Questions and Answers

Question: Why did you form “Town of Hempstead Chamber of Commerce”?
Answer: Because of the need for a liaison to assist in connecting Residents, Existing Chambers, Local Businesses and Government.

Question: Is this chamber formed by the Town Of Hempstead Government?
Answer: No. We are an Independently formed Not For Profit Organization founded by a Business Owner and being built together with other Business Owners and Residents within the Town Of Hempstead.

Question: What is the difference between a Village and Hamlet?

  1. Hamlets are smaller in size
  2. Hamlets are unincorporated
  3. Village is larger than most hamlets
  4. Villages are Incorporated
  5. Villages have their own government – Mayor, Police Department, Fire Department

Question: Do I live in Village or Hamlet?
Answer: Below are the Villages and Hamlets within the Town of Hempstead

Town of Hempstead VILLAGES 

  • Atlantic Beach
  • Bellerose
  • Cedarhurst
  • East Rockaway
  • Floral Park
  • Freeport
  • Garden City
  • Hempstead
  • Hewlett Bay Park
  • Hewlett Harbor
  • Hewlett Neck
  • Island Park
  • Lawrence
  • Lynbrook
  • Malverne
  • Mineola
  • New Hyde Park
  • Rockville Centre
  • South Floral Park
  • Stewart Manor
  • Valley Stream
  • Woodsburgh

Town of Hempstead HAMLETS

  • Baldwin
  • Baldwin Harbor
  • Barnum Island
  • Bay Park
  • Bellerose Terrace
  • Bellmore
  • Bethpage
  • East Atlantic Beach
  • East Meadow
  • Elmont
  • Franklin Square
  • Garden City South
  • Harbor Isle
  • Hewlett
  • Inwood
  • Lakeview
  • Levittown
  • Lido Beach
  • Malverne Park Oaks
  • Merrick
  • North Bellmore
  • North Lynbrook
  • North Merrick
  • North Valley Stream
  • North Wantagh
  • North Woodmere
  • Oceanside
  • Point Lookout
  • Roosevelt
  • Salisbury (South Westbury)
  • Seaford
  • South Hempstead
  • South Valley Stream
  • Uniondale
  • Wantagh

Question: We are thinking about Incorporating as a Village to gain independence, what should we do? If it’s because of taxes you could be paying taxes for living in both the village and town, take time and research.
Answer: Research – Here are some News Articles about other Hamlets that are trying and have tried.  

  1. Mastic Beach
  2. Greenburgh, New York





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