Bellmore is a hamlet (and census-designated place) in Nassau County, New York, United States. The population according to the 2000 census was 16,441. Bellmore is located on the south shore of Long Island, approximately 27 miles (43 km) east of Manhattan, and 10 miles (16 km) east of the Nassau-Queens (New York City) Line. North Bellmore is a census-designated place (CDP) in Nassau County, New York, United States. The population was 20,079 at the 2000 census.
Bellmore serves as a suburb of New York City on Long Island. The city is easily accessible through a station on the Long Island Rail Road's Babylon Branch. Also, John F. Kennedy Int'l Airport is located within 15 miles (24 km) of Bellmore, making it easy for travelers. Major thoroughfares that wind through the suburb include Sunrise Highway, Southern State Parkway, Merrick Road, Bellmore Avenue, Jerusalem Avenue, and Newbridge Road.
"The Bellmores" are subdivided into Bellmore (population 16,000) and N. Bellmore (population 21,000). The Bellmore area has an approximate population of 37,000 at this time. Also, some residents call the area south of Merrick Road (or sometimes Sunrise Highway) "South Bellmore".