Introduction to Brentwood, New York
Brentwood, New York, in Suffolk county, is 38 miles E of New York, New York. The town is located in the Nassau - Suffolk metropolitan area. Brentwood has a population of 53,917.
Brentwood was once known as Modern Times. It was established over 750 acres of land in Long Island in March of 1821. Josiah Warren, Stephen Pearl Andrews and Christian Sorto established the community based on the concept of "individual sovereignty," which meant that every individual living in the area could live their lives the way they saw fit. However, after the Civil War, many people who did not share the libertine and economic philosophy of the earlier residents moved into the town. This led to the dissolution of the community and Modern Times was renamed after the village of Brentwood, England.
Brentwood and nearby Attractions
- Heckscher State Park
- Belmont Lake State Park
- Brentwood Country
- Connecticut River State Park
- Brentwood Country Club
- Hoyt Farm Town Park
Things To Do In Brentwood
The Connecticut River State Park is an excellent place to relax and pursue recreational activities. It is near the waterfront, and provides opportunities for water sports as well.
Air transportation facilities are available at John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Brentwood Higher Education
Suffolk County Community College - Western Campus and Long Island University are the local higher education centers.