Plainview is a suburban community in the town of Oyster Bay, whose population was 27,677 as of 2007. Housing is in high demand in this area, from luxurious properties priced into the millions of dollars to more modest homes. The median income and educational level are both significantly higher than average, the location is advantageous, and the quality of life is outstanding. Many fine hotels are at home in the Plainview area, a further testament to the area's prime location. In addition to well-developed retail, recreational and entertainment attractions, the area offers good schools, one of the finest libraries in Nassau County, major healthcare facilities and access to all major highways. Plainview has many community parks, one of which is the 19-acre Plainview-Old Bethpage Community Park. The park has an Olympic size pool, a children's pool, baseball/softball fields, tennis courts, racquetball/handball courts, basketball courts, a children's recreation playground, and trails through its woods. Manetto Hills Park,a nature preserve is also in Plainview.