Long Island: Tuckahoe
Tuckahoe is a lovely little hamlet along the Sunrise Highway in Southampton in Suffolk County on the beautiful south fork of Long Island. It is often referred to as the ‘Tuckahoe Common School District‘ and less than 3000 people live here, enjoying a high quality of life.
Tuckahoe has a multicultural population with several people who were born abroad, making them first generation immigrants. The community derives its name from the Native American or Indian term for “place of the tuckah,” which is a plant like the Arum with edible roots and arrowhead shaped edible leaves that the Indians ate.
As of 2010 census, there were 1,373 people, 480 households and 326 families residing in the CDP. The median income for a household in the CDP was $107,768 and the median income for a family was $84,688.
Tuckahoe is a popular and sought after place to live in, because of its excellent location. Tuckahoe’s surrounding area is a popular summer resort. Swimming and sailing are the chief attractions of the nearby Atlantic Ocean, Shinnecock Bay, and Great Peconic Bay. Tuckahoe has much to offer its residents as a place to live and work with its tranquility and serenity. Its scenic winding roads, spectacular water views and rural atmosphere make it a haven, not far from the conveniences of the city. The community offers much in the way of cultural and recreational resources.
Long Island Railroad is Tuckahoe’s connection to the city. Local highways include New York State Route 27 (Sunrise Highway) and 27A (Montauk Highway), as well as county and town roads. Another big attraction, in addition to the community’s superb transportation resource, is the excellent schooling system in Tuckahoe. The community has a great deal of pride in its school renown for its high academic standards and outstanding school and outdoor educational programs. Tuckahoe has a student population of 350, from Pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade. The school received some of the highest test scores on statewide examinations.
The Tuckahoe Common School District is located in the Town of Southampton, is dedicated to educating students to develop desired moral, ethical, and cultural values, love of learning, and an understanding and appreciation of the rights and responsibilities of American citizens, which will enable them to function effectively as independent individuals in a democratic society. The schools providing high quality education and other extra curricular facilities like sports, music and art. The public library is well stocked with books, audio and video materials. In addition, it is the center for many special classes and activities for the residents.
Located within the boundaries of the school district are the communities of Tuckahoe, the Art Village, and Shinnecock Hills. A portion of the Incorporated Village of Southampton lies within the boundaries of the district. The Nature Conservancy has a 40-acre Tuckahoe parkland. Southampton Hospital and Southampton Village are only a few minutes away.
The neighboring Southampton College offers excellent education and cultural activities. Museums, civic organizations and churches are nearby. The local community center runs classes for many hobbies and art forms for all ages and levels. The level of education and household income of the average Tuckahoe resident is well over state average. There are several restaurants and seafood places offering the freshest catch in the neighborhood.