Town of Huntington Overview
Nestled on the waterfront of Long Island ’s North Shore, Huntington is a community with rich history, scenic beauty and an outstanding quality of life. Once belonging to the Matinecock Indians, Huntington was purchased by a group of English settlers on April 2, 1653.
Today, the Township of Huntington, with its beautiful beaches and waterways, intimate villages and thriving business community, is home to over 200,000 people. With its vast array of shopping, restaurants, galleries, museums, and entertainment, Huntington has it all within 98 square miles.
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.
There are four incorporated Villages in the Town: Northport, Asharoken, Lloyd 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.
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.
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.
For more information see Huntington’s Wikipedia article.