Merrick Homes for Sales
Introduction to Merrick, New York
Merrick, New York, in Nassau county, is 4 miles SE of Hempstead, New York and 23 miles E of New York, New York. The town is included in the Nassau - Suffolk metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 22,764 people lived in Merrick.
Merrick was originally inhabited by the Meroke Indians. In fact, it derived its name from an Indian term meaning "barren land." The area was first settled in by the English in 1643. It became a trading center during the colonial period. The construction of the South Shore Railroad in the late 1880s had a tremendous influence on the development of the area. The population of Merrick boomed after World War II.
Things To Do In Merrick
While staying in Merrick, you can visit the Cow Meadow Preserve, Merrick Road Park, Julian Lane Park and Cammanns Point Park. You can also enjoy fishing and swimming on the East Meadow Pond. The Bethpage State Park, Hempstead Lake State Park and Eisenhower Park are also popular local spots. The Suggs Water Spray Park and Memphis Zoo and Aquarium are also ideal for a family day trip.
Merrick Higher Education
Hofstra University, SUNY College at Old Westbury and the New York Institute of Technology- Old Westbury are some of the nearby colleges and universities.
Merrick Union Free School District
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