Roslyn Heights, Long Island
Roslyn Heights is a hamlet and census-designated place located in Nassau County, Long Island, New York. It is in the eastern part of the Town of North Hempstead and considered part of the Greater Roslyn area, which is anchored by the Village of Roslyn. Roslyn Heights is part of the greater Roslyn area. As of the 2000 census, there were 6,295 people, 2,168 households, and 1,773 families residing in the CDP. The population was spread out with 26.7% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 25.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 93.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.6 males. The latitude of Roslyn Heights is 40.788N. The longitude is -73.647W. It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 174 feet.
The hamlet was originally named for Roslin Castle in Scotland. About 62% of adults in Roslyn Heights are married. Married couples seem to be the rule in Roslyn Heights, at least compared to other towns of its size. The town has a large-family feeling. In 1960, the Temple Sinai was officially formed here in recognition of a growing Jewish community that flowed in to Roslyn Heights steadily after World War II. This Synagogue had served its followers for over a decade before it got a distinct identity and building of its own. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and Nobel Laureate Elie Weisel are amongst a long list of distinguished visitors to Temple Sinai in Roslyn Heights. The Chabad-Lubavitch movement has an important base in Roslyn Heights and is a powerful voice for the Jewish community. According to the famous researchers in New York, there were no registered sex offenders living in the area in early 2007.
The racial-makeup of Roslyn Heights comprises of 79.03% White, 6.45% African American, 0.11% Native American, 10.01% Asian, 2.00% from other races, and 2.40% from two or more races. Most of its resident’s ancestries were Italian, Russian, Polish, Black or African American, and Irish. Though most of Roslyn Heights belongs to the Roslyn School District, portions of the school-aged population are enrolled in the East Williston school district, and attend The Wheatley School from eighth through twelfth grades. Portions of Roslyn Heights also belong to the Herricks School District. Roslyn Heights has a strong tradition when it comes to education. More than 90% of the residents have completed High School and around 25% also have college degrees. Interestingly, lots of people in the town have Bachelor's degrees (or better). There are also several shops, services, and restaurants that can be found along Mineola Avenue. The town has Italian and Chinese food by way of dining options. The famous Christopher Morley Park in Roslyn offers athletic fields, court games, golf, tennis, pool, and ice skating.