Introduction to Woodmere, New York
Woodmere, New York, in Nassau county, is 7 miles SW of Hempstead, New York and 15 miles SE 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. Woodmere's population is approximately 16,447.
Woodmere is a census-designated hamlet. The community was named in honor of landholder Samuel Wood. It was once known as Woodsburgh. Woodmere is a part of the Five Towns community in Long Island. This community comprises of the villages of Cedarhurst and Lawrence, the hamlets of Inwood and Woodmere, and "The Hewletts," which consist of the villages of Hewlett Harbor, Hewlett Bay Park and Hewlett Neck, as well as the hamlet of Hewlett and Woodsburgh.
Woodmere and nearby Attractions
- Rock Hall Museum
- Old Westbury Gardens
- African American Museum
- Queens Zoo
- Queens Botanical Garden
Things To Do In Woodmere
While in Woodmere, one can visit the Rock Hall Museum, a pre-Revolutionary War home. This museum now showcases displays of artifacts from the 18th century. The African American Museum, Fine Arts Museum of Long Island, Queens County Farm Museum and the Long Island Children's Museum are also nearby. The early 20th century home of John S. Phipps, now known as Old Westbury Gardens, has beautifully landscaped lands that make the house a popular local spot. In addition, the Belmont Park race track, Queens Botanical Garden and the Queens Zoo are close to the town.
Facilities for air transportation are provided by John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Woodmere Higher Education
Residents of Woodmere can enroll at St John's University-New York, CUNY Queensborough Community College, Nassau Community College or Adelphi University.