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Set up in a rolling access point to major highways, Dix Hills is a tiny oasis off the Long Island Expressway and the Northern State Parkway. As one of the most affluent neighborhoods on Long Island and in the United States, Dix Hills offers most of the things a family would want — and easy access to all else.

Local Area Information

Dix Hills is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Suffolk County’s Town of Huntington on Long Island, New York. It is bordered by Melville, South Huntington, Elwood, and Commack, which is partly in the Town of Smithtown. The Town of Islip’s Brentwood and the Town of Babylon’s Deer Park and Wheatley Heights also border the hamlet.

The Dix Hills, NY 11746 ZIP code contains worship houses, public parks, an ice rink, community pools, assisted living, and the Five Towns College. With an elevation above the local average, most houses have spectacular views of the water north or south of Long Island, and the city lights to the west. A selection of art and cultural activities are offered by local government and civic groups in the community, which also showcases a myriad of upscale boutiques and fine dining.

Living in Dix Hills provides residents the opportunity to enjoy the beauty, comfort, and convenience the area has to offer. Many of the homes are colonials, ranches, and contemporaries, set on large lots ranging from a quarter-acre to an acre or more, making horse properties a possibility. Options abound in terms of housing, which includes single-family homes, luxury properties with a pool, gated communities, condos, new constructions, rentals, 55+ communities, accessory apartments, and potential mother-daughter.

Dix Hills’ famous residents include jazz legend John Coltrane, whose ranch house on Candlewood Path is listed in the New York State and the National Register of Historic Places.

The neighborhood is served by the Dix Hills Fire Department, which has approximately 150 volunteer firefighters and EMTs who answer to more than 2,500 calls for assistance every year, and is provided law enforcement by Suffolk County Police.

Dix Hills is approximately 39 miles east of Manhattan, New York City, and served by the Long Island Rail Road’s Ronkonkoma Branch to the south, and Port Jefferson Branch to the north. Driving to or from the city takes about an hour and six minutes to an hour and 34 minutes via the Long Island Expressway.

General Information

Township: Town of Huntington | Huntington, New York

County: Suffolk County

Population: 26,180 (2020)

Classification: Hamlet, CDP

Chamber of Commerce: Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce

LIRR Train Station/Schedule:
The LIRR serves Dix Hills via the Greenlawn Station, Wyandanch Station, and Farmingdale Station.
Travel time to Manhattan, Penn Station is about
1 hour 8 minutes to 1 hour 21 minutes.

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Water District
Suffolk County Water Authority
Dix Hills Water District

Gas Company(s)
PSEG Long Island
National Grid

Electric Company(s)
PSEG Long Island

Cable/ Phone/ TV/ Internet Provider(s)
Verizon Fios


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Beaches & Parks

Dix Hills sits in the middle of a ring of golf courses and parks, the largest of which is Dix Hills Park, a 152-acre wooded park that offers nature trails, playgrounds, swimming, two ice rinks, a 9-hole golf course, and summer camps. The Dix Hills Ice Rink has two modern, full-sized, year-round skating facilities with complete amenities, and offers public sessions, lessons, and adult and youth hockey programs. In 2001, the Fitness Trail was added to this park, which has 20 fitness stations with exercise equipment.

The Dix Hills Pool is a facility that features an outdoor pool with three diving boards, and comes fully equipped with locker rooms, a sizable sun deck area, a kiddie pool, playground, and food concession. It is open from the end of June until Labor Day Weekend and also offers youth and adult swim lessons.

The Dix Hills Park Golf Course is a nine-hole golf course where carts are permitted, though walking is highly encouraged, and also offers lessons. There is also an irons-only driving range and putting green for practice. The Dix Hills Adventure Camp offers campers a full day of activities such as arts and crafts, group games, ice skating, sports, and swimming.

Otsego Park is one of the major facilities that serve residents in the southeastern section of the Town of Huntington with park entrances on Commack Road and Otsego Avenue. It has fourteen playing fields and a lot of amenities such as seven little league fields (two have lights), four Pee Wee fields, two lighted softball fields, lighted tennis courts, a lighted baseball field, basketball court, children’s playground, and restrooms.

The Schools

Dix Hills is mostly served by the Half Hollow Hills Central School District and students from some sections of northeastern Dix Hills are served by the Commack School District.

The Half Hollow Hills Central School District has five elementary schools, namely, Otsego, Paumanok, Signal Hill, Sunquam, and Vanderbilt; two middle schools, which are Candlewood Middle School and West Hollow Middle School, and two high schools, which are Half Hollow Hills High School East and Half Hollow Hills High School West.

Half Hollow Hills High School East and Half Hollow Hills High School West two had average SAT scores in reading of 549 and 542, respectively, compared with 489 for the state of New York in 2015. In math, each high school had average scores of 577 and 559 versus a state average of 502, and in writing, the scores were 555 versus 478 for the state.

The schools in the Commack School District include Commack Middle School and Rolling Hills Elementary, which are both located within Dix Hills, as well as Commack High School, which had average 2015 SAT scores of 542 in critical reading, 576 in math, and 546 in writing.

The Five Towns College, which is an independent and the only private residential college in Suffolk County, is also located within Dix Hills.


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