Township Of Smithtown
Town of Smithtown Communities
About The Town of Smithtown…
Smithtown is centrally located on the North Shore of Long Island, New York, in Suffolk County. It is bounded by the Long Island Sound on the north and the townships of Brookhaven on the east, Islip on the south, and Huntington on the west.
Located about 50 miles from New York City, Smithtown encompasses three incorporated villages and eight unincorporated neighborhoods, including the hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) also named Smithtown. Many of these communities are commuter towns served by daily trains running regularly to Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan via three stations of the Long Island Rail Road within the Town’s limits.
The township’s thriving real estate market features a rich array of architectural styles, features, and property types, including single-family homes, condos, co-ops, townhouses, and multifamily housing developments. Luxury homes are mostly built on expansive lots and include a pool. There are gated communities, new constructions, accessory apartments, potential mother-daughter, and rentals, while certain areas offer 55+ communities, horse properties, and waterfront homes with remarkable water views.
Smithtown is home to 25 town parks, a Suffolk County park named Blydenburgh County Park, and three New York State parks: Caleb Smith State Park Preserve in the hamlet of Smithtown, Sunken Meadow State Park (a.k.a. Governor Alfred E. Smith State Park) and Nissequogue River State Park, both of which are in the hamlet of Kings Park.
The Town also boasts four pristine beaches: Callahan’s Beach in Fort Salonga, Kings Park Bluff, Long Beach, and Short Beach in the village of Nissequogue, and is only about half an hour away from the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean to the south.
Residents are provided with outstanding protection and emergency services by the Suffolk County Police Department’s 4th precinct, seven volunteer fire departments, and two ambulance corps.
Established in 1665, Smithtown is named for town founder Richard Smith, who, legends say, obtained the land he encircled while riding a bull, whose statue named “Whisper the Bull” was erected in commemoration of the historic foundation of the Town of Smithtown.
Communities in The Town of Smithtown