Merrick is a municipality situated in the New York - Newark metropolitan area, which is part of New York, United States.
Merrick is reasonably good for those who prefer quiet areas, as there tend to be low levels of noise from traffic - although there are still several noisier sections, especially close to the railway line.
Home owners occupy around 95% of the dwellings in Merrick and 5% are occupied by renters. In this municipality, about 95% of buildings are single detached homes, whereas the remainder are mainly duplexes. Most of the housing growth in this municipality occurred before the 1960s. This municipality is especially good for those looking for four or more bedroom homes.
Locals will appreciate the proximity to primary as well as high schools, which are within walking distance from the majority of homes for sale in Merrick. Residents can choose between public and private schools at both the elementary and high school level. With regards to food, a supermarket is generally accessible within a rather short walk from anywhere in Merrick. Additionally, a restaurant is commonly just around the corner, and residents benefit from about 10 cafes as well.
Merrick will draw active people as it is reasonably conducive to walking; running common errands is convenient on foot. The preferred transportation option in this part of the New York - Newark metropolitan area is often a car. It is very convenient to park. On the other hand, getting around by transit can be challenging in Merrick due to the infrequent service. Thankfully, house owners profit from the Merrick Station on the Port Jefferson Branch and Babylon Branch. There are a few bus lines passing through the municipality, and bus stops are generally close by.