Merrick is a lively Long Island community with plenty to offer.
The hamlet exudes small-town charm, with a robust entertainment and recreation system to match. Merrick is close to major thoroughfares, making for an easy commute and easy access to Long Island’s picturesque south shore. Cultural institutions like the Merrick Theater and Center for the Arts are local hotspots. The nearby beaches cater to nature lovers looking to swim and fish, while local parks like Norman Levy Park and Preserve feature walking paths and picnic lawns.
The hamlet features a vast housing market. Merrick eschews high-rise apartment buildings and massive developments in favor of apartment complexes and single-family homes. Quiet suburban side streets empty into bustling avenues with shops and restaurants. The architecture in Merrick is wonderfully diverse, from Spanish-stucco and California style to Colonials and Capes. The community is active in this lively hamlet, a fact best displayed by the wealth of community spaces and parks and recreation sites that dot the landscape.