The hamlet of Elmont is located in northwestern Hempstead in Nassau County, New York, the United States, along its border with Queens. The CDP has a total area of 3.4 square miles. It is bordered by the adjacent hamlets of Bellerose, Floral Park, South Floral Park and Steward Manor to the north; by Alden Manor and Meacham to the south; by Franklin Square to the east; by Malverne to the southeast; Queen’s Village to the west; and by Cambria Heights towards the southwest.
Elmont Road is the main road of the hamlet passing through the north-south boundaries. It splits into School Road as it intersects with Hempstead Turnpike. Hempstead Turnpike also intersects with Meacham Avenue towards the east; Meacham Avenue turns into Covert Avenue as it passes Hempstead Turnpike going north. The main commercial strip stretches over 2 miles long on Hempstead Turnpike between the west and east boundaries.
The hamlet is famous for Belmont Park which hosts the Belmont Stakes, the third leg of the prestigious Triple Crown of thoroughbred racing. Meanwhile, Contessa Racing Inc, a racecourse is located at 2150 Hempstead Turnpike just a few blocks away. Elmont is also home to UBS Arena, located at the northwestern end of the hamlet. Belmont Park Heliport can be accessed by taking Hempstead Turnpike then north to Gate 5 Rd then traveling northeast.
House of worships and cemeteries such as St. Boniface RC Church, Bethany French Baptist Church, Beth David Cemetery, Maimonides-Elmont Cemetery mostly reside along Elmont Road. United States Postal Service is found in the middle of the two aforementioned cemeteries.
Elmont is served mainly by Elmont Memorial High School which is part of the Sewanhaka Central High School District. Only a small section of Elmont is zoned to Sewanhaka High School.
The Nassau Inter-County Express bus system serves Elmont with routes n1 (Elmont Road/Central Ave.), and n6 on Hempstead Turnpike (near Belmont Park Racetrack) for connections to the LIRR, the New York City Subway, and MTA Regional Bus Operations.
Elmont is situated at the intersection of the Cross Island Parkway and Southern State Parkway, which provides quick access to Long Island’s parkways. There are approximately seven miles (11 km) between Elmont and the Long Island Expressway and sixteen miles (25 km) between Elmont and the Throgs Neck Bridge for travel upstate.
Elmont Coordinates: 40°42′06″N 73°42′09″W