Shirley is a municipality located in the New York - Newark metropolitan area, which is part of New York, United States.
Since there are very few people out and about on the streets, Shirley is relatively serene.
The main housing types in Shirley are single detached homes and townhouses. Around 40% of homes in this municipality were constructed in the 1960s and 1970s, while most of the remaining buildings were built pre-1960 and in the 1980s. This part of the New York - Newark metropolitan area is primarily composed of four or more bedroom and three bedroom homes. Roughly 80% of the dwellings in the municipality are occupied by home owners while the rest are rented.
There are only a very small number of primary schools in this part of the New York - Newark metropolitan area and thus they can be a very long walk away. Additionally, this municipality does not contain any high schools. Regarding food, a fraction of house buyers in Shirley may be able to reach one of about 10 supermarkets on foot, while others will have to use another means of transportation. There are also a few choices for those who care about restaurants and cafes within walking distance.
Shirley is especially car friendly. Parking is easy. On the other hand, this municipality is not a very convenient part of the New York - Newark metropolitan area for moving around by public transit. Nevertheless, residents can count on the Mastic Shirley Station on the Babylon Branch and Montauk Branch. No bus routes traverse the municipality. Shirley is not very well-suited for traveling on foot because most daily needs are inconvenient to carry out without the use of a vehicle.