Nassau County is a great place to live for those who want to be close to New York City without actually living the city life. The second-most populous county in New York, Nassau County is known for its great suburban neighborhoods, excellent public schools, rich history, and easy commute to the city.

Looking to move to Long Island? Check out our list of the 7 best places to buy a house in Nassau County, NY!


Great Neck Gardens, NY

Located on Long Island’s North Shore, Great Neck Gardens is a neighborhood within the larger community of Great Neck. Great Neck Gardens is the perfect choice for those who commute to New York City. Manhattan’s Penn station is only about half an hour away by train and residents of Great Neck Gardens also have access to public bus transportation.

Many people choose to purchase a home in Great Neck Gardens because of the excellent local schools. rated the Great Neck School District the best public school district in New York in 2019. Great Neck Gardens was also ranked #2 on’s lists of the best places to raise a family in New York. Most people that live in Great Neck Gardens own their own homes, rather than rent. If you’re looking to buy in this community, click here to start browsing available properties.


Syosset, NY

In 2019 ranked Syosset the fourth best place to raise a family in New York. This charming village is located in the town of Oyster Bay and offers residents access to great public schools, parks, restaurants, and local attractions like the Cultural Arts Playhouse. Only about thirty miles from Manhattan, Syosset is a great place to consider calling home if you frequently commute into New York City. The city is accessible via the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR), public bus, or car.

If you’re looking to buy a home in Syosset, you’ll find plenty of single family homes, townhomes, and condos on the market at a variety of price points. Looking for a home of a certain age or architectural style? Start your search here.


East Hills, NY

East Hills is a village on the North Shore of Long Island that is part of the Greater Roslyn area. Roslyn itself was settled in the seventeenth century and was once known as Hempstead Harbor. Home to a top twenty public high school, East Hills is known for its fantastic local schools and great community. Convenient to Roslyn Harbor, Old Westbury, and other Long Island neighborhoods, East Hills is about twenty-five miles from Manhattan.

East Hills was once an enclave for the wealthy. Today it features diverse properties from estate homes to townhomes and even condos. Click here to explore homes for sale in East Hills, NY.


Manhasset, NY

In 2005, The Wall Street Journal named Manhasset the best town for raising a family in New York. Situated on Long Island’s North Shore, the hamlet of Manhasset continues to top numerous “best of” lists. In 2019, ranked it #11 on its list of the best suburbs to raise a family in New York and #5 on its list of the best places to retire. Just twenty miles from midtown Manhattan, Manhasset is a great choice for families and retirees looking to own a home in a wonderful community close to the city with great local schools. In particular, Manhasset High School is one of the best public high schools in the nation.

Looking to buy a home in Manhasset? Manhasset has many gorgeous luxury estate homes for sale, as well as more affordable single family homes. Prices reflect the size, style, and desirability of this community. Check out current listings of Manhasset homes for sale here.


Garden City, NY

In 1927, Charles Lindbergh departed from Roosevelt Field in Garden City on his famous solo transatlantic flight. Though the airfield no longer remains, the Garden City Cradle of Aviation Museum marks the area’s contributions to American aviation history. The museum sits on the grounds of the former Mitchel Air Force Base. Today, Garden City is a thriving suburban community close to the borough of Queens that boasts excellent schools, an abundance of local industry, and convenient access to New York City via LIRR.

Garden City’s inventory of properties for sale includes condos, townhomes, co-ops, and single family homes. Browse all homes for sale in Garden City now.


Plainview, NY

Plainview is one of the most popular neighborhoods in the town of Oyster Bay. Located on Long Island’s North Shore, Plainview’s history dates back to the seventeenth century. Once a farming community, after World War II the area underwent massive development as people moved from the city to more rural Long Island.

Plainview is ranked 17th on’s list of the best suburbs in New York. Prospective buyers choose this neighborhood for the excellent local schools, abundance of beautiful parks like the Plainview-Old Bethpage Community Park, and easy access to the city. Start your search for homes in Plainview now – click here to browse available listings!


Jericho, NY

Once part of an area known as the “Gold Coast,” Jericho, NY is a top choice for prospective homebuyers. Situated on Long Island’s North Shore, this wonderful community is home to the famous NYCB Theatre at Westbury, great dining options, and fantastic local schools. In 2019, ranked Jericho #1 on three separate lists: best places to raise a family in New York, best suburb in New York, and community with the best public schools in New York.

Jericho, NY also boasts some of the most beautiful real estate on Long Island. If you’re thinking of buying in this community, you can browse available homes in Jericho now.


Not sure which Nassau County neighborhood is right for you? Reach out to us – we can help you narrow down a list of prospective communities based on your needs. Click here to contact us or call (516) 888-9711 today!


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