Encompassing the center of the Village of Roslyn, the Roslyn Village Historic District is home to some rich history and beautiful residences. It includes Old Northern Boulevard which showcases a number of newer commercial properties, shops and restaurants. Within the Historic Village is the Main Street Historic District which, you guessed it, runs alongside Main Street. Here you can find mostly single family homes, many of which were built before the Civil War. Many of these homes have been restored to give them all the comforts of modern times, while retaining their historic charm. The Historic District showcases a number of notable significant properties, including the Ellen J Ward Memorial Clock tower, a local Roslyn landmark, and the Van Nostrand-Starkins House, which was first constructed in the 17th century.
The quaint majesty of historic Long Island is a pleasure to behold, but if you're yearning for something a bit more contemporary you can either take a quick jaunt to one of the many shops and restaurants Roslyn or neighboring Manhasset has to offer or you can get on the nearby Long Island Railroad for a quick, relaxing trip into New York City.