Melville, NY 55+ Active Adult Retirement Communities

3 Communities in Melville

Overview 

Melville is a Suffolk county hamlet on Long Island. The hamlet is the home to many national and international corporation headquarters for well-known companies like Canon USA, Niko, and Estee Lauder. However, Melville continues to maintain natural protected areas and many parks for active adults who enjoy being outdoors. 

Climate and Geography

Long Island is situated in a transitional climate zone that border the humid continental zone, which covers the rest of New York, and a humid subtropical zone. Summers are hot and humid, while winters are cold with mixed precipitation. On average the area experiences more rain than snow, and approximately 205 days of sun throughout the year. 

Melville is located in Suffolk county which is surrounded by water. It is home to many national protected areas and large bays. 

Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment 

Some of the top attractions in Melville include Kenwal Day Camp, White Post Farms, Bowlmor Lanes. Residents have access to many parks: Arboretum Park, Baseball Field, Elderwood Basketball Court, Gwynne Park, Pineridge Park Reserve,Whitman Park, and Sweet Hollow Park. 

Cost of Living & Taxes

The cost of living in Melville is higher than state and national averages. The primary reason for this is housing costs. 

New York has an effective income tax rate of 5.03 percent for single filers and 6.33 percent for joint filers. However, Social Security benefits are not taxed and railroad retirement benefits are fully exempt, as well as other retirement income from military retirement plans and federal, state, and local government pensions. 

Health Care

Melville is located near many high performing and nationally ranked hospitals with exceptional service in many different procedures and conditions. These hospitals include Southside Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, Plainview Hospital, Huntington Hospital, St. Joseph Hospital-Bethpage, Stony Brook University Hospital, Glen Cove Hospital, NYU Winthrop Hospital, St. Francis Hospital-Roslyn, South Nassau Communities Hospital, Mather Hospital, Long Island Community Hospital, and North Shore University Hospital.