Islip Travel Guide, New York
Islip, a New York township in the Suffolk County, has a very commercial setting - the town has excellent infrastructure to support businesses (Islip’s special export zone is one such advantage) and it is considered to be an ideal choice for people eyeing to gain entry into the world of business. But Islip does not only mean business! You can come to Islip if you want to combine the pleasures of fine dining with your business. Come to this place even if business is something you are not meant for - for you will have various holiday pursuits to immerse yourself in and then Long Island is just close by.
Area: 422.5 sq km
Population: 322,612 (as per 2000 census)
Islip is a modern town. The architecture or rather the planning of the town is up-to-date and hence beneficial for the residents. Apart from the commercial centers, the town mostly has owner-occupied modern and simple houses. Buildings like the Islip Art Museum and parks such as the Connetquot River State Park, the Heckscher State Park have added to the charm of the place. What’s most interesting about Islip is that the township still has some vacant land that can be developed as per requirement.
Infrastructure and Economy
Islip has excellent infrastructure - an infrastructure that promises the people residing in Islip high standards of living. The Islip people are affluent and enjoy a safe and secure life away from health-threats and crime-related fears. Of course, this has not been achieved in a day and has been the result of the active efforts of the Chamber of Commerce. With good number of industries, the city has sound economic standards.
Talking of vacationers and touring business people, Islip is a safe heaven. Islip has its own landing field, the Mac Arthur airport, which connects you to important American cities. The place has well developed road/railway network; though the locals mostly use their own vehicles, you can have access to various public means of transport. With quality hotels and lodges around, accommodation should not be a problem for you. If you want world-class amenities, stay at Hilton Gardens or else opt for an economic and standard lodging.
People and Culture
Islip is a multi-cultural and multi-racial town. Apart from the small Native American communities, the Islip populace comprises people of African, Asian and European lineage. A number of cultural events and festivities are celebrated in Islip but the most popular one is the annual St. Patrick's Day parade, which is held on the first Sunday of March. English is the language used by most.
The people of the city are very particular about cleanness and do everything to keep the town clean. Politically conscious and earnest patriots, the Islips will always extend the best kind of hospitality to outsiders.
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