North Hempstead is the western half of Nassau County's North Shore. The two peninsulas on its northern shoreline are the "West Egg" and "East Egg" of Great Gatsby fame. As it borders Queens, it has a fair amount of development as well. The major communities in North Hempstead include Great Neck, Manhasset, Port Washington, and Roslyn on the shore, and New Hyde Park and Mineola on its southern border with Hempstead.
The Port Washington Branch of the Long Island Rail Road connects the North Shore to Flushing and Manhattan. The Main Line of the Long Island Rail Road connects the southern part of North Hempstead to Jamaica, Manhattan, and Brooklyn.
- 1 Cedarmere, 225 Bryant Avenue, Roslyn Harbor. Estate and home of poet and journalist William Cullen Bryant, located right on Hempstead Harbor. Now a county park. There are some additional historic Victorian houses along Bryant Avenue immediately north of the park, though these are private residences.
- 2 [formerly dead link] Nassau County Museum of Art, One Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor. Located in the mansion of Congressman and magazine editor Lloyd Stephens Bryce
- 3 Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury. Former 1906 home and estate of steel magnate John Shaffer Phipps
- 4 Sands Point Preserve, 127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point. Contains hiking trails and three historic mansions: Castle Gould, Hempstead House, and Falaise
- 5 United States Merchant Marine Academy, 300 Steamboat Road, Kings Point. One of the five U.S. military academies. The grounds and a museum are open to the public during the day, and tours can be arranged if reserved in advance
- 6 Clark Botanic Garden, 193 I. U. Willets Rd, Albertson. A 12-acre botanic garden on the former estate of attorney Grenville Clark. Has 5,000 species of plants, with over 1,000 labeled trees, shrubs, and garden plants.
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