A town on the rise, Hempstead has a history as rich as its wealth of beaches and other natural landscapes.
People flock to the area for its proximity to the bay and New York City. Hempstead commands a diverse real estate market of single-family homes, apartments, co-ops, and townhouses. The architecture in this densely packed suburban town ranges from Tudor and Colonial to more modern facades. Unlike many other Nassau County towns, Hempstead attracts a significant population of renters. The laid-back atmosphere makes it an ideal retreat for both seasonal visitors and year-round residents.
A popular shopping destination in the mid-twentieth century, Hempstead has undergone a recent resurgence that is attracting new stores and restaurants each year. People enjoy a walkable downtown area with dining and shopping options. Small boutiques and cafes share the street with chain stores and markets. This rise in commerce is only the beginning, with plans to develop new retail strips and luxury housing already underway.
Like many waterfront towns, nature is a crucial part of Hempstead’s recreational system. Family-friendly venues like Kennedy Park boast public pools, gymnasium, and athletic courts. Favorite activities for this active community include swimming, hiking, boating, fishing, golfing and camping. Spacious beaches and marinas dot the landscape. Residents enjoy long summer days swimming and boating at bay hotspots like Point Lookout Beach and Lido Beach.