Babylon Village, NY 11702, Homes For Sale
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Babylon Village, located in Western Suffolk County on the South Shore of Long Island is one of the 3 villages in the Township of Babylon. Originally called Huntington South, it provided easy access to nearby beaches and Fire Island. Beach-goers from all over the region would typically stay in hotels in town and Babylon soon developed a less than stellar reputation. Legend has it that it was renamed Babylon in 1803 as a disparaging reference to the Biblical city of Babylon. Attracted by the upcoming seaside resort, many affluent settlers started building in the community.
Though often referred to as Babylon Village, its official name is the Incorporated Village of Babylon. Bordered by North Babylon, West Babylon, West Islip, Babylon is about 33 miles from Manhattan. Many of its residents work in Manhattan and the Long Island Railroad is the favored means of travel to the city. Babylon train line provides direct service from Babylon to Penn Station with travel time being approximately one hour.
For more information about Babylon Village and it’s neighboring communities click here: http://www.villageofbabylonny.gov/
Babylon Village’s current population is 12,145. 90.70% of its residents speak only English, while 9.30% speak other languages.
Babylon Village NY Household Types
Rate of Home Ownership 76.2%
Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101
Babylon Village’s Property Types
Babylon Village is home to a bustling shopping district known for its many restaurants, boutique stores and quaint village feel. Much like the single family homes in the area, a lack of uniformity in the structures lends itself to the unique character of the community.
Much of Babylon Village’s single family homes are on or close to the Great South Bay. As a result, many area homes, south of Montauk Highway experienced severe damages during Hurricane Sandy. Since then, many homes are required to be lifted and areas in the flood zone require flood insurance. Unlike many of the surrounding communities, Babylon Village has a variety of building styles. There are many pre-Civil War homes mixed in with homes from the 1940’s through today. Some of the smaller original vacation cottages have been transformed into more modern housing styles. As a result, Babylon’s residential landscape includes capes, hi-ranches, Victorians, colonials, expanded ranches, split level homes, splanches dutch colonials, ranches, as well as large estate style homes.
Most of Babylon Village is served by Babylon Union Free District although there is some overlap with West Babylon School District and North Babylon School District. The School District, the smallest in the Township has only 3 schools. There is one Junior-Senior High School (7-12), there is one Grade School (3-6) and the elementary school (K-2). The elementary and the grade schools both share the same campus. Their team name, the Babylon Panthers, has a rich history. The Babylon Black Panthers, founded in 1885, consisted of a group of black waiters who worked at the Argyle hotel in Babylon. They became very skilled at the game and was soon unbeatable. Attracting the attention of a well known promoter, most of the original players went on to become core members of the Cuban Giants, the first African American professional baseball club. Today’s Babylon panthers continue to be a significant force in the baseball arena, winning multiple major championships throughout the years.