The municipality of Melville, New York is located in the New York - Newark metropolitan area.
Most areas in Melville are quiet, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamor - however some parts can be quite noisy, especially around Long Island Expressway.
In Melville, many of the dwellings are single detached homes, and the rest of the dwellings are mainly townhouses. This municipality has a choice of housing size options, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Home owners occupy about 90% of the properties in the municipality whereas the remainder are rented. The median year of construction for buildings in this municipality is 1981.
Home owners may find it difficult to reach high schools and primary schools on foot. Residents have the choice between public and private schools at both the elementary and secondary school level. When it comes to food, some property owners in Melville may be able to reach one of about 20 grocery stores on foot, while others will have to rely on a vehicle. There are also a few choices for those who care about restaurants and cafes within walking distance.
Driving is usually the favored mode of transportation in this municipality. It is especially convenient to access a place to park, and most houses for sale are a rather short car ride from the closest highway, such as Long Island Expressway. On the other hand, Melville is not very transit friendly. Nevertheless, there are a few bus lines passing through the municipality. Melville is not especially conducive to walking since few common errands can be run on foot.