Introduction to Plainview, New York
Plainview's origin dates back to 1695, when Robert Williams purchased land in this area. Its earliest settlers named it Manetto Hill. This was inspired by the Native American word for "God." Residents petitioned for a local post office in 1885, but they were turned down by the United States Postal Service because the name of the town was already in use. The residents then renamed the town Plainview, in reference to the "plain-view" of Hempstead Plains that was visible from the top of Manetto Hill.
Plainview and nearby Attractions
- Bethpage State Park
- Cantiague Park
- West Hills County Park
- Oyster Bay Golf Course
- Blue Mountain
- Hicksville Gregory Museum
Things To Do In Plainview
Plainview has several community parks, including the Plainview-Old Bethpage Community Park, which is spread over 19 acres of land and features tennis courts, baseball and softball fields, racquetball/handball courts, a children's pool, an Olympic sized pool, basketball courts, wooded trails and a children's playground. Plainview is also home to Manetto Hills Park, which is a nature preserve.
John F. Kennedy International Airport provides facilities for air transportation.
Plainview Higher Education
SUNY College of Technology, Hofstra University and the New York Institute of Technology provide facilities for higher studies.