Considering a move to Melville, New York? Named after Herman Melville, the American novelist and short story writer, this affluent hamlet is located within the Town of Huntington in Suffolk County. Melville is home to Long Island’s only major newspaper, Newsday, as well as the independent television station WLNY-TV. Because the Long Island Expressway and Northern State Parkway—two of the country’s busiest highways—pass through Melville, it makes for an ideal location for NYC commuters. Learn more about Melville, including local schools, beaches and things to see and do.

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Year Founded: 1653

Population as of 2014: 19,149

Land Area (sq. miles): 12.1

Median Age: 44

Median Household Income: $111,006

Median Home Price: $525,000

Annual Weather Averages:

  • High Temperature: 71° Fahrenheit
  • Low Temperature: 43° Fahrenheit
  • Rainfall: 43 inches
  • Snowfall: 24 inches

Notable Employment Facts: Pharmaceuticals, technology, manufacturing and distribution are all major industries in the area.

Major Employers: Arrow Electronics, Chyron, MSC Industrial Direct, Nikon, Henry Schein, Adecco, Estée Lauder


Nearest Major City: Approximately 31 miles to NYC.

Local Radio Stations:

  • WPKN (89.5) Public Radio
  • WBLI (106.1 FM) Top 40 Radio
  • WKCI (101.3 FM) Top 40 Radio
  • WCBS (101.1 FM) Classic Hits
  • WBAB (102.3 FM) Classic Rock
  • WALK (97.5 FM) Hot Adult Contemporary
  • WPLJ (95.5 FM) Hot Adult Contemporary

Public Transit: Long Island Metro Bus Line, Suffolk Country Transit Bus Line, Long Island Railroad

Parks and Other Recreation:

  • With several parks in Melville and throughout its surrounding areas, your inner outdoorsman will be satisfied. Walk on the beautiful trails found in the Misery Nature Preserve, play soccer or boccie on the 31-acre Half Hollow Park, visit the Anne Frank memorial statue in Arboretum Park or explore the hilly terrain in Butterfly Park.
  • Looking to strike out? Play a few games at Bowlmor Lanes, which features 47 lanes, a massive arcade, two private bowling suites and league play.
  • Have a hay of a good time at White Post Farms, where, on weekends in September through October, plays host to a variety of farm-related shows, crafts, hayrides, pony rides and festival-friendly foods such as roasted corn, corn dogs, fresh pies, candy apples, cotton candy, funnel cakes and fresh fudge.

Rich and Vibrant Arts and Culture:

  • The Annual Wellness Expo is a way for you to explore wellness from a physical, spiritual and planetary perspective. Enjoy a day of workshops, classes, craft and wellness vendors, guest speakers, food and prizes.
  • Fight for Charity is an annual charity networking event featuring more than 10 boxing matches of local volunteer businesspeople who get in the ring and fight for charity. Fans come to support their favorites and to network.

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