Around 97.9% of residents in North Wantagh stayed in the same house for more than a year from 2008-2012, and that should more or less give you an idea of how homey the town is! And being homey, naturally there aren't too many distinctions when it comes to neighborhoods here.
There will be minimal difficulty trying to rent studio apartments or a one-bedroom apartment in the area, as there are over 100 available units and places to rent within five miles of North Wantagh, and more if you go farther than that! Going to work will only take an hour or less, whether you're driving or commuting.
Too lazy to drive? Willing to mingle and make new friends in transit? The nearest train stops and bus lines are there to accommodate you. The closest rail service is the n54 / n55 lines of Nassau Inter-County Express, which stops at Wantagh Station on Long Island Rail Road's Babylon Branch, just 37 miles and a 40-minute drive from home.
The Southern State Parkway, Wantagh Parkway, and the Seaford-Oyster Bay Expressway all traverse and have exits and entrances within North Wantagh, and the main commercial thoroughfare is Wantagh Avenue.
In North Wantagh, you won't run out of nature scenes should you need a break. Take a stroll down Forest City Park's nature trail near a tranquil lake, quell the occasional heat in the swimming and diving pool, chill in the picnic area, or try your hand at sports on the Little League field or softball field. Washington Avenue Park, on the other hand, is a cozy four-acre community park, also with a little league baseball and softball field, and synthetic turf infield for when you want to get your game on. Fitness enthusiasts, walkers, and joggers can utilize the fitness trail as well! There's also South Village Green, East Village Green, and North Village Green.
Living here means never running short on supplies, with grocery shops just within walking distance. Check out Lavarone Bros., Ceriello Fine Foods, and King Kullen for your household and foodstuff needs.
Eat and Drink
Need to satiate an uncontrollable hunger? There are about 17 restaurants within a 15-minute walk in North Wantagh, some of the most notable ones include Circle M Ranch for their lunch and dinner specials, Burger King, Cherrywood Delicatessen Caterers and BBQ, popularly known for their salads and sandwiches, and Las Bahias Restaurant for their great service and freshly cooked Latin American dishes. For coffee breaks, head on over to the nearest Dunkin' Donuts, or L and E Bagels for their freshly baked bagels.
Leisure and Entertainment
For shopping nights out on the town, head to Willow Wood Shoppes or Cherrywood Shopping Center, both just an 8-minute walk from North Wantagh center. For laughs, visit Behind Bars, Brokerage Comedy Club, or Governors Cabaret down Wantagh, Bellmore, and Levittown, respectively. Wantagh is known throughout Long Island for its very energetic and vibrant nightlife! Centered around the Wantagh Long Island Rail Road Station there are thirteen bars, pubs and clubs, all within a quarter mile of the station. Since the last call in New York State is 4 a.m., these bars keep the area very active into early morning hours -- so those who seek the thrill of nightlife will be sure to enjoy! If you're looking for more laid-back activities, taking a trip to the Wantagh Public Library at 3285 Park Avenue could be worthwhile. This library holds events throughout the year for community members of all ages, and displays local artwork and collections.
Jones Beach Theater
Wantagh is known as the "Gateway to Jones Beach," given its proximity to the beach and to the theater. If you're into live events and outdoor happenings, drive to the beach and have some fun! It should be an easy 15-minute drive, or a 25-minute commute from North Wantagh center. The Jones Beach Theater is an outdoor amphitheater, and one of the two major outdoor arenas in the New York metropolitan area, along with the PNC Bank Arts Center. You can check out the website to view a list of the latest happenings -- from concerts, to airshows, and more!
In case of emergencies, the nearest hospitals and clinics in North Wantagh are less than a mile away: Some of the most notable and nearest ones include Wantagh Health Care, Wantagh Internal Medicine, or the Nassau University Medical Center.
Choosing to live in North Wantagh puts you at an advantage. It gives you the ease of exploring neighboring towns and counties at your convenience. At the same time, it is suburban living at its finest -- it's not surprising that most residents choose to live and stay in North Wantagh. Regardless of whether you're looking for an apartment to rent in North Wantagh, or for something more permanent -- North Wantagh welcomes everyone to town.