Islip, NY Town Named ” The Safest Place to Live in the US” According to CNN Money’s 2007 list of the “Best Places to Live”

Islip Hamlet

Settled by an English Colonist William Nicoll and named after his town of birth. (Nestled between the gently rolling hills of  Northhamtonshire in England lies the small village of Islip.  Dominant land mark- The church of St. Nicholas completed 1226)


Nestled on the shore of the Great South Bay,  Islip village originated as a subsistence farming and fishing community in its earliest years transforming to a posh resort and mansion heavy enclave for aristocratic families in the 19th and 20th Centuries. During the post-World War II era it has become a bedroom community to New York City located some 30 miles west of the city limits. The many former estates have been razed yet some remain however on vast lands donated to the New York State.


Islip has never lost its yesteryear feel and remains a true gem on the South Shore of Long Island.


St. Mark’s Episcopal Church at Islip was organized in 1847 under the Rev. William Everett. Its present building was erected in 1880 by William H. Vanderbilt. And would be followed by three more churches in this small hamlet.



The Islip Train Station serves the community with hourly service west to New York City and east to the Hamptons via the Long Island Rail Road. The hamlet is also served by Sunrise Highway (NY 27) and the Southern State Parkway.

 National Safety

In CNN Money’s 2007 list of the "Best Places to Live," the small hamlet of Islip was named the safest place to live in the US.

Islip‘s school system consists of 5 schools and includes the entire hamlet of Islip and part of the hamlet of Bay Shore.

  • Wing Center (K-1)
  • Sherwood Elementary (2-5)
  • Commack Road Elementary (2-5)
  • Islip Middle School (6-8)
  • Islip High School (9-12)

The district’s mascot is the Buccaneers.

My name is Dave Sanders, Licensed Sales Associate with Netter Real Estate.

I was born and raised in Islip and have watched my village grow into the 21st century, it still holds its beauty and charm as it remains to be a very tight knit community of diverse families that have found there way here and have remained because of the family environment only found in unique enclaves on the south shore of Long Island.

Islip will always be recognized by its timeless place in history and home of the late Doxsee Clam factory which to this day is found on shevles of your favorite grocery store labeled under the Borden food company. The Wright brothers also maid there way to Islip as South Bay Avenue has been said to have been used as a run way for a few of there early flights. Amelia Heirhart was also said to have spent time  at Meadow Farms in East Islip where she was to have designed an engine for her famed airplane.

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