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Smithtown is a community in the eponymous township in Suffolk County, Long Island, New York. It features family-centered neighborhoods, attractive homes, lovely parks and preserves, historic sites, and a bustling town center, and is regarded as one of the best communities to live in on Long Island.

Local Area Information

Smithtown is an unincorporated area and census-designated place (CDP) in Suffolk County, Long Island, New York. It is a namesake of the Town of Smithtown in which it is located, nestled between Kings Park, Commack, Hauppauge, Saint James, and the Nissequogue River, alongside which are several waterfront homes with private boat docks and breathtaking water views.

Named after its founding father, Richard Smyth, Smithtown has a rich and vibrant past mirrored in the quaint downtown area. It provides a wide variety of suburban developments, manicured family-oriented neighborhoods, charming historic areas, magnificent manors, equestrian facilities, a vibrant town center, and acres of perfectly peaceful countryside. Apart from the 543-acre Caleb Smith State Park and the historic Franklin Arthur Farm, the Nissequogue River is a major attraction.

For decades, the area has attracted young buyers — its child-friendly environment and affordable, quality single-family homes make it ideal for families. The wide diversity of housing options and features include houses with pools, luxury homes, new constructions, rentals, condos, potential mother-daughter, large lots and backyards, and 55+ communities, such as Country View Estates. Most neighborhoods use the Smithtown, NY 11787 ZIP code, while others use either 11754, 11780, or 11725.

Smithtown is a short distance from the vacation and recreation sites that Long Island is popular for: the North Fork vineyards, the central Long Island neighborhoods, the South Fork Hamptons and beaches, as well as the quietest suburban areas of Stony Brook, Huntington, and Old Field.

The area on the Long Island Railroad’s Port Jefferson Branch is a 90-minute commute to Manhattan, New York City, approximately 50 miles to the southwest. Major highways and the Sunken Meadow Parkway are accessible to cars, and driving to or from the city takes about an hour and 16 minutes to an hour and 58 minutes via the Northern State Parkway and Long Island Expressway.

General Information

Township: Town of Smithtown | Smithtown, New York

County: Suffolk County

Population: 25,629 (2020)

Classification: Hamlet, CDP

Chamber of Commerce: The Greater Smithtown Chamber of Commerce

LIRR Train Station/Schedule: MTA.info/lirr
The LIRR serves Smithtown via the Smithtown Station.
Travel time to Manhattan, Penn Station is about
1 hour 30 minutes to 1 hour 47 minutes.

Smithtown, NY small suburban single-family house

Utilities:

Water District
Suffolk County Water Authority
Smithtown Water District

Gas Company(s)
PSEG Long Island
National Grid

Electric Company(s)
PSEG Long Island

Cable/ Phone/ TV/ Internet Provider(s)
Optimum
Verizon Fios
DirecTV
Dish

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Beaches & Parks

Blydenburgh County Park is a 627-acre park that has many attractions, such as the Blydenburgh Farm, New Mill Historic District, and the picturesque Stump Pond. Activities that may be enjoyed include bird watching, camping, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, and picnicking, and it offers a dog park and rowboat rentals. The park’s main entrance is on the north side of Veterans Memorial Highway, and there is also a northern entrance on Brooksite Drive North. The park is open year-round to residents of Suffolk County and their guests.

Caleb Smith State Park Preserve is one of Long Island’s four state nature preserves. This 543-acre park has various habitats that not only protect the local flora and fauna but also offer beautiful, seasonally-changing views to its visitors. It is used as a passive park and has many features, such as the recently renovated Nature Museum, hiking trails, and the Willow Pond, where kids 15 and below can fish. The park’s other offerings include bird watching, cross-country skiing/snowshoeing, and fly fishing on the Nissequogue River.

Sweetbriar Nature Center sits along the Nissequogue River on 54 acres of beautiful gardens, fields, woodland and wetland habitats of various plant and wildlife species. The nature preserve also functions as an ecological and animal rehabilitation center, and holds interactive camp programs, classes and other events to educate the community on the natural sciences and ethical environmental practices. The nature center is located on Eckernkamp Drive and welcomes donations and volunteers.

The Schools

The Smithtown Central School District consists of two high schools, three middle schools and seven elementary schools, and serves most of the community. The rest of the community is served by the Hauppauge Union Free School District, Kings Park Central School District, and Commack Union Free School District.

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