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Huntington

Huntington

History: The Town is located at the western end of Suffolk County adjacent to the Nassau-Suffolk County boundary. It is approximately 40 miles from Manhattan and 40 miles from Riverhead, the Suffolk County seat. . The community was originally settled in 1653, well within the lifetime of the earliest New England colonist.


Waterfront: Huntington enjoys five harbors bordering the north shore of the Town: Cold Spring Harbor, Lloyd Harbor, Huntington, Centerport, and Northport harbors. With its coves and bays there are a total of nine beaches maintained by the Town. The Town has also put into operation three marinas for the use of residents. These facilities, along with boat ramps and municipal golf courses and park sites, provide active recreation for Town residents.


Villages: The Town encompasses approximately 93 square miles and has a population currently estimated at 203,264. There are four incorporated Villages in the Town: NorthportAsharokenLloyd Harbor, and Huntington Bay. In addition there are several prominent unincorporated areas in the Town including Cold Spring Harbor, Elwood, Huntington, Huntington Station, South Huntington, Melville, East Northport, Halesite, Dix Hills, Centerport, Greenlawn, and Fort Salonga.


Schools: There are eight public school districts in Huntington, five of which are entirely within the Town. The other three serve portions of the Towns of Smithtown, Babylon, and Oyster Bay in addition to parts of Huntington.


Commuters: The Town is within easy commuting distance of New York City. The Long Island Rail Road, which has frequent schedules of trains, accommodates its commuters daily to New York City from the four stations in the Town.


Additional information can be found on the towns website at http://huntingtonny.gov/content/13747/default.aspx


Informative Links:


http://www.hufsd.edu/