The Five Towns on Long Island - Cedarhurst, NY (Town 4 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 Cedarhurst.
Much better than a shopping mall. Your Village for Shopping.
Cedarhurst is located on the South Shore of Long Island, about 15 minutes from JFK Airport. It is easily accessible by car, bus and the Long Island Railroad (LIRR), stopping right in the heart of town.
The Village of Cedarhurst presents a unique and charming combination of specialty stores, boutiques and national chain stores. A variety of restaurants and cafés all within walking distance of each other complement this quaint town.
Cedarhurst is a charming, clean and attractive Long Island suburban village that has been known as the fashion center of Long Island's South Shore for over 90 years. Enjoy a pleasant stroll along Central Avenue and the immediate side streets and you will see over 200 shops within a four block area. Most of the stores are independent specialty shops featuring famous brand and designer names for women, men and children. Other shops offer furniture and interior design services, jewelry, lush carpets and rugs, fine linens, toys and office supplies. There are several independently owned optical stores featuring the finest in designer frames and professional service. You'll also see well known chain stores such as Banana Republic, Armani, the GAP, and Williams-Sonoma to mention a few. You'll find many places for a quick snack and more elegant restaurants for a satisfying lunch or dinner. Cedarhurst is truly a shopper's paradise.
Cedarhurst is also home to a large variety of Kosher restaurants and supermarkets. The largest of which is Gourmet Glatt located on Spruce Street.
Many stores are open 7 days a week from 10:00am - 6:00pm, with Wednesday late hours until 9:00pm. On Saturdays and Sundays, free meter parking is offered in convenient municipal parking lots
Cedarhurst Village Park is an award winning park and center for cultural and community events
Cedarhurst uses the schools and facilities of Lawrence School District 15.
Cedarhurst was recently featured in The New York Times, Portrait of a Village at 100.
There are many places of worship in Cedarhurst including:
775 Branch Blvd - 516-295-4644
Temple Beth El
46 Locust Ave - 516-569-2700
Congregation Eitz Chaim of Cedarhurst
391 Oakland Avenue - 516-374-9293
Congregation Bais Medrash
504 W Broadway - 516-569-1971
There are many homes for sale in Cedarhurst. They range from starter homes to large homes to new construction. The Five Towns Real Estate Directory was created to keep you informed on local real estate.