Islip is a quaint town in Long Island’s South Shore along the Great South Bay, east of New York City.

Welcome to Islip

A small South Shore town with a charming Main Street and lovely beaches.
Islip is a quaint town in Long Island’s South Shore along the Great South Bay, east of New York City. What started out as an old farming community in the 1800s evolved to become a wealthy section of Long Island in the 1900s and today. Affluent houses are predominantly in Colonial, Ranch, Cottage, Victorian, and Post-Modern architectural styles. Professionals commuting into the city have quick access to LIRR Islip Station. Drivers can easily hop on the Sunrise Highway to head east or westbound.

This bayfront town in New York’s Suffolk County is largely residential with an idyllic Main Street filled with boutique shops, local businesses, and great restaurants. Locals enjoy coming together with their neighbors in several festivals held throughout the year such as the Main Street Festival in the spring. With its position along the Great South Bay, the top activities for residents are boating, sailing, fishing, hiking, and hanging out at the beach.

What to Love

  • Sailing and boating along the bayfront
  • A charming Main Street
  • Great beaches and parks for outdoor fun
  • An easy commute into the city by train

Local Lifestyle

Islip is a cozy community where you can walk down Main Street and be greeted by friendly neighbors. It is a beautiful and relaxed town where residents enjoy fine dining and parks while taking advantage of waterfront activities.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Islip has several top restaurants for residents to choose from. The cuisines that are most prevalent in this idyllic town are Italian, seafood, and steak. With its proximity to the ocean, seafood options are plentiful. Why not indulge in a delicious meal with a view? Both Bayside Clam Bar & Grill and Key West Restaurant at Islip Town Beach have incredible bayfront views. On Main Street, White Cap Fish Market & Seafood Restaurant is known for fresh and outstanding seafood.

Italian lovers will find Americano Pie Bar and Da Noi Italian Restaurant as delicious spots for pizza or a variety of Italian dishes. Patrons can be served an exceptional steak dinner at Tellers: An American Chophouse and Primi Italian Steakhouse for an evening of fine dining.

Residents have access to several cute boutique-style shops on Main Street along with the big brand names at Westfield South Shore.

Things To Do

Living in Islip boasts a variety of outdoor fun from sailing, boating, or fishing along the bay. For those that would rather relax, spend the day at East Islip Beach, Islip Town Beach, or West Islip Beach hanging with friends and family. For a weekend escape, take the 30-minute ferry over to Fire Island for its stunning beaches, charming village, and laid-back island life.

The best hiking trails to stretch your legs out in nature can be found in South Shore Nature Center and Heckscher State Park. There are countless trails for walking, running, or biking.

If you enjoy gardening, admiring manicured gardens, or just a quiet place to walk, Bayard Cutting Arboretum is the place. The arboretum is more of a museum than a park. The Islip Art Museum is Long Island’s top museum for contemporary art and has a lovely outdoor sculpture garden. Timber Point Golf Course is the premier course to play a few rounds for residents that are avid golfers. Fans of baseball can attend and cheer on the local minor league baseball team the Long Island Ducks at Islip’s Fairfield Properties Ballpark.


Islip has great schools served by the Islip Union Free School District. A few to note:

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