Nassau County Parenting: Why We LOVE It Here
By NYMetroParents Staff

Nassau County Parenting: Why We LOVE It Here

February 19, 2016   |   Guest Blogs: Local Voices  

Why do you love being a parent in Nassau County? See how our readers answered that question!

We at NYMetroParents and Long Island Parent asked readers to tell us, in words and photos, why they love being a parent in their particular hometown. Below are the answers we received, sorted by location.

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Garden City

Garden City is a great place to raise kids! The school system is top notch, the community is very family oriented, and we are close to NYC.
 

Great Neck

We have easy access to activities in the five boroughs and Long Island as well as having a great park district.

 

Hicksville

Is just amazing

 

Island Park

My community was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. Yet the residents that remained, stuck together, helping each other to persevere. We were all at a loss, and that common thread brought neighbors and businesses together.

 

Malverne

I love my hometown of Malverne because there is so much for my children to do and it is all in walking distance! Fresh air and family fun!

 

Merrick

Merrick is amazing because it is a true community!

 

New Hyde Park

I love being a parent from Nassau County because my children are exposed to everything. In either a quick drive or train ride, they can explore the many wonders of Manhattan. At the same time, if they are looking for some quiet or serene time, they can be at Long Island’s beaches and parks that offer so many activities and nature. Children need to see all parts of life, and we are fortunate to be able to do that in Nassau County.

  

Oceanside

 The schools are excellent, and there are lots of activities for kids.

  

Plainview

I love enjoying the library classes they have to offer and the many museums and fun places around here to take me son to!

 

Syosset

Syosset offers such diversity and opportunity! We love being part of this community and raising our kids to be good citizens and good neighbors!

 

Uniondale

My husband and I love being parents in Uniondale, NY, because it is centrally located to many places. We spend most of our time as a family at the newly renovated Roosevelt Field Mall, which now has a children's play area in the basement of the shopping center. We spend most of our weekends at the museum and skating rinks. Uniondale is an amazing town!!

 

Valley Stream

I love my hometown because we are a hop, skip, and a jump to the serenity of the East End or the hustle and bustle of the city.


There are so many activities and mommy groups to get everyone busy, connected, and having fun at the same time.


My hometown is great everything is close by the beaches the city and local stores. Also has good schools.


I love the rich multi cultural exposure for our family.

 

West Hempstead

I love being a parent in my hometown because it is a beautiful place to live. There are a lot [of] things to do with the kids. 
 

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Photo above: Sagamore Hill, home of President Theodore Roosevelt, in Oyster Bay.