Introduction to Hicksville, New York
Hicksville, New York, in Nassau county, is 3 miles N of Levittown, New York and 23 miles E of New York, New York. Part of the surrounding Nassau - Suffolk metro area, Hicksville is home to some 41,260 residents.
Hicksville is a census-designated hamlet in the Town of Oyster Bay, which was amalgamated into New York City in 1898. At present, Oyster Bay includes around 18 incorporated villages and more than 16 unincorporated hamlets. According to one tradition, Hicksville was named after Valentine Hicks, a landowner and the son-in-law of renowned Quaker preacher Elias Hicks. However, some also believe that it was named in honor of Elias Hicks. The Long Island Railroad line first entered the hamlet in 1837.
Hicksville and nearby Attractions
- Cantiague Park
- Hicksville Gregory Museum
- Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
- Adventureland Amusement Park
- Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary
- Bronx Zoo
Things To Do In Hicksville
While staying in Hicksville, you can visit the West Village Green, Hempstead Harbor Park, Cantiague Park, Eisenhower Park and the Hempstead Lake State Park. Skiing can also be enjoyed at Blue Mountain. The African American Museum, Hofstra Museum, Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park, Long Island Children's Museum and the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum area also worth paying a visit to. You can even plan a daytrip to the Floating Pool at Brooklyn Bridge Park Beach and the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.
JFK International is the nearest major airport.
Hicksville Higher Education
Hofstra University, SUNY College at Old Westbury and the New York Institute of Technology- Old Westbury are close by.