Introduction to Amityville, New York
This area was originally known as Huntington West Neck South. The name was changed in 1846, when residents organized a meeting in order to find a better name for their new post office. Some believe the town was named after the boat of the largest landowner in the area. Amityville was officially incorporated on March 3, 1894.
Amityville and nearby Attractions
- American Airpower Museum
- Marshall Field III Estate
- Belmont Lake State Park
- Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
- Roslyn Grist Mill
Things To Do In Amityville
Local museums include the American Airpower Museum, the Old Bethpage Village Restoration and the Hicksville Gregory Museum. Nearby historic sites include the Caumsett State Historic Park, Sagamore Hill National Historic Site and the Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Park. Belmont Lake State Park, Bethpage State Park and Cantiague Park are some of the parks accessible from Amityville.
Air transportation is available from John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Amityville Higher Education
Nearby colleges and universities include Hofstra University, SUNY Farmingdale, and the New York Institute of Technology.