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Flower Hill, New York
Incorporated Village of Flower Hill
Flower Hill Village Hall in 2020, with flags on the lawn to celebrate Labor Day.
Flower Hill Village Hall in 2020, with flags on the lawn to celebrate Labor Day.
Official logo of Flower Hill, New York
Official emblem of Flower Hill
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York
Flower Hill, New York is located in New York
Flower Hill, New York
Flower Hill, New York
Location in New York
Country  United States
State  New York
County  Nassau County, New York
Town North Hempstead
Incorporated April 27, 1931
Founded by Carlos W. Munson
Area
 • Total 1.62 sq mi (4.20 km2)
 • Land 1.62 sq mi (4.20 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
167 ft (51 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 4,665
 • Estimate 
(2019)
4,889
 • Density 3,016.04/sq mi (1,164.33/km2)
Demonym(s) Flower Hiller
Manhassetonian
Port Washingtonian
Roslynian
Roslynite
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP Code
11030 (Manhasset section)
11050 (Port Washington section)
11576 (Roslyn section)
Area code(s) 516
FIPS code 36-26352
GNIS feature ID 0950308

Flower Hill is a village in Nassau County, on the North Shore of Long Island, in New York, United States. The eastern half is considered part of the Greater Roslyn area, which is anchored by the Incorporated Village of Roslyn. Western and northern parts are more closely associated with Manhasset and Port Washington. The population was 4,794 at the 2020 census.

The Incorporated Village of Flower Hill is located entirely within the Town of North Hempstead, and has been recognized as a Tree City USA since 2013.

History

The George W. Denton House on West Shore Road was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985. The Mayor of Flower Hill, Elaine Phillips, was elected to the New York State Senate on November 8, 2016.

Geography

Flower-hill-ny-map
U.S. Census Map

Flower Hill is located at 40°48′21″N 73°40′29″W / 40.805952°N 73.674728°W / 40.805952; -73.674728.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.1 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1940 666
1950 1,948 192.5%
1960 4,594 135.8%
1970 4,486 −2.4%
1980 4,558 1.6%
1990 4,490 −1.5%
2000 4,508 0.4%
2010 4,665 3.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

Census 2000

As of the 2000 United States Census, there were 4,508 people, 1,477 households, and 1,271 families in Flower Hill. The population density was 2,790.2 people per square mile (1,074.4/km2). There were 1,514 housing units at an average density of 937.1 per square mile (360.8/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 85.65% White, 1.04% African American, 0.02% Native American, 10.31% Asian, 0.98% from other races, and 2.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.02% of the population.

Of the 1,477 households, 39.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 78.1% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.9% were non-families. 11.8% of households were one person, and 6.9% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 3.03 and the average family size was 3.29.

The age distribution was 26.1% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 22.8% from 25 to 44, 29.0% from 45 to 64, and 16.3% 65 or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.2 males.

The median household income was $121,999 and the median family income was $133,075. Males had a median income of $100,000 versus $49,688 for females. The per capita income for the village was $64,997. About 2.0% of families and 2.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.7% of those under age 18 and 3.5% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 4,665 people, 1,444 households, and 1,322 families in Flower Hill, and there were 1,597 housing units. The racial makeup of the village was 80.8% White, 5.1% African American, 0.0% Native American, 13.7% Asian, 0.0% from other races, and 0.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.7% of the population.

Of the 1,444 households, 52.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 85.4% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 0.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 8.4% were non-families. 7.5% of households were one person, and 3.9% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 3.19 and the average family size was 3.35.

The median age was 41.5 years. For every 100 females, there were 105.2 males.

The median household income was $195,833 and the median family income was $202,895. Males had a median income of $160,242 versus $67,188 for females. About 1.7% of families were below the poverty line.

2020 census

As of the 2020 United States Census, there were 4,794 people living in Flower Hill.

Education

Schools

Public

The Incorporated Village of Flower Hill is served by three school districts:

  • Manhasset Union Free School District – Serves the Manhasset section of the village.
  • Port Washington Union Free School District – Serves the Port Washington section of the village.
  • Roslyn Union Free School District – Serves the Roslyn section of the village.

Private

The Village of Flower Hill is also home to the Vincent Smith School. This private school is located off of Port Washington Boulevard in Flower Hill's Port Washington section, and serves students in grades 1 through 12.

Library districts

Flower Hill is served by three library districts, which correspond with the school district boundaries:

  • The Bryant Library (Roslyn) – Serves the section of the village zoned for Roslyn's schools, through the Bryant Library.
  • The Manhasset Library District – Serves the section of the village zoned for Manhasset's schools, through the Manhasset Library.
  • The Port Washington Library District – Serves the section of the village zoned for Port Washington's schools, through the Port Washington Library.

All three libraries are members of the Nassau Library System.

Infrastructure

Transportation

Road

Two state-owned roads pass through and serve the village:

  • NY-25A.svg Northern Boulevard (NY 25A) – Forms portions of the southern border of the village, with Roslyn and Roslyn Estates.
  • NY-101.svg Port Washington Boulevard (NY 101) – Forms a portion of the Flower Hill – Munsey Park border, in addition to forming a portion of the Flower Hill – Port Washington border.
    NY 101 at Bonnie Heights Road in Flower Hill, Looking South
    Port Washington Boulevard (NY 101), as seen in October 2020, looking south from its intersection with Country Club Drive and Bonnie Heights Road.

Other major roads which are located within (or pass through) the Village of Flower Hill include Bridge Road, Manhasset Woods Road, Middle Neck Road, Stonytown Road, and West Shore Road.

Rail

While there are no Long Island Rail Road stations located within the village limits, the Port Washington Branch does form portions of the Manhasset-Flower Hill and Plandome Manor-Flower Hill borders.

The nearest stations to the village are Manhasset, Plandome, and Port Washington on the Port Washington Branch, as well as the Roslyn station on the Oyster Bay Branch.

Bus

Flower Hill is served by the n20H, n21, and n23 bus routes, which are operated by Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE). These three bus routes travel through the area via Northern Boulevard and Old Northern Boulevard, along the southern border of Flower Hill. The n23 also travels along Port Washington Boulevard, through the heart of the village.

N20H bus, Roslyn
A westbound n20H bus turning onto Northern Boulevard from Old Northern Boulevard in the Roslyn portion of Flower Hill.

Additionally, NICE's Port Washington Shuttle (connecting the downtown areas of Port Washington and Roslyn, as well as the Port Washington LIRR station) traverses West Shore Road on the southeastern edge of Flower Hill between the two communities – though it makes no stops within village limits.

Historic trolley line

Between the 1900s and the 1920s, the Port Washington Line of the New York and North Shore Traction Company, ran between Mineola and Port Washington, via. Roslyn. This trolley line crossed through the village, utilizing Northern Boulevard, Middle Neck Road, and Port Washington Boulevard.

Additionally, the North Shore Line of the New York and North Shore Traction Company trolley line ran from Flushing to Roslyn, and connected with the Port Washington Line at the intersection of Middle Neck Road and Northern Boulevard.

Utility services

National Grid Truck on Chestnut Road, Flower Hill Country Estates, Flower Hill, NY, December 20, 2020
A National Grid truck on Chestnut Road in December 2020.

Natural gas

National Grid provides natural gas to homes and businesses that are hooked up to natural gas lines in the Village of Flower Hill.

Power

PSEG Long Island provides power to all homes and businesses within the Village of Flower Hill.

Sewage

Most places in Flower Hill are not connected to a sanitary sewer system – although there were failed plans in the 1970s to create a sewer district for much of northwestern Nassau County, which would have included Flower Hill in the second phase of the $122 million (1972 USD) project. As such, the majority of homes and businesses in Flower Hill rely on cesspools and septic systems.

However, some portions of Flower Hill are connected to the sanitary sewers operated by the Port Washington Water Pollution Control District.

Trash collection

Trash collection services in Flower Hill are provided by Dejana Industries, under contract with the Village of Flower Hill.

Water

The Village of Flower Hill is served by three water districts, which roughly correspond with the school district boundaries:

  • The Manhasset–Lakeville Water District – Serves the Manhasset section of Flower Hill.
  • The Port Washington Water District – Serves the Port Washington section of Flower Hill.
  • The Roslyn Water District – Serves the Roslyn section of Flower Hill.

Healthcare & emergency services

Saint Francis Hospital Flower Hill, NY, in November 2020
St. Francis Hospital, as seen from Port Washington Boulevard in November 2020.

Healthcare

Flower Hill is home to St. Francis Hospital, located on Port Washington Boulevard, at its intersection with Middle Neck Road. St. Francis Hospital is regarded as one of the top heart care centers in the United States, and the only specialty designated cardiac center located within the State of New York. It is operated by Catholic Health Services of Long Island.

Additionally, a GoHealth urgent care center is located in the Roslyn section of the village, on Northern Boulevard (NY 25A). This walk-in clinic is operated by Northwell Health.

Fire

The Village of Flower Hill is served by three fire districts:

  • The Manhasset–Lakeville Fire District – Serves the Manhasset section of Flower Hill.
  • The Port Washington Fire District – Serves the Port Washington section of Flower Hill.
  • The Roslyn Fire District – Serves the Roslyn section of Flower Hill.

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Additionally, the map above shows the service areas and boundaries for each fire district within the Village of Flower Hill. The area served by the Port Washington Fire District is shaded red, the area served by the Manhasset-Lakeville Fire District is shaded yellow, and the area served by the Roslyn Fire District is shaded blue.

Notable people

  • Mimi Benzell – Actress and singer for Broadway and the Metropolitan Opera. Benzell lived at 45 Cardinal Road, and was married to Walter Gould, the brother of American composer Morton Gould.
  • Emil V. Cianciulli – Businessman, lawyer, Korean War veteran, and the former chairman of the Hofstra University Board of Trustees.
  • Perry Como – Singer. Como moved to Flower Hill in 1946.
  • Carson DalyNBC television and radio personality, as well as a talk show host.
  • Daniel Dorff – Classical American composer.
  • Manoug Exerjian – Architect; Exerjian was born in the Ottoman Empire and immigrated to the United States in 1923. He designed North Shore University Hospital in nearby Manhasset, and lived at 18 Bonnie Heights Road.
  • Mike Francesca – Sports radio host.
  • Frank Genese – Architect and Village Trustee.
  • John Randolph Hearst – Business executive and the son of William Randolph Hearst.
  • Benjamin Heller – Lawyer known for participating in the creation of the New York City Code of Ethics. Served as the Mayor of Flower Hill between 1963 and 1970. He lived at 166 Hemlock Road.
  • Milton Hopkins – Biology professor and author. Hopkins was the husband of Elizabeth Hewlett Hopkins of the Hewlett family, and they resided in the Hewlett Homestead.
  • Victor W. Kliesrath – Former vice president of the Bendix Corporation; co-inventor of the Bragg-Kliesrath Brake.
  • Kenneth G. Langone – Founder, The Home Depot. Formerly lived on Elderfields Road.
  • William John Logan – Banker and college football player. Served as the Mayor of Flower Hill between 1931 and 1937.
  • James F. McCann – Businessman; founder of 1-800 Flowers.
  • Christopher Mullin – Former NBA basketball player.
  • Patrice Munsel – American opera singer; Munsel was the youngest singer to ever star at the Metropolitan Opera, at the age of 17.
  • Carlos W. Munson – President of the Munson Steamship Company. Munson was the founding father of Flower Hill.
  • Nelson Olmsted – Actor; Olmsted once lived at 243 Mason Drive.
  • Elaine Phillips – Served as Mayor of Flower Hill from 2012 until 2016, when she was elected to the New York State Senate on November 8, 2016.
  • Ralph Pulitzer, Jr. – Son of publisher Ralph Pulitzer; lived at 191 Elderfields Road in the Manhasset section of Flower Hill.
  • Jesse J. Ricks – Former board chairman of Union Carbide; his estate, Chanticlare, was subdivided in the 1960s and became the Chanticlare at Flower Hill subdivision.
  • Robert C. Schuler – Advertising and public relations executive; Patrice Munsel's husband.
  • Walter Slezak – Austrian actor; lived in Flower Hill until his death.
  • Michael J. Tully Jr. – Former lawyer and politician; Tully served as the Town of North Hempstead Supervisor and as a New York State Senator. He died of a heart attack in his home in Flower Hill in 1997.
  • Charles F. Vachris – Civil engineer and founder of Vachris Engineering. Vachris served in various roles in Flower Hill's government, such as Village Trustee and Village Engineer.
  • Elizabeth Trump Walter – The sister of Fred Trump, the mother of John Walter, and President Donald J. Trump's aunt. She resided at 511 Manhasset Woods Road.
  • John W. Walter – Mayor of Flower Hill between 1988 and 1996, and following that, the Village Historian until his death in 2018. Walter was the first cousin of President Donald J. Trump.
  • Bagley Wright – Real estate developer and philanthropist, notable for being a developer of the Space Needle in Seattle. Wright and his family moved to an Aspinwall & Simpson-designed home on Elderfields Road around 1940.

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