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Suffolk County, New York Introduction
Suffolk County consists mostly of the eastern half of Long Island, but also a few smaller islands as well. It includes notable cities like Brookhaven, the county seat of Riverhead, and Huntington. Each has a few villages or hamlets that serve as suburbs or neighborhoods as well. There are plenty of Suffolk County condos for sale or rent at any given time, but before you run off and buy a condo in Suffolk County, let’s take the time to learn more about the area.

We’ll get to know some of the cities and towns in the county better, and find out everything you should probably know before you buy or rent a condo in Suffolk County. We’ll look at the weather and climate there, the people and local cultures, the real estate markets and some of the most popular neighborhoods in the more attractive cities. In the end, you’ll know a great deal more about Suffolk County, and might have a better idea if you’d like to live there.


The Climate in Suffolk County
The majority of Suffolk County in New York has a Humid Continental climate, though parts of it edge into Humid Subtropical and Oceanic. July and August tend to be the hottest months of the year, but average highs top out at around 79 degrees F. The coldest month is typically January, which sees average overnight lows of just over 26 degrees F. That is nearly 7 degrees higher than NY state as a whole. Freezing, but not intensely so. You probably aren’t buying a condo in Suffolk County, NY for the weather, but it is nice to know it doesn’t get too hot very often.

Suffolk County is reasonably sunny, with 206 sunny days per year on average – one more than the nation averages as a whole. Suffolk County does get a lot of rain, though. It gets 47 inches in an average year, nine inches more than the national average. Its snowfall is more moderate, at 27 inches per year on average, an inch less than the nation as a whole.


Things To See And Do In Suffolk County
Suffolk County takes up most of Long Island and many smaller islands to the east, so there is a wide variety of countryside to explore. It has some very affluent cities and towns, and a few that are quite affordable.

While searching for a condo for sale in Suffolk County, why not also enjoy sightseeing in the Hamptons, visiting the Jones Beach State Park and its famous Boardwalk, touring the Cradle of Aviation Museum, which has plenty of kid-friendly exhibits, seeing penguins, sharks and more at the Long Island Aquarium, walking in the unspoiled, car-free nature preserve of Fire Island, touring (and tasting) at Macari Vineyards or going shopping at Roosevelt Field?

History of Suffolk County New York

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Long Island and the land that would one day become Suffolk County have been inhabited for 12,000 years, and perhaps longer. However, most of the cultures to arrive or evolve in the area had no system of writing, and we know very little about them.

By the time of European colonization, 13 groups occupied Long Island, organized into a peaceful confederation. These were the Canarsie, the Rockaway, the Merrick, the Massapequa, the Matinecock, the Nissequogue, the Setauket, the Corchaug, the Secatogue, the Unkechaug, the Shinnecock, the Montauk and the Manhanset peoples.

The English restyled the place The East Riding of Yorkshire, and only separated Suffolk County from The Connecticut Colony in 1683, as one of the original 12 Provinces of New York. It was the leading agricultural county in New York State, before becoming more and more urbanized. Soon, with the lack of land to expand into, condos in Suffolk County became quite common.

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Suffolk County Namesake

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Suffolk County (and therefore all Suffolk County condos, in a way) were named after the original county of Suffolk in England. There, it meant ‘South Folk’ – ‘People of the South’.

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Location

Suffolk County, New York Introduction
Suffolk County consists mostly of the eastern half of Long Island, but also a few smaller islands as well. It includes notable cities like Brookhaven, the county seat of Riverhead, and Huntington. Each has a few villages or hamlets that serve as suburbs or neighborhoods as well. There are plenty of Suffolk County condos for sale or rent at any given time, but before you run off and buy a condo in Suffolk County, let’s take the time to learn more about the area.

We’ll get to know some of the cities and towns in the county better, and find out everything you should probably know before you buy or rent a condo in Suffolk County. We’ll look at the weather and climate there, the people and local cultures, the real estate markets and some of the most popular neighborhoods in the more attractive cities. In the end, you’ll know a great deal more about Suffolk County, and might have a better idea if you’d like to live there.


The Climate in Suffolk County
The majority of Suffolk County in New York has a Humid Continental climate, though parts of it edge into Humid Subtropical and Oceanic. July and August tend to be the hottest months of the year, but average highs top out at around 79 degrees F. The coldest month is typically January, which sees average overnight lows of just over 26 degrees F. That is nearly 7 degrees higher than NY state as a whole. Freezing, but not intensely so. You probably aren’t buying a condo in Suffolk County, NY for the weather, but it is nice to know it doesn’t get too hot very often.

Suffolk County is reasonably sunny, with 206 sunny days per year on average – one more than the nation averages as a whole. Suffolk County does get a lot of rain, though. It gets 47 inches in an average year, nine inches more than the national average. Its snowfall is more moderate, at 27 inches per year on average, an inch less than the nation as a whole.


Things To See And Do In Suffolk County
Suffolk County takes up most of Long Island and many smaller islands to the east, so there is a wide variety of countryside to explore. It has some very affluent cities and towns, and a few that are quite affordable.

While searching for a condo for sale in Suffolk County, why not also enjoy sightseeing in the Hamptons, visiting the Jones Beach State Park and its famous Boardwalk, touring the Cradle of Aviation Museum, which has plenty of kid-friendly exhibits, seeing penguins, sharks and more at the Long Island Aquarium, walking in the unspoiled, car-free nature preserve of Fire Island, touring (and tasting) at Macari Vineyards or going shopping at Roosevelt Field?

Suffolk County, NY Demographics

Suffolk County Demographics

Population
The 2020 Census lists 1,525.920 people in Suffolk County, up from 1,493,350 in 2010. The population was approximately 50.8% female and 49.2% male at that time.

Suffolk County had 577,512 housing units in 2019, 81.4% of which were owner-occupied. Only 590 building permits were issued in 2020, so you will probably be looking at long-standing Suffolk County condos, not new builds.

Household income
As of 2019, the median household income for residents of Suffolk County was $106,228, up 5.73% from the previous year. This is higher than all other nearby counties save Nassau County.

Education
About 90% of Suffolk County residents have high school diplomas, and just over 37% have a Bachelor’s degree or higher.

Average salary
As of 2019, the average salary for men in Suffolk County was $ 85,908 per year, while women averaged $67,637.

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Why should you buy a condo in Suffolk County, NY?

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Why Buy A Condo In Suffolk County?
With great schools, a thriving economy and an easy commute to much of New York City, it is easy to see why Suffolk County condos are so sought-after. But what is there that really sets Suffolk County apart?

Suffolk County Art and Culture
Many people renting condos in Suffolk County enjoy a small extra income from renting their place out on Airbnb during busy tourist seasons. Some of the best opportunities for this occur during the frequent fairs, festivals and events held in Suffolk County.

These includes things like the All Kids Fair at Samanea Mall, Town of Babylon's Eggstravaganza, Stony Brook's Spring Appreciation Day, Port Jeff Health & Wellness Fest, Hicks Nurseries’ Annual Flower & Garden Show, Ronkonkoma St Patrick’s Day Parade, East Islip Craft & Gift Fair, Arbor Day Festival at Planting Fields Arboretum at Oyster Bay, Sakura Matsuri: Cherry Blossom Festival, Cradle Con at the Cradle of Aviation Museum Garden City and the Annual Montauk Music Festival.




Top 3 Reasons Buy A Condo In Suffolk County
Here are 3 of the best reasons for buying a condo in Suffolk County, New York:

The public transportation is excellent. Thousands of people commute to NYC from all over Long Island, so there are excellent road, rail and ferry connections to New York and other nearby cities.
There are plenty of local jobs too. The manufacturing industry and thousands of small businesses give Suffolk County a boisterous job market.
There is always something to do. With NYC on your doorstep, nature at your door and almost everything you could need locally, you’ll never be bored on a Friday night.

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Why Suffolk County?

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Will A Suffolk County Condo Be Right For You? Many people choose to rent a condo in Suffolk County, New York, whether for a week, for a year, or for a lifetime. Others take advantage of opportunities to buy. It is a diverse county with small villages, large towns and easy access to the sprawling megalopolis of New York City. It has great transport service, and many Suffolk County residents commute into NYC regularly. It has many different kinds of housing, from palatial single-family homes to low-rise apartments and high-rise condos. But can you see yourself and your family being happy in Suffolk County? New York City’s shadow can be oppressive, at the same time its entertainment industry can be… well… entertaining. The real question, though, is whether you can picture yourself in Suffolk County. Could you be happy in Brookhaven, or in the hamlet of Jamesport? Could you live in a condo overlooking Huntington Bay, or commute into NYC on the train every day? Only you can decide.

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