The Township of Huntington, with its beautiful beaches and waterways, quaint villages and thriving business and retail community, is home to more than 190,000 people. The Town’s eight public school systems—Cold Spring Harbor, Commack, Elwood, Harborfields, Half Hollow Hills, Huntington, Northport, East Northport and South Huntington—are consistently among the highest ranked in the state. More than 45,000 people work in the area for such major companies as Bank of America, Nikon, Estee Lauder, General Accident Insurance, Underwriters Laboratories, Newsday and many more. Jericho Turnpike (car traffic count of approximately 40,000) runs east/west and is lined with shops, national chains, department stores, discount stores and restaurants. Elwood Shopping Center, is strategically located as the first shopping center in the Commack market on the east-bound side of Jericho Turnpike at Elwood Road.