Seaford is a hamlet in the extreme southeast part of Nassau County, along the Hempstead/Oyster Bay town line. Referred to as the “Great Water Land” by the original Native American inhabitants, Seaford was primarily farmland that transformed slowly as it became a popular summer retreat.
Rich in history, Seaford was the place to go for those who loved hunting and fishing. Such notables as Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig stayed at the many hotels that sprung up in Seaford to accommodate the avid sportsman. Today the Seaford Historical Museum inhabits the building that was once the first Seaford Fire Department.
Today Seaford is a genuine small town, with just over 15,000 residents. Its community receives a pretty good ranking as one of the best places in the country to live by Niche. It earns high marks as good for families, employment, with lots of excellent schools, outdoor activities and nightlife. Like most of the surrounding hamlets on Long Island, Seaford is close to beaches, parks and preserves.
Sports are big in Seaford and the Cedar Creek Park, located on the south end of Seaford on Merrick Road, contains playgrounds, dunes and athletic fields, and offers a variety of community-based activities.
Seaford has pleasant, seasoned neighborhoods, big on family and community values. It has easy access to New York City and all parts in between by both rail and bus making life in Seaford a wonderful retreat to what matters most – home.