Dix Hills, New York

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Dix Hills is a census-designated place (CDP) in western Suffolk County, New York, United States, on Long Island. Dix Hills was named the 19th most affluent U.S. neighborhood by Forbes in 2008[1]. Dix Hills is part of the Town of Huntington and was named one of the most affluent U.S. neighborhood by Forbes. The population was 26,024 at the 2000 census and most students attend the Half Hollow Hills Central School District. The Half Hollow Hills elementary schools are Chestnut Hill, Forest Park, Otsego, Paumanok, Signal Hill, Sunquam, and Vanderbilt. The middle schools are Candlewood and West Hollow. The high schools are Half Hollow Hills High School East and Half Hollow Hills High School West.

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Geography

Dix Hills is located at the approximate "dead center" of Long Island at 40°47′46″N 73°20′4″W / 40.79611°N 73.33444°W / 40.79611; -73.33444 (40.796065, -73.334426)[2] in between Elwood on the north, Deer Park and Wheatley Heights on the south, Melville on the west and Commack on the east, Dix Hills is severed by the Long Island Expressway, which cuts almost straight through the middle, and the Northern State Parkway. It is divided geographically into seven unofficial sections: southeast, northeast, south central, north central, southwest, northwest, and north.

Southeast Dix Hills comprises the Pine Hill neighborhoods of Lauren and Lincoln in between Lincoln Avenue to the west, Commack Road to the east and south (where the road curves south of Pine Hill Lane), and the Long Island Expressway to the north. This area has moderately hilly terrain and possesses perhaps the most wooded area in Dix Hills including what is known as the "crazy eights"[citation needed] or "Sand Mountain", a hilly patch of land located between the Pine Hill/Dix Highway curve and the Long Island Expressway (officially Thornwood Park Preserve and Northpoint Park).

Northeast Dix Hills, containing the neighborhoods of Buttonwood, Wagonwheel, and Village Hill, lies north of the Long Island Expressway between Carll's Straight Path/Deforest Road to the west, Commack Road to the east, and the Northern State Parkway to the north. It is bisected by the steep hills of Vanderbilt Parkway. This area is one of the towns hilliest. One peculiar feature of this area is that the eastern part (east of Village Hill Drive – the western half of the loop as it goes back to Vanderbilt Parkway in a semicircle) is considered part of Dix Hills by neighborhood residents even though it technically lies in Commack and the Commack School District as opposed to Dix Hills' Half Hollow Hills. It is home to several small parks as well as Commack Middle School on Vanderbilt and Forest Park Elementary School on Deforest Road (Carll's Straight Path north of Vanderbilt).

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