Introduction to Port Washington, New York
Port Washington, New York, in Nassau county, is 7 miles SE of New Rochelle, New York and 15 miles E of New York, New York. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Nassau- Suffolk metropolitan area with. Port Washington's population is approximately 15,215.
Port Washington History
Port Washington was named in honor of George Washington in 1790, after he visited the nearby community of Roslyn. It was initially a center for sand farming. Oyster farming was started in the middle of the 19th century. After the introduction of a railroad in 1898, the town developed into a resort area. It is currently an unincorporated part of the Town of North Hempstead, a census-designated hamlet.
Port Washington and nearby Attractions
- Bar Beach Park
- Dodge House
- Polish American Museum
- Pilot House
- Sands-Willets House
- Hempstead Harbor Park
Things To Do In Port Washington
Port Washington offers an interesting assortment of recreational opportunities through its museums, parks and waterfront areas. There are several parks in and around the hamlet, many of which are located along the waterfront. The parks are also equipped with facilities that allow visitors to participate in various games and sports, as well as spend time relaxing. Blue Mountain, which is a few miles away, has facilities for skiing.
Port Washington Transportation
La Guardia Airport provides facilities for air transportation.
Port Washington Higher Education
Opportunities for higher studies are available at Long Island University, CUNY Queensborough Community College, Nassau Community College and Adelphi University.