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Suffolk County, New York Introduction
Suffolk County is not a part of New York City, but instead occupies the eastern half of Long Island, as well as many of the smaller islands stretching out oceanward.

In this article, we’ll explore the county’s weather, demographics and history, as well as some of the towns and neighborhoods which are particularly trendy places to buy a house in Suffolk County.




The Climate in Suffolk County
Suffolk County’s climate is ruled by the sea, as you might expect. Even in the hottest months – usually July and August – the average high temperatures never get above 79 degrees F. It does freeze in the winter, though, with average January temperatures dropping down to the mid-20s. It is comfortable enough to buy or rent a home in Suffolk County, and you get to see all four seasons every year.


Things To See And Do In Suffolk County
Suffolk County tends to be more sparsely settled and affluent than the rest of Long Island. That means you’ll have plenty of ‘civilized’ entertainments, as well as more ‘outdoorsy’ activities at your disposal.

Before you decide to rent a house in Suffolk County, New York, why try out something like going shopping at Roosevelt field, exploring what the Macari Vineyards have to offer, spending an afternoon at the Long Island Aquarium or checking out the truly hi-end real estate in the nearby Hamptons?

History of Suffolk County New York

History of Suffolk County New York

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A History of Suffolk County
Before you settle on a Suffolk County House, why not get to know a bit about the region’s past? The Suffolk County side of Long Island has been inhabited for well over 10,000 years! When the British took over, it was part of the new east Riding of Yorkshire, before becoming a US state and being divided up into counties.

Suffolk County originally bordered Queens County, but when Queens and Nassau counties were split, Nassau became Suffolk’s nearest neighbor. Suffolk County has always been largely agricultural, and even today it is the most productive farmland in NY State!

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Suffolk County Namesake

Suffolk County Namesake

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Suffolk County, New York is named after Suffolk County in England’s East Anglia. Its name is a conjunction meaning ‘The South Folk.’

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Suffolk County, New York Introduction
Suffolk County is not a part of New York City, but instead occupies the eastern half of Long Island, as well as many of the smaller islands stretching out oceanward.

In this article, we’ll explore the county’s weather, demographics and history, as well as some of the towns and neighborhoods which are particularly trendy places to buy a house in Suffolk County.




The Climate in Suffolk County
Suffolk County’s climate is ruled by the sea, as you might expect. Even in the hottest months – usually July and August – the average high temperatures never get above 79 degrees F. It does freeze in the winter, though, with average January temperatures dropping down to the mid-20s. It is comfortable enough to buy or rent a home in Suffolk County, and you get to see all four seasons every year.


Things To See And Do In Suffolk County
Suffolk County tends to be more sparsely settled and affluent than the rest of Long Island. That means you’ll have plenty of ‘civilized’ entertainments, as well as more ‘outdoorsy’ activities at your disposal.

Before you decide to rent a house in Suffolk County, New York, why try out something like going shopping at Roosevelt field, exploring what the Macari Vineyards have to offer, spending an afternoon at the Long Island Aquarium or checking out the truly hi-end real estate in the nearby Hamptons?

Suffolk County, NY Demographics

Suffolk County, NY Demographics

Suffolk County Demographics

Population
According to the most recent full census, just over 1,525,000 people lived in Suffolk County in 2020. Its population increased by more than 30,000 compared to the population in 2010.

As of 2019 there were well over half a million individual housing units in Suffolk County, and more than 8 in 10 of them were privately owned. Renting a house in Suffolk County won’t be difficult, but it is certainly the right kind of place in which to buy. Less than 600 building permits were issued county-wide in 2020, so don’t expect too many new builds for sale.

Household income
The median household income for Suffolk County residents was $106,228 as of 2019, the last year for which figures are available. As this had increased by nearly 6% from the year before, odds are it is noticeably higher today.

Education
Roughly 9 in 10 Suffolk County residents have high school diplomas, and just under 4 in 10 have a Bachelor’s degree or higher.

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

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

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

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Why Buy A Home In Suffolk County?
Suffolk County offers many things to many people, but to potential home buyers who live or work in NYC, the most important thing Suffolk County homes offer is elbow room!

Suffolk County Art and Culture
One of the things people come to Suffolk County for (besides personal space and a house with a yard) is the local art and culture scene. Buying or renting a house in Suffolk County means gaining easy access to fairs, festivals and other local events all year round.

A few of the best such events include the Town of Babylon's annual Eggstravaganza, Hicks Nurseries’ annual Flower and Garden Show, and Spring Appreciation Day in Stony Brook.



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

There is something exciting happening almost every weekend. You will rarely be stuck inside the house in Suffolk County. And when the local entertainments falter, NYC is just a short drive away!
There are plenty of local jobs. Don’t think you’ll have to commute to NYC. Suffolk County has a thriving manufacturing industry, as well as thousands of small to medium sized employers.
The commutes are easy, though. It is an easy trip into the city by road, rail or ferry, so all of the NYC metro area is really at your doorstep.

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Why Suffolk County?

Why Suffolk County?

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Will A Suffolk County House Be Right For You? Buying a house in Suffolk County isn’t a causal decision., Housing prices are certainly lower there than in the trendier parts of NYC or Boston, but they aren’t what you’d call ‘low’ on the absolute scale. It is a very diverse region, and each of Suffolk County’s villages and towns offers something unique and personal. That said, all of Long Island offers easy commuter routes into the city as well. But that only means it looks good on paper. Would you, personally, be happy with a Suffolk County home? Would you enjoy a spacious yard and a tree-lined street, a small town feel on the doorstep of one of the world’s largest and most exciting cities? Plenty of people do. Would you be happy in Stony Brook, or in historic Smithtown? Could you live in a quaint Roslyn Pond Park, or in Huntington’s Cold Spring Harbor neighborhood? Maybe you shouldn’t decide until after you visit.

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