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Once known as the fruit basket of New York State for is abundant fruit farms, Deer Park today is a thriving hamlet located in Babylon, N.Y. It's home today to eclectic restaurants, boutique and brand-name shops and high-end homes.

Settled by Charles Wilson in 1853, a farmer who operated one of the largest agricultural operations in the state, Deer Park now boasts a population, according to the 2010 Census, of more than 27,000 residents.

Even with this growth, though, and the 2008 opening of the $300 million Tanger Outlots at the Arches shopping center, Deer Park hasn't completely lost touch with its agricultural roots. The community is famous for the high-quality dahlias that its growers produce. Deer Park growers offer these heat-loving flowers in hundreds of sizes, shapes and colors. The hamlet even has its own street named after the flower, Dahlia Lane.

Today, though, business in Deer Park centers on a mix of restaurants, shops and services. The Tanger Outlets is home to more than 400 brand-name factory outlet stores and a mix of sit-down and fast-food restaurant options. There's even a large fountain that the outlet's operators freeze and turn into an ice-skating rink in the winter.

There's plenty of other dining and shopping options here, too. Visitors can visit bakeries, boutique clothing stores, antique shops, friendly restaurants and a wide range of name-brand and independent retailers.

Homes here are affordable, with City-Data.com reporting that the median home value in 2009 stood at $378,596 in this hamlet. The same site reported that the average median family yearly income hit $67,128 in 2007.

And when you visit Deer Park, remember that dahlias and sprawling farms aren't the only significant bits of history here. This hamlet also gave us comedian Rodney Dangerfield, who began honing his "no respect" shtick while growing up on the quiet streets of this hamlet.

 

 

 

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