Long Island: Hewlett Bay Park
Hewlett Bay Park is an incorporated village located in the wetlands of southwestern Nassau County, Long Island, New York. It is within the Town of Hempstead. Hewlett Bay Park is protected by the Nassau County police. It only takes 35 to 45 minutes on the Long Island Rail Road in commuting to Manhattan.
As of the 2010 census, there were 404 people, 131 households, and 116 families residing in the area. The median income for a household in the village was $247,083, and the median income for a family was $250,000+. The Hewlett Bay Park ZIP Code is 11557. Area Code is 516. The latitude of Hewlett Bay Park is 40.633N. The longitude is -73.695W. It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 10 feet.
The area was originally taken its name by a settler George Hewlett. He was the first person who settled here in the 1750s. Its first family was a branch of the Hewlett clan, which settled throughout the Island. Hewlett Bay Park is usually included as one of the Five Towns in the southwestern corner of Nassau County. The Five Towns comprises the villages of Lawrence and Cedarhurst, the hamlets of Woodmere and Inwood, and “The Hewletts”, along with Woodsburgh. In the milieu of the Five Towns, “The Hewletts” or “Hewlett” is commonly used to refer jointly together to the hamlet of Hewlett, with the villages of Hewlett Bay Park, Hewlett Harbor, and Hewlett Neck. The Five Towns were not called by that name until in the 1930′s. The term caught on after Far Rockaway, the original hub of the area and later it became part of the City of New York.
The racial-makeup of Hewlett Bay Park comprises of 91.32% White, 1.45% African American, 3.93% Asian, 1.86% from other races, and 1.45% from two or more races. Most of its resident’s ancestries were Russian, Polish, Italian, Eastern European, Asian Indian, German, Hungarian, and Israeli. Hewlett Bay Park is mainly served by Hewlett-Woodmere School District which has an approximately 3,200 students enrolled in pre-K through 12th grade. The public schools in the Five Towns are generally considered as among the best on the Island. There are also an extensive number of private schools. Schools in Hewlett Bay Park include Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls and George W. Hewlett High School which is the only high school in the district. Hewlett Bay Park is highly a middle class neighborhood. It is considered as the richest of the communities in the Five Towns, with an average income of more than $22,000 which is a well-above of the United States average. Hewlett Bay Park is mainly a residential neighborhood with an approximately of 96% of the total houses are occupied by their owners. Renters only make-up 4.37% of their total population.