Islip Communities

The Town of Islip is one of the ten towns located in Suffolk County, New York. As of the 2010 US Census, the town’s population was 335,543 and its density was 2,100/square mile. William Nicoll, son of then-New York City mayor Matthias Nicoll, bought the land that would become Islip from Winnequaheagh, Sachem of the Connetquot in the late seventeenth century.

West Islip homes for sale typically range from older estate homes to houses built in the last century. The climate ranges from a humid subtropical climate and a humid continental climate.

[su_spoiler title=”Brightwaters”]Brightwaters is a village in western Suffolk County, New York. The village has three districts; the Canal District or southern Brightwaters, the Wohseepee Park District or northern Brightwaters, and the Lakes District or central Brightwaters. As of the most recent US Census, the total area of Brightwaters is 1.0 square miles, of which 2.26% is water. The population of the village is 3,103 and its density is 3,100/square mile.
Brightwaters, being a village, has its own village government, which is seated at the Brightwaters Village Hall. The village contains four lakes; Cascades Lake, Ura Lake, Nosrekca Lake and Mirror Lake. Wohseepee Park and Walker Park service the area in terms of outdoor recreation.
Students in Brightwaters of high school age and younger attend the Bay Shore School District, though the village has a separate postal code. There are a number of larger universities nearby; Dowling College, Farmingdale State College and Stony Brook University all lie within 16 miles of the village. Brightwaters also shares a public library with Bay Shore, the Bay Shore-Brightwaters Public Library.
Brightwaters has median household income, median house value and number of rooms per house at a level above the state averages set by New York. The percentage of population of the village with a bachelor’s degree or higher is significantly above average.
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[su_spoiler title=”East Islip”]East Islip is a hamlet and census designated place located within the Town of Islip, Suffolk County, New York. East Islip has a population of 14,475 as of the most recent US Census. Its population density is 3,600/square mile. According to that same census, the hamlet covers a total area of 4.1 square miles, of which 0.12 square miles of it is water. East Islip is bordered on three sides by other hamlets, and by the Great South Bay to the south.
Initially bearing the name “East of Islip,” the hamlet’s origins come from William Nicoll, an English aristocrat who bought the land for his family estate in 1683. Along with other hamlets along the south shore of Long Island, East Islip was once an enclave for some of the most affluent families in the nation with large estates and manors. Modern East Islip today is composed of smaller properties held by similarly affluent families.
East Islip is notably home to two public and one private marina. Brookwood Hall, an original estate mansion, now serves as a beautiful municipal building. For art buffs, East Islip offers the Islip Art Museum and the Bayway Arts Center. The hamlet contains two parks, the Brookwood Hall Park and the Islip Meadows County Nature Preserve. East Islip also shares its southwestern border with the Heckscher State Park.
Students in East Islip attend the East Islip School District. Public elementary and middle schools include Saint Mary School, the John F Kennedy Elementary School, the Timber Point Elementary School and the Chatterbox Day School.
The hamlet boasts a median household income and number of rooms per house that are above New York State averages
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[su_spoiler title=”Great River”]Great River is a census designated place and hamlet located within the Town of Islip in Suffolk County, New York. It lies on the South Shore of Long Island, sharing its southern border with the Great South Bay. As of the 2010 US Census, its population was 1,489 and its population density was 290/square mile. The hamlet has a total area of 5.2 square miles, of which 11.46% is water.
The name “Great River” comes from an Algonquian word, Connetquot, meaning the same thing. Like many areas along the Great South Bay, it was once the home of some of the wealthiest families in America. The area was part of a larger parcel of land bought by English aristocrat William Nicoll in the late seventeenth century from the Native Americans of that area.
Great River is home to several historical locations. Notably, the Lorillard Estate and Racing Stable of which much of the land today became the Bayard-Cutting Arboretum. Additionally, Great River contains the Heckscher State Park in its southern half. The hamlet is also home to three beaches; West Beach, Overlook Beach and East Beach, which serve to draw locals and tourists alike.
Students in Great River attend the East Islip School district. Their schools include the Saint Mary School and the John F Kennedy Elementary School. Dowling College lies about two miles away from the hamlet, and is a larger college with almost 3,000 students.
Great River boasts a median house value, median household income and percentage of population with a bachelor’s degree or higher at significantly above state average. Unemployed percentage in the hamlet is significantly below state averages
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[su_spoiler title=”Islip”]Islip is a hamlet that lies within the much larger Town of Islip in Suffolk County, New York. The hamlet has a population of 18,869 as of the 2010 US Census, with density 3,800/square mile. The total area of Islip is 4.9 square miles, of which 0.12 square miles is water. The hamlet is well-known for its shopping district along Main Street, boasting a plethora of establishments and businesses.
William Nicoll, a son of then-New York City mayor Matthias Nicoll, became a patentee in the late seventeenth century of what is now known as the Town of Islip. The land was purchased from Sachem Winnequaheagh of the Connetquot in 1683. Islip has a long history associated with its proximity to the Great South Bay; clamming, fishing, boating and swimming all paint the picture of Islip’s past and present.
The hamlet of Islip has its own public bathing beach, Town Beach. It also is home to the Seatuck National Wildlife Refuge. Other notable locations in Islip include the Bayberry Yacht Club and the Islip Public Library. The Empire State Carousel Inc is a tourist attraction, drawing in people from all around the country.
Students of Islip hamlet of middle and elementary age attending public school have options. Islip Middle School, the Commack Road Elementary School, Wing Elementary School, Maud S Sherwood Elementary School and the Islip Union Free District School all are within the school district. Public high school education is more singular; high school age students attend Islip High School.
Islip hamlet boasts a median household income and number of rooms per house at above state average levels.
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[su_spoiler title=”Islip Terrace”]The hamlet of Islip Terrace is located within the Town of Islip in Suffolk County, NY. As of the 2010 US Census, its population was 5,389 and its density was 4,000/square mile. The hamlet occupies an area of 1.4 square miles, all land.
In 1914, a real estate agent from New York City developed houses in the wooded area between Central Islip State Hospital and East Islip. Islip Terrace was initially called Germantown in order to attract residents of German origin, but was renamed due to German involvement in World War I.
Islip Terrace has one park serving its residents, the Beaver Dam Park. Other notable locations include the Islip Terrace Professional Building and the UPCA of Greater Suffolk.
Islip Terrace is served by the East Islip School district. Its schools for middle, elementary and high school students include the Connetquot Elementary School, the East Islip Middle School, and the East Islip High School. Stony Brook University and Farmingdale State College, two larger institutions, are both within fifteen miles of the hamlet.
Islip Terrace boasts a median household income and number of rooms per house above NY state averages.
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[su_spoiler title=”West Islip”]The hamlet of West Islip is located in the Town of Islip, within Suffolk County, New York. As of the most recent US Census, the population was 28,355 and the density was 4,200/square mile. The hamlet occupies a total area of 6.8 square miles, of which 6.46% is water. West Islip’s southern border is the Great South Bay and its western boundary is naturally formed by Deer Lake, Swan Creek and Sampawams Creek. The hamlet is bordered on all other sides by five other hamlets and villages.
More than a thousand years ago, the Secatogue Native Americans settled the area now known as West Islip. Towards the end of the seventeenth century, the land was purchased by William and Thomas Willetts from the Secatogue people. The land was fertile and well-suited for agriculture, and by the end of the 1770s, the Willetts sold parcels of land to draw others to the area.
Notable locations in West Islip include the West Islip Public Library, the La Grange Hotel and the Babylon Yacht Club. The hamlet also contains two lakes, Lake Capri and the Guggenheim Lakes. Lying upon the Great South Bay, the West Islip Beach serves to cool down residents in the summer. An arcade called Bounce USA serves to entertain and draw tourists to the area.
High school students wishing to attend public school in West Islip can attend either the West Islip Senior High School or Saint John The Baptist Diocesan High school. Public elementary and middle school students have more options; the Udall Road Middle School, the Beach Street Middle School, the Manetuck Elementary School and the Westbrook Elementary School are among them. Farmingdale State College and Dowling College both lie within ten miles of the hamlet.
West Islip boasts a median house vale, median household income, number of rooms per house and percentage of population with a bachelor’s degree or higher at above levels set down as NY State averages.
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