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About Long Island

Long Island, New York is a place 7.5 million people call home. It is comprised of four counties: Nassau, Suffolk, Queens and Brooklyn / Kings County. Typically, Long Island is considered to be comprised of Nassau and Suffolk counties only. Queens and Brooklyn / Kings counties are often considered more a part of New York City.

Long Island, named the 6th wealthiest area in the nation, is located just east of Manhattan on the southeastern tip of New York State. Extending 125 miles, Long Island is recognized for its many beautiful white sandy beaches, parks, cultural events, historical sites and museums.

Long Island schools are rated among the top in the nation. There are 56 School Districts in Nassau County and 71 in Suffolk County. Compare data on the school districts that serve the areas of your interest.

Long Island’s economy, which is made up of over 90,000 businesses, appears to have escaped the worst of the economic downturn that has affected many other areas in our nation in recent times. Long Island boasts one of the lowest unemployment rates in the a nation with a vast number of employment opportunities in the fields of electronics, biotechnology, medical and health care systems, computer technology and food service, just to name a few. Additionally, consumers are continuing to spend, home prices are rising at double-digit rates and Long Island’s office market remains in good shape.

Whether you’re moving across town or relocating across the country…visit our Find a Home section to view thousands of available homes for sale in Nassau, Suffolk, Queens and Brooklyn.

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