The municipality of Saint James, New York is situated in the New York - Newark metropolitan area.
Saint James is reasonably good for those who enjoy quiet areas, as there are generally low levels of noise from traffic - however some parts can be quite loud, especially close to the railway line.
The predominance of single detached homes in the housing stock of Saint James is an important part of its character. The median year of construction for properties in this municipality is 1970. This part of the New York - Newark metropolitan area offers mainly four or more bedroom and three bedroom homes. Home owners occupy around 90% of the units in Saint James while the rest are rented.
It is often possible for home buyers in Saint James to do groceries by walking. Residents benefit from over 50 restaurants and cafes as well. With respect to education, residents will find that wherever their home is situated in Saint James, primary schools are close by. However, high schools are not particularly abundant and consequently not always within walking distance. Locals have the option of public and private schools at both the elementary and secondary school level.
This part of the New York - Newark metropolitan area is very car friendly. Parking is quite easy. In contrast, the public transit system in Saint James is not very accessible. Thankfully, there is the St. James Station on the Port Jefferson Branch. No bus circuits pass through the municipality. Walking is not especially practical for house buyers in Saint James because meeting daily needs is sometimes difficult.