Welcome to Wantagh, NY… Long Islands Gateway to Jones Beach.
Steeped in history, the hamlet of Wantagh boasts numerous historical markers. Once known as “Jerusalem,” British troops navigated the Jones Inlet and came ashore to invade Jerusalem farms during the Revolutionary War.
Today, this cozy community situated just about hour outside New York City, is home to around 19,000 people. Wantagh receives high marks from Niche for schools, community and all the other elements that home buyers are looking for when they want to settle down.
Rich in preserves, parks and museums, much of Wantagh’s scenic landscape will forever remain a special attribute. It is the optimum place for the outdoor enthusiast and serves as the quintessential retreat from the grind of the big city. Wantagh is serviced by the Long Island Rail at the Wantagh Station, with express service offered on the hour, making commuting in New York City extraordinarily convenient.
An unexpected feature of Wantagh is its vibrant nightlife with many pubs and restaurants, mostly clustered around the Wantagh Station. This in contrast to its established, traditional neighborhoods with homes that range from modest to grand, plenty of well-reviewed public schools, makes Wantagh the best of all possibilities when it comes to making this quaint hamlet a home.
Fun Facts and Fun Things about Wantagh:
George Washington rode through Wantagh while surveying Long Island
The Federal Credit Union Annual Memorial Day Weekend Air Show at Jones Beach State Park. Some past participants in the air show include the Canadian Snow Birds, the Blue Angels, and the US Air Force Thunderbirds.
Fishing at Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center at Jones Beach