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Cedarhurst (V)

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Cedarhurst is a village in Nassau County, on the South Shore of Long Island, New York in the USA. The population was 6,164 at the United States Census, 2000. The village is named after a grove of trees that once stood at the post office. The village of Cedarhurst is in the town of Hempstead. The population of the town in 2005 was 6,082. Andrew J. Parise is Mayor of village.
The village was incorporated in 1910. It is part of the five towns, together with the village of Lawrence and the hamlets of Woodmere and Inwood, and The Hewletts, which consist of the villages of Hewlett Bay Park, Hewlett Harbor and Hewlett Neck and the hamlet of Hewlett. Cedarhurst's early name was ocean point. Rail service arrived in 1869 which lead people to the area, especially to the Rockaway Hunting Club, built in Cedarhurst in 1878. A post office was established in 1884, and ocean point was renamed Cedarhurst, partly at the request of the hunt club.
For many years, Central Avenue, the area's main business district, was considered the Rodeo Drive of Long Island, offering upscale shops and boutiques to discriminating shoppers from around the area. According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.8 square kilometers and all the area is  covered by land.
In the village the population was spread out with 25.1 percent under the age of 18, 6.3 percent from 18 to 24, 27.5 percent from 25 to 44, 24.0 percent from 45 to 64, and 17.2 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 91.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.6 males.
Tourist places in the village are Village Hall, Ced. Ave  and Central, Law-Ced Fire Department, Saint Joachim's Church. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and pursue enthusiasm in its natural beauty and populace.

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