Melville, The Greens
Melville developed at the intersection of two Indian paths that became major roads: now known as Route 110 and Old Country Road. Originally known as Sweet Hollow, the name was changed to Melville (in honor of Herman Melville) in the school record of 1854. Later most of the area was used for agriculture, but eventually, the farms were sold for development. Long Island's tallest point, Jayne's Hill - with an elevation of 400.9 feet (122.2 m) above sea level, is located nearby.
Melville is home to the US headquarters of many national and international corporations – often referred to as the “110 Corridor. Canon USA is building a beautiful new facility on its North and South American headquarters campus. It will serve as one of Canon Inc.’s three worldwide headquarters. Several beautiful hotels are located on the 110 Corridor also.
Many beautiful residential areas are located on either side of the Rte. 110 corporate centers. Large homes are set on 1 and 2-acre lots with spacious lawns and rolling hills. The past can be found in historic homes and buildings throughout the area. Lovely neighborhoods with homes on smaller lots abound. In addition, there are condominium developments, housing and assisted living for seniors, new residential communities for those 55 and above, including “The Greens” - a development of about 1200 units, ranging from 2-bedroom condo flats to large 2-story semi-attached luxury homes bordering a golf course. Avalon, a large upscale rental complex, is located on the border with Farmingdale. Other gated residential communities are available in Dix Hills & Melville for those who are looking for that type of housing.