Huntington Communities

Huntington homes are an amalgam of converted historical estates and newer constructions. The town government is composed of four members of the town council. Each member is elected by the community, with the entire town coming together to elect the town supervisor. Communities within the Town of Huntington and their associated information are listed below.

The Town of Huntington is the most populous town with the name Huntington in the United States. Founded in 1653, it is one of ten other towns in Suffolk County, NY. As of the 2010 US Census, the town’s population is 203,264. Huntington originally comes from a parcel of land purchased from the Matinecock Tribe of Native Americans. The land was initially settled by English settlers, and remained under the authority of the British until the end of the Revolutionary War. The aftermath of the first World War brought an exponential growth in population for Huntington. As a result, more Huntington homes were built to accommodate the new residents.

[su_spoiler title=”Asharoken”]Asharoken is a village in the township of Huntington, within Suffolk County, New York. Its official name is the Incorporated Village of Asharoken. The village was incorporated in 1925. As of the 2010 US Census, the population of Asharoken was 654 and its density was 100/square mile.
The village takes up a total area of 6.5 square miles, of which 5.1 square miles is water. An isthmus separates Asharoken from the rest of Long Island. The village shares this separation with Eatons Neck, a hamlet within Huntington.
Asharoken takes its name from Chief Asharoken of the Matinecocks tribe of Native Americans. The Matinecocks originally inhabited that area prior to settlement by the English.
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[su_spoiler title=”Centerport”]The hamlet of Centerport lies in the Town of Huntington, in Suffolk County, NY. As of the 2010 US Census, the population of Centerport was 5,508, with population density of 2,400/square mile. The hamlet encompasses a total area of 2.3 square miles, of which 0.19 square miles is water. Centerport is characterized by its beachfront hills and winding driveways, being largely residential.
The hamlet was formerly known as Little Cow Harbor up until the mid-nineteenth century, when it changed to Centerport. The denizens of the hamlet chose that name due to its geographic location being roughly between the east and west borders of Huntington.
Some notable locations within Centerport include the Vanderbilt Museum and Centerpoint Park. Both are avenues of recreation for the hamlet’s denizens. Centerport, being largely a beachfront area, also contains two beaches, Northport Beach and Centerport Beach.
Centerport lies within the Harborfields Central School District, which has received Blue Ribbon awards for excellence. Its schools include the T.J. Lahey Elementary School, Washington Drive Primary School, Oldfield Middle School and Harborfields High School. The hamlet lies within fifteen miles of larger colleges and universities such as Farmingdale State College and Stony Brook University.
The hamlet boasts length of stay since moving in, median house value, number of rooms per house and median household income at levels above state averages. The percentage of population with a bachelor’s degree or higher is significantly above state averages.
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[su_spoiler title=”Cold Spring Harbor”]Cold Spring Harbor is a hamlet within the township of Huntington, on the North Shore of Long Island. According to the 2010 Census, its population is 5,070 and its density is 1,300/square mile. The hamlet thrives as primarily a commuter community of New York City, with its central business area running along Route 25A. The mean travel time to work for commuters is under thirty minutes.
Dating back to the 1600s, it was originally named after the naturally cold freshwater springs flowing through the area. Its economy was mainly tied to port activities and milling. This led to its rise in prominence as a whaling village in the mid-1800s. After the whaling industry began its decline at the turn of the century, Cold Spring Harbor became a resort town, boasting several hotels.

Cold Spring Harbor is home to several cultural and educational organizations; the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery, Dolan DNA Learning Center, and a gallery run by the Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities (to name a few).
Cold Spring Harbor is home to one of the best school districts in the country. There are seven colleges and universities with over 2,000 students within 15 miles of the hamlet; the New York Institute of Technology, Long Island University, Adelphi University and Hofstra University are among them. There is one public high school and two public elementary/middle schools in Cold Spring Harbor.
There are three hospitals and medical centers within ten miles of Cold Spring Harbor; Huntington Hospital, the Northport VA Medical Center and St Joseph Hospital all service the area.

Cold Spring Harbor’s median household income, median house value, number of rooms per house and percentage of population with a bachelor’s degree or higher are all significantly above average as compared to New York State’s averages. Its unemployed percentage is below the state average.
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[su_spoiler title=”Commack”]Commack is a hamlet within the township of Huntington. According to the 2010 census, it has a total area of 12 square miles and a population of 36,124. Its population density is 3,000/square mile.
The origins of the name “Commack” comes from the Secatogue Native Americans. They named their lands in the center of the island “Winnecomac,” which means “pleasant lands.” The area was first settled by Europeans in the mid sixteenth century. Commack quickly became known for its abundance of game, fertile lands and forests. Today, all Commack is suburbanized and established. Like most unincorporated hamlets and villages in Long Island, it does not have a “Main Street.”
Notable locations in Commack include Bishop McConnel Day Camp, The Hamlet Golf and Country Club, the Commack Public Library, the Commack branch of the Smithtown Library, the Gurwin Jewish Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and the Commack Fire Department. The fire department celebrated its centennial in 2006. The oldest Methodist Church in New York State is in Commack, the Commack Methodist Church. It was built in 1789 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Commack is within twenty miles of seven colleges and universities with over 2,000 students; Dowling College, SUNY College and the New York Institute of Technology are among their number. The hamlet has one public high school, the Commack High School. There are ten public middle and elementary schools in Commack, each serving different parts of the community. Notably, Commack Middle School is a blue ribbon school of excellence. Commack is also home to a few private elementary and middle schools. There are three hospitals and medical centers within seven miles of Commack; St Catherine of Siena Hospital, Northport VA Medical Center, and Huntington Hospital.
The median household income, household value, the percentage of population with a bachelor’s degree or higher and the number of rooms per house are all above the state average in Commack.
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[su_spoiler title=”Dix Hills”]Dix Hills is a hamlet within the Town of Huntington in Suffolk County, New York. As of the 2010 US Census, its population was 26,892 and its density was 1,700/square mile. The hamlet covers a total area of 15.9 square miles, all land.
Originally, the area was settled by Native Americans from the Secatogue tribe. Settlers began trading with the Secatogue in 1699. According to local lore, the name Dix Hills traces back to Dick Pechegan of the Secatogues, whom had his wigwam upon the hills. The name was originally “Dick’s Hills,” but time and convention tend to shorten these things.
Dix Hills is home to two golf courses, the Dix Hills Park Golf Course and the Dix Hills Golf Course. Other locations of note include the Half Hollow Hills Country Club, the Half Hollow Hills Community Library, and Sunrise of Dix Hills. The hamlet is home to four parks dispersed evenly throughout the area, Otsego Park, Dix Hills Park, Caledonia Park and Strathmore Park.
Public high schools in Dix Hills include the Madonna Heights School, Half Hollow Hills High East School and Half Hollow Hills High West School. Public elementary and middle schools in the hamlet include Candlewood Middle School, Paumanok Elementary School, Otsego Elementary School, Rolling Hills Elementary School and Signal Hill Elementary School.
Dix Hills boasts a median household income, median house value, number of rooms per house and percentage of population with a bachelor’s degree or higher at significantly above state averages.
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[su_spoiler title=”Eatons Neck”]The hamlet on Eatons Neck lies in the Town of Huntington in Suffolk County, New York. The population was 1,406 as of the 2010 US Census and its density was 1,400/square mile. The total area of the hamlet is 1.0 square miles, all of it land. Eaton’s Neck is separated from the main part of Long Island by an isthmus, and shares the area with the village of Asharoken.
Students in Eatons Neck attend the Northport-East Northport Union Free School District. The area consists of many private beaches and roads of former Morgan’s Estate, which was sold and subdivided by Cornelius H. Demeter’s heirs.
Eatons Neck has median household income and number of rooms per house at levels significantly above NY state averages. Its median house value and percentage of population with a bachelor’s degree or higher both are significantly above state averages.
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[su_spoiler title=”Fort Salonga”]Fort Salonga is a hamlet within the township of Huntington. As of the 2010 US census the total population was 10,008 and its density is 1,000/square mile. The community resides at the northeastern corner of the town of Huntington and the northwestern boundary of the town of Smithtown.
The name originates from a British Revolutionary War for, known as Fort Slongo. During the War, the fort was overtaken by Colonial forces. After the Civil War, rich red clay deposits were discovered. These paved the way for a thriving brickworks industry as well as other related trades. Today Fort Salonga is settled and suburbanized, with residents enjoying a large stretch of waterfront, dotted with parks.
Notable locations in Fort Salonga include the Crab Meadow Golf Course, Sunken Meadow State Park Golf Course, Indian Hills Country Club, Richters Orchards and the Northport Power Station. The hamlet is home to four parks, two of which lie on the beach. Fort Salonga is within seven miles of three hospitals and medical centers; the Northport VA Medical Center, St. Catherine of Siena Hospital, and the Huntington hospital. Fort Salonga is also home to the Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge and the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum.

Fort Salonga lies within twenty miles of seven universities and colleges with over 2,000 students; Stony Brook University, Farmingdale State College, Suffolk County Community College, Dowling College, Norwalk Community College, SUNY College and Saint Joseph’s College. There is one middle school, one elementary school and one high school in Fort Salonga; Northport Middle School, Fort Salonga Elementary School and Northport High School respectively.

The median household income, median house value and percentage of population with a bachelor’s degree or higher are all significantly above the New York State averages. Fort Salonga prides itself on being an affluent area, with a median family income of $98,128.
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[su_spoiler title=”Greenlawn”]Greenlawn is a hamlet within the Town of Huntington. As of the 2010 US census, the total population was 13,742 and its density was 3,700/square mile. According to the US Census Bureau, the hamlet’s total area is 3.7 miles, consisting entirely of land. The hamlet is well known for its annual Pickle Festival, pickles being the principle commodity of the region.
The community was originally known as Old Fields, acquiring its present name during the late nineteenth century. Greenlawn was purportedly chosen with the advent of the Long Island Rail Road, purportedly to foster an image of lush lawns and peaceful neighborhoods.
Notable locations in Greenlawn include Greenlawn Station, the Frederick H Gore Hanger, Harborfields Public Library and the Carillon Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The hamlet is home to three parks, one of which is named for its twin ponds. Greenlawn is home to the Developmental Disabilities Institute, and lies within two miles of the Carillon Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Greenlawn lies within fifteen miles of seven universities and colleges of over 2,000 students; Farmingdale State College, SUNY College, New York Institute of Technology, Stony Brook University, Long Island University, Dowling College and Nassau Community College. There is one public high school in the hamlet, Harborfields High School. Greenlawn is home to four public middle and elementary schools; Oldfield Middle School, Thomas J Lahey Elementary School, Harborfields Central District School and Elwood Union Free District School.

The median household income, median house value, number of rooms per house and percentage of population with a bachelor’s degree or higher are all above the New York State averages in Greenlawn.
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[su_spoiler title=”Huntington”]The hamlet of Huntington is located within the town of the same name, in Suffolk County, NY. As of the 2010 US Census, the population of the hamlet was 18,406 and its density was 2,400/square mile. Locally, the central business district bears the name Huntington Village, though the hamlet does not have a village government.
Notable locations in Huntington include (but are not limited to) Huntington Crescent Club, Huntington Country Club, Cinema Arts Centre, North Shore Holiday House, Willets Building, Thompson Building, the Huntington Public Library, the Huntington Historical Society and the Heckscher Museum.
Huntington Hamlet lies within fifteen miles of seven larger colleges and universities; these include Stony Brook University, Hofstra University, Long Island University and Farmingdale State College. There is one public high school in Huntington, the Huntington High School. Pre-high school public education is a bit more varied; Huntington is home to the Saint Patrick School, the Oakwood Primary Center School, the J Taylor Finley Middle School, the Flower Hill School and the Jefferson School (to name a few).
The median household income, median house value, median age and number of rooms per house are all above the state average. The percentage of the population with a bachelor’s degree or higher is significantly above the NY State average.
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[su_spoiler title=”Huntington Bay”]Huntington Bay lies on East Neck on the Northern Shore of Long Island. An affluent village, its 2010 US Census designated population was 1,425 and its density was 750/square mile. Some of Huntington’s earliest and grandest homes were constructed here. The village was also notably a stopping point for the Revolutionary War-era spy Nathan Hale, best known for his famous last words, “I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country.”

Huntington Bay is home to a few notable locations itself. These include the Huntington Yacht Club and the Huntington Harbor Light. The village itself is home to a large stretch of the northern coast of Long Island, from which it draws its name. Huntington Bay also notably has its own police department, despite its size.

Huntington Bay has seven colleges and universities with over 2,000 students within 20 miles; Farmingdale State College, SUNY College at Old Westbury, the New York Institute of Technology, Norwalk Community College, Nassau Community College and Stony Brook University to name a few.
The median house value, median household income, number of rooms per house, median age and percentage of population with a bachelor’s degree or higher are all significantly above the New York State averages.
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[su_spoiler title=”Huntington Station”]The hamlet of Huntington Station was named for its railroad station, and originally bore the name “Fairground.” As of the 2010 US Census, the population of Huntington Station was 33,029 and its density was 6,000/square mile. Notably, the hamlet was also the birthplace of the poet Walt Whitman. Huntington Station is a major hub for the Suffolk County area. It’s the starting point for many New York-bound trains, and many buses operate in the area as well.
Huntington Station is home to a few notable locations; Walt Whitman’s house remains as a museum for the public, the Huntington Manor Fire Department and the Huntington Public Library Station branch. Depot Park is the park servicing the area, located at the southern border of the hamlet. The area is also home to a mall named after the illustrious poet, the Walt Whitman Shops.
Colleges and universities with over 2,000 students within 15 miles of Huntington Station include; Farmingdale State College, Hofstra University, Nassau Community College, SUNY College and Long Island University. The public high school servicing the hamlet is the Walt Whitman High School. The area is also home to a private high school, St. Anthony’s High School. Public Middle and Elementary schools in Huntington Station include Henry L Stimson Middle School, Countrywood Primary Center School, Maplewood Intermediate School, Washington School and the Long Island for the Gifted School, to name just a few.
The median age of Huntington Station, together with the renting percentage, are both below the New York State averages. The number of rooms per house, however, is above those averages.
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[su_spoiler title=”Lloyd Harbor”]Lloyd Harbor is a village in Suffolk County, New York, United States, lying on the North Shore of Long Island. According to the US Census from 2010, the population of the village was 3,660 and its density was 340/square mile. Lloyd Harbor, known formally as the Incorporated Village of Lloyd Harbor, lies within the town of Huntington. Businessweek rates the village as the 14th wealthiest town in all of America.
In the mid-seventeenth century, the Matinecock Native Americans sold 3,000 acres of land to English settlers. This would eventually become Lloyd Neck and Lloyd Harbor. The name comes from James Lloyd, who acquired the land from the settlers in 1676. By the late nineteenth century, the village had become a stop for steamboats arriving from New York City, bringing with them wealth and tourism.
Many of the notable locations in Lloyd Harbor are historical estates; the W L Smith Estate, the W Jennings Estate, the Matherson Estate and the Marshall Field Estate all lie within its borders. Further locations of note are the Columbia Grove, Eberstadt and the Industrial Home of the Blind. The village is home to numerous parks and sanctuaries that only add to its rich and affluent ambience.

Large universities and colleges in the area are not more than fifteen miles away; Farmingdale State College, Long Island University, Norwalk Community College, Nassau Community College and SUNY College all lie close by. Lloyd Harbor is a part of the Cold Spring Harbor School District; as such, its schools include the Goosehill Primary School, Lloyd Harbor Elementary School and the Cold Spring Harbor Junior and Senior High School (serving seventh through twelfth grade).
Lloyd Harbor’s percentage of population with a bachelor’s degree or higher, number of rooms per house, median house value and median household income are all significantly above the New York state averages. Renting and unemployment percentage, however, are both significantly below those averages.
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[su_spoiler title=”Melville”]Melville lies within the Town of Huntington, and is described as an affluent hamlet. As of the most recent US Census, the population of the area was 18,985 and its density was 1,600/square mile. A suburb, Melville lies directly east of the boundary between Suffolk County and Nassau County. Melville sees a lot of vehicular traffic with New York State Route 110 passing through its center. The Long Island Expressway and the Northern State Parkway, two of the country’s busiest highways, both pass through the hamlet.
Known initially to Native Americans as Sunsquams, and then afterwards to settlers as both Samuel Ketcham’s Valley and Sweet Hollow, the name officially became Melville in school records in the mid-nineteenth century. The origins of the name is a subject of some debate; it could be either from the Latin word for honey (as the area had a plethora of honey bees, and could also explain the preceding Sweet Hollow name), or from the fact that notable author Herman Melville was in the public eye at that time.
Melville contains several locations of note. The Broad Hollow Bioscience Park, Horton Hall, Melville Fire Department, Conklin Hall, and the Huntington Hills Center for Health and Rehabilitation all make their home there. There is one large park in the area, Gwynne Park, located towards the northern border of the hamlet. Melville is also home to numerous places of worship of different denominations, making it a melting pot of faith.
Melville is home to SBI-Campus – an affiliate of Sanford-Brown, a college with less than 500 students. Farmingdale State College is less than 3 miles away, and other colleges and universities with over 2,000 students close by include Molloy College, Hofstra University, Nassau Community College and Long Island University. Saint Anthony’s High School and Saint Pius V School are the two public high schools servicing the area. Melville receives its public middle and elementary education from West Hollow Middle School, Birchwood Intermediate School and Sunquam Elementary School.
Melville’s median house value, median household income, number of rooms per house and percentage of population with a bachelor’s degree or higher are all significantly above the New York State averages.
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[su_spoiler title=”Northport”]Residing within Suffolk County, New York, and situated along New York State Route 25A on the North Shore of Long Island, Northport is a village. Its official name is the Incorporated Village of Northport, and according to the most recent US Census, it has a population of 7,401 and its density was 3,000/square mile. Every September, the village celebrates its rich history with Cow Harbor Day!
The original inhabitants of the Northport area hail from one of the thirteen Native American tribes that inhabited Long Island, the Matinecocks. They called the land Opcathontyche, meaning “wading place creek.” The land was eventually sold to three Englishmen in the mid-seventeenth century by their chief, Chief Asharoken. The village’s land was well suited for pasturing and farming, and as such the early settlers grazed their cattle by the harbor. Because of this, the area gained the name Great Cow Harbor (with the neighboring hamlet of Centerport becoming known as Little Cow Harbor). After the approach of the Industrial Revolution, the residents of Great Cow Harbor began to turn their interests towards shipbuilding, and by 1837 were referring to it as Northport.
There are a few locations of note within Northport. The Northport Yacht Club, the Northport Village Hall, the Northport Public Library and the Northport Fire Department all draw attention. Further than that, Northport also is home to two parks, the Northport Park and Steer’s Park. To the northeast, Steer’s beach provides a welcome location for residents and tourists alike to soak in the sun and sea.
The area’s students frequent the Northport-East Northport Union Free School District. Stony Brook University, Farmingdale State College and Dowling College are all larger universities that are close at hand. Northport Senior High School is the public high school servicing the area’s youth. Public middle and elementary schools in the area include Northport Middle School and Fort Salonga Elementary School.
The median household income, median house value and number of rooms per house are all above the New York State averages in Northport. The percentage of people with a bachelor’s degree or higher is significantly above the NY state averages
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[su_spoiler title=”West Hills”]The hamlet of West Hills is located within the Town of Huntington, in Suffolk County. As of the latest US Census, the population of the hamlet was 5,592 people and its density was 1,100/square mile. Notably, West Hills is the birthplace of poet Walt Whitman. West Hills County Park is the location of Jayne’s Hill, which is the natural highest point on Long Island.
Notable locations in West Hills include the Cold Spring Country Club and Cold Spring Harbor Station. The hamlet is home to a couple of parks, Oakwood Park and the West Hills County Park, which lie on the northern and southern borders respectively.s
Larger colleges and universities within fifteen miles of West Hills include Molloy College, Hofstra University, Nassau Community College and Farmingdale State College. Students desiring to go to public schools go to any of the neighboring regions’ school districts.
The median household income, median house value, median age, number of rooms per house, and percentage of population with a bachelor’s degree or higher are all greater than the mean set by New York State.
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