The town of Islip, New York is situated in the New York - Newark metropolitan area.
Islip is reasonably quiet, as the streets tend to be quite tranquil - although there are still several noisier areas, especially around the railway line, the airport (Long Island MacArthur Airport) or Long Island Expressway.
Roughly 40% of properties in Islip were constructed in the 1960s and 1970s, while many of the remaining buildings were constructed pre-1960. The substantial percentage of single detached homes in the housing stock of this town is an important part of its character. Around 80% of the population of this town own their home whereas the rest are renters. This town has a good variety of unit sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms.
A supermarket is usually reachable within a reasonably short walk from most homes for sale in Islip. Windsor Avenue is among the best streets for food stores. Residents benefit from over 900 restaurants and cafes as well. Concerning education, in Islip, house buyers will often be able to get to primary schools by walking. In contrast, home buyers may find it challenging to reach high schools on foot. Along with public schools, there are private elementary and high schools.
The car is very often the preferred transportation option in Islip. Parking is quite easy. On the other hand, Islip is not very transit friendly. Thankfully, house owners profit from the Oakdale Station, Sayville Station and Great River Station on the Ronkonkoma BrBranch, Babylon Branch and Montauk Branch. No bus circuits pass through the town. Traveling by foot is not very common in Islip, despite the fact that carrying out daily needs is convenient by walking.