Lindenhurst NY - History & Facts
Lindenhurst is a village located in Suffolk County, on the South Shore of Long Island, New York. It is within the Town of Babylon. Lindenhurst is on the Great South Bay near Sunrise Highway (Route 27) and is the 4th largest village in New York State. Lindenhurst is larger than the four eastern towns on Long Island. It is also larger than 39 of the 62 cities in New York State. The Village of Lindenhurst Village Board of Trustees is comprised of five elected officials, the Mayor and four Trustees. As of the 2000 census, there were 27,819 people, 9,061 households, and 7,076 families residing in the area. The median income for a household in the village was $70,716, and the median income for a family was $75,218. Males had a median income of $45,244 and only $31,945 for females. The latitude of Lindenhurst is 40.686N. The longitude is -73.373W. It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 30 feet.
The Secatogue and Massapequa tribes were the first inhabitants who drifted the "Lindenhurst" woods in search of food. The Huntington farmers of English origin were the first people to discover the territory. They came in search of salt hay. It was found growing abundant in the marshland. The area was then called Neguntatogue which means “the forsaken land”. It was named for the linden trees growing in the area. The former and merged names include Breslau because the town's original German settlers were from the city of Breslau in Silesia. The town was founded in 1873 and renamed Lindenhurst in 1891.
Notable people living in the area include Pat Benatar (singer and graduated from Lindenhurst High School), Hal Hartley (indie film icon director), Jack Barry (game show host), and Dan Lauria (actor). The racial-makeup of Lindenhurst comprises of 85.23% White, 5.84% African American, 0.12% Native American, 6% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.69% from other races, and 1.75% from two or more races. The area is served by Lindenhurst Union Free School District which has a total of seven elementary schools, one middle school, and a high school. The district ensures their students having adequate learning materials to provide an outstanding educational program.
The Old Village Hall Museum is one of the historical landmarks in town. The museum is operated by the Lindenhurst Historical Society which contains plentiful historical artifacts that portray local history plus offers several collections of special events throughout the year. The local Chamber of Commerce is an important link between enterprises based in the town that helps providing great platforms for networking and has a positive role in the town's development. There are several house styles in Lindenhurst which include capes, ranches, colonials, and high-ranches. Home prices are very much affordable starting from $310,000 up to $950,000+ respectively.
Life in Lindenhurst is modern and convenient for the entire family. It is easy to commute to the mainland and life in the village is pleasant. Children can look forward to a high quality of life and advanced educational facilities. The local administration is well organized and the value of real estate is likely to appreciate with time. Lindenhurst is excellently located in an area rich with all kinds of cuisine and bars. It is most convenient to drive short distances for evening entertainment and relaxation.