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About Miller Place

Miller Place is a small coastal town in New York that has become a popular community for families, thanks to a strong education system, an ample arts and culture scene and a low crime rate. Many Miller Place locals commute outside of the community for work, including traveling to workplaces throughout Long Island and even as far as New York City. The hamlet has a long history that dates back to the 17th century, and many markers of its past are still standing today.

The History of Miller Place

Before European settlers ever arrived, the land where Miller Place is now located was inhabited by the native Setalcott tribe. In 1664, settlers arrived and purchased the land, which also included the future site of Mount Sinai, New York. Captain John Scott constructed the area's first known home, naming it "Braebourne." Among the earliest settlers of the area were the Miller family, the people for whom the community was named.

In the late 19th century, Miller Place became a vacation spot that was very popular in the summer months. Beachside bungalows and cabins dotted the shoreline, and a large Girl Scouts camp was open until the 1980s. Aside from tourism, much of the economy of Miller's Place was focused on agriculture. However, the suburban movement that changed many small towns across America also affected Miller's Place, helping it transition into a densely-population suburban community.

Living in Miller Place

One of the most notable benefits to living in Miller Place is its proximity to New York City. Although the Big Apple is too far for many people to consider a daily commute, it's still close enough for an enjoyable day-trip. After just an hour's drive, you can take advantage of a huge range of options for dining, shopping, arts, culture and entertainment.

Miller Place has plenty of amenities to offer as well, despite being a small, quiet hamlet. A number of historical buildings are spread throughout the hamlet, many of which house modern-day businesses. You'll find many family-owned businesses in the area, including a well-known ice cream parlor, coffee shops, bagel shops, pizza parlors and a small deli.

Miller Place Schools

Public school students in Miller Place attend Miller Place Union Free School District. Private school options in Miller Place are very limited, mainly due to its small size. However, if you're willing to drive to neighboring communities, you can find a few options there.

Resources for Moving to Miller Place

Here are some handy resources to make your move to Miller Place as easy as possible:

  • Utilities: Miller Place's major utilities providers include the Suffolk County Water Authority, Suffolk County Sanitation and PSEG Long Island.
  • Garbage and Recycling: Many homes in Miller Place receive trash collection services from Waste Management Inc.

Miller Place Housing

Home prices are on the rise in Miller Place, and they aren't expected to stop rising anytime soon. However, they are far more affordable than those in many larger New York cities, and particularly budget-friendly when compared to homes in Manhattan.