West Hempstead is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in the Town of Hempstead in Nassau County, on Long Island, in New York, United States. Its name reflects upon the fact that it is located immediately west of the Village of Hempstead. It is an unincorporated area in the Town of Hempstead. The CDP has a total area of 2.8 square miles, of which 2.7 square miles is land and 0.1 square miles (3.64%) is water.
West Hempstead first appeared on maps as the name of a Long Island Railroad station in 1893. There are three railroad stations within its borders: West Hempstead, Hempstead Gardens, and Lakeview. The line continues to Valley Stream where it joins the Babylon Branch.
A gently sloping terrain separates West Hempstead from the Hempstead Plains and the Atlantic Ocean. The Pine Stream flows through West Hempstead, feeding Halls Pond. The community is bordered on the east by Hempstead Lake State Park, on the west by Dogwood Avenue, and on the south by the Southern State Parkway. West Hempstead is easily accessed from the Southern State Parkway at Exit 17N.
The northeast area is occupied by Hempstead Golf & Country Club and technically is part of the Town of Hempstead. Halls Pond Park is the main park within West Hempstead and was dedicated by Nassau County in 1961. The smaller Echo Park contains a public indoor pool. The hamlet is home to several education buildings including Cornwell Avenue Elementary, Eagle Ave School, West Hempstead High School, Chestnut Street School, St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, George Washington Elementary, Hebrew Academy of Nassau County and West Hempstead Public Library.
West Hempstead is served by the Long Island Rail Road and has three stops within the community namely Lakeview, Hempstead Gardens and West Hempstead.
West Hempstead Coordinates: 40°41′47″N 73°39′9″W
Our areas served include Hempstead.