Long Island: North Babylon
North Babylon is a hamlet and census-designated place located in Suffolk County, on the South Shore of Long Island, New York. It is within the Town of Babylon. North Babylon is known a family-oriented community where Little League and high school football games be given a lot of attention.
As of the 2010 census, there were 17,509 people, 6,033 households and 4,534 families residing in the CDP. The median income for a household in the hamlet was $86,483 and the median income for a family was $94,762. Males had a median income of $63,488 and $48,364 for females. The latitude of North Babylon is 40.716N. The longitude is -73.322W. It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 23 feet.
A sign on a corner fence welcomes visitors and residents to the hamlet of North Babylon.
North Babylon High School, Deer Park Avenue South of Route 231 and North of Sunrise Highway.
In an area originally named South Deer Park, the community was once a simple agricultural economy until some rich people especially August Belmont, assumed large tracts of land for mansions and horse breeding. Yachting and fishing have been traditional sports which the area developed such a reputation that even President Chester A. Arthur was tempted to make a visit. North Babylon was a key strategic and logistics post during World War 1. It has grown from strength to strength with the passage of each decade, but has always kept some of its original and rural charm.
The North Babylon Volunteer Fire Department.
North Babylon Fire Department Memorial, dedicated to the volunteers who have served with honor, devotion and courage. Donated by Chief William Scarangella.
According to research on the CDP, there were only two registered sex offenders living in North Babylon in early 2007. The ratio of number of residents in North Babylon to the number of sex offenders is 8939 to 1. The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this place is less than the state average.
The North Babylon Public Library.
The North Babylon Community Youth Center at 213 Phelps Lane offers workshops and programs for kids of all ages..
Well-known resident’s living in North Babylon includes August Belmont, financier and breeder of race horses. The racial-makeup comprises of 92.05% White, 2.08% African American, 0.17% Native American, 2.09% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.95% from other races, and 1.63% from two or more races. Most of its resident’s ancestries were Italian, Irish, German, Polish, and English.
North Babylon St Paul Church, worship ever Sunday at 10:30 AM.
The Babylon Riding Center or non by locals as the Babylon Riding Stables.
The community is served by North Babylon Union Free School District which has five elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. The district helps every student in learning and builds their character, fostering their creativity, in order to become productive and thoughtful citizens of a nation. It also runs extremely well and children and schools are regularly selected for awards.
North Babylon Phelps Lane Memorial, in memory of those who gave their lives in the service of their country, dedicated May 30, 1962. The monument also reads a second time, that it is placed in remembrance of all those from this community who made the supreme sacrifices in the service of our country.
The North Babylon Phelps Lane Park which includes picnic areas, a playground and two pools; one for toddlers and one full-size pool with slides.
The Belmont Lake State Park is one of the famous attractions in town. The park has its own recreational facilities including courts for a host of ball games, horse shoes areas and play grounds as well for smaller children. These sports facilities make for a great day outing and add to the enjoyment of the Park’s natural surroundings. Additional recreational opportunities can be found at Phelps Lane Pool and Park.