E. Islip named in list of top suburbs

E. Islip named in list of top suburbs

There are 261 comments on the Newsday story from May 10, 2007, titled E. Islip named in list of top suburbs. In it, Newsday reports that:

A new survey names East Islip one of the 19 "best affordable" suburbs in the Northeast, based on home prices, school district performance, crime rates, commuting times and other factors.

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James in EI

Englewood, CO

#1 May 11, 2007
Living in East Islip, I am a made a little uncomfortable about being called the best of anything. Perhaps the emphasis is on the word "affordable" and that keeps a lot of really nice places off the list.

However, the article does not mention and perhaps the writers do not even know the two things that make East Islip so attractive: within its borders are located the two, in my opinion, most beautiful places on Long Island...Hecksher Park and the Bayard Cutting Arboretum. But let's keep all this quiet...don't want it too crowded now.

Glen Cove, NY

#2 May 11, 2007
tax pac hates your child.. they are trying to run our town....
EI resident

Rockaway, NJ

#3 May 11, 2007
Lets hope the budget passes this year and the school would be a lot better. This place is a great place to live but if the school budget doesnt pass it is not worth it for kids to grow up in this town. They wont have after school activities or AP classes. Pass the budget and this will still be considered one of the best places to live on Long Island!!!
Double Standard

Boxborough, MA

#4 May 11, 2007
I think it is a nice place to live, no doubt, but the budget problem in the schools needs to be fixed.
Be Happy

Roslyn, NY

#5 May 11, 2007
That is why I lives there! It's a great place, ask all the people who have lived there for their entire life!!( admit it, you know a few lifers!)
Dave from Islandia

Passaic, NJ

#6 May 11, 2007
East Islip is okay but according to John, cherry grove is the place to be

New York, NY

#7 May 11, 2007
Nice place to live no doubt. But affordable? I'd be interested to know on average the amount of home equity loans and credit card debt per family. A house of cards is what it is these days...
Anonymous E Islipian

Rosedale, NY

#8 May 11, 2007
It's about time that someone noticed this gem in the rough. Take a stroll thru Country Village in the evening and you would think you are living in the 50's and 60's with hundreds of kids playing in the streets, neighbors outside talking (and not fighting) with their neighbors, beautifully manicured lawns, and an overwhelming sense of pride its community. If you are driving thru at night though, watch out for the hundreds of deer strolling the streets out of Heckscher Park. This town has been the best-kept secret, until, of course, Business Week ranked it as the top suburb on Long Island. Thanks for noticing!
EI home-owner


#9 May 11, 2007
What does the survey say about real estate taxes
James in EI

Englewood, CO

#11 May 11, 2007
I used to own a retail business in East Islip. One time a UPS driver dropped off a package (one of many!!!) and I offered him a glass of cold water.

His remark to me was: "I drive around a lot and am in contact with many people all over the Island. The nicest people live right here in East Islip." True story.

Livingston, NJ

#13 May 11, 2007
we've lived in east islip for the past three and a half years - came here from huntington - love it - it's relaxed, no hype, no yuppies and very friendly and down to earth. we also love the proximity to robert moses and fire island - it's great to walk down to the beach from where we live and see the bridges to robert moses. we're very happy to be living here. let's pass the budget this year and it will be perfect. and yes, we don't want too many people to find out what a diamond in the rough east islip is. it's peaceful and quiet without the crowds!

Newark, NJ

#14 May 11, 2007
a home in eastislip for 496000... must need to be knocked down.. nice town though...
EI UNHAPPY homeowner

Milford, CT

#15 May 11, 2007
The taxes here are ridiculous!!! I am a lifer and am hoping to put my home up for sale. The schools stink! The teachers are paid way too much money and most of them are not good in teaching! The budget is horrible and hopefully IT WILL NOT PASS!!!!!!!!!! By the way I have two children in the schools, one which is graduating this year. The superintendent needs to be replaced! Where is Capozzi when you need him?
Riverhead Traveller

United States

#16 May 11, 2007
East Islip! Bring your drugs, crime and dirt. What a neighborhood.

This is what happens when people just look at numbers, not reality.
Ed resident

Beacon, NY

#17 May 11, 2007
East Islip is a nice place to live,but they have to get more then half of the big wigs out of the school district.They also have to lower the salaries.Then maybe they will be doing good because the taxes are out of hand.

East Hampton, CT

#18 May 11, 2007
Lets further look into why and how this community happened to be in the top 3.

The racial makeup of the CDP was 96.20% White, 0.57% African American, 0.06% Native American, 1.41% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.96% from other races,

The median income for a household in the CDP was $71,106, and the median income for a family was $77,593

Oh what the hell lets look at Elmont that is on the news today, just keeping things relevant....

The racial makeup of the CDP was 45.56% White, 34.69% African American, 0.43% Native American, 9.09% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 5.69% from other races, and 4.45% from two or more races.

Before you say I am racist...etc...just know that I am an imigrant that was naturalized..blah blah blah...

This is just an observation and nothing else.
John F

Wantagh, NY

#19 May 11, 2007
I have a question can anybody tell me some differences between Patchogue,Bellport,Bayshore and Copiague. All 5 communities are in close proximity of the great south bay. All share similiar shopping and houses of worship. The schools look the same from the outside. I know we are not suppose to say some things even if they are true , but I could tell you the main difference. then I would see 10 posts with the word racist in it.
me yeah

Aurora, CO

#20 May 11, 2007
Still too expensive living on LI. Moved off the island six months ago and bought a house already. Taxes are less than 3k and that's considered high out here. Don't miss LI very much.
ei fan

Troy, MI

#21 May 11, 2007
Moved from West Islip to East Islip several years back. Love EI & all the people from sports to schools.
John F

Wantagh, NY

#22 May 11, 2007
I mean the differnce between East Islip and the 4 towns.

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