Merrick, Long Island - I love where I live

Real Estate Agent with Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500 NRDS ID#641625055


Tudor style

Buyers tend to come to Merrick as young, married couples and stay a lifetime! They put down roots, start a family and become a vital part of the community. When their children grow up, they may leave temporarily to attend school and pursue job opportunities but, more often than not,  once they  marry, the children return once more to begin a new generation of homeowners.


Merrick has that small town feel. It is named after the Meroke Indian tribe, the earliest residents of this region. The name is said to mean "peaceful." In the mid-1600's, settlers came from England looking for a better way of life and freedom of religion. Agriculture was their chief occupation.


The first large scale real estate development in Merrick were the "Gables" built south of Sunrise Highway. They were built by Joseph Frankel and William Fox, owner of Fox Film Corp which later became known as Twentieth Century Fox. Errol Flynn and Ed Begley, Sr as well as Jr., are the most recognizable homeowners of that era.



In the summer of 2010, the HBO Miniseries "Mildred Pierce" was filmed at the Merrick Gables. The Civic Association supported this endeavor as a chance to publicize this lovely community. Kate Winslet and Melissa Leo were two of the big stars in this story about a housewife struggling to support her family during the Depression. The Gable homes were chosen because they looked similar to those found in Los Angeles in the 1930's. The stucco homes were built in the trendy Spanish style of the day. 


Merrick, like many of the Long Island south shore communities bordering the Great South Bay has a tremendous amount to offer. As a current Merrick resident, I need only reflect on what drew me here six ago. 

great south bay

Merrick is conveniently located 45 minutes from the City and it is well-known for its award-winning schools, There is easy access to highways, and, short distances (or walking) to transportation, shops, restaurants, houses of worship. Jewel Quinn Senior Community Services, Merrick Golf Course, Norman J. Levy Park & Preserve, (affectionately known as Merrick Mountain) Merrick Cinemas offering special bargain pricing and just about anything else you can possibly need in the course of daily living.

Merrick has and, always will be, a desirable place to settle down in Nassau County, situated on the south shore of Long Island.





Gordon, Patricia. Yesterdays in the Merricks. Published as a Public Service by Dime Savings Bank of Williamsburgh, New York, 1975.

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Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

Hi Jill, Merrick is definitely a lovely Long Island community - the tudor homes are charming and being near the water adds a lot to the entire lifestyle.

Jun 19, 2015 03:28 AM #1
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good afternoon Jill. I can understand why you love your area. The homes are authentic and beautiful.  

Jun 19, 2015 06:10 AM #2
Elyse Berman, PA
Best Connections Realty, Inc. - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR

Jill Sackler Merrick is a lovely town, much nicer, in my opinion, than Oceanside where we moved from.  That was a pass-through town to the beach.

Jun 23, 2015 12:44 AM #3
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Jill. Some wonderful reasons to love Merrick. Your area is fortunate to have you as a Realtor that serves the community.

Jun 23, 2015 06:35 PM #4
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Jill Sackler 

What a wonderful introduction to Merrick NY. Love the photos. I can see why you, and many others, would find this small town appealing and want to stay a lifetime


Jul 01, 2015 10:15 AM #5
Alan Kirkpatrick
Austin Texas Homes - Round Rock, TX
Alan in Austin

Jill Sackler 

You make it sound so wonderful and the pictures attest to your testimonial. Nothing better than loving where you live. 

Jul 08, 2015 11:08 AM #6
Maria Gilda Racelis
Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington - Manchester, CT
Home Ownership is w/in Reach. We Make it Happen!

What a lovely written localism information about Merrick. I have to watch that movie with Kate Winslet. Was that the one wherein Kate committed suicide?

On a different note, our batch in highschool will be having a grand reunion in Orient New York. Is this close to the areas you are servicing?


Jul 27, 2015 09:03 PM #7
Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500 - Long Beach, NY
LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate

Hi Maria, Thanks. I think that's The Reader you're talking about. In any case, Orient is at the furthest tip of long island on the north shore. It's a far as you can go before you hit water. It's also wine country. It's where the 4 girls were killed recently in a limo accident. No, I don't handle that area at all. That would be about 2 hours from where I live.

Jul 27, 2015 10:25 PM #8
Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408 - Daytona Beach, FL
Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices

Loved to read about the place you live and love. beautiful hi-res (at least it took time to download :) photos. Something we do not have here, and people always long for what they do ot have :)

Aug 10, 2015 02:44 AM #9
Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

Jill Sackler This is a beautiful introduction to Merrick, Long Island.  It looks like a delightful place to call home!

Aug 10, 2015 03:16 PM #10
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for telling us about Merrick. This looks like a wonderful community for families relocating to the area.

Oct 03, 2015 12:30 AM #11
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