Baldwin is a hamlet and census-designated place located in the Town of Hempstead in Nassau County, on Long Island, in New York. This community can be found on Long Island’s south shore, in the southwestern part of Nassau County. There are 7.8 square kilometers in the hamlet, and about 0.34% is water.
Baldwin is bordered by Hempstead to the north, Baldwin Harbor to the south, South Hempstead to its northwest, Rockville Centre to the west, Oceanside to the southwest, Roosevelt to the east, and Freeport to the southeast. Milburn Creek passes right along the eastern border.
Merrick Road and Sunrise Highway pass through the hamlet and serve as main roads. While Southern State Parkway forms a natural boundary to the north. Grand Avenue traverses the north-south direction and is the main thoroughfare for the hamlet’s commercial strip. It splits into two roads after passing Seaman Avenue heading south with Grand Avenue continuing southwest and the other being Milburn Avenue heading southeast.
Baldwin Historical Museum is smacked dab at the heart of the hamlet at 1980 Grand Ave. Baldwin is home to many public parks, including Coes Neck Park at 1240 Coes Neck Rd, Baldwin, Lofts Pond Park at 431 Derby Rd, Milburn Pond Park at Merrick Rd, and Silver Lake Park (which is also in Oceanside) at Foxhurst Rd.
Baldwin’s public schools are administered by the Baldwin Union Free School District. Baldwin is also home to one Catholic school: St. Christopher’s. The Baldwin Library District is located within the boundaries of Baldwin, Freeport, Oceanside, Rockville Centre, Roosevelt, and Uniondale.
The Baldwin Long Island Rail Road station is located in the hamlet. It is on the LIRR’s Babylon Branch.
Baldwin Coordinates: 40°40′12.8″N 73°36′45″W