Place:Port Washington, Nassau, New York, United States


NamePort Washington
Alt namesCow Necksource: Wikipedia
TypeCensus-designated place
Coordinates40.829°N 73.687°W
Located inNassau, New York, United States
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Port Washington is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in Nassau County, New York on the North Shore of Long Island. As of the United States 2010 Census, the community population was 15,846.

Port Washington is a hamlet within and directly governed by the town of North Hempstead.

With rolling hills and a serpentine coastline in the northwest corner of Nassau County, Port Washington is studded with marinas, yacht clubs and golf courses. The Great Neck peninsula is across Manhasset Bay to the west; Manhasset and Plandome are to the south; Roslyn lies southeast. Besides an unincorporated area of the Town of North Hempstead, Port Washington is home to four incorporated villages: Baxter Estates, Manorhaven, Port Washington North and Sands Point, plus part of the village of Flower Hill.

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