East Islip

Loved for its welcoming atmosphere and tranquil day-to-day lifestyle.

Welcome to East Islip

A friendly, modern oasis of peaceful, contemporary living


Located in Suffolk County, East Islip is known as one of the best places to live in New York. It encompasses about 4 square miles, all of which are dotted by tree-lined streets, luxurious homes, and some even on the waterfront. Calm and friendly, East Islip is loved for its welcoming atmosphere and tranquil day-to-day lifestyle, perfect for anyone seeking to swap sometimes-smoggy city life for beautiful blue skies over a kind, caring community. 


A nautical community in the best sense of the world, many who flock to East Islip are searching for its canals, water access points, and marinas. Even better, there are many spacious, stately homes for any taste. It’s much easier to spread out and take full advantage of your life somewhere like East Islip, where building a larger home is more than possible. There are also more than enough existing elegant properties, whether split-levels, Colonial styles, single-family homes, or other styles. East Islip appeals to anyone seeking a calmer, friendlier way of life.


Things to Love

  • Strong, friendly atmosphere
  • Welcoming community
  • Home to water access, marinas, beaches, coves, and canals
  • Many parks and green spaces available
  • Good schools, both private and public
  • Historic, auspicious beginnings that are still visible now, like Brookwood Hall

Local Lifestyle

Strolling along one of East Islip’s pleasant waterside streets is just one way to spend a warm summer evening. Between many emerald-green parks, fun eateries, and chic boutiques, East Islip expertly balances calm, friendly small-town energy with contemporary amenities and a community that can do it all. With a population of around 13,000, the town knows how to handle its small-town energy beautifully, making a community that cares without losing modern amenities. Just the opposite, East Islip is known for its contemporary atmosphere as much as its neighborly, friendly vibe. Walking the line between luxuriously modern and friendly, calm small town, East Islip is ideal for anyone seeking a tranquil yet fun neighborhood.


Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

East Islip provides only the best for its residents. From shopping malls to locally-owned businesses, plus delicious eateries and restaurants offering a wide array of cuisine, the area has it all.


If you’re seeking intimate, warm interiors complete with incredible food and fantastic service, be sure to grab a table at Irish Coffee Pub, a favorite fine dining establishment of locals. For rustic decor and cozy ambiance, visit the Milano Bean Cafe, the best way to kick off your day. 


Breezy, seasonal fare hosted in a gorgeous waterfront eatery is found at the Bayside Clam Bar & Grill. For East Islip residents looking to create their own perfect dishes, however, a visit to Pat’s Marketplace is a must. With fresh meats, seafood, and produce, all of the highest quality, dishes aren’t the same without these genuine, delicious ingredients.


Things to Do

Between water access and great parks, not to mention nature centers, East Islip has more than its fair share of natural beauty. There’s always something to do outdoors.


Remain close to the arts at the Studio Theatre of Long Island, located right in the area. Between old favorites, stories by new playwrights, and oft-under performed musicals, the theatre offers an array of options. Home to more than 250 boat slips, the East Islip Marina is another local favorite way to spend a weekend. 


Kids and adults love to visit South Shore Nature Center, a historical museum and a natural oasis of ecosystems unique to Long Island. And of course, the nature and beaches at Heckscher State Park are incredible.



East Islip is served by the well-rated East Islip School District. Other top educational opportunities include:


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