The neighborhood of New Hempstead is situated in the city of Ramapo, New York, which is located in the New York - Newark metropolitan area.
The character of New Hempstead is exemplified by its calm environment. Many locations within the neighborhood have fairly good access to green spaces, including Samuel G. Fisher Mount Ivy Environmental Park, and there are a few of them close by for residents to explore. This part of Ramapo is quiet overall, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamor.
In New Hempstead, around 80% of the dwellings are single detached homes, whereas the rest are mainly small apartment buildings. This neighborhood also has a variety of unit sizes; it is quite easy to find homes ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Home owners occupy about three quarters of the dwellings in New Hempstead and one quarter are occupied by renters. Most of the housing growth in this neighborhood occurred between 1960 and 1980.
In New Hempstead, residents will generally be able to get to primary as well as high schools by walking. Along with public schools, there are private elementary and secondary schools. When it comes to food, some, but not all, house buyers in this part of Ramapo will reside within walking distance of the closest grocery store.
Driving is a great means of transportation in New Hempstead. Finding a place to park is quite easy. In contrast, the public transit network in New Hempstead is not very convenient. It is difficult for pedestrians to move around in this area as running daily errands is challenging by walking.