The neighborhood of South Hempstead, New York is located just south of the Southern State Parkway and east of Lake Hempstead. It is mostly a residential neighborhood with a few commercial areas on its borders.
3,188 people live in South Hempstead. These residents are spread among 1,044 households and 842 families. On average, these households have an annual income of $85,130. Those looking to rent will find prices ranging from $2,300 to $2,500 per month. Purchasing a house requires about $300,000. However, almost 97% of the residents are homeowners. With just over 1,075 housing units available, the neighborhood is well-settled.
Ethnically, South Hempstead is almost 86% white with smaller amounts of other ethnicities. Of the over 3,000 residents living in the area, about 63% are college educated. Looking at the 842 families, over 66% of them are married couples and just about 40% of those couples have children. The average household and family size is 3 people.
Although a rather small neighborhood, South Hempstead packs a lot of culture in a small space. It boasts several churches, a local fire department, a school, several restaurants, and multiple small businesses ranging from plumbers to accountants. Radigan's Pub and Casual Dining is a popular, local Irish pub located in the northern section of the neighborhood. On the east side, Spices Negril Restaurant and Lounge provides delicious Caribbean food and amazing Caribbean ambiance complete with music.
Those looking for recreation will enjoy playing golf at Rockville Links Country Club. This golf course was designed and built in 1925 and offers 18 holes. Membership in the club provides many amenities such as in-house lessons, rental equipment, a driving range and dining options.
Residents who live in South Hempstead have worked together since 1961 to both improve and maintain their neighborhood. They founded the South Hempstead Civic Association to ensure that the area continues to be an excellent place to live. Members and volunteers work on many community projects and events throughout the year.