The logo for the East Islip Community Chamber includes pictures of a house, a building and a handshake, says president and lifelong resident Gary Teich. “Business and community working together, that’s what this town is all about,” he says.
Already with a diversified housing stock, the area has recently seen the addition of new 55-and-over developments. Teich says there have also been many beautification projects, highlighted by the recent addition of a new “Welcome to East Islip” sign by Brookwood Hall.
“East Islip was established in 1683, and the old sign I think was there since 1683, and it looked every bit of it,” Teich said with a laugh.
The area offers ranches, Capes, split-levels and Colonials, particularly in the Country Village section, says longtime resident Stephen Grant of Century 21 Selmar Realty. The typical price of a starter home, he says, is about $300,000. Multimillion-dollar homes, he adds, can be found close to the water, mostly in developments such as Percy Williams Cove and The Mornings, a gated waterfront community.
“It’s a desirable place to be,” Grant says. “You can be out to Montauk in an hour and a half to two hours, the city within an hour on the right train, and Fire Island in a half-hour, faster by boat.”
Nearby attractions include Heckscher State Park, the East Islip Marina and the Bayard Cutting Arboretum.
“You have the best of everything,” Teich says. “If you don’t like the water, you’ve got the arboretum. If you like the water, you have the marina and Heckscher.”
CONDOS AND TOWNHOUSES
There is one co-op on the market, for $129,900.
Between Jan. 1, 2017, and Jan. 31, 2018, there were 167 home sales with a median sale price of $375,000, according to the Multiple Listing Service of Long Island. The low price for that period was $140,000 and the high was $3.2 million. During that period a year earlier there were 139 home sales with a median sale price of $355,000. The price range was $131,000 to $1.75 million.
Most students attend East Islip High School.
Area 4.2 square miles
ZIP code 11730
Median age 41.3
Median household income $116,487
Median home value $377,750*
LIRR to NYC From Islip, 64 to 88 minutes at peak
Monthly ticket $391
School district East Islip
SOURCES: 2010 Census; mlsli.com; LIRR;
*Based on sales in the past six months, according to MLSLI
SHINNECOCK LANE After hitting the market last February, this four-bedroom, four-bathroom Victorian spent 243 days on the market and sold for $50,000 less than its asking price. The 2000 house features a two-story foyer and an open floor plan that includes a living room with one of the home’s three fireplaces. The master bedroom features a full bathroom with a steam shower. The 80-by-200-foot property also includes a full, finished basement and detached one-car garage. The taxes are $17,173.
GWENDOLYN PLACE This four-bedroom Colonial sold for $29,000 less than its asking price after 128 days on the market. The 1954 house, with 2 1⁄2 bathrooms, includes a maple kitchen with Silestone counters and stainless steel appliances. The main level also includes a living room, dining room and den with a wood-burning stove. The master bedroom, with vaulted ceilings is on the upper level with two additional bedrooms and a bath. The 75-by-150-foot property, with taxes of $14,394, also includes a detached 1 1⁄2-car garage.
SHERWOOD DRIVE Originally listed for $339,000, this three-bedroom Cape sold in September after 167 days on the market. The house, which was built in 1960, includes two full bathrooms. The main level, with hardwood flooring, includes a sunken living room, an eat-in kitchen and a dining room. On the upper level are two bedrooms and a full bath. The house also includes a full, unfinished basement. Taxes on the approximate 0.29-acre property are $9,394.
NOW ON THE MARKET
$304,500 This two-bedroom, two-bathroom ranch includes a living room, eat-in kitchen, finished basement and pull-down attic. The 60-by-114-foot property also has an attached 1 1⁄2-car garage. Taxes: $9,887. Anna M. Fiore, Century 21 Mill River Realty, 631-766-0101.
$569,000 This four-bedroom, 2 1⁄2-bathroom Colonial includes an eat-in kitchen with sliders, a family room with a wood-burning fireplace and an en suite master bedroom. The 0.68-acre property features at attached two-car garage and a semi-in-ground pool. Taxes: $16,882. Kristine Rudner and Matthew Arnold, Netter Real Estate, 631-786-5880, 631-478-9440.
$1.225 million This five-bedroom, 3 1⁄2-bathroom ranch features a master with three closets and a marble bath, and a great room that includes a kitchen with a double fridge, deep fryer and cathedral ceilings. The 0.97-acre property includes a heated garage, outdoor kitchen and in-ground pool. Taxes: $31,506. Eric Ramsay, Ramsay Realtors, 631-665-1500.
On Multiple Listings
Number of houses 47
Price range $165,000-$3.5 million
Tax range $5,905-$41,875