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Saint James is a community in the Town of Smithtown, Suffolk County, on Long Island, New York. It retains much of the charm and character of its complex and vibrant history, which it shares with the neighboring villages of Nissequogue and Head of the Harbor.

Local Area Information

Saint James is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in the Town of Smithtown, Suffolk County, on Long Island, New York. It is adjacent to the hamlet of Smithtown and Village of the Branch to the southwest, Nesconset to the south, and Head of the Harbor Village to the northwest, all of which are also in the Town of Smithtown. In the Town of Brookhaven, Stony Brook lies to the northeast and the village of Lake Grove is to the southeast.

The hamlet’s name is taken from the St. James Episcopal Church formed around 1853. With the residents’ pooled resources, a train station for the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) was built in 1873, and the neighborhood eventually became a favored summer resort that attracted many celebrities and wealthy families.

Amidst the community’s steady growth, it retains much of its historic charm and character in the Saint James District, which includes the Deepwells Farm County Park, St. James Episcopal Church, St. James General Store, St. James Fire Department, and St. James Station, Long Island’s second oldest railroad station. There is a commercial center along Lake Avenue with more shops, businesses, and services concentrated near the train depot.

The rest is made up of single-family homes, condos, co-ops, and other multifamily housing sites, some of which are in the 55+ communities of Kensington Gardens and Fairfield at St. James. The latter includes waterfront properties with captivating water views of a pond, as does The Hamlet Estates. All three are among the area’s private gated communities. There are also luxury homes with pools on spacious lots, a few new constructions and rentals. Most use the Saint James, NY 11780 ZIP code, and others use either 11787 or 11755.

The area is approximately 50 miles northeast of Manhattan in New York City and is served by the Saint James Station via the Port Jefferson Branch of the LIRR. Traveling by car to or from the city takes about an hour and 44 minutes to two hours and 18 minutes via the Northern State Parkway and Long Island Expressway.

General Information

Township: Town of Smithtown | Smithtown, New York

County: Suffolk County

Population: 13,487 (2020)

Classification: Hamlet, CDP

Chamber of Commerce: St. James Chamber of Commerce

LIRR Train Station/Schedule:
The LIRR serves St. James via the St. James Station.
Travel time to Manhattan, Penn Station is about
1 hour 33 minutes to 1 hour 52 minutes.

St. James, NY suburban home with front porch


Water District
Suffolk County Water Authority
St. James Water District

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

East Hills Park is one of the Town of Smithtown’s many parks and located on East Hill Drive. Its highlights include basketball and handball courts, a softball field, and a playground with kiddie climbing apparatus, sandbox, slides, swings and benches. The park’s open field extends all the way back to Fifty Acre Road South, and can also be accessed from that road.

Gaynor Park offers baseball and softball fields, basketball and tennis courts, and a playground with climbing toys, slides and swings. Also available at the site are tables, benches, restrooms, and a spacious parking lot for park patrons with a Town of Smithtown sticker. The park is located between Woodlawn Avenue, McKinley Street, St. James Avenue North and Tredwell Avenue.

Veterans Memorial Park is a sprawling sports complex with a good deal of amenities for the Town of Smithtown residents. The list includes baseball, soccer and softball fields, basketball, tennis and volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, and a water park. There is also a playground with seesaws, slides and swings, a picnic area with tables, benches and fireplaces, as well as restrooms. The park is located on Moriches Road, between Mills Pond Road and Lennox Drive, with numerous parking spaces available.

The Schools

St. James is zoned for the Smithtown Central School District, which is Long Island’s fourth largest school district and has 12 public schools. Elementary students in the northern portion of the community attend St. James Elementary School, those in the southwest, Dogwood Elementary School, and in the southeast, Mills Pond Elementary School.

St. James and Dogwood Elementary Schools feed into Nesaquake Middle School, which in turn feeds into Smithtown High School East. Mills Pond Elementary School feeds into Great Hollow Middle School, which feeds into Smithtown High School East and West.


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