Long Island: Melville
Melville is a hamlet and census-designated place located in the Town of Huntington in Suffolk County. As of 2010 census, there were 18,985 people, 6,908 households, and 5,181 families residing in the CDP. The median income for a household in the CDP was $109,153, and the median income for a family was $131,250. The latitude of Melville is 40.793N. The longitude is -73.415W. It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 135 feet.
Sweet Hollow was the former name of the hamlet and replaced by Melville in 1854. It was selected in honor of Herman Melville, an American novelist and a story writer. Most of the residents in Melville have good jobs with good salaries. The large segment of the population in the town with spending money keeps the town very important. The community is a good place to live and stay.
Many great houses are very affordable with different structures you can choose from including single- family homes, condominiums and senior citizen housing. Private homes range from $430,000-$1.2M+ depending on style. Homeowner associations are also available in the area. Aside from real estate, many great attractions make the community very interesting. The Jayne’s Hill is the highest point on New York’s Long Island and it is situated in West Hills Country Park, a little more than a mile to the north of Melville. The White Post Farms which is in business for almost 40 years had a major contribution in the community to produce flowers and other products consistently. Melville has high marketing forces with abundance of stores, service businesses and eateries also line the north-south corridor, which leads to the Long Island Expressway and the Northern and Southern state parkways.
Northrup Grumann, once in business in Melville, was one of the largest businesses on or near the front line with the most sophisticated naval radar and tracking systems that only the US Defense Department and those of wealthy and powerful nations can afford to buy.
The ‘Extendedstay’ chain has a property in Melville. Its studio suites serve as a home away from your real one. You can work, relax and cook your meals when you choose to stay here and there are rates just below $ 100 a night that come as a pleasant surprise. The Marriott at Melville rivals the Hilton with comparable facilities and comparably impressive rates. Well heeled local residents would be suitably impressed when you drop its name.
The median sales price for homes in Melville NY in 20013 was $500,000 based on 30 home sales. Compared to the same period one year ago, the median home sales price decreased 2.7%, or $14,000, and the number of home sales decreased 26.2%.