Home to a diverse population and close to New York's Interstate 495, Central Islip is growing into one of the best places to live on Long Island. One of the best reasons to live here is all of the amenities that you can only get in the Big Apple. Urban, full of life and exciting, it is no surprise that so many New Yorkers are making their way into Central Islip apartments for rent. Apparently the word is out on this community as well, since the area has seen a near 8 percent increase in population from 2000 to 2010, according to City-Data. Central Islip also enjoys a high median household income - more than $15,000 more than the rest of the state. Many of the residents here are married and have an average median travel time to work for New York.
Like many other communities on Long Island, the areas around Central Islip are closely tied to the crossing of English colonists to New York (what was then called New Amsterdam) as early as 1640. Suffolk County mostly consisted of farms and harbors for sailing and commerce. During the 1930s, the area was a major site for large suppliers to the U.S. defense and aerospace industries. From the end of World War II to today, the areas around Central Islip has grown into a growing piece of suburbia for New Yorkers. Farms turned into residential homes and tall buildings like the rest of the skyline as the area has grown into the urban gem that it is today.
One of the biggest attractions for residents of apartments in Central Islip is the Connetquot River State Park Preserve, a 3,473-acre oasis in the middle of the country's largest metropolis. Here you can get the most out of wildlife viewing, with game, fish, deer and rare nesting birds all on display. Residents can enjoy hiking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, fishing, bridle paths and plenty of nature trails.
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