Long Island: Lido Beach

Lido Beach, Long IslandLido Beach is a hamlet and census-designated place located in Nassau County, on the South Shore of Long Island, New York. It is within the Town of Hempstead. Lido Beach is a tiny barrier island community between Long Beach and Point Lookout with only one major road running through it; Lido Boulevard.

As of the 2010 census, there were 2,897 people, 1,192 households, and 813 families residing in the CDP. The median income for a household in the CDP was $131,181, and the median income for a family was $169,779. The latitude of Lido Beach is 40.588N. The longitude is -73.625W. It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 0 feet.



It was all started when William Reynolds dredged the channel that bears his name to create the resort area of Long Beach. The dredging helped the island be more accessible to leisure boating. The community was named after a villa in Venice, Italy. In 1929, after Reynolds was defeated for re-election as the Long Beach mayor he turned his attention to the unincorporated area just east of the city and constructed the Moorish-style Lido Beach Hotel.



Reynolds envisioned the hotel as an anchor for another resort community, but the stock market collide that year and the succeeding depression stopped development for almost a decade. The next major construction after the hotel seen by this peaceful and environment conscious community was the Lido Beach Nike Base built in 1955. The community was also a later home to the Malibu night club, a regular stop on many national rock tours that closed in 1996.



The racial-makeup of Lido Beach comprises of 96.11% White, 0.57% African American, 1.59% Asian, 0.78% from other races, and 0.96% from two or more races. Most of its resident’s ancestries were Italian, Russian, Irish, Polish, and German. There are about 66% of adults getting married in Lido Beach. The town has a large middle class. Few people in Lido Beach live below the poverty line.



The community is served by Long Beach School District and the district uses the Lido Beach National Wildlife Management area for its environmental education program. It’s worth mentioning that smart, educated people feel at home in Lido Beach. A tendency for its residents to work at home is one of the things that define the lifestyle in Lido Beach.



Most housing in Lido Beach is owner-occupied and almost entirely residential. The town has a large amount of seasonal housing, typically for vacation or part-time use. Property taxes are high in Lido Beach, which may indicate the community’s investment in its schools and infrastructure. The community houses the Lido Beach Synagogue and offers a few eateries, including the Marvel Custard Stand; a famous eatery as well as the Deli and pizzeria.

Find a list of Long Island Towns and hamlets in our Long Island towns section.

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