West Islip, located in the town of Islip in Suffolk County, is a dynamic, growing Long Island community. Historically, its waterfront location and natural abundance have made it a favorite place for locals to call home. Today, the town has become a local hot-spot with so much to offer residents of all ages. You will find plenty of attractions close to home, while the Long Island Rail Road makes it easy to reach popular destinations throughout Long Island and beyond.
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The hamlet of West Islip is home to an estimated population of 28,355 residents, with a median resident age of 43 years. The community excels economically, with a median household income of $115,455 and median home value of $421,135, both of which significantly outpace New York state averages. About 55 percent of adult residents here are married, and the average home size in the community is three people. Education is a high priority for locals, with 94 percent of adults earning a high school diploma and 36 percent earning a college degree.
Homes in West Islip will appeal to a wide variety of buyers, from luxury shoppers looking for a beautiful, waterfront home, to families searching for an affordable home in an exciting, growing community. The layout of West Islip is suburban, but the community offers many of the same conveniences as an urban center. Browse the newest real estate listings in West Islip, NY.
Students in the community are served by the West Islip Public School District, which consistently offers a significantly above-average education close to home. The district is made up of four elementary schools, two middle schools, and West Islip High School. Nearby colleges include Dowling College, Farmingdale State College, Hofstra University, Stony Brook University, and Suffolk County Community College. Find homes for sale in West Islip by school district.
West Islip residents have great opportunities to find work both close to home, and in other communities throughout Long Island. The most popular industries for residents include education, healthcare, construction, finance, insurance, public administration, and professional services, all of which perform well ahead of state averages. Many West Islip residents enjoy a quick commute, with an average travel time to work of 29 minutes each day.
No matter what you love to do, you'll find no shortage of great attractions to enjoy in West Islip and the surrounding communities. Looking to catch the latest shows? Head to the Argyle Theatre—a year-round performing arts facility with a show for every interest. If family fun is on the menu, visit Adventureland, the popular amusement park that has been delighting Long Island residents for more than 50 years. West Islip is also home to a vast collection of delicious dining destinations, from affordable family fare, to upscale, elegant dining. Waterfront fun is also never hard to find here, whether you visit the scenic Argyle Park or nearby Tobay Beach. For shopping, Tangier Outlets is located just a few minutes from West Islip.
Are you ready to start shopping for a home of your own, close to all that West Islip has to offer? Contact us to buy, sell, and learn more about real estate throughout this unique area. You can also call to make an appointment at our West Islip office—we would love to meet you!
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