The town of Smithtown, New York is located in the New York - Newark metropolitan area.
Most areas in Smithtown are reasonably quiet, as there are generally low levels of noise from traffic - although that is not the case close to the railway line.
Many of the properties in Smithtown were constructed in the 1960s and 1970s, while many of the remaining buildings were built pre-1960. The housing stock of this part of the New York - Newark metropolitan area is composed predominantly of single detached homes and townhouses. Around 90% of the population of this town own their home while the remainder are renters. This town offers mainly three bedroom and four or more bedroom homes.
Primary schools are easy to get to on foot from most properties for sale in Smithtown. However, locals may consider it difficult to access high schools as a pedestrian. Locals are served by public and private schools at both the elementary and secondary school level. When it comes to eating, reaching one of around 10 supermarkets by walking is practical for some, but not all, property owners in this town. There are also over 100 restaurants and coffee shops in Smithtown.
Smithtown is very car friendly. It is very convenient to park. On the other hand, traveling by transit can be very difficult in this part of the New York - Newark metropolitan area as a result of the infrequent service. Nevertheless, house owners benefit from the Smithtown Station with access to the Port Jefferson Branch. No bus routes pass through the town. Walking is not very practical for house buyers in Smithtown because carrying out daily needs is sometimes difficult.