The hamlets of Baldwin and Baldwin Harbor are quiet communities in southeast Nassau County bordered on the south by the waters of Baldwin Harbor, Milburn Creek, and Parsonage Creek and stretching northward to the Southern State Parkway.
Homes along the tree-lined streets of this ethnically diverse area are as architecturally varied as the community. One can find grand Victorians, stately Tudors, classic colonials, craftsman bungalows, cape cods, and high ranches. Condos and rental apartments are also available. Midtown Manhattan is 25 miles away and only a 40-minute trip on the Babylon branch of the Long Island Railroad. Town and state beaches are just a short ride away.
Within its four square miles Baldwin offers several major business areas concentrated along the major north-south route of Grand Avenue and along the east-west routes of Sunrise Highway, Merrick Road, and Atlantic Avenue. Smaller business areas can also be found in the community, notably along Church Street in the south and Seaman Avenue and St. Luke’s Place in the north.
The Baldwin school district has five elementary schools, a middle school, and a senior high school. Baldwin High School is accredited by the Middle States Association and is a Nationally Recognized School of Excellence. The graduation rate exceeds national, state, and local levels and 94 percent of graduates continue their education at two- or four-year colleges. There is also a private, Catholic elementary school.
The community is home to several recreation areas. Baldwin Park in the south and Coes Neck Park in the north both offer game courts, sports fields, and playgrounds for young children. Baldwin Park also has a roller rink and a skateboard park. The 14 acres of Lofts Pond Park and the 9 acres of Silver Lake Park, along with the 22-acre Brookside Preserve which straddles Baldwin and Freeport, also offer residents places where they can enjoy the natural beauty of the area.
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