The neighborhood of West Islip is located in the city of Islip, New York, which is situated in the New York - Newark metropolitan area.
West Islip is quiet, as noise from streets and other parts of the city is rarely an issue - however some areas can be quite loud, especially closer to the railway line.
The predominant housing types in West Islip are single detached homes and row houses. A majority of the housing growth in this area happened before the 1960s. This part of Islip offers mainly three bedroom and four or more bedroom homes. About 95% of the population of this neighborhood own their home whereas renters make up the remainder.
In West Islip, locals will typically be able to get to both primary and secondary schools by walking. Along with public schools, there are private elementary and secondary schools. With respect to food, reaching one of around 10 supermarkets by walking is possible for some, but not all, property owners in this part of the city. There are also a few opportunities for those who cherish nearby restaurants and cafes.
Traveling by car is very convenient in West Islip. It is especially convenient to find a place to park. On the other hand, the public transit service in this area is not very frequent. It is at times challenging for pedestrians to move around in West Islip as few daily errands can be run without needing to resort to a vehicle.