Welcome to Roslyn
A charming village on the North Shore of Long Island Sound that is one of the most desired places to live in the Greater New York City Area
Located about 20 miles from Manhattan, Roslyn is a historic suburb that reminds some people of New England. It has varied housing styles, and many residents own their own homes.
The area was first settled in 1633 when it was called Hempstead Harbor. Due to confusion with other settlements with similar names, the name was changed to Roslyn on September 7, 1844, since its location in a valley reminded some residents of Roslin, Scotland.
The peaceful village has a population of about 2,950. The median household income is $105,000, and the median sale price of a home is about $895,000.
What to Love
- The Tower of Roslyn is a 44-foot clock tower constructed of stone in 1895
- Roslyn Pond is a scenic park in the middle of this peaceful village
- Hendrick’s Tavern is a historic estate turned upscale pub featuring New American cuisine
People & Lifestyle
Roslyn offers a safe, urban feel where young professionals and retirees enjoy a pleasant lifestyle. Tree-lined residential streets surround a central business district that touches Roslyn Bay on Long Island Sound. Young professionals are close to New York City’s boroughs, and retirees enjoy an idyllic life.
The Main Street Historic District along Main Street includes vintage homes and businesses that are important to the area’s legacy.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
There are several dining options in Roslyn. Il Mulino is considered one of the best Italian restaurants on Long Island. Limani is popular since diners handpick their fish at this Mediterranean-themed restaurant with mosaic-tiled décor. Diane’s Bakery Cafe offers baked goods and other menu items. Hendrick’s Tavern is the place to go for upscale dining in a historic building.
Old Northern Boulevard on the north side of Roslyn Pond offers the chance for a pleasant shopping excursion that could include visits to Revival Boutique, Transitions, and The LSK Collection. Harbourview Shoppes is an upscale shopping center located in the historic district.
Things to Do
There are plenty of outdoor activities in Roslyn. High on the list is a visit to serene Roslyn Pond and its well-manicured grounds. The William Cullen Bryant Preserve is a historic estate with gardens, a main house, and outbuildings with a scenic view of Hempstead Harbor.
Roslyn’s small but attractive waterfront has a walking path and gardens. The Nassau County Museum of Art at the former Frick "Clayton" estate offers exhibits and a sculpture garden on the breathtaking 145-acre spread. Tee Ridder Miniatures Museum is a fun place for kids as well as adults.
Roslyn is home to a number of excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
- Pierce Country Day School offers various curriculums for young children
- Roslyn Middle School serves 756 students in sixth through eighth grade
- Roslyn High School is a public school that serves 1,038 students\