Introduction to Sayville, New York
Sayville, New York, in Suffolk county, is 9 miles E of Brentwood, New York and 47 miles E of New York, New York. The town is included in the Nassau- Suffolk metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 16,735 people lived in Sayville.
The present day town of Sayville was once inhabited by Algonquian Indians. The first home in the area was built in 1761. John Edwards and his wife Sarah were the first settlers in the area. The South Side Railroad first entered the area in 1868. This enabled the hamlet to become a popular summer tourist destination.
Sayville and nearby Attractions
- Fire Island National Seashore
- Long Island Maritime Museum
- Heckscher State Park
- Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum
- Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Park
- Atlantis Marine World Aquarium
Things To Do In Sayville
In Sayville, you can enjoy fishing and boating on the Sans Souci Lakes and Lotus Lake. The Common Ground at Rotary Park, Sayville Beach and Park, Broadway Avenue Park and the Gillette Park offer facilities for a variety of sports and physical activities. The Island Hills Golf and Country Club and the West Sayville Golf Course provide golfing facilities. One can also visit the Long Island Maritime Museum, Edwards Homestead and the West Sayville Grasslands Preserve from Sayville.
Long Island Mac Arthur Airport is nearby.
Sayville Higher Education
Opportunities for higher education are offered by Dowling College, Suffolk County Community College- Ammerman Campus, SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale and Fairfield University.