Commack, NY is a census-designated place situated in Suffolk County on Long Island. It has a population of approximately 36,100, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, and is just north of several major highways, including the Long Island Expressway. People looking for Commack apartments for rent will find an affluent town with a great location.
The Commack area was originally inhabited by Algonquin Native Americans but was settled by Europeans in 1614. Its early commerce relied on farming, fishing, and whaling, and the area began to develop as a vacation spot for people seeking respite from an urban setting. The area further developed thanks to the Long Island Railroad, which is the country's oldest and largest commuter railroad in use today.
The cost of living in Commack is much higher than the national average, but people with apartments in Commack live in an area with a low unemployment rate and a typically higher average income. Those who commute to work have an approximate travel time of 35 minutes, and many find employment in local industries such as scientific and technical services, finance, insurance, and retail trade.
Suffolk County is one of the largest employers in the area, as well as North Shore Health System, Arrow Electronic, and Symbol Technologies. Students attend Commack High School, an international baccalaureate school that has received a "gold" ranking by U.S. News and World Report, and residents also enjoy close proximity to several institutes of higher education, including Farmingdale State College and Stony Brook University.
Commack residents enjoy close proximity to the shoreline, the Tanger Outlets in Deer Park, and Oyster Bay, which features Teddy Roosevelt's home. They also travel to nearby cities to enjoy cultural events at venues such as Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Islip Art Museum, and the Heckscher Museum of Art. When Commack residents want the feel of a larger city, they can travel to New York to take in all the Big Apple has to offer.
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