Dix Hills Long Island is located in western Suffolk County, New York on Long Island's North Shore. Dix Hills is part of the Town of Huntington. Most students attend the top rated Half Hollow Hills School District #5.
Dix Hills is divided geographically into 7 unofficial sections: southeast, northeast, south central, north central, southwest, northwest, and north.
Southeast Dix Hills comprises the Pine Hill neighborhoods of Lauren and Lincoln between Lincoln Avenue to the west, Commack Road to the east and south (where the road curves south of Pine Hill Lane), and the Long Island Expressway to the north.
Northeast Dix Hills, containing the neighborhoods of Buttonwood, Wagonwheel, and Village Hill, lies north of the Long Island Expressway between Carll's Straight Path/Deforest Road to the west, Commack Road to the east, and the Northern State Parkway to the north. It is includes sections of Vanderbilt Parkway. This area is one of the towns hilliest. One note about this area is that the eastern part (east of Village Hill Drive) is considered part of Dix Hills by neighborhood residents even though it technically lies in Commack and the Commack School District as opposed to Dix Hills' Half Hollow Hills. It is home to several small parks as well as Commack Middle School on Vanderbilt and Forest Park Elementary School on Deforest Road (Carll's Straight Path north of Vanderbilt).
South Central Dix Hills, comprising North Otsego, South Otsego, Deer Park Avenue (Route 231) to the west, the LIE to the north and the Deer Park border to the south. Almost completely flat except for the northern end on the expressway, this area contains Candlewood Middle school on Carll's Straight Path, Otsego Elementary School on Otsego Avenue by the park, and a wooded called highland park.
North Central Dix Hills is a hilly area bordered by Carll's Straight Path and Deforest Road on the east, Deer Park Avenue on the west, the Northern State Parkway on the north and the LIE to the south. Most of this section's population lives in the southern portion south of Vanderbilt Parkway in the Candlewood neighborhood with North Candlewood Path as its main road. Most of the area north of it is occupied by Dix Hills Park. The western border is home to "religion row", an area where several churches, synagogues and mosques line a one-mile stretch of Deer Park Avenue from the Expressway to Vanderbilt Parkway along with Vanderbilt Elementary school, located on Deer Park Avenue just north of Vanderbilt Parkway.
Northwest Dix Hills is the largest area of Dix Hills, stretching from Deer Park Avenue in the east to Carman Road and Bagatelle Road in the west and also the Long Island and Northern State on the South and North, respectively. With the neighborhoods of Landview, Suncrest and Caledonia, it contains both of Half Hollow Hills' high schools, High School East on Vanderbilt Parkway (Landview) and High School West (Caledonia) on Wolf Hill Road, as well as the school district's Central Office at the former Manasquan Elementary School on Half Hollow Road. It also is home to Five Towns College at the northern end of Burr's Lane. All three neighborhoods contain hilly terrain.
Southwest Dix Hills is nestled between Deer Park Avenue on the east, Bagatelle Road and the Melville border on the west, the Deer Park and Wheatley Heights borders on the south and the Long Island Expressway on the north. This area features the neighborhoods of South Hollow, north of Ryder Avenue, and Trescott, in between Ryder Avenue and Straight Path, as well as the smaller enclave of Woodlawn, between Straight Path and Deer Park Avenue, right before Straight Path ends into Deer Park Avenue at Straight Path's northern end. Southwest Dix Hills is home to Strathmore Park on Ryder Avenue as well as Paumonauk Elementary School on Straight Path on the Deer Park town line. The biggest hill in Dix Hills, on Calumet Drive, lies just east of Burr's Lane and southwest of Ibsen Avenue, which is the steepest street in Dix Hills.
North Dix Hills is the northern most section on the border with Elwood and East Northport and is also the smallest, from Old Country Road in the west, to Swathmore Lane in the east and Jericho Turnpike and the Northern State Parkway on the north and south respectively. This section is hilly as well and despite being just a few square miles geographically, it is divided up into several sections because Route 231 splits into East Deer Park Avenue and Park Avenue just north of the Northern State Parkway. These are Arista, along Park Avenue, and Villanova, along East Deer Park Avenue. Majestic Drive, in between Jericho Turnpike and the split, is part of Villanova.
For more information on Dix Hills or Long Island Real Estate, please contact Larry & Sheila Realtors with Charles Rutenberg Realty at 631-805-4400.