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Oakdale began when a tavern was founded in 1820 and started attracting New York City aristocrats who would wine and dine when not hunting or fishing in the area. When the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) reached the hamlet in 1866, the tavern’s affluent patrons established the South Side Sportsmen’s Club and embarked on a rivalry over who could build the most stunning mansion in the region; thus, the neighborhood became the construction site of the sprawling estates of these wealthy industry titans, including the Vanderbilts.

Local Area Information

Oakdale is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in the Town of Islip, Suffolk County, on the South Shore of Long Island, New York. It is surrounded by Sayville and West Sayville to the east, Bohemia to the north and Great River to the west. One of the four longest rivers on Long Island, the six-mile-long Connetquot River, runs along its western and southern banks, providing the waterfront areas with relaxing and breathtaking views of the river.

Residential districts comprise mainly single-family homes, with plenty that are as large as 4-bedroom homes or larger, and several multifamily residences, some of which are co-ops such as those at Birchwood on the Green. Oakdale also offers 55+ communities, one of which is Locust Cove offering homes with a garage among other features. Also in the mix are homes with first-floor bedrooms, luxury homes with pools on spacious lots, several rentals and legal accessory apartments.

Along with the Connetquot River, the natural creeks and man-made canals throughout the area provide numerous locations for waterfront properties and homes with captivating water views. The most notable ones include Vanderbilt’s Idle Hour and the Bourne Mansion, which are among the largest homes in the U.S., though now serving different purposes.

Oakdale’s commercial zones provide residents and visitors a diverse and exciting array of shopping and dining options. Many of these are found along Montauk Highway, a major thoroughfare that bisects the area and is lined with many stores and restaurants. More commercial establishments and services are located along or near the riverfront and on Sunrise Highway, another major artery marking the area’s northern border.

The community is around 50 miles east of Manhattan, New York City, and served by the Oakdale Station via the LIRR’s Montauk Branch, providing convenient access to the city and the famed East End. The Sayville Ferry is also just a 15-minute drive, allowing easy travel to some of the most pristine and gorgeous beaches on Fire Island. The hamlet uses the Oakdale, NY 11769 ZIP code.

General Information

Township: Town of Islip | Islip, New York

County: Suffolk County

Population: 7,430 (2020)

Classification: Hamlet, CDP

Chamber of Commerce: Oakdale Chamber of Commerce

LIRR Train Station/Schedule:
The LIRR serves Oakdale via the Oakdale Station.
Travel time to Manhattan, Penn Station is about
1 hour 16 minutes to 1 hour 49 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 37.8-acre Byron Lake Park is a tranquil, tree-lined park that boasts an Olympic-size swimming pool with waterslide, a sizable picnic area with lots of barbeque pits, a gazebo overlooking the lovely Byron Lake, a playground, and picturesque pathway around the site, making it a popular spot for pool parties and picnics. Many locals also find the park’s location convenient for biking, walking, or playing basketball. Located on Bayview Drive, the park holds summer camps run by the Town of Islip during the summer.

Connetquot River State Park Preserve is a 3,473-acre shelter and natural habitat for a variety of interesting plant, fish, and wildlife species. Its amenities include 50 miles of trails for nature hiking, cross-country skiing/snowshoeing, and horseback riding, as well as fly fishing in the Connetquot River.

The Schools

The Connetquot Central School District, home of the Thunderbirds, serves Oakdale. The district has 10 public schools, two of which, Oakdale-Bohemia Middle and Idle Hour Elementary School, are located in the hamlet. Three of the schools are located in Bohemia, one in Sayville, and four in Ronkonkoma.


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