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Manhasset Hills is a small area in the town of North Hempstead in Nassau County, New York. Like most of Nassau County, the hamlet is categorized by its wealthy-middle class residents, prime real estate and close commute to New York City. Despite being in the top 5% of American towns for its income bracket, education level and real estate value, Manhasset Hills is more modest than its surrounding neighborhoods. Many families live in older, less modern homes; bi-level constructions are particularly popular. The homes are notably well-maintained and give the town a sophisticated and quaint ambience. Manhasset Hills has many more larger homes, 5+ bedrooms, than most areas throughout the rest of the country. The residents of Manhasset Hills can be described as urban sophisticates. The majority of residents are well educated, holding at least one degree, and embrace cultural activities such as literature, music, live theatre and the arts. The neighborhood has a higher concentration of married couples living here than 98.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods, both with children and without. Single parents and young singles alike may not find many others in Manhasset Hills! As can be expected from the high level of education and wealthy incomes of most residents, many hold high-level executive jobs or management positions. That being said, Manhasset Hills also has a significant number of retired people living in the hamlet. The majority of retirees often has lived in Manhasset Hills for decades and accordingly adds to the lack of real estate turnover in the area. In fact, the recorded real estate vacancy rate is usually under 1% of all property in Manhasset Hills. Manhasset Hills is often confused with but is actually completely separate from Manhasset, also in Long Island. Manhasset Hills is a more upscale neighborhood that lies north of Manhasset Hills. Children attend the Herricks Union Free School District and the Great Neck Union Free School District through eighth grade. For high school, students travel to the greater North Hempstead schools. Ranked highly and with students consecutively scoring above average on national tests, the school systems in Manhasset Hills are a large reason the high number of families with school-aged children who live in the area. The majority of working adults living in the hamlet commute to New York City daily. Located roughly twenty miles from Manhattan, the commute is easily made in less than an hour via train on the Long Island Express.

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