Note From Founder

The twin hamlets of Dix Hills and Melville are a vital part of the Town of Huntington in Suffolk County, New York. With its convenient location and easy access to the Long Island Railroad, Long Island Expressway and Northern State Parkway, this suburb is a quick hour ride to New York City. The neighborhood boasts family-friendly residential areas and rolling landscapes, juxtaposed with a thriving commercial district that is home to several Fortune 500 companies, many of which have their U.S. headquarters here. An abundance of parks, nurseries, farms, churches, temples, restaurants, and shops, together with a top rated school district and a tight knit and diverse community, make this a great place to raise a family.

The Dix Hills-Melville community feeds into the phenomenal Half Hollow Hills school district, which is well known for its outstanding academic and extracurricular achievements. It’s alumni include an impressive list of actors, writers, directors, musicians, athletes, and politicians, many of whom continue to give back to the community long after moving to pursue their careers. Over time, the contributions of its residents, both past and present, have shaped the character and strengthened the spirit of this vibrant community. Together with the notable landmarks and sites that dot this neighborhood, these communal contributions tell a fascinating tale of the history and evolution of this all-American suburb.

This site will offer a glimpse into the rich history and heritage of this neighborhood, while also providing a dynamic platform for exchange of ideas and opinions on history related news and events in the area.

I welcome you to join us as we document and celebrate the history of Dix Hills and Melville, and hope you will continue to engage with us through your valuable insight and perspective!

- Jay Nagpal, Founder of Dix Hills-Melville Historical Association


Jay Nagpal is a rising senior at Half Hollow Hills High School East in Dix Hills, New York. He is deeply passionate about history and has written several historical research papers. Jay’s paper has been published in The Concord Review and his writing has been featured in Teen Ink magazine. He was also awarded 1st place at the regional National History Day competition. Jay has received recognition from his school district’s Board of Education for his dedication to raising awareness of local history. He is also a recipient of the 2019 Brown University Book Award. In addition, Jay is engaged in sustainability research at Stony Brook University. 

Jay loves Western classical music and plays the piano and viola, for which he represents his school at the county and regional levels. In his free time, Jay enjoys chess and is the captain of his school’s team. His other interests include government and politics.