A short, 37-minute train ride away from New York City, Rockville Centre can be considered “Little Manhattan,” with its widely popular night life, selection of restaurants, shopping and other fun things to do.
On Dec 13, 1643, Sachem Tackapousha and six other Native American chiefs sold a large tract of land to the Englishmen for all of what is now know as Nassau County. Just before the 20th century, Rockville Centre built a strong foundation for its town.
- 1872, a Union Free School District was established & in 1882 a post office was founded
- 1895 a Municipal Water District was founded & in 1898 a Municipal Electric District was founded
- 1906 a New York Telephone Company was founded
Rockvlle Centre is now known as a great place to live, work and raise a family. The community is approximately 3.3 miles, with 400 retail and service shops and more than 150 acres of parks, ball fields and playgrounds. Most importantly, the town has one of the best school systems on Long Island. South Side High School ranked 46 percent in the top 100 schools in the nation, and the town sends more than 96 percent of its students to top schools in the U.S. Rockville Centre is also home to Molloy College, which is consistently recognized by national publications as leading institution in the region.
Additionally Rockville Centre can be considered home for many celebrities such as Joan Jett, Billy Idol, Sandy Koufax and Howard Stern!
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