Situated in the New York - Newark metropolitan area, West Hills is a neighborhood within Huntington, New York.
West Hills is reasonably quiet overall, as there are generally low levels of noise from traffic - although there are still several louder areas, especially near the railway line.
The sizeable proportion of single detached homes in the housing stock of West Hills is an important part of its character. This neighborhood is particularly good for those looking for four or more bedroom homes. Around 90% of the units in the neighborhood are occupied by home owners whereas the remainder are rented. Most of the housing growth in this part of the city took place prior to the 1960s.
There are only a limited number of high schools and primary schools in this part of the city and accordingly they can be an extended walk away. With regards to food, a vehicle is usually needed in West Hills to access the nearest supermarket. A small variety of restaurants and cafes can be found.
West Hills is very car friendly. It is very easy to park. However, West Hills is not very transit friendly. Nevertheless, commuters can count on the Cold Spring Harbor Station on the Port Jefferson Branch. There are a few bus lines crossing the neighborhood, and bus stops are not especially far away from most properties. West Hills is not very suitable for walking as few daily needs can be carried out without the use of a car.