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Merrick is a charming and desirable suburb located in Nassau County’s Town of Hempstead on the South Shore of Long Island, New York. Top-notch schools, a beautiful shorefront park, a 45-minute train trip to Manhattan in New York City and a five-minute drive to Jones Beach make it an excellent place to raise a family.

Local Area Information

Merrick is an unincorporated area and census-designated place (CDP) located in Nassau County’s Town of Hempstead on the South Shore of Long Island, New York. It is bordered by the Village of Freeport and Roosevelt on the west, Bellmore on the east, North Merrick and North Bellmore on the north as well as the waters of Merrick Bay and East Bay on the south.

Merrick was originally settled by the Native American tribe of the Merokes, after which the neighborhood is named, and was later established as a community in the late 1800s. It became a popular summer destination for wealthy New Yorkers due to its proximity to the city and accessibility via the railroad.

Merrick’s countrified ambience began to dramatically change in the 1920s as a number of grand properties were sold to real estate investors. One of these developments was the notable Merrick Gables community, which encompasses Spanish-style stucco homes built in the hopes of creating a “Hollywood East.” The hamlet then transformed into a more residential community and has continued to grow and thrive ever since.

Single-family homes, many of which are 4-bedroom homes or larger, are the most common type of housing in Merrick. There are a number of luxury houses for those seeking a more luxurious lifestyle. Some of the houses have one or more bedrooms on the first floor, private pools or accessory apartments that can be converted into mother-daughter homes, providing an opportunity for multi-generational living arrangements. There are also some new constructions offering modern design, and rentals for those looking for a more flexible living arrangement.

Waterfront properties are highly coveted in the neighborhood, with many homes offering stunning water views. In addition to these modern options, the 11566 ZIP code area also has a number of historic properties offering a unique blend of old-world charm and modern amenities. Located around 25 miles southeast of Manhattan, New York City, Merrick is a convenient and desirable place to call home.

General Information

Township: Town of Hempstead | Hempstead, New York

County: Nassau County

Population: 22,040 (2020)

Classification: Hamlet, CDP

Chamber of Commerce: Merrick Chamber of Commerce

LIRR Train Station/Schedule:
The LIRR serves Merrick via the Merrick Station.
Travel time to Manhattan, Penn Station is about
54 minutes to 1 hour 1minute.

Merrick, NY walkout deck with patio table and chairs overlooking a nice landscape


Water District
New York American Water
Freeport Village Water System

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

Two of Nassau County’s parks are located in Merrick, though the 171-acre Cow Meadow Park has a Freeport address. It is a waterfront park and preserve that has athletic fields and courts, fishing, hiking trails, a marina and playground, among others. The other park is Cammanns Pond Park, an 8-acre passive park known for its lovely long pond, which is also open for fishing.

Plenty of Hempstead Town’s parks also occupy the area. Julian Lane Park and Merrick Road Park both offer a variety of amenities for outdoor recreation. Julian Lane Park has a playground, basketball and tennis courts as well as walking and biking paths, while Merrick Road Park has different sports fields and ball courts. It is also the site of the 9-hole Merrick Golf Course overlooking Merrick Bay.

Beside the golf course is the award-winning 52-acre Norman J. Levy Park and Preserve protecting a wide diversity of flora and fauna while offering a 500-foot fishing pier, a kayak launch and walking trails.

Wynsum Avenue Park is a small but well-maintained park offering a playground that has two separate play areas for children aged 2 to 5 and 5 to 12. The playground includes swings, slides, climbers, spinners and other play equipment.

The Schools

Most kindergarten and elementary students in the community attend either of the schools in the Merrick Union Free School District. Its three public schools, Norman J. Levy Lakeside, Roland A. Chatterton and Birch Schools, are all located in the hamlet.

The schools then feed into the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District, whose Sanford H. Calhoun High and Merrick Avenue Middle Schools are also in the neighborhood, as is Camp Avenue School of the North Merrick Union Free School District, which serves the northern area of the community.

Other smaller parts are served by either the Bellmore Union Free School District, Freeport Union Free School District or North Bellmore Union Free School District, whose Park Avenue Elementary School is also located in Merrick.


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