The Five Towns on Long Island - Woodmere, NY (Town 2 of 5)

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The Five Towns on Long Island - Woodmere, NY  (Town 2 of 5)

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".

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 Woodmere.

Woodmere is located on the South Shore of Long Island, about 20 minutes from JFK Airport. It is easily accessible by car, bus and the Long Island Railroad (LIRR).   It is the largest community in the 5 Towns, covering 2.6 square miles, and is also the most populous with approx 16,000 residents. It is an unincorporated area in the Five Towns and is governed by the Town of Hempstead. The smaller southern portion of Woodmere, known as Woodsburgh, is an incorporated village. It has one of the highest median incomes on LI.

Most of Woodmere and all of Woodsburgh are within an eruv.

There is a shopping area along Broadway. It includes a large variety of stores, Woodmere Bowling, dining, nail salons and more. The recently redone Hewlett Woodmere Public Library is also located on Broadway, across from Trinity Church

Recreation in Woodmere includes the private Woodmere Club and just a few miles away is North Woodmere Park,  a 150-acre town park. The park has 3 swimming pools, a 9-hole golf course, 10 tennis courts, 4 handball courts, 2 basketball courts, 3 picnic areas and a children's playground.

The Five Towns Senior Center, which opened in 1949, offers daily activities such as bridge, sculpting and square dancing as well as lectures that are frequently taught by college professors.

Woodmere is in two different school districts - Hewlett Woodmere School District 14, or Lawrence School District 15.

Woodmere is also home to our Pugatch Realty office located at 950 Broadway.

There are many homes for sale in Woodmere. 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.

Here is a short video on Woodmere


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