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West Babylon is a neighborhood in Suffolk County’s Town of Babylon on the South Shore of Long Island, New York, whose pristine beaches in the early years drew a lot of upper- and middle-class families, a number of whom built summer cottages in the area. They became year-round homes that formed the residential neighborhoods of this suburban community.

Local Area Information

West Babylon is the largest hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in the Town of Babylon on the South Shore of Long Island, New York, in Suffolk County. It adjoins Lindenhurst, North Lindenhurst, and East Farmingdale to the west, Wyandanch to the north, as well as North Babylon and the village of Babylon to the east. The south side features waterfront homes with marvelous water views of the Great South Bay.

West Babylon’s first learning center was an early 1800s one-room schoolhouse, believed to be where the famous writer and poet Walt Whitman temporarily taught in the winter of 1836. The area’s earliest settlers were Dutch farmers who established a thriving flower industry. Expansive bulb fields decorated the countryside, where a windmill stood during the mid-1900s. Today, the windmill image used throughout the neighborhood is a reference to the Dutch legacy and the windmill that towered above the nurseries.

During the peak of Babylon’s resort era, many upper-class vacationers came to West Babylon to build their summer homes, but it was the middle-class families that built the summer bungalows that eventually became year-round homes, which ultimately established the neighborhoods that peaked during the population boom after World War II.

The area encompasses single-family homes and multifamily residences, which may be rentals, potential mother-daughter, new constructions, or luxury homes, or have a pool or accessory apartments. It also includes Venetian Shores, the southwest peninsula often thought of as part of Lindenhurst because it is served by the Lindenhurst School District and Post Office and uses the 11757 ZIP code. The rest of the community uses mostly the West Babylon, NY 11704 ZIP code.

West Babylon is around 40 miles southeast of Manhattan, New York City, and served by the Lindenhurst and Babylon Stations via the Long Island Rail Road’s Babylon Branch and the Pinelawn Station via the Ronkonkoma Branch. Driving to or from the city takes about an hour and 20 minutes to an hour and 20 minutes via the Northern State Parkway.

General Information

Township: Town of Babylon | Lindenhurst, New York

County: Suffolk County

Population: 43,213 (2020)

Classification: Hamlet, CDP

Chamber of Commerce: West Babylon Chamber of Commerce

LIRR Train Station/Schedule: MTA.info/lirr
The LIRR serves West Babylon via the Babylon Station.
Travel time to Manhattan, Penn Station is about
1 hour 3 minutes to 1 hour 19 minutes.

West Babylon, NY stone and stucco cottage with trees in autumn

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

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Beaches & Parks

Belmont Lake State Park is a 463-acre park that is one of the favorite destinations of families and social groups for picnicking, hiking, playing sports and other outdoor and water activities. Its main feature is Belmont Lake, offering fishing, trail walking, non-motorized boating, docks and boat rentals. It is home to a variety of species of permanent and migrant waterfowl. Other features include 7.6 miles of combined trails for biking, hiking, walking, nature viewing, and if weather permits, cross-country skiing.

The Van Bourgondien Park on Albin Avenue is a 19-acre park with amenities for various sports, including soccer and tennis. The park also comes with a playground, restrooms and free Wi-Fi access.

Venetian Shores Park is a family-oriented waterfront park with many attractions, such as a swimming beach on the Great South Bay and an interactive spray park called the Venetian Shores Sprayground. Aside from beautiful views of the bay, the park’s other attractions include two basketball and three tennis courts, a boat launching ramp, boat slips, a picnic area, playground, roller hockey rink, and athletic fields for football/soccer and softball. The park also offers fishing, refreshment services, free Wi-Fi access, a large parking lot and restrooms.

The Schools

About half of the CDP of West Babylon is served by the West Babylon Union Free School District, which has seven public schools: five elementary, one middle and one high school. Kindergarten through grade 5 students attend Forest Avenue, John F. Kennedy, Santapogue, South Bay, and Tooker Avenue schools. Grades 6-8 go to West Babylon Junior High School, and grades 9-12 are served by the West Babylon Senior High School.

Students residing in the neighborhood of Venetian Shores attend the Lindenhurst Union Free School District, while those around the Sawyer Park area are within the Babylon Union Free School District. The rest is served by either the North Babylon Union Free School District or the Wyandanch Union Free School District.

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