Introduction to Babylon, New York
Babylon, New York is 7 miles SW of Brentwood, New York and 34 miles E of New York, New York. It is in Suffolk county. The village is part of the Nassau - Suffolk metro area. The population of Babylon is 12,615.
The Village of Babylon was originally a part of Huntington. At that time, it was known as South Huntington. Though it was first settled in around 1689, development did not begin until the early 1800s. The name of the village was changed to Babylon in the year 1803. According to one tradition, the village was named after the biblical city of Babylon. However, many believe that the name was derived from a boisterous tavern commonly referred to as "Another Babylon."
Babylon and nearby Attractions
- Cedar Beach
- Old Bethpage Village Restoration
- Belmont Lake State Park
- Robert Moses State Park - Long Island
- Adventureland Amusement Park
- American Airpower Museum
Things To Do In Babylon
In Babylon, you can visit the Argyle Lake, Captree State Park, Belmont Lake State Park and Hawleys Lake. You can also visit the Overlook Beach and Cedar Beach. The Institutions Vanderbdilt Museum and Planetarium is worth taking a look around.
The Republic Airport is the nearest major airport.
Babylon Higher Education
SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale, Dowling College, Hofstra University and Suffolk County Community College - Western Campus are among the nearby institutes that offer higher educational facilities.