• About the Wantagh Community

    About the Wantagh Community

    Wantagh is a suburban community located approximately 26 miles from NYC on the south shore of Long Island. Known as "The Gateway to Jones Beach", Wantagh is a community that prides itself on its rich traditions and history. A local historical association works to preserve and protect significant landmarks, while a wide range of organizations dedicate themselves to community service...

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  • Community Links

    Community Links

    The Wantagh School District aims to provide links to community resources through its district website. The links in this area leave the school district site. The linked sites are not under control of the district, and the district is not responsible for the content of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any changes or updates to such sites. The district is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of the site by the district...

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  • Wantagh History

    Wantagh History

    Wantagh is named after an Indian grand sachem. The first Europeans settled in 1644. Rail service to Manhattan began in the 1880's. The original station, restored to how it looked in 1904, is on display at the open-air Wantagh Museum on Wantagh Avenue. Hotels and resort fishermen came with the Sunrise Highway in 1929, the same year Jones Beach State Park opened.Transforming suburban development began in the late 1940's and continued into the 1970's.

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  • Maps & Directions

    Maps & Directions

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