Introduction to Elmont, New York
Elmont, New York, in Nassau county, is 5 miles W of Hempstead, New York and 14 miles E ofNew York, New York. The town is located in the Nassau - Suffolk metropolitan area. Elmont has a population of 32,657.
Thomas and Christopher Foster purchased a considerably large tract of land from the Dutch in 1650. They had planned to raise cattle and sheep on the plot, and named it "Foster’s Meadow." The area was known by this name for the next 200 years. Foster’s Meadow became a part of Queens County in 1683, after the English took control of the area. The area underwent significant political reshuffling in 1882, and was subdivided into several districts.
Elmont and nearby Attractions
- Valley Stream State Park
- Hempstead Lake State Park
- Queens County Farm Museum
- Cradle of Aviation Museum
- Nassau County Park Golf Course
- Belmont Park Race Track
Things To Do In Elmont
Elmont provides a wonderful mix of recreational activities. The nearby beaches are the most popular spots where people enjoy a variety of beach-based activities. There are a number of lakes and parks in and around the town as well. One also has access to several golf courses in Elmont. The Belmont Race Track is also nearby and attracts a large number of visitors.
The John F. Kennedy International Airport is a few miles away.
Elmont Higher Education
Nassau Community College, Adelphi University, CUNY Queensborough Community College and St. John's University are the nearby centers of higher education.