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Seniors Visit West Babylon


Senior travelers in the New York City area will find West Babylon 32 miles east of New York City. The town is part of the Nassau- Suffolk metropolitan statistical area. About 44,000 people live in West Babylon.

The region was once called South Huntington. Nathaniel Conklin moved his family to the area around 1803, eventually calling it “New Babylon”, naming it after the ancient town of Babylon. The town was officially formed in 1872 by a partition of the Town of Huntington.

West Babylon, which is a part of the Town of Babylon, is a census-designated place. Located on Long Island, the town population was 214,191 as of the 2014 census. Parts of Jones Beach Island, Captree Island and Fire Island are in the southernmost part of the town. It borders  the Atlantic Ocean to the South. There is also a village of Babylon located within the town.


 Senior Visitors See a Historic Town Hall

The Babylon Library is on the National Register of Historic Places as is the Town Hall and the Nathanial Conklin House that was built in 1803. Babylon Town Hall, also known as Town of Babylon Old Town Hall, is a historic town hall. It was built in 1917 and is a  2 1⁄2-story Classical Revival style building with a low hipped roof.

It housed town offices until 1958, and housed district courts until 1979, when it was sold. Old Town Hall was purchased back by the town in June 2004.


The Belmont Lake State Park offers senior visitors a place to fish and boat, bike and hike and even try horseback riding. And the Bethpage State Park has golf courses, tennis courts, playing fields, bridle paths, picnic areas and hiking and biking trails.

Seniors can view war airplanes built during World War II displayed in hangars at the American Airpower Museum. The Old Bethpage Village Restoration is an open-air museum which depicts the history of Long Island.

Facebook can sometimes be helpful to senior visitors. The city offers amenities and scenic beauty, as well. So set your GPS for West Babylon when you are in the New York City area and enjoy . -jeb

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