Introduction to Mineola, New York
Mineola, New York, in Nassau county, is 3 miles N of Hempstead, New York and 17 miles E of New York, New York. The village is located in the Nassau - Suffolk metropolitan area. Mineola has a population of 19,234.
Mineola was a part of the flat and grassy land of Long Island. The region was called Hempstead Plains and the present day village of Mineola began as Hempstead Branch in the 19th century. The area was originally named after local Indian Chief Miniolagamika. Mineola was officially incorporated in 1906.
Mineola and nearby Attractions
- Belmont Park Race Track
- Blue Mountain
- Eisenhower Park
- Hempstead Harbor Park
- Long Island Children's Museum
- Cradle of Aviation Museum
Things To Do In Mineola
People living in or visiting Mineola have access to large variety of recreational opportunities. The area is blessed with huge stretches of open parkland, which have been equipped with amenities for picnics, games and sports and playgrounds for small children. There are several golf courses and a ski area nearby as well. The local beaches also provide many opportunities for recreational activities.
John F. Kennedy International Airport is nearby.
Mineola Higher Education
Nassau Community College, Adelphi University, Hofstra University and the New York Institute of Technology are in the neighborhood.