Introduction to Greenlawn, New York

Greenlawn, New York, in Suffolk county, is 8 miles NW of Brentwood, New York and 33 miles E of New York, New York. The town is located in the Nassau - Suffolk metropolitan area.

Greenlawn History

This area now known as Greenlawn was initially named Old Fields. After the coming of the Long Island Railroad in 1868, Greenlawn became quite famous for pickle production. Samuel Ballton, who was a freed slave, settled in this area after the Civil War and once grew 1.5 million cucumbers in one season. This feat earned him the title of 'Pickle King.' Apart from the production of pickles, the area was also known for its cabbage and potato farms.

Greenlawn and nearby Attractions

  • Huntington Historical Society
  • Heckscher Museum of Art
  • Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum
  • Caumsett State Park
  • Huntington Country Club
  • Crescent Beach Town Park

Things To Do In Greenlawn

The annual Pickle Festival, which is held every September, is a well known local celebration. For rest and recreation purposes, there are several parks in the town which are fully equipped to support a diverse range of activities. The town is also home to a number of museums, which provide for many hours of education and entertainment.

Greenlawn Transportation

La Guardia Airport is the nearest major airport.

Greenlawn Higher Education

Suffolk County Community College, SUNY College of Technology and Norwalk Community College provide facilities for higher education.

Greenlawn Almanac

County Suffolk County
Standard Zip Codes11740
Phone Area Codes631
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.86
Approximate Longitude-73.36

Greenlawn Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance14.7 miles
Jan Temp23 to 39 F
Apr Temp40 to 58 F
Jul Temp66 to 83 F
Oct Temp45 to 64 F
Annual Precip46.5 inches
Distance16.1 miles
Jan Temp25 to 38 F
Apr Temp41 to 58 F
Jul Temp66 to 83 F
Oct Temp47 to 63 F
Annual Precip46.3 inches
Distance16.7 miles
Jan Temp24 to 37 F
Apr Temp40 to 55 F
Jul Temp67 to 81 F
Oct Temp47 to 62 F
Annual Precip42.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
East Northport19,465$116,445
Huntington Station33,338$91,278

Greenlawn Public Libraries

Harborfields Public Library
Greenlawn, New York
(631) 757-4200

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Greenlawn Public Schools

Harborfields High School
98 Taylor Ave
ZIP: 11740
(631) 754-5360
Total Enrollment 1167
Oldfield Middle School
2 Oldfield Rd
ZIP: 11740
(631) 754-5310
Total Enrollment 828
Thomas J Lahey Elementary School
625 Pulaski Rd
ZIP: 11740
(631) 754-5400
Total Enrollment 694
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