Zip Code 11510
Baldwin Harbor, NY
Located on the south shore of Nasau County in the Town of Hempstead, the sister hamlets of Baldwin and Baldwin Harbor pride themselves on an outstanding sense of community, safety, family, and solid neighborhoods. The two hamlets are within the Baldwin Union Free School District and share the same zip code. Residents consider themselves part of the same community. Baldwin's quality of life and sense of community earned it a ranking as the 25th best place to live in the United States by Money Magazine in 2007.
Baldwin combines suburban living, a high performance public school system, and is within easy reach of cultural offerings in New York City (40 minute ride from the Long Island Railroad Station in Baldwin) as well as Long Island's recreational and cultural facilities.
Baldwin, with a current population of approximately 33, 000, was an early suburb in flower by the 1920s. It was the largest suburban community on Long Island before the development of Levittown. This early development is reflected in available housing stock.
The majority of available homes are colonials and capes, some dating back before the 1930s. Splits, splanches, and high ranches make up the bulk of the remainder. The prices range from high $200, 000s to $600, 000 and sometimes higher. The majority of available homes are listed below $450, 000.
There is an active condoinium and co-op market. Three bedroom, one and a half bath condominiums have a list price range between $319,000-$359, 000. One to three bedroom co-op apartments are available with a list price range between $137, 500-269, 000.
Education-Baldwin Union Free School District
The Baldwin Union Free School District, which encompasses Baldwin, Baldwin Harbor, and parts of Freeport, Roosevelt, South Hempstead, and Rockville Centre, has a total population of approximately 34, 000.
There are 9 public schools in the Baldwin Union Free School District, which include 7 elementary schools, 1 middle school and a senior high school.
The seven elementary schools, which contain grades K-5, are Lenox School, Shubert School, Plaza School, Brookside School, Milburn School, Steele School, and Meadow School.
Baldwin Middle School, which contains grades 6-9, but the sixth graders spend most their time in a special wing except for music, gym, lunch, arts, computer technology, and language.
Baldwin Senior High School, which contains grades 9-12, is a Nationally Recognized School of Excellence by the United States Department of Education. It is also the eighth largest high school in Nassau County.
Elementary, middle school, and high school students have been recognized individually on the county, state, and national levels for their academic, fine arts, and extra-curricular achievements.
Special features of Baldwin Schools, as per the Baldwin Union Free School District website, include
- Graduation rate of 89% exceeds national, state, and local levels
- 94% of Baldwin Senior High School graduates attend two or four year colleges
- Summer school offerings for elementary, middle school, and senior high school students
- Computers in every elementary classroom and computer laboratories at the secondary level
- Interscholastic athletic program offering more than 50 teams for boys and girls
- Comprehensive fine arts program
- Baldwin Senior High School is a *School of Excellence" and is accredited by the Middle States Association
For adults seeking to sharpen their skills or prepare for a career change, the school district offers an extensive continuing education program. Courses in Arts and Crafts, Auto and Driving, Computers and Technology, Cooking, Finance and Real Estate, Fitness and Recreation, English as a Second Language, Languages, Music, Test Preparation, and Travel are offered.
Senior citizens who are residents of Baldwin are able to obtain a Baldwin Gold Card under the "Seniorversity" program. Most courses will receive a 50% discount with the Baldwin Gold Card except for computer and finance classes.
Baldwin's commitment to education can be summed up by a quote from the school district's website, "Its (the Baldwin Union Free School District) 5,500 students are served by a professional staff of 469 teachers, supervisors, and administrators. A very active Parent-Teacher Association compliments and enhances the efforts of the Board of Education and district staff to sustain an environment of meaningful teaching and learning which has provided countless avenues for student success for over 100 years".
Baldwin and Area Amenities
The Town of Hempstead's Baldwin Harbor Park is a premier recreational facility. State of the art tennis and basketball courts, soccer and baseball fields, a roller hockey rink, skate boar park, jogging and walking trails, and a young children's park overlook the Baldwin Bay Waterfront.
Jones Beach Theatre, Jones Beach, the Nassau Coliseum, the Long Island Children's Mueum, the Leroy R. and Rose W. Grumman Imax Dome Theater, and Freeport's Nautical Mile are no more than 10 minutes away.
Local and Area Shopping
The primary shopping district is along Grand Avenue, which is the main north-south artery. There are two secondary commercial routes, Merrick Road-which is an east-west artery in Baldwin, and Atlantic Avenue-which is Harbor. Local supermarkets and large stores include Associated Supermarket, Pathmark, Waldbaums, CVS, and Walgreens. Relatively new businesses on Grand Avenue inlude Best Buy, Applebees, JP Morgan Chase, and Popeye's Fried Chicken.
Area shopping includes Roosevelt Field Shopping Mall, which is the lagrest on Long Island, and Green Acres Shopping Mall, which are 15 minutes away.
Business Development and Revitalization
Business, community, and political organizations are working to revitalize and expand the local business district. Toward this end the Hempstead Town Board on April 13, 2010 adopted a proposal from Albanese Development to create a residential and retail mix on the west side of Grand Avenue, beginning just south of Baldwin Fire Department headquarters and wrapping around Merrick Road to Gale Avenue.
The developer, Albanese Development, is looking to build four stories of primarily one-bedroom apartments on top of one story of retail shops and restaurants. The apartments are billed as high-end yet affordable for local young professionals, with rents between $1, 200 and $1, 400 a month. Some two bedroom apartments are also part of the plan. The building, which would occupy the entire area between the Baldwin Fire Department headquarters and Gale Avenue, would have a 24 hour resident superintendent.
The plan also includes making traffic modifications so that residents could walk around safely in the downtown area. The storefronts would likely be set back 20 to 25 feet from the curb to provide space for pedestrians. There would be parking for tenants in a below ground lot with 140 spaces, or about one per tenant. There would also be parking for shoppers on both a rear lot and along Grand Avenue.
Data Source: Multiple Listing Service of Long Island
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