The town of Huntington is located on the North Shore of Long Island in northwestern Suffolk County, just east of Nassau County. The north town line, delineated by the Long Island Sound, is the border of Connecticut.
Better-known hamlets within Huntington include Cold Spring Harbor, Dix Hills, Greenlawn and Huntington (Village). Towns like Cold Spring Harbor boast panoramic views of Long Island Sound, the Connecticut coastline and a one-hour commute from New York City. Huntington “Village” (actually a hamlet) is known for its small-town feel and has a good reputation among young families looking for a welcoming community with warmth, charm, plenty of local arts and culture activities and a lively nightlife. Harborfields, Elmwood and Greenlawn also have a great sense of community pride and are good neighborhoods for families and people who work nearby.
The upscale, commuter-friendly Dix Hills is more refined and suburban. Along with Harborfields and Cold Spring Harbor, its schools boast the same level of excellence as many better-known Long Island communities. There are several marinas in Huntington Township, and a number of houses have deeded beach and mooring rights.
Dix Hills park keeps resident families busy with an ice rink, a golf course and a swimming pool and the Dix Hills Performing Arts Center brings the best in culture and entertainment to the neighborhood and surrounding towns. Caumsett State Park is on the water in Lloyd Harbor, and Cold Spring Harbor State Park lies at the trailhead of the Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt trail. Easily accessible from anywhere in Huntington Township, the Walt Whitman Mall offers shopping in the form of Macy’s, Lord and Taylor, Saks, Bloomingdales and smaller stores.
According to Huntington’s 2009 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the town are:
|#||Employer||# of Employees|
|4||Northport Veterans Affairs Medical Center||1,561|
|6||Western Suffolk BOCES||1,000|
|10||Town of Huntington||767|