Living in Merrick Woods

Real Estate Agent with Douglas Elliman Real Estate 516-457-7103

On Nassau County's south shore of Long Island, just 41 scheduled minutes from Penn Station on the Babylon line of the Long Island Railroad, sits a well manicured enclave of homes on tree lined streets, known as Merrick Woods.  Just moments from shopping, schools and the charming revitalized town center, yet a world away in feeling, this well loved area as it exists today was developed in the early to mid twentieth century.  Homes have evolved over the years, some taking on a whole new persona while others wear subtle changes that only enhance the vision conceived in the developer's mind.

Street scene in Merrick Woods

Housing styles include wonderful old tudors, ranger ranches (sprawling homes that lend themselves to the many updated and reconfigured styles they've become over the years), colonials, cape cods and a smattering of split levels, hi ranches and splanches.

There's a sense of permanence here in the woods that appeals to the many buyers who choose this as their future destination.  It's quietly elegant, friendly in feeling and accommodating to people in any stage of their life's journey.  The children of "the woods" attend schools in one of three districts, #29 (North Merrick), #25 (Merrick) or #4 (Bellmore), depending upon the street the house sits on.  Excellent schools all, it is common for people who grew up here to gravitate back to Merrick Woods and all of Merrick for that matter, when they marry and begin to raise their own families.

For the new home lover, occasionally new construction springs up, offering buyers the best of two worlds.  For one lucky person, such is the case right now, with a majestic custom colonial (the first Energy Star home built in Merrick) on the market.

New construction in Merrick Woods


About the author:

Geri Sonkin is a Licensed Broker Associate serving Long Island sellers and buyers for over 22 years.  Areas of expertise include Nassau County, Suffolk County, Queens and Brooklyn.  Specializing in resales, new construction, co-ops/condos, waterfront homes, estates.  For more information:  For new construction: or   516-457-7103  

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David Width Jr.
Little Egg Harbor, NJ

This looks like a very family oriented and "cozy" neighborhood. Thanks for sharing and letting me see what Merrick Woods is all about.

Mar 30, 2009 02:19 AM #1
Geri Sonkin
Douglas Elliman Real Estate 516-457-7103 - Merrick, NY
Long Island Real Estate & Staging Expert


It's a wonderful area, close to town, with easy access to all the highways.  Many people who choose Merrick only want to live there because of the great old trees and the woodsy feel.  Thanks for reading.

Mar 30, 2009 04:41 AM #2
Dan and Amy Schuman
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Solon, OH
Luxury Home Specialists

Geri, this looks like a beautiful area. Glad to see others on the "neighborhood".

Apr 03, 2009 08:37 AM #3

where exactly is this area in Merrick? Is it actually in North Merrick?

Jan 27, 2011 01:47 PM #4
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