Manhasset Real Estate

The hamlet of Manhasset is located in the Town of North Hempstead. The Manhasset name was adopted in 1840 and comes from the native word "Manhansett", meaning "island neighborhood." The unincorporated areas of Manhasset Proper include the communities of North and South Strathmore, Strathmore Village, Strathmore Vanderbilt, Shorehaven, Terrace Manor and Norgate. Furthermore, residents with a Manhasset address also include three incorporated villages - Munsey Park, Plandome and Plandome Heights—and parts of three others—Flower Hill, Plandome Manor and North Hills. . The Manhasset School District covers not only the unincorporated areas, but several incorporated villages including Plandome, Plandome Manor, Munsey Park and part of Flower Hill.

Architectural styles vary but the mainstays are single family Georgian brick colonials, large expanded ranches, cottages and split level homes; even a few clay tile Mediterranean style stucco mansions. Residents appreciate the close proximity to major roadways and the approximate 20 mile trip into Manhattan. The commute is a short 25 minute drive or 30 minutes from the LIRR stop in Manhasset.

Very high profile, Americana Manhasset, is located along ‘Miracle Mile’ Northern Blvd in Manhasset. Interestingly, while this multitude of upscale luxury boutiques is known to cater to the wealthy in and around the Gold Coast, Manhasset has historically been home to many well-known stores long before Americana was built. Some more notable stores include B. Altmans, Abraham & Strauss and Bonwit Teller. There is no shortage of shopping options. Plandome Road, a main roadway in Manhasset, offers a wide array of shops, restaurants and boutiques.


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 The Plandomes

The three Plandomes—Plandome, Plandome Manor and Plandome Heights—are in the north. Incorporated in 1911, the Village of Plandome is a tight knit community with frontage on Manhasset Bay, the village center with its village green, and the wooded hills area. Its c.1912 Village Hall, a local landmark at the Green, once served as an elementary school. Its own LIRR Station is no more than a mile away from each home in the village. Plandome Manor, incorporated in 1931, is a beautiful section of Manhasset with many water front properties and an area near the railroad station. Plandome Heights, incorporated in 1929, has a rich history of Spanish architectural styles of white stucco exteriors and red-tile roofs, bordering downtown (unincorporated) Manhasset. The LIRR provides access to New York City via the Plandome station.



Residents will describe Plandome as exuding that Currier & Ives feel. Tree lined streets showcase manicured lawns complemented by well cared for homes in styles that include Traditional, Colonial, and Georgian Brick. Most homes are in close proximity to the center of town and the rail station. Bordered by Plandome Manor, Flower Hill, Manhasset and frontage onto Manhasset Bay, Plandome is a pastoral vibrant community. The 30 minute commute is direct from Plandome into Penn Station while the drive is approximately 19 miles via main thoroughfares of Northern Blvd and the Long Island Espressway.


 Flower Hill

Flower Hill is a smart village that occupies parts of Manhasset, Roslyn and Port Washington. The eastern half is considered part of the Greater Roslyn area, which is anchored by the Village of Roslyn. Western and northern parts are in Manhasset and Port Washington.

The name of Flower Hill can be traced to the early 18th century when the village consisted of several residences and other buildings located where today Port Washington Boulevard, Bonnie Heights Road and Country Club Drive intersect. Manicured, well-maintained properties occupy the Flower Hill Section ranging in size from 1/3 acre to in excess of a full acre of land where modest ranches and capes compete with Tudors and Colonials.

Residents can enjoy the proximity to world class shopping and dining along Northern Blvd at Americana Manhasset and Wheatley Plaza. There is easy access to major roadways and for the Manhattan-bound, the commute by LIRR Stop at Port Washington into Manhattan is under 40 minutes.