Cedarhurst, Long Island
Cedarhurst is a village located in Nassau County, on the South Shore of Long Island, New York. It is in the Town of Hempstead. The village is part of “Five Towns” together with Lawrence and the hamlets of Woodmere, Inwood, and "The Hewletts", which consist of the villages of Hewlett Bay Park, Hewlett Harbor and Hewlett Neck, and the hamlet of Hewlett itself. Cedarhurst has been known as the fashion center of Long Island's South Shore for over 90 years with charming, clean and attractive environment. As of 2000 census, there were 6,164 people, 2,289 households, and 1,636 families residing in the area. The median income for a household in the village was $56,441, and the median income for a family was $71,406. Males had a median income of $52,460 and only $37,292 for females. Major ancestry groups include Italian, Russian, Polish, Irish, and German. The latitude of Cedarhurst is 40.622N. The longitude is -73.724W. It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 26 feet.
The village was settled before the American Revolution and during the War of Independence; much of the land was occupied by British troops. It was named for the Cedarhurst Company which bought land here in 1887. The former and merged names were Ocean Point and Near Rockaway. During nineteenth century, the first major increase in population came after the Civil War with the extension of the Long Island Railroad to the Rockaway Peninsula. Many establishments were also constructed just like a newly-built post office and the same time, Ocean Point was renamed into Cedarhurst. According to residents, the village took its name from the grove or ‘hurst’ of cedar trees near the village post office and became incorporated on September 16, 1910.
Cedarhurst is part of School District 15 and is served by the Lawrence Public School system which includes a district high school and middle school, elementary and preschools and four parochial schools. Majority of their schools offer excellent education that students would be benefited. The community is also served by the Peninsula Public Library. Jake Burton (Snowboarding pioneer), Red Holzman (New York Knicks former coach), and Alan Kalter (announcer on the Late Show with David Letterman) were among of the notable residents in Cedarhurst. With over 200 stores in the area, most of it is 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, etc. One of the famous parks can be found in the village is the Cedarhurst Village Park, an award winning park and center for cultural and community events. Cedarhurst has many different elegant housing styles to be chosen from with very affordable prices normally range from $400,000 up to $900,000 which makes it a perfect place to live, work, and raised a family.