One of two counties on Long Island, Nassau County is packed with beaches, restaurants, golf courses and parks. Just minutes from New York City, Nassau is s bustling with shopping, sporting events and cultural events. From the famous Jones Beach, where you can enjoy sand and surf or an open-air concert, to the Nassau Coliseum, host to sporting events and family shows, there is never a lack of things to do in Nassau. With dozens of nationally protected nature preserves and quiet coves in nearly every town, it is a wonderful place to explore, play and learn. Home to over 50 school districts, Nassau County education is tops in New York State. Many schools employ the latest technology and practices, making for some of the most well educated students around. With top-notch sports programs and a wealth of community support, the schools in Nassau County are tough to beat. More than 13 Long Island colleges and universities are among or within minutes of county borders, making it a great place for both professionals and college-goers. For its taste of city life and quaint seaside villages, Nassau County is one of the most populous counties in the state and a great place to live or visit.