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Gordon Heights is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in Suffolk County, New York, United States. The population was 4,042 at the 2010 census.
Gordon Heights is in the Town of Brookhaven.
Gordon Heights is located at 40°51′27″N 72°57′59″W (40.857498, -72.966437).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.5 km2), of which 0.015 square miles (0.04 km2), or 0.80%, is water.
Undeveloped areas surrounding Spring Lake were later developed into a golf course (Spring Lake Golf Club) and a gated housing development (Strathmore on the Green), both with entry only from West Bartlett Road in Middle Island, more than two miles away. While portions of these facilities are within the census tract and/or the fire department boundaries, neither is part of the Gordon Heights community, and the correct geography for Gordon Heights is an L-shaped outline (as shown in Google Maps and other sources).
Gordon Heights had its beginnings in the early 1920s, when developer Louis Fife went to Black neighborhoods in New York City (Harlem, Brooklyn, and the Bronx) with the offer of land and a better life on Long Island. Land was offered as low as $10 down and $10 monthly or $10 weekly.
Promoted as a place that would be a solid, close-knit community of small farms, the pilgrimage to Long Island began in 1927. Gordon Heights was named after "Pop" Gordon, a man who had previously owned most of the land that became part of the new community.
A civic association was formed to address the need of area residents. It would later become known as the Gordon Heights Progressive Association, which was founded in 1945. This group was the parent body of the Gordon Heights Fire Department.
Pro wrestler Mike Mondo is from Gordon Heights.