Overview of East Islip
East Islip is located on the southern edge of New York's Long Island, approximately four miles southeast of Brentwood and 41 miles east of New York City. It is situated in Suffolk County and is considered part of the Nassau-Suffolk metropolitan area. East Islip apartments for rent offer attractive living options for those looking to join the growing population of more than 14,400 people living across its 3.95 square miles of land.
East Islip sits between Heckscher State Park and Seatuck National Wildlife Refuge along the shores of the Great South Bay. Through the bay, residents have easy access to the expansive Atlantic Ocean, and numerous major roads allow convenient travel options to nearby towns and cities. Long Island MacArthur Airport is located less than nine miles to the northeast.
Living in East Islip, NY
The town that is known as East Islip today was originally known as the area "east of Islip" and was occupied by the Secretagogues Indians. According to City Town Info, the land was purchased from the Indians by English aristocrat William Nicoll on November 29, 1693. Today, while unincorporated, East Islip is known as a census-designated hamlet located inside the town of Islip, which includes four other incorporated villages and 20 unincorporated hamlets.
East Islip is known to be a particularly affluent community. According to City-Data, as of March 2012, the cost of living in East Islip was assigned a value of 153, which is 53 percent higher than the national average of 100. The estimated median household income was $85,135 as of 2009, which is nearly $30,000 more than the statewide average.
East Islip Attractions and Special Events
Visitors and residents living in East Islip rentals have many local attractions to enjoy. As the hamlet is positioned between the Heckscher State Park and the Seatuck National Wildlife Refuge and is located along the shoreline of the Great South Bay, residents are essentially surrounded by pristine natural scenery. Knapps Lake is another prime spot for fishing and boating.
According to City Town Info, other popular area attractions include the Wildlife and Ecology Center at Holtsville, the Country Fair Entertainment Park, Maritime Aquarium and the Adventureland Amusement Park.
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