University Gardens, New York
University Gardens, New York
|County||Nassau County, New York|
|Named for||The former University Golf Club and the adjacent village, Russell Gardens|
|• Total||0.53 sq mi (1.38 km2)|
|• Land||0.53 sq mi (1.38 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||148 ft (45 m)|
|• Density||8,207.16/sq mi (3,168.43/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0968249|
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.
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.
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.
As such, the "University" part of its name comes from the golf club and the "Gardens" part of its name comes from Russell Gardens.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of Census 2000, 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.
As of the 2010 United States Census, 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
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. It is open exclusively to residents of the subdivision and their guests.
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).
Representation in higher government
Nassau County representation
New York State representation
New York State Assembly
New York State Senate
United States Congress
United States Senate
University Gardens is located entirely within the boundaries of the Great Neck Union Free School District. As such, all children who reside within University Gardens and attend public schools go to Great Neck's schools.
University Gardens is located within the boundaries of the Great Neck Library District.
Northern Boulevard (New York State Route 25A) passes through the hamlet and forms part of its northern boundary. Additionally, the Long Island Expressway (Interstate 495) forms a small portion of the hamlet's southwestern boundary.
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. The nearest Long Island Rail Road stations to University Gardens are Great Neck and Little Neck.
The n20G bus route travels along Northern Boulevard and Middle Neck Road through University Gardens. This bus line is operated by Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE). 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.
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