Located within New York, United States, the village of Port Jefferson is situated in the New York - Newark metropolitan area.
Port Jefferson is reasonably quiet overall, as there are usually low levels of noise from traffic - although there are still several louder areas, especially closer to the railway line.
Most of the dwellings are single detached homes, making it easy to find detached homes in Port Jefferson, while the rest are mainly small apartment buildings and townhouses. The average year of construction for buildings in this village is 1966. This village also has a good choice of unit sizes - it is quite easy to find houses ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. About three quarters of the dwellings in the village are occupied by home owners while the remainder are rented.
A portion of residents in Port Jefferson may be able to do their grocery shopping by walking, while others will have to turn to another means of transportation. A limited variety of restaurants and cafes is available as well. With regards to education, in this part of the New York - Newark metropolitan area, residents will commonly be able to access primary as well as high schools by walking. Locals can choose between public and private schools at both the elementary and secondary school level.
Port Jefferson is very car friendly. It is very easy to find a place to park. On the other hand, commuting by public transit is very difficult in Port Jefferson. Most homes for sale in this village are located in places that are not especially suitable for walking since few daily needs can be met without the use of a car.