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Town of Islip

Town of Islip

OVERVIEW

On the South shore of Long Island in Suffolk County you will find the Town of Islip. It includes 4 villages and 24 hamlets and is named after a town in Northamptonshire, England where the founder of the town was born. This town is a varied and beautiful place to live. It is the home to many ocean beaches, bays, lakes, canals, ponds, forest fields, and historic villages. The town has great water access which is part of the reason why the town expanded. The water access helped with the need for shipping. In the hamlet Bay Shore, there was a regular ferry service between there and Fire Island. When the Fire Island Lighthouse was built in 1825, the ferry service became popular and helped turn the Town of Islip into more of a tourist destination.

Today, the town is the home to about 335,000 people according to the 2010 census. Some important emergency centers in the town include Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip and South Side Hospital. MacArthur Airport in Ronkonkoma services about 2 million people annually. There are a few colleges in the Town which include the Adelphi Hauppauge campus, Dowling College in Oakdale, LIU Brentwood campus, Suffolk Community College Brentwood campus, & St. Johns University in Oakdale.

Heckscher State Park is an amazing place to bring your family. It is located in East Islip and provides plenty of activities and beautiful nature trails. In the hamlet Bay Shore, you will find Gardiner Dog Park which is a great place to bring you furry friends and let them walk the beautiful trails and even take a jump in the Great South Bay at theend of the trail! In Central Islip at the Honda Stadium you will find Ducks Stadium! This is a great place to bring your family and enjoy a great night of entertainment! Visit the Town of Islip, you wont be disappointed!