East Meadow is located in Nassau County Long Island and in the unincorporated area in the Town of Hempstead. It is about 30 miles from Manhattan with a population of about 38,000.
East Meadow got its name from being a meadow of Hempstead Plains east of the Meadow Brook, now the Meadow Brook Parkway.
Once home to many grand estates during the Gilded Age following the Civil War, East Meadow is a truly diverse community. Homes in East Meadow include expanded Capes, split level ranches and colonials. The Barnum Woods subdivision offers ranch-style homes and rental apartments.
What’s Going on in East Meadow?
Here’s what not to miss in East Meadow!
Eisenhower Park, at 930 acres, is larger than Central Park and is considered the jewel of Nassau County Parks. Home to three 18-hole golf courses, the September 11th Memorial for Nassau County Residents, and the Nassau County Aquatic Center, this this park has something for everyone. In the summer, there are outdoor concerts. And, plenty of outdoor activities year round!
The New York Times called Stew Leonard's “The Disneyland of Dairy Stores”. Located on Front Street, this fun and entertaining grocery store has something for everyone: free samples, greetings from costumed characters, and of course great deals. Consistently dubbed by Fortune Magazine's “100 Best Companies to Work For in America”, Stew Leonard's has great customer service and a fantastic team.
Hungry? There are a plethora of good eats, depending on what you're in the mood for. Most restaurants are located on Hempstead Turnpike or Front Street. Some local favorites include Margarita's Cafe [Mexican], Sufiya's Grill [Persian], Hunan Dynasty [Chinese], Borelli's [Italian], The Palm Court at The Carltun [American], and Texas Roadhouse [steak].
What Schools do the Kids Attend?
There are 9 schools in the East Meadow School District, five elementary schools, two middle schools, and two high schools. There are some residents in Westbury zoned for East Meadow Schools.