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Deer Park is a hamlet in Suffolk County’s Town of Babylon on Long Island, New York. Among its attractions is the Tanger Outlets mall with its seafood restaurants, designer boutiques, and a lot of other shops, though nature lovers will also delight in its lovely preserves, parks, and botanical gardens.

Local Area Information

Deer Park is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Suffolk County, Long Island, New York. It is a medium-sized residential community set in the pine barrens of the northeast corner of the Town of Babylon. It is bounded by Dix Hills in the Town of Huntington on the north, Brentwood and Baywood in the Town of Islip on the east, North Babylon on the south, as well as Wyandanch and Wheatley Heights on the west.

The community grew out of Jacob Conklin’s settlement in 1610 of the Half Way Hollow Hills, later known as Wheatley Heights. Charles Wilson started what is now Deer Park when he developed a large and prosperous farm in 1853, about eleven years after the arrival of the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR). The area was dubbed New York State’s “fruit basket” and was also known for its cultivation of dahlias. It shifted from a farming community during the population boom that followed World War II when many homes and commercial developments were built.

Single-family homes primarily constitute the hamlet, though there are also plenty of multifamily housing developments. The homes may be rentals, potential mother-daughter or new constructions, may come with pools, expansive lots or accessory apartments, or may be located in gated communities, such as Quail Run at Deer Park, a private condo community. The neighborhoods use the Deer Park, NY 11729 ZIP code.

The biggest commercial complex in Deer Park is the Tanger Outlets on The Arches Circle. The shopping mall chain features a number of various restaurants, designer boutiques, and a wealth of other shops. It is home to a lot of well-known brands and has an ice rink, IMAX theater, and ample parking. The mall is a great place not only for shopping and dining out with friends but for the entire family to hang out.

The area is approximately 40 miles east of Manhattan in New York City and served by the Deer Park Station via the LIRR’s Ronkonkoma Branch. A car trip to or from the city may take about an hour and 12 minutes to an hour and 44 minutes via the Long Island Expressway or Northern State Parkway.

General Information

Township: Town of Babylon | Lindenhurst, New York

County: Suffolk County

Population: 28,837 (2020)

Classification: Hamlet, CDP

Chamber of Commerce: Deer Park Chamber of Commerce

LIRR Train Station/Schedule: MTA.info/lirr
The LIRR serves Deer Park via the Deer Park Station.
Travel time to Manhattan, Penn Station is about
58 minutes to 1 hour 26 minutes.

Deer Park, NY house exterior with curb appeal

Utilities:

Water District
Suffolk County Water Authority

Gas Company(s)
PSEG Long Island
National Grid

Electric Company(s)
PSEG Long Island

Cable/ Phone/ TV/ Internet Provider(s)
Optimum
Verizon Fios
DirecTV
Dish

Lifestyle

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Beaches & Parks

One of New York’s state forests, Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve is an 813-acre property composed mostly of pitch pine-scrub oak barrens, which is one of the world’s unique and rare habitats, as well as bigtooth aspens and grasslands. The preserve shelters various types of common animal species and some rare invertebrate species. It is also a recreational site that has miles of trails for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels, and paved and unpaved roads for hiking, trail running, mountain biking and observing wildlife.

Geiger Park features an interactive spray park that is accessible only to Town of Babylon residents with a pool plan or for a fee. The park facility also has a playground, botanical garden, restrooms and WiFi access, and is located on Grand Boulevard.

The Schools

The hamlet is mostly in the Deer Park School District, which has five public schools. The rest of the community is served by the Half Hollow Hills Central School District.

Location

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