Introduction to Dix Hills, New York
Dix Hills, New York, in Suffolk county, is 5 miles W of Brentwood, New York and 34 miles E of New York, New York. The town is located in the Nassau - Suffolk metropolitan area. Dix Hills has a population of 26,024.
Dix Hills History
Dix Hills was originally inhabited by Native Americans. The area was named after Dick Pechagan, an Indian settler who sold the land to trustees of the Town of Huntington. At that time, the area was known as Dick's Hills. Dix Hills is a part of the Town of Huntington, which was incorporated on November 30, 1666.
Dix Hills and nearby Attractions
- Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
- Belmont Lake State Park
- Adventureland Amusement Park
- Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary
- Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
- Northport Historical Museum
Things To Do In Dix Hills
You can visit the Dix Hills Park and the Caledonia Park during your leisure hours in Dix Hills. The Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum, the Heckscher Museum of Art, the American Airpower Museum and the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum are also worth paying a visit to. Golfers can enjoy the facilities offered by the Dix Hills Park Golf Course and Heartland Golf Park. Family day trips can be enjoyed at the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Adventureland Amusement Park.
Dix Hills Transportation
Air transportation is available from the Republic Airport.
Dix Hills Higher Education
Five Towns College is the local college. Suffolk County Community College - Western Campus and SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale are also close to the town.