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In 1851, a utopian society called Modern Times was founded in the area to establish a mutualistic community based on the concepts of individual sovereignty and accountability. Due to the Civil War, and as other less libertarian folks came to populate the area, the society disintegrated and acculturated to the surrounding communities and gave birth to what became modern-day Brentwood.

Local Area Information

Brentwood is an unincorporated hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in the northwest corner of the Town of Islip, Suffolk County, on Long Island, New York. It is bounded by Central Islip on the east, Islip on the southeast, Bay Shore and Baywood on the south, Huntington Town’s Dix Hills on the northwest, the Town of Smithtown’s Commack and Hauppauge — which is partially in Islip Town — on the north and Deer Park in the Town of Babylon on the southwest.

Brentwood is a relatively mid-sized community with a population of 62,387 and was the most populous among Long Island’s 194 CDPs in the 2020 US Census. Residential areas contain largely single-family homes and about 15 multifamily housing developments. Various property options include a number of rentals, homes with pools, first-floor bedrooms or legal accessory apartments and vacant lots. Property sizes vary from the most modest to 4-bedroom homes or larger.

The main commercial district is along Suffolk Avenue, which is lined with many shops, dining options, financial centers and other businesses and services. There are also several establishments along Wicks Road, Brentwood Road, Clarke and Heyward Streets — near Jefferson and Washington Avenues — as well as in other areas. Much of the hamlet uses the Brentwood, NY 11717 ZIP code, while the rest uses 11706.

An industrial area with some commercial businesses is in Brentwood’s southwest corner, west of Sagtikos Parkway and south of the Pilgrim Psychiatric Center. During the height of its operations in 1954, the center was USA’s largest psychiatric facility, almost a self-sustained community with its own church, farm, fire and police departments, train depot, post office, power plant, water tower, cemetery, courts, and staff residences. Though the center is much smaller now, no other institution has ever surpassed its magnitude.

The area is around 40 miles east of Manhattan, New York City, and served by the Brentwood and Deer Park Stations via the Long Island Rail Road’s Ronkonkoma Branch. Driving to or from the city takes about an hour and 10 minutes to two and a half hours via the Long Island Expressway.

General Information

Township: Town of Islip | Islip, New York

County: Suffolk County

Population: 62,387 (2020)

Classification: Hamlet, CDP

Chamber of Commerce: Brentwood Chamber of Commerce

LIRR Train Station/Schedule:
The LIRR serves Brentwood via the Brentwood Station.
Travel time to Manhattan, Penn Station is about
1 hour 12 minutes to 1 hour 21 minutes.

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Water District
Suffolk County Water Authority

Gas Company(s)
PSEG Long Island
National Grid

Electric Company(s)
PSEG Long Island

Cable/ Phone/ TV/ Internet Provider(s)
Verizon Fios


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Beaches & Parks

The 18-hole, par 72 Brentwood Country Club golf course was designed in 1935 by Devereux Emmet, a well-known golf course designer and local architect. Its attractions include beautiful gardens, a banquet hall, and gazebo, making it a popular venue for wedding parties. The Pro Shop, run by the head golf professional, sells golf equipment and gear, organizes golf outings, leases golf carts, and offers golf workshops and personalized training.

The Brentwood Recreation Center boasts two softball fields with seating, a nice playground, an enclosed basketball court, a boxing facility, and locker room. Residents who want to host gatherings can rent space in the building, which includes kitchen access, and a variety of workshops and events are also held at the Center.

Brentwood State Park used to be a section of the former Pilgrim State Hospital, and is now a 52-acre recreational complex that contains baseball and soccer fields. Anyone interested in using the park’s fields must submit a filled-out Park Use Application to the Long Island State Parks Permit Office. The park is located on Crooked Hill Road, and is open until sunset from 8:30 AM on weekdays and 7 AM on weekends.

The parks on Ellery Street, Freeman Avenue, Garnet Drive, Noble Street, and Winnie Lane are all small neighborhood parks that contain a playground, as does Vazquez Park, which also features a memorial for a local U.S. Army soldier.

Heartland Golf Park offers a 9-hole, par-3 executive golf course, a driving range with the only automatic tee-up system on Long Island, and a mini golf mountain for the entire family or corporate affairs.

Modern Times Park is a multi-purpose facility used in the fall for football, and in the summer and spring for little league. Aside from the baseball fields, there are also concessions at the park. The playing field accommodates a number of interesting activities, hence encourages a lot of community engagement. The park is located on Third Avenue, west of First Street and the Gil Hodges Park, which also features baseball fields.

Formerly known as Timberline Park, Roberto Clemente Park has an Olympic-size swimming pool, spray park, baseball fields, two basketball courts, a playground, picnic tables, paved path for jogging or biking, and many open spaces, including a vast parking lot for park visitors.

Sky Zone Trampoline Park is an indoor amusement facility with many other attractions and offerings aside from trampolines. It is home to the Ultimate Dodgeball, Foam Zone, Warped Wall, and Wipe Out, and allows visitors to Freestyle Jump, SkySlam, and take part in many other fun and exciting activities. The facility also offers venues for parties and events, and can accommodate groups of any size.

The Schools

The neighborhood is in the Brentwood Union Free School District, which has 17 public schools. The district schools are mostly located in Brentwood, with the exception of West Middle, Hemlock Park Elementary, Oak Park Elementary, and Southwest Elementary Schools.

Brentwood is also the site of the Suffolk County Community College Michael J. Grant Campus, Long Island University, and MDQ Academy, the only Islamic high school in Suffolk County.


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