Woodmere Real Estate, Resources & Information

About Woodmere (ZIP Code 11598)

Woodmere is a hamlet in Nassau County on the south shore of Long Island, New York. It’s population was 17,121 at the 2010 census. Woodmere is the largest populated and has the largest area of the Long Island communities known as the Five Towns, which are usually said to comprise the villages of Lawrence and Cedarhurst, the hamlets of Woodmere and Inwood, and “The Hewletts”, which consist of the villages of Hewlett Bay Park, Hewlett Harbor and Hewlett Neck and the hamlet of Hewlett, along with Woodsburgh. The “towns” most commonly included as constituents of the Five Towns are all within the Town of Hempstead and are represented by Councilman Bruce Blakeman.

Woodmere was originally known as Brower’s Point. In 1869, Samuel Wood purchased land and named it Woodsburgh. Woodmere also derived from his name. Woodmere has both large custom homes and smaller split levels. Many of the homes have scenic water views of Lee Lake, which is a NY State water preserve.

Woodmere Homes

Woodmere is a beautiful Five Towns neighborhood and provides a good price range for purchasing a new home. Browse our complete list of property:

Woodmere Neighborhoods

  • Woodsburgh. The incorporated village of Woodsburgh was established in 1912. It stretches from Broadway to the bay.  The Village has a total area of 0.4 square miles and a population of 778 at the time of the 2010 census. Woodsburgh consists mainly of large homes and estates.
  • North Woodmere. Actually a hamlet section of South Valley Stream. It is directly north of Woodmere, but separated by Mott’s Creek. Access to Woodmere is by Branch Boulevard and a footbridge over the creek. Hungry Harbor Road is the main east-west route through North Woodmere, connecting with Branch Boulevard (to Cedarhurst) and Brookfield-Rosedale Road (to Valley Stream). Hungry Harbor Road is thought to be named for the marsh filled harbor that was difficult to farm. The community is home to North Woodmere Park, a Nassau County Park. North Woodmere has a very large Jewish population and is home to several synagogues, including Young Israel of North Woodmere, Congregation Ohr Torah, Beis Haknesses of North Woodmere and Temple Hillel.
  • Old Woodmere. Roughly bordered by Johnson Place, Peninsula Boulevard, Woodmere Boulevard, Browers Point Bridge and Ocean Avenue and bisected by East Broadway. A quaint area of Woodmere where homes tend to be older than in other areas of Woodmere.
  • Woodmere Park

Woodmere Schools

Woodmere features a wonderful public school system (which is also serviced by Lawrence, another neighborhood in the five towns). It also has a well known private school and is within reach of many Jewish schools for elementary and high school age students.

  • Woodmere-Hewlett Public Schools or Lawrence Public Schools
  • Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaways (“HAFTR”) High School,
    635 Central Avenue.
  • Yeshiva Gedolah of the Five Towns, 218 Mosher Ave.
  • Lawrence Woodmere Academy: A pre-kindergarten through grade 12 coeducational preparatory school, located on Woodmere Blvd., Woodmere.

Shopping & Malls

Woodmere Station and the posh boutiques, upscale eateries and small businesses that line Central Avenue, which was once referred to as Long Island’s Rodeo Drive. There are approximately 240 stores within the one quarter square mile area of Woodmere and numerous shops, groceries, Kosher meat and food.

Dining & Kosher Food

Woodmere features a number of different restaurants and is within a short distance of several major shopping malls.

Major Shopping Malls

  • Green Acres Mall, 2034 Green Acres Road West, Valley Stream
  • Roosevelt Field Shopping, 630 Old Country Road, Garden City

Kosher Restaurants & Cafes

  • Pizza Pious, Kosher, 1063 Broadway
  • Woodro Kosher Style, 1441 Broadway
  • Max’s Appetizing Kosher Style, 1483 Broadway

Parks and Recreation

  • Andrew J. Parise Park is a beautiful newly renovated park in nearby Cedarhurst.
  • Atlantic Beach—3 miles—less than a 10 minute drive.
  • Eisenhower Park—14 miles, 30 minute drive.
  • Jones Beach State Park—15 Miles, Approximately 30 minute drive.
  • Long Beach Boardwalk—Under 8 miles. Approximately 20 minute Drive.

Transportation To and From Woodmere

Woodmere LIRR Station

  • The Woodmere station provides Long Island Railroad service on the Far Rockaway branch.
  • The average trip to Pennsylvania Station, Manhattan and Atlantic Terminal, Brooklyn is approximately 50  minutes.

John F. Kennedy International Airport

  • under 10 miles away— it is approximately  a 20 minute drive.

Places of Worship, Synagogues & Churches


  • Congregation Bais Tefilah, 409 Edward Ave.
  • Congregation Bais Ephraim, 812 Peninsula Blvd.
  • Congregation Aish Kodesh, 894 Woodmere Pl
  • Beis Medrash of Woodmere, 305 Forest Ave
  • Y.I Of Woodmere, 859 Peninsula Blvd.
  • Agudath Israel of Five Towns, 508 Peninsula Blvd.
  • Yeshiva Gedolah of the Five Towns, 218 Mosher Ave.

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