The Village of Kings Point is in the Town of North Hempstead. It is on the Great Neck Peninsula on the North Shore of Long Island and is often grouped together with the other hamlets and villages referred to collectively as "Great Neck". It is part of the Great Neck School District, with resident students attending Great Neck North High School.
Kings Point is the home of the United States Merchant Marine Academy and its maritime museum.
The founder of W. R. Grace and Company, and former New York City mayor, W.R. Grace, lived in Kings Point. It was during this time he accepted the Statue of Liberty from the people of France. A custom home built for Grace in 1880 features 11 fireplaces a five-car garage on a nearly two acre property. It is located on Blue Sea Lane and known as "Grace Mansion".
The Great Neck North Middle School is located on the border of Great Neck Village and Kings Point, with all students north of the train station going to North Middle.