East Hills is a small village of gently rolling hills with about 2,300 homes on well-tended properties, just 25 miles from Manhattan. Young families are drawn to the community by a 50-acre village green and recreational area known as The Park at East Hills, which was built in 2006 and provides a social hub. Amenities, which are included in residents’ taxes, include a large pool with a 100-foot waterslide, tennis and basketball courts, a senior center, a theater, an outdoor restaurant, a sledding hill, a fitness facility. and playgrounds. A Fourth of July picnic, Halloween Spooktacular, and other events bring residents together throughout the year.