Huntington is a beachfront town on Long Island's North Shore with a rich history, scenic beauty, and a high quality of life.

Welcome to Huntington

Beachfront views paired with small-town living

Huntington is a beachfront town on Long Island's North Shore with a rich history, scenic beauty, and a high quality of life. Huntington is nautical, meaning that sections of it are historically significant and border the ocean or tidal bodies of water like inlets and bays. Coastal places like this frequently draw visitors and residents who come to take in the landscape and participate in different waterfront activities. Huntington is the 92nd biggest community in New York, with a population of 19,645 people and 10 distinct neighborhoods. New York City, which is still a key source of work for Huntington inhabitants, is within commuting distance. Huntington also has a robust employment base inside its limits, with 10 large private, nonprofit, and public sector firms employing over 600 people.
Huntington's history is intertwined with the early growth of the American colonies. The village was acquired on April 2, 1653, by a group of English immigrants who acquired Huntington, which had previously belonged to the Matinecock Indians. The natural bays provided easy access to the inland farmlands of Long Island. The port served as the site of the early Huntington town, which served as a hub for the transfer of agricultural products into colonial trade. Despite the fact that agriculture remained its basis and water-borne transportation was its lifeline for two centuries, the whaling business and increasing manufacturing activities eventually extended the local economy and fueled Huntington's growth.

What to Love

  • Peaceful community vibe with small-town living 
  • Close-knit community 
  • Beautiful bay view with access to many beaches
  • Quick transit to NYC and Manhattan

Local Lifestyle

Huntington provides residents with a minimal suburban vibe, and the majority of homeowners here own their houses. Huntington's residents tend to be more on the conservative side. The public school system is very well regarded here. Different people from all backgrounds contribute to the enrichment of the residential area. There is also a multitude of activities to do because there are so many parks, beaches, and other public places, which make it a great location to live.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Huntington, with its 98 square miles of shopping, restaurants, galleries, museums, and entertainment, has it all. Residents can enjoy some local retail shopping at Huntington Shopping Center which is located in wealthy Suffolk County, near Walt Whitman Mall, in the center of Huntington's major retail district. PetSmart, ULTA, and Michaels are all now located at the facility. You can also check out Walt Whitman Shops, a top climate-controlled shopping destination with over 80 of the country's finest stores, including Bloomingdale's, Macy's, and Saks Fifth Avenue.
Those with a taste for exquisite cuisine will not be disappointed in the many delicious food options in Huntington. Prime is a must-visit for wine and culinary connoisseurs. They provide a wide range of delectable cuisine, from seafood to steaks, and you'll be assured to like anything you choose. For creative variations on sushi and Japanese dishes served in a tall, neon-lit environment with a loungey air, head over to Kashi. There’s also Cafe Buenos Aires which is a sophisticated Argentinian restaurant with steaks and appetizers featuring one of the largest bar sections of any Huntington restaurant, allowing for relaxing bar eating and beverages.
Catch a concert at The Paramount, one of Huntington's most popular downtown attractions, if you want to spend the evening listening to live music. The Cinema Arts Centre has consistently been the greatest spot to attend a movie. Aside from their wonderful theater, the surroundings are breathtaking and ideal for a romantic stroll with your significant other.

Things to Do

Several beautiful local parks and beaches may be found around the town. Take advantage of the relaxing sandy beaches, picnic tables, playgrounds, and various outdoor activities found at either Gold Star Beach or Crescent Beach. Take your family out to Hecksher Park where they can enjoy lush walks, a large playground, and a pond that hosts numerous community activities. This park is considered by many to be the "Central Park" of Huntington village.
There are also a number of local attractions available in Huntington. The Huntington Country Club is a private, member-owned club located in a historic community on Long Island's North Shore and is a center of local pride and legendary legacy. For art enthusiasts, the Heckscher Museum of Art serves the residents of Huntington and Long Island by presenting exciting exhibits and interesting museum activities. It has a significant Permanent Collection, which contains over 2,300 works by American and European artists.


Huntington is home to a number of outstanding schools. The following are some of the best educational opportunities:

  • Huntington High School, 9-12, highly-rated public school
  • Harborfields High School, 9-12, highly-rated public school
  • Washington Primary School, K-3, one of the top-rated elementary schools in the state
  • J. Taylor Finley Middle School, 7-8, highly-rated middle school

Overview for Huntington, NY

19,397 people live in Huntington, where the median age is 48.2 and the average individual income is $69,210. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Demographics and Employment Data for Huntington, NY

Huntington has 7,791 households, with an average household size of 2.47. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Huntington do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 19,397 people call Huntington home. The population density is 2,538.92 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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48.6 / 51.4%

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Schools in Huntington, NY

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The following schools are within or nearby Huntington. 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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Woodhull Intermediate School
4th - 6th
St Patrick's School
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J Taylor Finley Middle School
7th - 8th
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Oldfield Middle School
6th - 8th

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