Smack-dab in the middle of Long Island rests the Hamlet of Holtsville, a haven for families amidst all of the bustle of Suffolk County. This adorable little village was renamed in 1860 after the U.S. Postmaster, General Joseph Holt, and has grown from a handful of houses into a bustling suburbia. Attractions in Holtsville are plentiful for the whole family, including the Holtsville Park and the Harold H. Malkmes Wildlife Education and Ecology Center.
Holtsville Park is a one-stop shop for family entertainment in Long Island, with plenty of community pools, trails, greenhouses, a nature reserve, and an ecology center, which all make for an enjoyable day trip. A former landfill turned zoo and educational park, the Harold H. Malkmes Wildlife Education and Ecology Center is the perfect way to stimulate the youngest and oldest members of the family. A zany tradition at the park for Groundhog Day is to see Holtsville Hal and get the weather prediction for the year!
As of the 2015 census, Holtsville has a population of 20,170 in an area of 7.1 square miles. According to citytowninfo.com, the median family income is $104,511, and the average commute time is 34 minutes. The median home value is $346,500, while the median rent is $1,642 monthly, which makes buying a house a practical option for many residents.
Sachem Central School District has a solid overall school rating of five out of 10 on greatschools.org, providing students in Holtsville with an amazing public education. Chippewa Elementary School (K-5) and Sagamore Middle School (6-8) are both public institutions providing student/teacher ratios of 14:1. Chippewa Elementary is rated six out of 10 and has very high student progression yearly. Meanwhile, Sagamore Middle School has some of the highest test scores in the area, making Holtsville a great city for families.
Suffolk County Transit offers bus services between Holtsville and the surrounding areas in Long Island, while John F. Kennedy International Airport covers all required air travel. Drivers benefit from easy access to the Long Island Expressway, also known as Interstate 495.
There are many beautiful homes for sale in Holtsville that make it a great place to live by yourself, with a partner, or with a family. Scroll down to view the latest houses for sale in Holtsville, NY!
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