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In 1640 the first settlers arrived. Captain Daniel Howe brought some emigrants from Lynn, Massachusetts in a small vessel and landed near the southern end of the bay in what is now Manhasset. The settlers said they had a land grant from the British Lord Sterling, but the Dutch, who claimed prior possession of the land, imprisoned them for a time in New Amsterdam (New York City), and then let them go; afterwards they sailed farther out on Long Island and found the settlement of Southampton. The general reason Plandome drew up incorporation papers in June 1929 was because they wanted to keep the taxes as low as possible. "Plandome" is a name derived from two Latin words, planus and domus, meaning simple home. Plandome lies on the north shore of Long Island with a portion of the community fronting on beautiful Manhasset Bay. Manhasset Bay is on the western Long Island off the Long Island Sound. Manhasset Bay forms the northeastern boundary of the Great Neck Peninsula and the southwestern boundary of Cow Neck (Port Washington Peninsula or Manhasset Neck). On the north side of the bay there are three points. The bay began as a necessity for the Algonquin Indians, they believed it was a form of transportation and an excellent source of food. As the town was developing, so was the commercial boating industry. It was considered to be one of the best harbors on Long Island Sound and started to generate plenty of jobs for many of towns in the Manhasset County. Besides its location families are making the move out to Plandome for the accessibility to New York City. Manhattan is only 30 minutes away if you were to drive, the best route would be to take the Long Island Expressway (Interstate 495) If there's to much traffic or you're not in the mood to drive you can always take the convenient LIRR (Long Island Rail Road) The closest train station would be the Plandome Rail Road Station, which is on the Port Washington line. By taking the Rail Road you can get to Penn Station in less than an hour. Many Plandome residents see the benefits of working in Manhattan and living in Plandome. Residents get the best of both worlds. The nightlife for after work and on the weekends you can get out to suburbs and walk the coastline, play amazing golf, go to wide open parks and more. Plandome has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country. With the majority of homes ranging in 3 to 4 bedrooms in size and a little less than a quarter of the homes being 5 bedrooms plus in size. Which is way above the National average. Families are now recognizing the value that Plandome brings. It's great school district and affordable housing compared to the rest of Long Island makes Plandome a great place for families to settle down in.

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