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Roslyn Estates, New York
Incorporated Village of Roslyn Estates
Black Ink Pond in Roslyn Estates on June 5, 2021.
Black Ink Pond in Roslyn Estates on June 5, 2021.
Nickname(s): 
"The Estates"; "The Eden of Long Island"
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
Roslyn Estates, New York is located in Long Island
Roslyn Estates, New York
Roslyn Estates, New York
Location in Long Island
Roslyn Estates, New York is located in New York
Roslyn Estates, New York
Roslyn Estates, New York
Location in New York
Country  United States
State  New York
County  Nassau County, New York
Town North Hempstead
Incorporated June 8, 1931
Named for The original development firm's name and its location adjacent to Roslyn
Area
 • Total 0.44 sq mi (1.13 km2)
 • Land 0.44 sq mi (1.13 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
230 ft (70 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,251
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,233
 • Density 2,821.51/sq mi (1,090.13/km2)
Demonym(s) Roslyn Estatesian
Roslynian
Roslynite
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
11576, 11577
Area code(s) 516
FIPS code 36-63792
GNIS feature ID 0962931

Roslyn Estates is a village in the Town of North Hempstead in Nassau County, on the North Shore of Long Island, in New York, United States. It is considered part of the Greater Roslyn area, which is anchored by the Incorporated Village of Roslyn. The population was 1,251 at the 2010 census.

Geography

Roslyn-estates-ny-map
U.S. Census Map

Roslyn Estates is located at 40°47′38″N 73°39′42″W / 40.79389°N 73.66167°W / 40.79389; -73.66167 (40.793998, -73.661733).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1940 464
1950 612 31.9%
1960 1,289 110.6%
1970 1,420 10.2%
1980 1,292 −9.0%
1990 1,184 −8.4%
2000 1,210 2.2%
2010 1,251 3.4%
2019 (est.) 1,233 −1.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,251 people residing in the village. The racial makeup of the village was 90.25% White, 0.40% African American, 8.23% Asian, 0.24% from other races, and 0.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.36% of the population.

Census 2000

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,210 people, 401 households, and 354 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,727.7 people per square mile (1,061.8/km2). There were 410 housing units at an average density of 924.3 per square mile (359.8/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 93.22% White, 0.17% African American, 4.88% Asian, 1.24% from other races, and 0.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.23% of the population.

There were 401 households, out of which 46.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 81.3% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 11.7% were non-families. 9.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.02 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 31.6% under the age of 18, 3.4% from 18 to 24, 23.0% from 25 to 44, 27.6% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $154,849, and the median income for a family was $157,402. Males had a median income of $100,000 versus $65,893 for females. The per capita income for the village was $73,628. About 2.0% of families and 2.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.6% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

Economy

Roslyn Estates is a bedroom community of the City of New York, which is how the community was originally developed to be by Dean Alvord. As such, a significant number of Roslyn Estates residents commute to/from New York for work.

The village itself is predominantly residential in character, with the heavy majority of lots within the village being zoned for single-family homes. The village has a business district along the south side of Northern Boulevard, which is where the heavy majority of businesses within the village are located. The exceptions are the former Roslyn Estates Sales Office and former Highland Elementary School towards the southeastern edge of the village; these buildings are now a restaurant and house of worship, respectively.

Education

School district

Former Highland School, Roslyn Estates, Long Island, New York October 15, 2021 A
The Roslyn Union Free School District's former Highland Elementary School in October 2021.

The Village of Roslyn Estates is located entirely within the boundaries of the Roslyn Union Free School District. As such, all children who reside within Roslyn Estates and attend public schools go to Roslyn's schools.

The Roslyn Union Free School District's former Highland Elementary School was located in the village; the building became a synagogue after the school's closure and would later become a church, which it remains in use as in 2022.

Library district

Roslyn Estates is located within the boundaries of Roslyn's library district, which is served by the Bryant Library.

Infrastructure

Transportation

Road

One state-owned road travels through Roslyn Estates: Northern Boulevard (NY 25A); Northern Boulevard forms the western half of the northern boundary of Roslyn Estates. Mineola Avenue, Old Northern Boulevard, and Searingtown Road (all owned by Nassau County) form the eastern, northeastern, and most of the western boundaries of the village, respectively.

There are roughly 7.8 miles (12.6 km) of village roadways within Roslyn Estates.

Street layout

Roslyn Estates features a winding and organic street layout, which meanders and can be unpredictable. Many streets, such as The Hemlocks and The Birches, use a street naming convention based on nature, including plants, flowers, and trees, and begin with "The."

Rail

No rail service passes through Roslyn Estates. The nearest Long Island Rail Road stations to the village are Roslyn on the Oyster Bay Branch and Manhasset on the Port Washington Branch.

Bus

An n23 Bus in Roslyn Estates, Long Island, New York September 26, 2021 E
An n23 bus on Northern Boulevard in Roslyn Estates in September 2021.

Roslyn Estates 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 northern border of Roslyn Estates.

Utilities

Natural gas

National Grid USA provides natural gas to homes and businesses that are hooked up to natural gas lines in Roslyn Estates.

Power

PSEG Long Island provides power to all homes and businesses within Roslyn Estates.

Sewage

Roslyn Estates is partially sewered. The southern part of Roslyn Estates is within the Nassau County Sewage District, and roughly 60-70 lots were hooked up to it as of 2013. Another, smaller sewer district exists within Roslyn Estates, called The Birches Sanitary Sewer District. This district includes roughly 25 homes and flows into Nassau County's system.

The remainder of Roslyn Estates relies on cesspools and septic systems.

Water

Dianas Trail Well, Roslyn Estates, Long Island, New York July 24, 2021
The Roslyn Water District's water facility located on Dianas Trail.

Roslyn Estates is located within the boundaries of the Roslyn Water District, which provides the entirety of Roslyn Estates with water.

Notable people

  • Steven B. Derounian – Former United States Congressman.
  • Fontaine Fox – Cartoonist and illustrator known for works such as Toonerville Folks.
  • I. Michael Leitman – Surgeon and Dean for Graduate Medical Education at Mount Sinai Health.
  • Bernard Madoff – Former NASDAQ chairman and swindler. Madoff and his family resided at 73 Dianas Trail.
  • Ruth Madoff – Wife of Bernard Madoff.
  • Mark Madoff – Son of Bernard and Ruth Madoff.
  • Andrew Madoff – Son of Bernard and Ruth Madoff.
  • Christopher Morley – Author, journalist, and poet.
  • David B. Pall – Chemist, inventor, and the founder of the Pall Corporation.
  • J. Russell Sprague – First County Executive of Nassau County.
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