By Nicholas Colombos
Less than half an hour away from the excitement of New York City, lies the vibrant town of Manhasset. With exceptional schools, worldclass shopping, premier dining and a welcoming community, it is an ideal place to live and raise a family.
Manhasset is approximately 2.4 square miles and consists of Plandome Village, Plandome Heights Village, Plandome Manor Village, Flower Hill, Munsey Park and North Hills. The commute to Manhattan is ideal on the Long Island Railroad and take 28 express minutes! It is only 20 miles from Manhattan and 50 miles from the Hamptons.
The public schools are ranked in the top 100 in the country and ranked top 5 of spending per child in the Nassau County. There is a 12:1 student/teacher ratio. The residents in this community pride themselves in being very involved in the education system and that creates a strong dynamic between the students, teachers, administrators and parents. This also translates to success later in life as 80% of students go on to four year colleges. There are vigorous sports programs in lacrosse, soccer, basketball etc. that keep the children active throughout the years. Very strong academic standards and community service are established and encouraged from a young age.
There are several country clubs in Manhasset that offer golf and tennis. There are beautiful parks, walking trails and beaches. A beautiful gazebo sits in the center of town and the community gathers there many times throughout the year to celebrate the lighting of the tree, the annual 5K Run Walk to fight breast cancer and many other events that bring everyone together. With over 60 high-end stores the Americana Manhasset boasts outstanding outdoor shopping and dining. You will find luxurious brands such as Prada, Giorgio Armani, Tiffany’s, Ralph Lauren, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Christin Dior, London Jeweler’s, Burberry, Hermes, Tory Burch and many more. The incredible stores, restaurants, flowers and décor create a beautiful environment that is truly unique.
A few blocks from the high-end stores of the Americana you will find Plandome Road, which is home to local merchants, many of whom have been there for generations. They know your name and pride themselves in providing exceptional service to their customers. Here you will find the small towns feel that creates a warm feeling amongst its residents.
Manhasset means “island neighborhood” and got its name from a Native American term. It is home to “Shelter Rock”, which is an 1,800 ton boulder which has been here since the Ice Age and is a landmark on Long Island.
As a resident of Manhasset for over ten years, I really enjoy the vitality of this community. There is sophistication in the people of Manhasset that comes with living so close to the heart of New York City. Comfortable living, proximity to the city, exceptional schools, family values and a warm sense of community – an ideal place to live.
The Colombos-Dooley Team
Nicholas Colombos is a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson at Douglas Elliman Real Estate, 917-453-9333