(Prepared and Assembled by Douglas R. Hayman, Century 21 Rustic Realty)
v Historical Overview
This beautiful and historic
community on Long Island Sound was named after the prolific family of Andrew
Miller, a barrel maker-turned-farmer. He arrived from Setauket about 1679,
buying land from John Thomas, who apparently was the first settler. Miller died
on Dec. 24, 1717, and is buried in Mount Sinai's Sea View Cemetery.
During the Revolution, Miller's Place, as it was then known, was primarily on the Patriot side, but the Miller family was divided. Avowed Tories were Richard Miller, son of the namesake, and Captain Solomon Davis. Richard Miller was shot dead in May, 1776, by militia near Selden while recruiting for the British. In August, 1781, in midnight raids on houses of twoPatriot Miller families, the British mutilated a Miller family man, who survived, but shot dead 16-year-old William Miller when he looked out a window to see what the commotion was about. Davis, who became very rich as a privateer serving the British, was murdered in Jamaica after the war.
Miller's Place became Miller Place in 1894, about the time the tourist trade began and the same year the railroad came (though it discontinued service in 1938 for lack of business). Since World War II, development has been steady, but many old houses of the 18th and 19th Centuries remain along Main Street (North Country Road), and the community is on the National Register of Historic Places.
According to most recent statistics available, here are some demographic facts about Miller Place:
o Population Is 11,728
o Population Density is 1,204.1 / square mile (county average is 2,121.6).
o Median Age is 33.9 years
o Median household income is $ 88,943
o Median home value is $ 476,500
o Median age of homes is 27.0 years
o Percentage of residents owning homes is 88.4 %
o Average household size is 3.10
o Percentage of those with College Educations or better is 37.9 %
o Percentage of White Collar people is 65.7 %
o Students per teacher are 18.3 (county average is 15.2)
o Cost of living index is 151 (county average is 134.00)
o Average yearly utility cost is $ 5,090
o Crime index is 2.7 (national average is 3.6)
v Public Schools
Miller Place has 4 public schools in its district, and are attended by Miller Place residents and approximately ½ of Sound Beach residents (the other ½ of Sound Beach residents attend Rocky Point Schools):
o Andrew Muller Primary School caters to grades Kindergarten through 2nd grades. Kindergarten program is currently an extended ½ day program. Located at 65 Lower Rocky Point Road, Miller Place, NY 11764. Tele: 631-474-2715; Fax: 631-474-4738; Web: http://www.millerplace.k12.ny.us/AMPS.cfm?subpage=402862.
o Laddie A. Decker Sound Beach School caters to 3rd through 5th grades. Located at 197 North Country Road, Miller Place, NY 11764. Tel: 631-474-2719; Fax: 631-474-2497; Web: http://www.millerplace.k12.ny.us/LADSBS.cfm?subpage=402860.
o North Country Road Middle School caters to 6th through 8th grades. Located at 191 North Country Road, Miller Place, NY 11764. Tel: 631-474-2710; Fax: 631-474-5178; Web: http://www.millerplace.k12.ny.us/NCRMS.cfm?subpage=402858.
o Miller Place High School caters to 9th through 12th grades. Located at 15 Memorial Drive, Miller Place, NY 11764. Tel: 631-474-2723; Fax: 631-474-1734; Web: http://www.millerplace.k12.ny.us/HS.cfm?subpage=402856.
The Miller Place School District Administration Office is located at 275 Route 25A, Miller Place, NY 11764. Tel: 631-474-2700; Web: http://www.millerplace.k12.ny.us. The current Superintendent of schools is Dr. Grace J. Brindley. In 2005, Miller Place High School was ranked 72nd in the country, in Newsweeks 100 Best High Schools in America study.
v Local Libraries
Miller Place does not have its own Public Library. Taxpayers of Miller Place are given a choice to use one of 2 local libraries:
o Port Jefferson Free Libary 100 Thomson Street, Port Jefferson, NY 11777. Tele: 631-473-0022.
o Comsewogue Public Library 170 Terryville Road, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776. Tel: 631-928-1212; Web: http://cpl.suffolk.lib.ny.us/.
There is also a very small, Miller Place Academy Free Library, located on North Country Road, in Miller Place.
v Local Houses of Worship
There are no houses of worship in Miller Place proper, but here are some that are local to Miller Place:
o St. Louis De Montfort Roman Catholic Church (Catholic) - 75 New York Avenue, Sound Beach, NY 11789. Tel: 631-744-8566.
o Infant Jesus Roman Catholic Church (Catholic) - 110 Myrtle Ave, Port Jefferson, NY 11777. Tel: 631-928-2370. Web: http://www.infantjesus.org/.
o A Christian Church 1001 Route 25A, Miller Place, NY 11764. Tel: 631-209-9017.
o Temple Beth Emeth (Jewish) 52 Mount Sinai Ave, Mount Sinai, NY 11766. Tel: 631-928-4103.
o Mt. Sinai Congregational Church (Church of Christ) 233 North Country Road, Mount Sinai, NY 11766. Tel: 631-473-1582; Fax: 631-474-0556.
o Kehillat Chovevei Tzion (Jewish) 10 Katherine Street, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776. Tel: 631-476-3623;
o North Shore Jewish Center (Jewish) 385 Old Town Road, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776. Tel: 631-928-3737; Web: http://www.northshorejewishcenter.org/.
o Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) - 372 Terryville Road, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776. Tel: 631-642-2097; Web: http://www.lds.org/.
o St. Pauls Evangelical Lutheran (Lutheran) - 309 Route 112, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776. Tel: 631-473-2236
o Trinity Evangelical Lutheran (Lutheran) - 716 Route 25A, Rocky Point, NY. 11778. Tel: 731-744-9355.
o First Phil Am Central Baptist (Baptist) - 6 Thomas Road, Sound Beach, NY 11789. Tel: 631-821-8417.
o First United Methodist Church (Methodist) - 603 Main Street, Port Jefferson, NY 11777. Tel: 631-473-0517.
o Christ Church United Methodist (Methodist) 545 Old Town Road, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776. Tel: 631-473-4734.
o Ridge Full Gospel Christian (Pentecostal) Ruth Lane, Ridge, NY 11961. Tel: 631-924-1842.
o First Presbyterian Church (Presbyterian) Main Street and South Street, Port Jefferson, NY 11777. Tel: 631-473-0147; Web: http://www.pjpres.org/.
o St. Anthony of Padua Church (Catholic) 614 Route 25A, Rocky Point, NY 11778. Tel: 631-744-2609.
v Day Care Facilities
o Little Rascals Preschool 595 Route 25A, Miller Place, NY 11764. Tel: 631-744.9244.
o Miss Kathys Nursery School 428 Route 25A, Miller Place, NY 11764. Tel: 631-928-4786.
o Step By Step Montessori Center 138 Radio Avenue, Miller Place, NY 11764. Tel: 631-821-0474.
o Tutor Time Learning Center 275 Route 25A, Miller Place, NY 11764. Tel: 631-473-6565.
o Super Stop & Shop 385 Route 25A, Miller Place, NY 11764. Tel: 631-649-1211.
o Waldbaums 323 Route 25A, Miller Place, NY 11764. Tel: 631-476-2394.
v Fire Department
o Miller Place Fire Department 12 Miller Place Road, Miller Place, NY 11764. Tel: 631-473-7788 or 631-473-2202; Web: http://www.millerplacefd.com/mainpage.htm.
o Miller Place Fire Department Station # 2 Caters to those south of Route 25A. Located at Yaphank Road, Miller Place, NY 11764. Tel: 631-473-7788 or 631-473-2202.
Miller Place is under the jurisdiction of the Suffolk County Police Departments 6th Precinct, headquartered in Coram. Tel: 631-854-8600 or 911.
v Post Office
o Miller Place Post Office 47 Echo Avenue, Miller Place, NY 11764. Tel: 631-473-8134; Fax: 631-473-7612.
v Civic Association
o Miller Place Civic Association P.O. Box 623, Miller Place, NY 11764. Tel: 631-473-0943; Web: http://www.millerplacecivic.org/default.asp.
v Historical Society
o Miller Place Mount Sinai Historical Society P.O. Box 651, Miller Place, NY 11764. Tel: 631-476-5742; Web: http://www.mpmshistoricalsociety.org/.
v Chamber of Commerce
o Serves Miller Place, Mount Sinai, Rocky Point, and Sound Beach. P.O. Box 512, Miller Place, NY 11764. Tel: 821-1313; Web: http://www.cdmlongisland.com
v Government / Local Town Officials
o U.S. Senators
§ Hillary R. Clinton 780 3rd Ave, Suite 2601, New York, NY 10017. Tel: 212-688-6262;
§ Charles E. Schumer 313 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington D.C. 20510-3201. Tel: 202-224-6542; Web: http://schumer.senate.gov.
o U.S. Representative Tim Bishop 1st District 3680 Route 112, Suite C, Coram, NY 11727. Tel: 631-696-6500.
o Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy H. Lee Dennison Bldg, 100 Veternas Memorial Highway, Hauppauge, NY 11788. Tel: 631-853-4000.
o State Senator Kenneth Lavalle 1st District 325 Middle Country Road, Suite 4, Selden, NY 11784. Tel: 631-696-6900.
o State Assembly Patricia L. Acampora 1st District 400 W. Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901. Tel: 631-727-1363
o County Legislator Daniel P. Losquadro 6th District 725 Route 25A, Miller Place, NY 11764. Tel: 631-854-1600.
v Local Beaches
Here is the closest public beach to Miller Place:
o Cedar Beach Town Beach located on Harbor Beach Road, Mount Sinai, NY 11766.
v Local Hospitals
There are no hospitals in Miller Place. Here are the closest hospitals to Miller Place:
o John T. Mather Memorial Hospital 75 North Country Road, Port Jefferson, NY 11777. Tel: 631-473-1320
o St. Charles Hospital 200 Belle Terre Road, Port Jefferson, NY 11777. Tel: 631-474-6000.
o Stony Brook University Hospital Nicholls Road, Stony Brook, NY 11790. Tel: 631-689-8333.
v Local Youth Sports Programs
Miller Place Schools offers competitive interscholastic sports teams for boys and girls in the 7th through 12th grades. In addition to these school-based programs, the following youth sports programs are available for Miller Place children of all ages:
§ North Shore Colts Youth Football Tel: 631-331-0065;
§ St. Louis DeMontfort Youth Soccer Tel: 516-662-7389; Web: http://www.expss.com/soccer/stlouissoccer.htm
§ Sound Beach Soccer Club Tel: 631-744-3217; Web: http://www.soundbeachsoccer.org/
§ Infant Jesus Basketball Tel: 631-642-3289
§ Miller Place PTO Basketball League Tel: 631-821-6163.
§ North Shore Little League Tel: 631-744-3355; Web: http://eteamz.active.com/NorthShoreLittleLeague/
§ North Shore Little League Tel: 631-744-3355; Web: http://eteamz.active.com/NorthShoreLittleLeague/
v Other Important Telephone Numbers
o NY State Department of Motor Vehicles 800-342-5368
o Brookhaven Town Clerk 631-654-7822
o Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) 800-490-0075
o Keyspan Energy 800-490-0045
o Cablevision 631-348-6700
o Suffolk County Water Authority 631-698-9500
o Port Jefferson Ferry 631-472-0286
o Town of Brookhaven: 631-451-6640; Web: http://www.brookhaven.org/