Founded by a Reverend Denton in 1650 who brought his flock from Stamford, Connecticut. Merrick was originally inhabited by the Merokee Indians, an offshoot of the Algonquins. Denton’s people came for the Meadow Brook (now a small stream) and the fertile soil. Nowadays, people are drawn by three things; The school district (Merrick #25), the proximity to Jones Beach and NYC (all manner of mass transit to both) and shopping/food options. The business districts along Merrick Road and Merrick Avenue boast dozens of shops with eclectic fashion and food. Notable restauarants include:Left Coast with its wide selection of beer on tap; RS Jones with its Southwestern BBQ flair; and Pit Stop featured on Guy Fieri’s Diners Drive Ins and Dives. Home values in Merrick range from the mid 300s up north near the Southern State Parkway to open Bayfront high ranches and splanches down South in the high 1 millions that face Jones Beach. Debbie Gibson, Paul Krugman, and Mario Puzo are just a few of the famous Merokeans hailing from the hamlet.
Here’s a few of the most expensive homes available in the area. If you would like to see ALL the current homes, click HERE.