Welcome to West Islip
A bedtime community with close proximity to villages & beaches
West Islip is quickly becoming a premier destination for laid-back, luxury living on Long Island. With a population of about 27,000 in 2020, the hamlet community offers excellent schools and private properties close to pristine beaches. Choose from single-family cape, colonial and ranch-style homes along the South Shore of Long Island and enjoy the sparkling waterfront views.
West Islip is located in Suffolk County and is less than one hour away from Southampton with major shopping areas, not to mention only a one hour express train ride to Manhattan. The neighborhood is a perfect destination for those seeking a quieter lifestyle, but wish to be close to luxury amenities, diverse restaurants, and ample shopping opportunities.
What to Love
- Access to the beach for swimming and fishing
- Abundant dining opportunities to appease every palate and diet
- Tight-knit, active community with robust social life
Residents of West Islip enjoy a casual, laid-back lifestyle along the shore. The bedtime community is known for its waterfront views, fishing opportunities, and close proximity to downtown areas like Babylon Village & Bay Shore. Living in the picturesque community of West Islip affords a small-town charm within the Town of Islip and luxury amenities minutes away by car or a short commute on the Long Island Railroad. While the community may be small, there are endless opportunities to experience the best of Long Island culture at diverse restaurants, eclectic boutiques, and exciting annual community events.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Although West Islip does not have the bustling bar & restaurant scene like its adjacent towns, it has its own charming spots to keep the locals satisfied. Start your day at Brownstones Coffee, a turn-of-the-century establishment offering a renowned breakfast and delicious coffee along Union Boulevard. For an upscale, top-notch dining experience, make a reservation at Primi Italian Steakhouse, which offers a “casual-elegant” ambiance and high-quality pasta and Italian classics. If you’re in the mood for Mexican food, try Besito Mexican Restaurant for extraordinary meals inspired by the flavor and culture of Mexico and visit the Secatogue Brewing Company for awesome craft brews with an ever-changing menu.
The family-owned and operated Southdown Marketplace is open along Montauk Highway for gourmet shopping. Their pristine shelves are stocked with unique cheeses, bread, pastries, and produce and feature prepared meals and catering options.
Things to Do
West Islip is the ideal small town and offers dozens of things to do year-round. Visit Casamento Park, open for swimming and athletic events on their well-maintained fields and trails, and check out the West Islip Public Library for free programs for all ages. The West Islip Country Fair is a local favorite event for over 45 years and features over 300 craft vendors, live music, and delicious food trucks every September.
The Our Lady Of Lourdes Italian Feast is another well-loved annual festival that brings five days of incredible food to the church grounds. The festival features a carnival with dozens of rides, games, prizes, and the best Italian food for miles around. Locals enjoy relaxing at the Babylon Yacht Club located on the South Shore of Long Island. The private club has been around since the early 1900s and features special events for members throughout the year and opportunities to connect with others who enjoy the serene pastime of sailing along the open waters.