Huntington, NY 11743
Huntington is a hamlet in the Town of Huntington. The population is 18,406 according to the 2010 census, and residents enjoy highly rated schools, top-notch dining, and various venues for both entertaining and being entertained.
The Huntington Union Free School District serves 4,496 students in grades K-12. Washington Primary School, Southdown Primary School, Jefferson Primary School, and Flower Hill Primary School all serve students from kindergarten to third grade.
After that, students attend either Nathaniel Woodhull Intermediate School or J. Abrams STEM Magnet School. The latter, formerly Huntington Intermediate School, has since 2008 had an emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. J.
Taylor Finley Middle School serves grades 7 and 8, while Huntington High School serves grades 9-12. Huntington’s public schools have consistently been highly ranked.
With a median household income of $117,074 and a median property value of $$561,300, Huntington’s residents enjoy a comfortable quality of life. As Huntington is 37 miles Northeast of Midtown Manhattan, residents can conveniently access midtown Manhattan via the LIRR hub at Huntington. The station itself is located in the central business district of Huntington Station.
While many residents understandably work in Manhattan, Huntington has many economic opportunities as well. Nine thousand three hundred fifteen people work in Huntington. Significant industries include Management, Education, Sales, and Healthcare & Social Assistance.
After work, residents can enjoy Huntington’s recreational offerings. Heckscher Park boasts a pond and play area, while Village Green Park and Gateway Park are perfect for a stroll. Gold Star Battalion Beach is just one of many beaches in the area, and a skating rink in nearby Dix Hills provides fun for all ages.
If you’re looking for a place to host your special occasion, Huntington is home to many sites to suit your needs.
Chateau at Coindre Hall: This 80,000 square-foot medieval-style mansion was built in 1912 and features a grand ballroom and piazza.
Oheka Castle: This is the former country home of philanthropist Otto Hermann Kahn, and its name is a portmanteau of Kahn’s full name. It has been recognized as one of the most prestigious event venues in the world and features a Grand Ballroom, Formal Dining Room, and Terrace Room.
Huntington is arguably home to some of the best restaurants on Long Island. There are options for all taste buds; check out some of the most popular dining destinations:
Besito Mexican Restaurant: Inventive takes on Mexican classics
Restaurant Joanina: Italian, including wood-fired pizzas and an extensive wine list
Prime: high-end restaurant with a deck overlooking the harbor; specializing in brunch
Sapsuckers: Intimate gastropub
Bistro Cassis: French food in a warm atmosphere
Café Buenos Aires: Fine Argentinean tapas and cocktails
Mazzar Grill: Take-out restaurant serving classic Middle Eastern food
Kashi: Japanese, including sushi and inventive cocktail offerings
Huntington is home to many community events, such as outdoor movies in the summertime at Peter Nelson Park, the Summer Arts Festival at Heckscher Park, and the Long Island Fall Festival (which spans four days and features food vendors, a carnival, a beer garden, and a farmer’s market).
Apart from these annual events, Huntington has many common entertainment options. Film lovers need not to look any further than the Cinema Arts Centre. The Paramount is one of the premiers live music venues on Long Island and features show-stopping concerts regularly. Named one of the top five busiest clubs in the world in 2017, The Paramount sold 180,000 tickets that year and credited its success to its diverse offerings.
Given all that Huntington has to offer, it’s no wonder that many notable individuals were born in Huntington or have called Huntington home. Some of these luminaries include: