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Islandia Homes for Sale

Located near the geographic center of Long Island, along the Northern part of the Town of Islip, and straddling the Long Island Expressway, Islandia is a flourishing community with proximity to New York City and the North and South Shores of Long Island, attracting over 3,000 residents and more than 150 businesses as one of the fastest growing and most easily accessible Long Island communities.

Discover quiet neighborhoods, convenient travel, and an ideal retail destination with high visibility. Islandia is home to Islandia Shopping Center, MacArthur Airport, Hauppauge’s preferred Marriott hotel, over 275 acres of Suffolk County Greenbelt lined with beautiful walking trails rich with flora and fauna from days past, and other charming features that give you a reason to explore Islandia homes for sale.

 

History

Islandia incorporated itself as a village in April 1985 after CA Technologies established its world headquarters in Hauppauge, making history as the first new village on Long Island to incorporate in over 15 years after Lake Grove in 1968.

The core of Islandia is a 500-home housing development built by Levitt & Sons circa 1963, offering the first residents a selection of seven different model homes.

The original Levitt home buyers were informed during pre-construction sales that their children should attend the Hauppauge Union Free School District, but instead became part of the Central Islip Union Free School District. The Levitt development was assigned a Central Islip zip code (11722) and considered part of Central Islip until the incorporation of Islandia.

In August 2016, the village board approved plans to open a new casino at the Marriott hotel, which attracted opposition from some community members citing possible crime and traffic problems, while others supported the idea of opening Suffolk County’s first new casino. Marriott International—with a corporate policy against gambling—sold its property to Delaware North for $40.41 million. On February 27, 2017, Jake’s 58 casino opened with 250 video lottery terminals.

 

Real estate trends

Islandia is a place to invest in affordable housing from farm ranches and hi-ranches to Colonials, contemporaries, and Victorians. The average home in Islandia’s buyer’s market costs $521,196 and sells for 7.42% above asking price after 35 days on the market. Islandia homes for sale range from $219K to $899K with a median listing home price of $497,500 and median sold home price of $462,500.

 

Arts and culture

Like any Long Island town, Islandia is a place to destress from the daily rut and indulge in artistic skills. Discover endless ways to explore your love of arts and culture from painting workshops and pottery classes to fine art fairs, festivals, and events.

The local area is filled with tales of famous Americans who called our little slice of heaven home. People with local roots range from legendary artists and musicians like John Coltrane, Lou Reed, Pat Banetar, John Steinbeck, and Jackson Pollock to historical figures like Former First Lady Jackie Kennedy Onassis, and Former President Theodore Roosevelt.

Equally nostalgic are the landmarks that celebrate our storied past. Here is a place to tour famed art institutions and Gatsby-style Gold Coast mansions that served as homes to Long Island’s rich and famous. Living here is a chance to browse museums, catch a Broadway caliber theater production, and travel back in time and journey to a new era when visiting iconic sites.

 

Cost of living

A single adult looking to buy an Islandia home can expect to spend $50,940 per year on transportation ($10,565), health care ($4,995), childcare ($34,472), and food ($3,511). The median property value is $331,100 and the average working adult pays $10,099 per year in taxes.

 

Schools

Students living in Islandia attend the Hauppauge, Central Islip, and Connetquot school districts. The top public schools include Bretton Woods Elementary School, Hauppauge High School, Hauppauge Middle School, Connetquot High School, and Idle Hour Elementary School. 88.3% of residents 25 and older hold a high school degree or equivalent, 23.1% hold a bachelor’s degree, and 8.1% hold a graduate or professional degree.

 

Economy

The unemployment rate in Islandia is 6.1%. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 26.8%. The sales tax rate is 8.6% and the income tax rate is 6.5%. The most common occupations include retail trade (13.8%), health care and social assistance (12.6%), manufacturing (11.3%), educational services (9.7%), construction (7.5%), and finance and insurance (7.1%). The per capita income is $36,506 and the median household income is $82,500.

 

Best dining

Maureen’s Kitchen

Voted best breakfast and lunch on Long Island, Maureen’s Kitchen attracts waves of breakfast fans lining up to start their day with home-cooked comfort food. This cow-adorned, cash-only mainstay, widely known for its famous four-legged friend posted up outside, earned a spot on entertainment and travel website OnlyInYourState.com’s list of “15 restaurants you have to visit in New York before you die.”

Branchinelli’s Pizza and Restaurant

For pizza made with a cripsy, soft textured dough, selected San Marzano tomatoes, and natural whole milk mozzarella cheese, nobody in Islandia does it better than Branchinelli’s. Dough made three times a day for freshness, body, flavor, and an airy texture meets sauces and toppings prepared throughout the day for even more freshness and flavor. 

Mugi Sushi Hibachi & Bar

This newly opened, bustling neighborhood restaurant in Islandia embraces an American warmth and personality that feels welcoming, accommodating, and stylish. Dine here and discover a true riff on what is expected or traditional—East or West. 

Pace’s Steakhouse

In the mood to dine at a high-end chophouse serving signature dry-aged beef and seafood with a deep wine list and bustling bar? Islandia residents keep Pace’s Steakhouse at the top of their list. 

Ciro’s Restaurants

Serving fine Italian food for the whole family, Ciro’s offers exceptional, friendly service and fresh wholesome food. Drop by for weekly specials including seasonal appetizers, main courses of chicken, seafood, and pasta.

 

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