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Inwood is a semi-small coastal hamlet and CDP in Nassau County, New York. It is counted among the Five Towns villages on the south shore of Long Island and shares a border with Queens County. It has two neighborhoods and is the 190th largest community in the state. Nearly 15% adults in Inwood have four-year degrees or higher. It is an extremely diverse community both ethnically and racially. Common ancestries include Italian, Irish, German, Jamaican and many others. Approximately one-third of Inwoods residents are foreign born citizens. English remains the primary language of the community, followed by Spanish and Italian. It is a nautical community with a rich maritime history, gorgeous ocean views and a number of wonderful water activity options.
The hamlet spans 2.1 square miles, 1.7 square miles of land and the remainder water area. It has a mixed workforce of white and blue collar work and workers. It is a low income community compared to state economic standards and lower-middle income when compared to federal economic standards. In 2000, the median household income was $41,334, the median family income was $48,345 and the per capita income was $16,009. In 2010, the population was 9,792 and the per capita income was $21,173. By 2015, the estimated median household income was $49,647 and the per capita income was $20,171. In the same year, the estimated median house or condo value in Inwood was $380,483, the mean price on all housing units was $572,425 and the median gross rent was $1,406. The average commute time for residents of Inwood is approximately 30/31 minutes. Public transportation is quite popular for daily commutes, especially by commuter train. For the lucky few that work within the community, walking is a wonderful option as Inwood is quite pedestrian friendly.
The area that would one day be Inwood was settled in approximately 1817. It was first known as North West Point and the first settlers were primarily Jamaica Bay fishermen. This group was seen by surrounding settlements as troublemakers because of the trouble they made for other settlers. After the Civil War the area was renamed Westville. The first post office was established in 1889 and the villages name was changed again. This time it was changed to Inwood as it is known today. Like much of the area grow was slow and did not really take off until after WWII when it fairly boomed.
It is a historic community with a fair collection of pre-WWII architecture. The community is part of the Lawrence Union Free School District. There are only two schools in the community of Inwood, one pk-k and the other is for grades 1-4. The village has a beautiful park on the bay, Inwood Park, which features a launching pad into Mott’s Basin. The community is also home to the Inwood Country Club, which hosted the 1921 PGA Championship. Homes for sale come in a variety of sizes, styles and ages to suit the needs of potential buyers. Other real estate options include apartments and more for rent and townhomes and condos for sale or lease. Call friendly local real estate agent Ed McNulty today at 516-887-3603 and find the home of your dreams.
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