7.9 out of 10

Lindenhurst

40.6874849667618 -73.3728674515723
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Internet Access
  • Shopping Options
  • Eating Out
  • Neighborly Spirit
Not great for
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Beach Lovers
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
Mar 25, 2014
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Sep 08, 2012

"A well-populated village with many amenities"

Lindenhurst is an incorporated village within the Town of Babylon, Suffolk County. Its population of 27,000 makes it the fourth most populated village in New York State. Founded in 1873, it was initially called Breslau by a group of German settlers. In 1891, it was renamed Lindenhurst, after the linden trees planted by those settlers. Today, it is an affordable, attractive suburb whose residents enjoy the community’s proximity to the shore.

The Long Island Rail Road makes the 40-mile trip to Manhattan in about an hour. Parking options include metered spots, resident and non-resident permit parking and a limited number of free spaces. Several main roads pass through and near Lindenhurst. Sunrise Highway and Montauk Highway are east-west thoroughfares, lined with businesses and restaurants. Wellwood Avenue cuts a north-south path through the village, and also provides residents with numerous shopping and dining options, as do East and West Hoffman Avenue.

The village operates the Lindenhurst Community Center, which serves as the home base for several organizations. A variety of groups exist, including the village’s auxiliary police force, Disabled American Veterans, the Rainbow Senior Citizens Center, and Little League and Youth Football. A summer concert series is held annually at Village Square Park. Fireman’s Park has a recently renovated playground. Venetian Shores Park, operated by the Town of Babylon, is for residents only and offers a small beach and spray park.

The Lindenhurst School District serves 7,000 public school students. Students begin at one of six elementary schools, and then continue to Lindenhurst Middle School and Lindenhurst High School. Students fared well overall on New York State exams, with results varying based on grade. Between one and five percent of students in grades 3 through 8 failed to meet standards. At the high school level, passing rates on Regents exams were excellent. In all subjects, over 90% of students passed, and passing rates were close to 100% on several tests. The high school’s newspaper has received several awards, and students can choose from a range of Advanced Placement exams, which can help students begin earning college credit.

Shopping is plentiful and residents can address most of their retail needs locally. The village is conveniently located between two large shopping malls. Sunrise Mall in Massapequa and South Shore Mall in Bay Shore both feature a mix of large department stores and smaller specialty and chain retailers.

Lindenhurst has a good selection of affordable homes, including waterfront properties. The inventory consists primarily of capes and ranches. Though the majority of houses were constructed during the post-war building boom of the 1950s, some older homes are available. Currently, about twenty multi-family homes are on the market. Co-ops and condos are limited, with one complex, Narragansett Villas, offering units for sale.
Pros
  • Affordable homes
  • Good schools
  • Good location for shopping and commuting
Cons
  • Traffic
  • Flooding in some areas
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Jul 08, 2012

"Nice Suburban Town on the shore"

Very nice town to raise a family great schools nice neighbors but can get congested and in some sections could look a little runed down but for the most part a very nice town
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Hipsters
  • Beach Lovers