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Long Beach’s development into a resort began with Austin Corbin who was instrumental in the establishment of the railroad tracks and the Long Beach Hotel, attracting 300,000 visitors in its first season. It was further developed by Brooklyn developer William H. Reynolds, who became the first mayor when Long Beach became a city in 1922. By the 1940s and ’50s, it had many year-round homes, and it became a largely commuter town for New York City workers and continued to attract many summer tourists until the 1970s.

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Long Beach, New York, dubbed “The City by the Sea,” is the perfect combination of city and beach life. This Nassau County area is lively and thriving all year round and is even more exciting during the spring and summer seasons. In this diverse beach community, the city’s culture and excitement is evident with its multitude of nightlife from clubs to pubs and fine dining restaurants.

The residents are surrounded by water, with the bay on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other. Neighborhoods wake up each morning to the smell of salty water permeating the refreshing air. Besides single-family homes and townhouses, over 120 multifamily housing sites constitute the city, the majority of which are waterfront properties lined along or near the oceanfront. These are condos and co-ops that include Waters Edge, Surf East, Sandcastles and Sea Pointe Towers, all of which command breathtaking water views.

Long Beach has plenty of rentals and luxury homes with pools. There are also new constructions, potential mother-daughter, a few remaining undeveloped vacant lots, and historic homes in the Historic Red Brick District. The city shares the 11561 ZIP code with Lido Beach to the east and some eastern sections of East Atlantic Beach to the west. These three are among the only five communities on the Long Beach barrier island.

The boardwalk is over two miles long, and bikers as well as people just enjoying a run, a stroll or the scenery are seen frequenting it no matter what the weather. Surfing is a popular activity in the summer, though people find ways to stay occupied and have fun even when it’s not summertime. Thousands of people gather in the winter for the annual Polar Bear Plunge fundraiser, the world record holder for the most number of participants. Irish Day occurs in the fall when residents come out with a festival and parade to celebrate Irish culture and history.

Long Beach is the ideal place for people looking to live in a beach community with more than just sand and water. Its 365-day a year entertainment and activities keep the city alive, long after the temperatures drop. It can be easily accessed from New York City via the Long Island Rail Road.

General Information

County: Nassau County

Population: 35,029 (2020)

Classification: City

Chamber of Commerce: Long Beach Chamber of Commerce

LIRR Train Station/Schedule:
The LIRR serves Long Beach via the Long Beach Station.
Travel time to Manhattan, Penn Station is about
57 minutes to 1 hour 2 minutes.

Long Beach, NY Beach in the Evening


Water District
City of Long Beach Water/Sewer Administration

Gas Company(s)
Pacific Gas and Electric Long Island (PSEGLI)
National Grid

Electric Company(s)
Pacific Gas and Electric Long Island (PSEGLI)

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


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Beaches & Parks

Clark Street Playground is a waterfront recreational facility looking out on the soothing waters of Reynold’s Channel. Aside from the popular children’s playground, its attractions include a spray park and a shaded picnic area.

Long Beach Dog Run contains an open field where the little furry companions can run around and play. The facility allows up to three dogs each person, and is open every day from 7 in the morning until dusk.

Magnolia Playground is an attractive oceanfront park that has play equipment for small children and shaded picnic areas. It adjoins the boardwalk leading down to Ocean Beach Park.

Right beside the Dog Run is the Municipal Boat Launch, with facilities for launching motorized personal boats only. It is accessible from West Pine Street, near its corner with National Boulevard.

The Municipal Fishing Pier is open 7 days a week, with several parking slots available for free. Restrooms are open weekdays from 6 AM to 10 PM, and a snack bar is open daily in the nearby Ice Arena.

Ocean Beach Park boasts a pristine stretch of sandy beach with a boardwalk and lifeguards on duty during the season, when swimming in the Atlantic Ocean is permitted. There are several restaurants near this beach park, which also serves as a venue for some of the community events.

The Sherman Brown Park is a vital community destination, featuring a basketball court, shaded picnic areas, and other recreational equipment. It is located at the crossroads of Riverside Boulevard and East Pine Street.

The Skateboard Park is open from 7 AM until 10 AM daily. It is adjacent to the Municipal Boat Launch, which is beside the Dog Run, and accessible from West Pine Street, near National Boulevard.

The Schools

The city is in the Long Beach City School District, which has seven public schools, including Pre-Kindergarten. The district also serves other communities on the Long Beach Barrier Island: Lido Beach and Point Lookout to the east, and the eastern portion of East Atlantic Beach to the west.

Although it is referred to as Long Beach Public Schools, it is technically an “extended city school district,” which means it has far more autonomy and freedom than a traditional school district. Three of the district schools are located in Long Beach: East Elementary, Lindell Elementary, and West Elementary Schools.


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