Introduction to Melville, New York
Melville, New York, in Suffolk county, is 7 miles NE of Levittown, New York and 29 miles E of New York, New York. Part of the surrounding Nassau - Suffolk metro area, Melville is home to some 14,533 residents.
Melville is a census-designated hamlet in the town of Huntington. It was purchased by Oyster Bay as a part of "the First Purchase" of 1653. It was originally inhabited by Native Americans. The town of Huntington was incorporated on November 30, 1666, and includes around 4 incorporated villages and more than 10 hamlets. Prior to adopting its present name in 1854, Melville was known as Sweet Hollow. It was later named after Herman Melville, the American novelist and short story writer.
Melville and nearby Attractions
- Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge
- Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
- Adventureland Amusement Park
- Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park
- Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary
- Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
Things To Do In Melville
Melville offers several recreational activities for both its residents and visitors. The Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum, Hicksville Gregory Museum, Raynham Hall Museum and the American Airpower Museum are also within easy reach of the town. Golfers can enjoy the facilities offered by the Cantiague Park Golf Course. The Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site and the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park are also popular among those interested in history.
JFK International is the closest major airport.
Melville Higher Education
SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale and Suffolk County Community College- Western Campus are the nearby institutes of higher education.