Every month, we will ask a resident of a Long Island town to give us a "bird's eye view" of their town as a whole: why they chose it, what to look out for when choosing a home there, and most importantly, where to eat.  This month, we spoke to a young father of two about raising a family in Dix Hills.  

 

What part of Dix Hills do you live in?

Between exits 51 and 52 (off the Long Island Expressway), off Carlls Straight Path, about a mile from Candlewood Middle School and Otsego Elementary School.

 

How would you describe Dix Hills in just a few words?

Interesting mix of cultures and beliefs.

 

When you were looking for a home, where else besides Dix Hills were you looking?

Plainview, Jericho, Syosset.

 

What made you choose Dix Hills and (your section) in particular?

School system, lower taxes, Jewish population.

 

What advice would you give a first time home buyer in LI?

Go where you feel comfortable and do not settle for the first thing you see.

 

What is your favorite restaurant in Dix Hills to go out to eat?

La Scala. Commack technically, but still the best.

 

What about take-in?

Same answer, La Scala.

 

What does the family do to relax in Dix Hills?

Swim in the pool, play some tennis at Dix Hills Park or Wolf Hill Park, go to the Walt Whitman Mall.

 

Biggest perk of living there?

Land and quiet.

 

Biggest complaint?

Far commute into NYC.

 

Best piece of advice for someone looking to make Dix Hills their next home?

Check where the school lines are drawn and find out which schools have had the stronger performance.  Big difference between high schools and reputation.