island Expressway (Interstate 495) forms a small portion of the hamlet's southwestern boundary.[9]

Other major roads include Bates Road, Great Neck Road, Horrace Harding Boulevard, Middle Neck Road, and Nassau Boulevard.[9]

Rail[edit]

Although the Long Island Rail Road's Port Washington Branch passes through University Gardens and forms part of its northwestern boundary, there are no stations located within the hamlet.[9] The nearest Long Island Rail Road stations to University Gardens are Great Neck and Little Neck.[9]

Bus[edit]

An eastbound n20G bus on Northern Boulevard in University Gardens in May 2017.

The n20G bus route travels along Northern Boulevard and Middle Neck Road through University Gardens.[18] This bus line is operated by Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE).[18] Additionally, NICE's n20h, n21, n25, and n26 bus routes run through a small section of the northwestern portion of the hamlet, along Middle Neck Road.[18]

Utilities[edit]

Natural gas[edit]

National Grid USA provides natural gas to homes and businesses that are hooked up to natural gas lines in University Gardens.[19][20]

Power[edit]

PSEG Long Island provides power to all homes and businesses within University Gardens.[19][21]

Sewage[edit]

University Gardens is connected to sanitary sewers. These sewers are operated by the Belgrave Sewer District.[9]

Water[edit]

University Gardens is served by the Manhasset–Lakeville Water District.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 20, 2022.
  2. ^ "ugpoa - Overview". www.ugpoa.org. Retrieved 2021-05-18.
  3. ^ a b Winsche, Richard (October 1, 1999). The History of Nassau County Community Place-Names. Interlaken, New York: Empire State Books. ISBN 978-1557871541.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  6. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. ^ a b "ugpoa - Pool & Tennis Club". www.ugpoa.org. Retrieved 2021-09-12.
  8. ^ "Parks & Facilities | Great Neck Park District, NY". www.gnparks.org. Retrieved 2021-06-22.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "Long Island Index: Interactive Map". www.longislandindexmaps.org. Retrieved 2021-08-05.
  10. ^ a b "Town of North Hempstead - Councilwoman Lee R. Seeman (5th District)". northhempsteadny.gov. Retrieved 2021-09-12.
  11. ^ "District 10 - Ellen W. Birnbaum | Nassau County, NY - Official Website". www.nassaucountyny.gov. Retrieved 2021-09-12.
  12. ^ "Gina L. Sillitti - Assembly District 16 |Assembly Member Directory | New York State Assembly". nyassembly.gov. Retrieved 2021-07-22.
  13. ^ "NY Senate District 7". NY State Senate. Retrieved 2021-07-22.
  14. ^ "Suozzi Declares Victory In NY 3rd Congressional District Race". Huntington, NY Patch. 2020-11-17. Retrieved 2021-07-22.
  15. ^ "U.S. Senate: Contacting U.S. Senators". www.senate.gov. Retrieved 2021-07-22.
  16. ^ Welch, Will (2017-11-08). "How Long Island Voted". Newsday. Retrieved 2021-06-23.
  17. ^ a b "Composite School District Boundaries Shapefiles". NCES. Retrieved 2020-10-23.
  18. ^ a b c "Nassau Inter-County Express - Maps and Schedules". www.nicebus.com. Retrieved 2021-08-19.
  19. ^ a b "Long Island Utility Information - LIPA, Nat Grid, & Local Water Authorities". LongIsland.com. Retrieved 2020-10-24.
  20. ^ "Natural Gas & Electricity | National Grid". www.nationalgridus.com. Retrieved 2021-07-21.
  21. ^ "Home Page - PSEG Long Island". www.psegliny.com. Retrieved 2021-07-21.

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