Named for its hilly terrain, Dix Hills features mostly
colonials, but it also has ranches, contemporaries and capes that generally
occupy large, manicured properties.
Homes for the most part are valued in the mid-$300,000 to $2 million range,
but some can sell for as high as $5 million, real estate brokers say.
The hamlet also features houses of worship, the 152-acre Dix Hills Park,
the nine-hole Dix Hills Golf Course and Five Towns College, a private
There is easy access to the Long Island Expressway and Northern State
The community's name reflects that of one of its early occupants - Dick
"Richard" Pechagan, a Secatogue Indian who controlled the area in colonial
In 1700, Pechagan sold what was known locally as Dick's Hills to the
trustees of the Town of Huntington for a few bottles of rum, some coats and
some axes. Over time, the spelling was changed from "Dick's" to "Dix" Hills.
The community lacks a downtown district, but residents can do food shopping
at a nearby Waldbaum's and Pathmark and find plenty of other shopping and
110 also is close by.
Most students attend the highly regarded Half Hollow Hills school district,
with a small number attending the Commack Union Free School District.
From midtown Manhattan, it is about 37 miles to Dix Hills, about a
45-minute drive to Exit 51 off the Long Island Expressway.
IF YOU WANT TO BUY:
STARTER: Ranch, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, eat-in kitchen, some with basement, no
garage, 1/3-acre lot, taxes $4,000-$6,000.
TRADE-UP: mostly colonial, farm ranch, ranch, 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths,
eat-in kitchen, some with basement, 2-car garage, some with pool, tennis court
and fireplace, 1-acre lot, taxes $10,000-$14,000.
LUXURY: Colonials, 5 bedrooms, 3 1/2-5 1/2 baths, eat-in kitchen, basement,
3-car garage, amenities, taxes $15,000-$19,000.
PRICE: $1-2 million
CONDOS and CO-OPS:
PRICE: Not available
IF YOU WANT TO RENT: No apartment complexes; house rentals are rare.
RECENT SALES: Westwood Court, $740,000, 5-bedroom colonial, 3 1/2 baths,
eat-in kitchen, partial basement, fireplace, skylight, 2-car garage, pool,
0.90-acre lot, brick-cedar, taxes $11,923.
Faulkner Lane, $767,500, 5-bedroom farm ranch, 3 1/2 baths, eat-in kitchen,
full basement, fireplace, six skylights, 2-car garage, 28 years old, pool,
1.22-acre lot, cedar-brick, taxes $14,457.
Buttonwood Drive, $825,990, 5-bedroom colonial, 3 baths, eat-in kitchen,
full basement, fireplace, 2-car garage, newly built, .75-acre lot, frame, taxes
Red Cedar Court, $899,000, 5-bedroom colonial, 3 1/2 baths, eat-in kitchen,
full basement, fireplace, 3-car garage, approximately 1-acre lot, stone-vinyl,
Hunting Hollow Court, $910,000, 5-bedroom colonial, 4 1/2 baths, eat-in
kitchen, full basement, fireplace, 3-car garage, 3 years old, .50-acre lot,
frame, taxes $14,100.
Half Hollow Road, $1.050 million, 7-bedroom colonial, 4 1/2 baths, eat-in
kitchen, full basement, 2 fireplaces, 2-car garage, 5 years old, pool,
1.36-acre lot, brick, taxes $14,807.
SOURCE: Dianne Scalza, Prudential Long Island Realty
Area: 15.9 square miles
Median age: 38.7*
Median household income: $104,160
Median home value: $386,100
Travel time to NYC: From Huntington, 55 to 70 minutes by LIRR during peak
ZIP code: 11746
* Includes Huntington Station ZIP code
Sources: Claritas 2001, 2000 U.S. Census, Long Island Rail Road