About Carle Place
Located in the Town of North Hempstead in Long Island’s Nassau County, Carle Place takes its name from the house built by its original founder, Silas Carle, in the 1890s. The 32-room house became known as “Carle Place,” and the name spread to the surrounding area. In 1946, William J. Levitt (most famous as the brainchild behind the planned community Levittown) created 600 homes near the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) station; these would house returning World War II veterans and their families.
According to 2010 U.S. Census data, there are 4,981 residents of Carle Place. The median household income is $88,620 and the median home value is $501,675.
The economy of Carle Place employs 2,507 people, who work in such industries as healthcare, education, and science and technology. Many residents, however, choose to work in nearby New York City, which is just 19 miles to the west and can easily be reached via the LIRR. It’s especially convenient since the village has its own, centrally located, train station.
Carle Place has one of the smallest school districts in New York State, which means that it is able to serve students in an intimate learning community. Its three adjoining schools make up the district’s campus. Cherry Lane School serves students in kindergarten through second grade, Rushmore Avenue School serves grades three to six, and Carle Place Middle/High School serves grades seven through twelve.
Carle Place offers a diverse array of dining options for every need and preference—from kosher to Italian to Japanese and beyond. Many of these restaurants are located within shopping plazas, which means that they are conveniently located in close proximity to one another. These restaurants have great ambiance and attract many diners every day. Some wonderful options include:
West End Café: New American food
Vincent’s Clam Bar: pasta and fresh seafood
Minado: Japanese buffet
Rialto Restaurant: traditional Italian restaurant with an intimate atmosphere that includes a fireplace
Lisbon Café: Portuguese cuisine
Passione: Italian trattoria with daily specials
Shiro of Japan: sushi and hibachi house where chefs perform as they cook
Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen: a popular spot for kosher deli favorites, including authentic New York bagels
Anthony’s Coal-Fired Pizza: a casual, modern spot for pizza, wings, and Italian favorites
Carle Place Diner: a 24-hour spot for diner favorites, plus a full bar
If you’re in the mood for some after-dinner shopping, look no further than nearby Roosevelt Field Mall (which is across the street from many Carle Place restaurants, but is actually in Garden City).
If you’re looking to host a wedding or other important social event in Carle Place, look no further than Chateau Briand. At 16,000 square feet, this venue is rich with amenities and can accommodate between 100 and 350 guests. Guests and hosts alike can make a grand entrance through the lobby, which features a baby grand piano, two fireplaces, and a 42-foot staircase. Chateau Briand features numerous ballrooms (including the DaVinci and the Normandy ballrooms), banquet halls, and both indoor and outdoor chapels. The on-site catering team stands ready to prepare food for any taste, with menu options ranging from regional to international cuisine. This venue has it all, making it possible to have just about any style wedding you can imagine.
Carle Place may encompass just 0.935 square miles, but it offers many opportunities to get outside and be active. Charles J. Fuschillo Park includes shuffleboard, handball, tennis, and basketball courts. There are also baseball and softball fields, though one needs a permit to use them. An indoor community room provides a fun place for a birthday party or other casual gathering. 8th Street Field is the perfect spot for kids to enjoy Little League baseball games, and for parents to cheer on their children.
Over the years, Carle Place has been the birthplace or home of accomplished individuals, many of whom have gone on to become successful musicians. Below are just a few of them:
Tom Cipullo: Classical musician and librettist; winner of a 2012 Guggenheim Fellowship
Joe Satriani: Born in 1960, attended Carle Place High School, a decorated guitarist and songwriter who has sold more than 10 million albums and has been nominated for 15 Grammys
Steve Vai: Student of Joe Satriani, a celebrated guitarist who has played with the likes of Frank Zappa and David Lee Roth