Long Island: Williston Park


Williston Park, Long Island Map Williston Park is an incorporated village located in Nassau County, Long Island, New York. It is within the Town of North Hempstead.

Along its two business streets, Hillside and Willis Avenues are almost 300 stores, professional offices, and other enterprises. Williston Park is governed by a Mayor, a Village Justice and a four member Board of Trustees.

Village of Williston ParkA sign welcomes visitors and residents to the Village of Williston Park, incorporated in 1926.

American Legion Post 144 The American Legion Post 144 in Williston Park.

As of the 2010 census, there were 7,287 people, 2,668 households, and 1,966 families residing in the area. The median income for a household in the village was $99,782, and the median income for a family was $117,371. The latitude of Williston Park is 40.756N. The longitude is -73.645W. It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 121 feet.

Long Island Motor Parkway A sign stands dedicated to the first concrete limited access highway called the Long Island Motor Parkway.

Old Style Clock A two sided old style clock stands in the city center at Williston Park.

In 1926, New York City developer William Chatlos bought 195 acres of land and founded Williston Park. He was looking to create an affordable, planned community for New York City residents setting up to move to the border. Later that year, residents of the village voted to break with the residents of East Williston and formally incorporate the village. The community was named after Henry Willis, a settler who came to the area in the late 17th century. It was until 1950s when one of Willis’s family members stood in the village.

Roman Catholic Church of Saint Aidan The Roman Catholic Church of Saint Aidan and the Saint Aidan School.

Nassau County 3rd Precinct The Nassau County 3rd Precinct in Williston Park.

Williston Park has two school districts; Herricks Union Free School District and the other is the Mineola Union Free School District. The district has four elementary schools, one middle school, and a high school. Both districts offer high quality of education. Major ancestry groups reported by Williston Park residents include Irish, Italian, German, Polish, and Asian Indian. The Williston Park Public Library is the central facility for the library system that serves the area and uses the Millennium library automation system. It stocks over 30,000 books, presents story hours and films for children and cultural exhibits and programs for all age groups.

Williston Park Fire DepartmentWilliston Park Fire Department, 454 Willis Avenue Williston Park NY 11596

Williston Park Post Office The Williston Park Post Office, 446 Willis Avenue, Williston Park.

A volunteer Fire Department has a total of 105 volunteers which is very alert all the times in twenty-four hours a day at seven days a week. The law enforcement in general is handled by the Third Precinct of the Nassau County Police Department that enacts its own ordinances and parking regulations. The village residents also enjoy such essentials as refuse collection, residential street maintenance, water supply, a village court, and a swimming pool. There are many great restaurants in town. Capes and Colonials are one of the many home styles which can be found in Williston Park normally ranging between the area of $450,000 to the high $900,000s.

Willis Plaza The Willis Plaza along Willis Avenue.

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