For the peaceful atmosphere of a small community and convenience of big-city living, there’s no place like South Merrick. Head to the suburban haven for quiet, tree-lined streets and well-manicured lawns. The housing market in the hamlet is a mix of older homes with wrapped around porches, Colonials and split-levels with private parking and swimming pools, and modern apartment complexes. Growing families appreciate the walkable residential district in South Merrick, while outdoor enthusiasts enjoy access to a variety of community parks and summertime destinations.
Outdoor recreation is available in almost any direction for South Merrick locals. The Norman J. Levy Park and Preserve sits along Merrick Bay, offering plenty of acres for nature walks, kayaking adventures, and fishing trips. Check out the playground at Julian Lane Park, or take a walk around Simmons Pond. Beautiful Beaches and warm-weather hotspots like Jones Beach State Park are just a short trip away.