The Five Towns on Long Island - Hewlett, NY
The Five Towns is an informal grouping of towns located in Nassau County, NY on the South Shore of Long Island. The Five Towns is normally considered to be made up of: Lawrence, Cedarhurst, Woodmere (and Woodsburgh), Inwood and Hewlett (Hewlett Bay Park, Hewlett Neck, Hewlett Harbor).
The name "Five Towns" dates back to 1931, when individual Community Chest groups in the area banded together to form the "Five Towns Community Chest".
I have lived here all my life and I can tell you that the Five Towns area is a great area to live, work and play.
- It is convenient to New York City - less than 45 minutes from most towns via the LIRR (Long Island Railroad)
- Located on the South Shore of Long Island we are minutes from the soft sandy beaches of the Atlantic Ocean.
- Just over 2 hours from skiing in New York's Catskill Mountains and New Jersey.
- Many discount and retail shopping areas.
- Wide varieties of restaurants and other eateries
- Many local parks, pools and golf courses.
- Choice of many different school districts depending on your needs.
I will detail a different town every day. Today I am going to focus on Hewlett.
Hewlett was named in honor of George Hewlett, who came to America from Buckinghamshire, England in the late 1600s. Identified as Hewlett for generations, the area was renamed in 1892 as Fenhurst. It was named Hewlett again when Augustus J. Hewlett, a descendant of George Hewlett, donated land to the LIRR, on the condition that the former name be reinstated.
Hewlett is home to Grant Park. It is a 35 acre park that features basketball, tennis and handball courts, baseball and soccer fields, paths for jogging and bicycles. It also has playgrounds for all ages. In the winter there is a skating rink, and in the other seasons there is fishing and boating on the lake.
The Seawane Golf & Country Club, is a private club in Hewlett. They have an 18 hole golf course, tennis courts, pool facilities, a state of the art gym, and a beautiful dining rom.
Visitors who are interested in museums and historical facts may enjoy visiting the Long Island Children's Museum and the African American Museum. Visitors may also enjoy recreational activities including boating and fishing at the Cantiague Park, Jones Beach State Park, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, and Eisenhower Park. Other popular attractions nearby include Central Park Zoo, Queens Botanical Garden, Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery, and Brooklyn Borough Hall.
There are many homes for sale in Hewlett. They range from starter homes to multi million dollar waterfront estates. The Five Towns Real Estate Directory was created to keep you informed on local real estate.
Pugatch Realty proudly serves the Five Towns and surrounding areas including Lynbrook, East Rockaway, Atlantic Beach, Valley Stream and Oceanside.