Amityville is a village in the town of Babylon in Suffolk County. At the 2000 census the population was 9,441. According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.5 square miles. One of Amityville’s points of interest is the Triangle area, which was dubbed "the Village centerpiece". The Village at one time was a summer community for many vacationing residents, but has grown, first to a year-round bedroom community to New York City and then into a community of residents, most of whom live and work on Long Island. It is known for its boating along the Great South Bay and its nautical theme. Both Amityville Village and North Amityville are served by the Amityville School District, which has a library, and is well known for its award-winning athletic teams.