Introduction to North Wantagh, New York
North Wantagh, New York, in Nassau county, is 2 miles S of Levittown, New York and 25 miles E of New York, New York. The town is included in the Nassau - Suffolk metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 12,156 people lived in North Wantagh.
North Wantagh History
North Wantagh is a census - designated hamlet in Nassau County, which was founded in 1899. The area was originally inhabited by the Algonquin speaking Merikoke Indians. It was first settled in by Europeans in the mid-1600s. The Long Island Railroad began serving the area in 1885. Until the early 20th Century, North Wantagh was basically a farming region. Tourism developed with the construction of the Sunrise Highway and Jones Beach.
North Wantagh and nearby Attractions
- Jones Beach State Park
- Adventureland Amusement Park
- Hicksville Gregory Museum
- Long Island Children's Museum
- Bethpage State Park
- Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary
Things To Do In North Wantagh
During your stay in North Wantagh, you can visit the Forest City Park, Hempstead Lake State Park, Valley Stream State Park, and Jones Beach State Park. You can also take a look around the Wantagh Park, Wantagh Public Library, Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center, and the Wantagh Museum of the Wantagh Preservation Society. The Mill Pond Park and the Twin Lakes Preserve offer facilities for fishing. Golf lovers can enjoy the facilities offered by the Cantiague Park Golf Course.
North Wantagh Transportation
Republic Airport is nearby.
North Wantagh Higher Education
SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale, the New York Institute of Technology- Old Westbury and Hofstra University are nearby.