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Carle Place

Frog Hollow; Mineola Park
The Carle Place Water Tower, as seen from Charles J. Fuschillo Park on August 25, 2021.
The Carle Place Water Tower, as seen from Charles J. Fuschillo Park on August 25, 2021.
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
Carle Place is located in New York
Carle Place
Carle Place
Location in New York
Country  United States
State  New York
County  Nassau County, New York
Town North Hempstead
Named for Silas Carle
 • Total 0.935 sq mi (2.42 km2)
 • Land 0.935 sq mi (2.42 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2)
108 ft (33 m)
 • Total 4,981
 • Density 5,327/sq mi (2,057/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code 516
FIPS code 36-12419
GNIS feature ID 945835

Carle Place (also known historically as Frog Hollow and Mineola Park) is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in the Town of North Hempstead in Nassau County, on Long Island, in New York, United States. The CDP's population was 4,981 at the 2010 census.


The hamlet draws its name from the Carle House - a 32-room house built by Silas Carle in Westbury in the 1800s. It was called the "Carle Place", and the surrounding area later took the name. An early name (and still-current nickname) for the region is Frog Hollow. As a result, the local high school's sports teams are called the Frogs and the school colors are green and white.

Legend has it that as New York City residents and friends of Carle visited Silas Carle, Long Island Railroad conductors would announce "everyone getting off for Carle's Place" to get off the train is how the name Carle Place evolved.

In 1946, developer William J. Levitt bought 19 acres (77,000 m2) for an experiment. His crews brought pre-cut lumber to the site and rapidly assembled 600 low-cost houses on a site near the Carle Place station of the Long Island Railroad, offering affordable suburban living with an easy commute into offices in New York City. Within five years, returning veterans and their families swelled the population by 500 percent. It transformed Carle Place, and served as the prototype for the gargantuan development Levitt began the following year a few miles away: Levittown.

Carle Place has its own school district, which includes small parts of Westbury and Mineola, but is still one of the smallest in New York state. The primary school "Cherry Lane School", the elementary school "Rushmore Avenue School", and the secondary school called "Carle Place Middle School/High School" adjoin each other on one campus.

1-800-Flowers is headquartered in Carle Place, New York.


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Carle Place is located at 40°45′09″N 073°36′37″W / 40.75250°N 73.61028°W / 40.75250; -73.61028 (40.7526008, -73.6104058) and its elevation is 108 feet (33 m).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.935 square miles (2.42 km2), all land.

The villages bordering Carle Place are Mineola, Garden City, Old Westbury, and Westbury. Carle Place also borders East Garden City, an unincorporated area of the Town of Hempstead.


2010 Census

As of the 2010 census The make up of the population was 77.9% Non-Hispanic white, 2.1% Black or African American, 7.9% Asian, 3.8% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.1% of the population.

2000 Census

As of the 2000 census, there were 5,247 people, 1,900 households, and 1,371 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,155.2/km² (5,572.9/mi²). The Town is known for being one square mile. There were 1,922 housing units at an average density of 789.5/km² (2,041.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 89.88% White, 1.89% African American, 0.02% Native American, 5.45% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.47% from other races, and 1.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.78% of the population.

There were 1,900 households out of which 31.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.8% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.8% were non-families. 23.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.31.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 22.8% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 91.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.7 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $70,938, and the median income for a family was $85,240. Males had a median income of $51,744 versus $37,344 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $31,624. About 3.4% of families and 5.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.1% of those under age 18 and 10.0% of those age 65 or over.


Carle Place is considered a bedroom community of the City of New York. As such, many residents commute to/from New York for work. The hamlet also consists of areas of varying sizes zoned for commercial, retail, and industrial uses.

Additionally, Carle Place is the headquarters of 1-800 Flowers.


Carle Place has its own school district, which, though it includes small portions of the villages of Westbury and Mineola, is one of the smallest in New York state. It consists of three schools which adjoin each other on one large campus:

  • Cherry Lane School, a primary school serving grades K-2
  • Rushmore Avenue School, an elementary school serving grades 3-6
  • Carle Place Middle School/High School, a secondary school serving grades 7-12

The entirety of Carle Place is located within this district, thus meaning all children who reside within the hamlet and attend public schools go to Carle Place's schools.


The Long Island Rail Road's Carle Place station is located within the hamlet. It is located on the LIRR's Main Line.

Notable people

  • Brendan Hay – Emmy-nominated TV writer and showrunner.
  • Matt Snell – Former player with the New York Jets.
  • Richard Staff – Baseball writer.
  • Steve Vai – Guitarist.

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