Babylon, New York

Babylon: A town in Suffolk County, New York. It is located on Long Island. Babylon is known for its many beaches, its many parks and green spaces, and its many attractions, such as the Babylon Historical Society and the Babylon Town Hall.

About

Babylon is a city located in the county of Suffolk in the U.S. state of New York.

Babylon is a village located within the town of Babylon in Suffolk County, New York on Long Island. With around 218,000 residents, it is a suburban community in the New York metropolitan area.

History and Origins

Babylon was first settled in the 1600s and formally incorporated as a village in 1893. It emerged as a popular resort town.

Key historical facts:

  • First settled in the 17th century along the Great South Bay
  • Officially incorporated as a village in 1893
  • Grew as a resort destination connected to NYC by railroad in the late 1800s
  • Declined in the mid 20th century before revitalizing quaint downtown

Economy and Industries

Today Babylon relies on retail, healthcare, education, and professional services. Top employers include:

  • Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center
  • VS Financial Group
  • Britton Bistrian Landscaping Services
  • Babylon Union Free School District

The village benefits from tourism and close proximity to NYC.

Attractions and Things to Do

Popular attractions include:

  • Argyle Lake for boating, fishing, and hiking
  • Gilded Age mansions like the Sloane Estate
  • Babylon Village Farmers Market
  • Fire Island National Seashore beaches
  • Vibrant downtown Deer Park Avenue with shops and dining

Babylon provides a historic yet coastal small-town feel near the hustle and bustle of New York City.

Quick Facts about Babylon

Population : 218,223
Country : United States of America
State : New York (United States)
County : Suffolk County
Different from : Babylon
Postal code : 11757
Phone Area Codes : 631
Area : 114.2 km2
Altitude : 13 feet / 4 meters
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 20:53:07 (13th July 2024)

Geography

Babylon is located at 40°41'44"N 73°19'32"W (40.6956600, -73.3256800).

Babylon map

Babylon zip code is 11702. County name: Suffolk, County fips: 36103

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Schools in Babylon

College & universities near Babylon, NY

Code Name City ZIP
483382 Electrical Training Center Copiague (NY) 11726
191959 Island Drafting and Technical Institute Amityville (NY) 11701-2704
484385 Branford Hall Career Institute-Amityville Amityville (NY) 11701-2244
196042 Farmingdale State College Farmingdale (NY) 11735-1021
191205 Five Towns College Dix Hills (NY) 11746-5871

Stations (16)

Amtrak & bus stations near Babylon, NY

Code Name Address Type
STM Stamford Transportation Center Washington Blvd and South State St. RAIL
NRO New Rochelle station 1 Railroad Plaza RAIL
YNY Yonkers station 5 Buena Vista Ave. RAIL
BRP Bridgeport 525 Water St. RAIL
NYP Pennsylvania Station 8th Ave 31st Street / 8th Ave 33rd Street RAIL

Post offices near Babylon

Post Office Name City ZIP
Babylon Post Office Babylon (NY) 11702
Santapogu Post Office West Babylon (NY) 11704
West Isl Post Office West Islip (NY) 11795
Lindenhur Post Office Lindenhurst (NY) 11757
West Babylon Post Office West Babylon (NY) 11704

Other cities in Suffolk County

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City Name Population Title
Brookhaven 479,883 Town in Suffolk County, New York, United States
Islip 322,328 Town in New York, United States
Huntington 200,102 Town in Suffolk County, New York, United States
Smithtown 110,876 Census-designated place in Suffolk County, New York
Brentwood 60,664 Census-designated place in Suffolk County, New York
Southampton 58,549 Town in Suffolk County, New York, partly on the South Fork of Long Island, USA
West Babylon 43,213 Census-designated place in Suffolk County, New York
Coram 39,113 Census-designated place in Suffolk County, New York
Commack 36,124 Census-designated place in Suffolk County, New York
Central Islip 34,450 Census-designated place in Suffolk County, New York
Riverhead 33,434 Town in New York
Huntington Station 33,029 Census-designated place in Suffolk County, New York
Centereach 31,578 Census-designated place in Suffolk County, New York
West Islip 28,335 Census-designated place in Suffolk County, New York
Shirley 27,854 Census-designated place in New York, USA
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Distance to Other Cities

Babylon distances to largest New York cities