Located within the New York - Newark metropolitan area, Brentwood is a neighborhood in Islip, New York.
Brentwood is fairly good for those who enjoy quiet surroundings, as there tend to be low levels of noise from traffic - however some parts can be quite noisy, especially around Long Island Expressway or the railway line.
Single detached homes are the most common housing type, representing roughly 80% of buildings in Brentwood, and duplexes are also present in the housing stock. The average year of construction for dwellings in this part of Islip is 1964. This part of Islip is primarily composed of four or more bedroom and three bedroom homes. Around three quarters of the population of this neighborhood own their home whereas renters make up the remainder.
Property buyers will appreciate the proximity to primary schools, which are within walking distance from most homes for sale in Brentwood. In contrast, high schools are not particularly plentiful and for this reason tend to require a rather long walk to get to. Along with public schools, there are private elementary and secondary schools. Regarding eating, a grocery store is usually accessible within a rather short walk from any location in Brentwood. Islip Avenue is among the best streets for groceries. A limited variety of restaurants and cafes is available as well.
Brentwood is very car friendly. It is easy to park. However, traveling by public transit is challenging in this neighborhood. Nonetheless, residents can depend on the Brentwood Station on the Ronkonkoma BrBranch. No bus circuits traverse the neighborhood. There are relatively few pedestrians out on the streets of this area, despite the fact that many daily errands can be run without the use of a vehicle.