Plainview is a town in the state of New York that is around the size of a small town.

Welcome to Plainview

Gorgeous rural views with access to the big city

Plainview is a town in the state of New York that is around the size of a small town. Plainview is the 60th biggest community in New York, with a population of 27,100 people and seven distinct neighborhoods.
Plainview's beginnings may be traced back to 1648, when property was acquired as an excellent farming ground. In 1695, the remaining property was bought in a deal known as the Bethpage Purchase. Plainview's agricultural market grew once the Long Island Railroad was completed. Cucumbers and potatoes were the main crops farmed in this area. In adjacent Farmingdale, there was pickle manufacturing that went down in the 1970s. Following WWII, many individuals attempted to relocate from New York to a more rural environment. Many Plainview farmers had to sell their property as a result of people migrating out of the city. Plainview evolved into the suburban town it is today as a result of massive development in the region. Plainview transitioned from farmland to a thriving town as its population grew.

What to Love

  • Great area to raise a family
  • Peaceful and serene neighborhood
  • Various recreational activities 
  • Convenient shopping and tasty eateries 

Local Lifestyle

Plainview is mostly populated by professionals, managers, salespeople, and office employees. Additionally, this suburb is home to a large number of families with children, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to form social bonds with other families and locate family-oriented services and communities.
Here in Plainview, this area experiences different seasons and a continental climate. The seasons of fall and spring are the most pleasant, with temperatures averaging in the 50s and 60s. Winters may be brutal, with temperatures dipping into the teens and even single digits. This area gets a lot of snow, especially in the months of January and February. Summers are hot, with temperatures ranging from the 70s to the low 90s.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Those who enjoy trying new cuisines will not be disappointed at Plainview. At La Bottega, they combine together fresh ingredients and rich flavors to provide you with a real Italian experience of cuisine, love, and family. For craft beer and tasty American cuisine, Morrison’s has it all along with all served in a joyful environment.
Plainview offers a variety of retail malls where you may get anything you want or need. For instance, At Plainview Shopping Center, Victoria's Secret, Bath & Body Works, and New York and Company are among the major retailers at this shopping mall. There is also Morton Village Shopping Center which features a grocery store and a variety of restaurants.

Things to Do

There’s plenty to do for outdoor enthusiasts. Take a trip to the Manetto Hills Preserve to enjoy a gentle cross-country trail with a couple of alternative loops. For a fun adventure with the kids, Adventureland has a variety of fun activities with a selection of thrill attractions, family rides, child rides, and water rides.
Plainview has a number of horse stables for equestrians where you can experience fun horseback riding sessions or even attend horse shows. At DDR Farm, they foster a sense of community, promote and empower all individuals to interact with horses. Trail rides are offered year-round here and they offer both private and group lessons as well. 


Plainview has an acclaimed school system. Among the most well-known and high-quality schools in the region are:
  • Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School, 9-12, top-rated high school
  • Plainview-Old Bethpage Middle School, 6-8, top-rated public middle school
  • Walt Whitman Middle School, K-5, highly-rated middle school
  • Pasadena Elementary School, K-4, highly-rated elementary school<

Overview for Plainview, NY

26,665 people live in Plainview, where the median age is 44.1 and the average individual income is $70,459. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

44.1 years

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Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


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Demographics and Employment Data for Plainview, NY

Plainview has 9,055 households, with an average household size of 2.92. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Plainview do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 26,665 people call Plainview home. The population density is 4,658.45 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

49.2 / 50.8%

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Schools in Plainview, NY

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The following schools are within or nearby Plainview. 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.
School rating
H B Mattlin Middle School
5th - 8th
Judy Jacobs Parkway Elementary School
K - 4th
Plainview-Old Bethpage/Jfk High School
9th - 12th
Hebrew Academy Of Nassau-Plainview Campus
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Stratford Road School
K - 4th
Plainview-Old Bethpage Middle School
5th - 8th
Pasadena Elementary School
K - 4th

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