Long Island: Seaford
Seaford is a hamlet and census-designated place located in Nassau County, on the south shore of Long Island, 25 miles east of Manhattan, New York. It is one of the older communities on the Island. As of 2010 census, there were 15,294 people, 5,144 households, and 4,175 families residing in the CDP. The median income for a household is $107,340 and for a family is $115,523. The median earnings for full-time, year-round male workers is $70,596 while females recorded just $57,124 full-time, year-round income. The latitude of Seaford is 40.665N. The longitude is -73.488W. It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 10 feet.
During the 19th century, the area started to develop by the arrival of Captain John Seaman, a native of Seaford, England. It was formerly named as Jerusalem South, the first European name given to the town which was to become Seaford and also referred to as Seaman’s Neck. The current name “Seaford” came from Captain Seaman’s native town. During this time, Seaford was known for its richness in agriculture such as corn and wheat. In 1929, Sunrise Highway was created and the area started to see a large influx of inhabitants.
The Tackapausha Museum and Preserve is one of the famous museums that can be found in Seaford. It has wildlife preservation that is on display with special presentations and a large preserve for splendid nature walks. Many arboretums and historical sites such as Old Bethpage Village Restoration are located in the region. It provides visitors with a unique and wonderful opportunity to step back in time and experience life in a recreated mid-19th-century American village.
The Seaford Union Free School District comprises of several schools that offers an excellent quality of education. It is governed by the Board of Education which consists of five elected members. The Seaford Chamber of Commerce has tried their best to bring back strong community relations involving business districts, schools, civil and social organizations in supporting Seaford.
Many older homes are being restored as Seaford’s residents want to maintain the beauty for which it is renowned. Aside from that, there are still new buildings going on, luxurious homes, and some affordable apartments that make a great living on the bay. The median home price in 2012 is $415,000. With a great place like this, winter is the perfect time to witness the stunning beauty that everyone enjoys in Seaford, New York. It retains a sense of the quaintness that drew so many people through its fine restaurants, historic sites, and many shopping outlets to satisfy all needs. The annual violent crime rate in Seaford is 1.96 per 1,000 residents.