Dix Hills

Dick Pechagan, a Secatogue Indian who owned a teepee and farmed in this region in 1689, is remembered as the founder of Dix Hills.

Welcome to Dix Hills

Luxurious suburban-style living
Dick Pechagan, a Secatogue Indian who owned a teepee and farmed in this region in 1689, is remembered as the founder of Dix Hills. The spelling of the name was altered from "Dick's" to "Dix" over time. Pechagan sold this land to the Town of Huntington in 1700. The Dix Hills-Melville hamlets, long predominantly a rural agricultural community, witnessed a major shift in their landscapes around the turn of the century. Farms were purchased up by housing developments and the population of the region soared in the decades after World War II's end, resulting in a construction boom. Along Route 110, Melville experienced the growth of a big corporate district. Farms, churches, and historic houses that have elegantly endured the test of time are all reminders of the area's former farming population.
The majority of Dix Hills real estate is composed of medium-sized (three or four bedroom) to big (four, five, or more bedroom) single-family houses and modest apartment complexes. The majority of the residential real estate is inhabited by the owners. Many of the homes in the Dix Hills area were constructed between 1940 and 1969 and are older and well-established. Between 1970 and 1999, a number of houses were also constructed.

What to Love 

  • Family-oriented neighborhood
  • Excellent variety of restaurants
  • Moderate commute to NYC
  • Beautiful greenery

Local Lifestyle

Dix Hills is one of New York’s most desirable neighborhoods. The Dix Hills area near Huntington Station has some of the wealthiest residents in the country, ranking among the top 15% of income neighborhoods in the country. The majority of the working population in the Dix Hills area is employed in executive, managerial, and professional positions. Sales and service positions are the second most prominent occupational category in this neighborhood. This area is ideal for families with school-aged children as well as highly educated CEOs and urban sophisticates.
When it comes to the area, Dix Hills is a lovely neighborhood with plenty of native trees. The average age of the houses is probably about 30 years, but most have undergone several restorations and improvements over the years. It is also a relatively quiet area with incredibly nice residents who mainly stay to themselves.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Indulge in delicious delicacies with many of the tasty dining options in Dix Hills.Head over to Dix Hills Diner where guests can enjoy large amounts of American favorites served in a laid-back hub with booth chairs with a nostalgic feel. Try their signature dish Mile High Meatloaf, which consists of layered meatloaf and mashed potatoes with gravy and fried onion rings. If you’re looking for inventive sushi rolls in a luminous environment, come visit Nisen Sushi, one of the longest-running and most prestigious Japanese fine dining establishments.
When it comes to entertainment, the FTC PAC (Five Towns College Performing Arts Center) presents high-quality concerts, performances, and projects. Come see students perform in a variety of settings, including all-genres music concerts, film/video presentations, and Main Stage theatrical productions, musicals, and dramas. There is also the Forest Hills Stadium which is a 13,000-seat stadium and is the city's only outdoor arena of its sort and size, with no blocked views and optimized acoustics. Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, The Rolling Stones, and Bob Dylan have all performed at this stadium, making it one of the most culturally significant venues in the world.

Things to Do

There is no shortage of entertainment in Dix Hills. Outdoor lovers will delight in the town’s proximity to breathtaking scenery of the parks such as Otsego Park which has ball fields, tennis courts, and even a roller hockey rink. Take your family to Dix Hills Park Golf Course where you can enjoy the par 31 course as it winds its way through Dix Hills
Park, with soft fairways and large greens. It's a fantastic spot for younger players to improve their talents or for a leisurely nine-hole round with friends.
If you're looking for a lively event to experience with the family, the Long Island Feast Fest is held annually every year and offers dozens of food options, incredible craft beer, artists, vendors, activities, and live music and performances all day. 


Dix Hills is home to several excellent schools. Among the most well-known and high-quality schools in the region are:
  • Half Hollow Hills High School West & East, 9-2, highly-rated public high school
  • Candlewood Middle School, 6-8, top-rated middle school in Suffolk County
  • Walt Whitman High School, highly-rated public school
  • Paumanok Elementary School, highly-rated elementary school
  • Long Island Lutheran Middle and High School, 6-12, top-rated Christian schools

Overview for Dix Hills, NY

24,739 people live in Dix Hills, where the median age is 46.8 and the average individual income is $75,486. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

46.8 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Dix Hills, NY

Dix Hills has 7,765 households, with an average household size of 3.15. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Dix Hills do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 24,739 people call Dix Hills home. The population density is 1,570.8 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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51.41 / 48.59%

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Schools in Dix Hills, NY

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The following schools are within or nearby Dix Hills. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Rolling Hills School
K - 2nd
No rating available
6th - 8th
Vanderbilt Elementary School
PreK - 5th
Paumanok Elementary School
K - 5th
Signal Hill Elementary School
K - 5th
Madonna Height School
7th - 12th
No rating available
K - 12th
No rating available
Commack Middle School
6th - 8th
Half Hollow Hills High School East
9th - 12th
Half Hollow Hills High School West
9th - 12th
Otsego Elementary School
K - 5th

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