Long Island Homes For Sale
If you are looking for real estate listings and homes for sale on Long Island, you came to the right place.
Are you feeling a tad bit overwhelmed by the sheer amount of listing you have to manually sort through before you pick your house? Do you need a real estate agent to help you find the perfect home for sale for you?
Our team at Automatic Real Estate is here to assist you with all your house hunting needs. We aim to make your real estate appraisal experience as seamless and enjoyable as possible. Our Long Island real estate agents are ready to help you. If you see a home for sale you are interested in, just give us a call or send us an email and we would be happy to arrange a showing.
The Island is a beautiful and unique place to call home. Long Island offers more to your family as a splendid getaway, with access to beautiful scenic beaches, historical landmarks, award-winning vineyards, exquisite mansions reminiscent of The Great Gatsby, luxurious rounds of golf and some of the best seafood cuisine in the world is within reach.
Search through our portfolio of exclusive listings below. Our collection offers a varied range of Long Island homes for sale, so you can find the one that fits you the best. Let us assist you when you’re ready to experience The Island lifestyle.
About Long Island
Long Island’s name is well given as it is the largest and the longest island in the contiguous US. Located just 0.35 miles off the bustling Manhattan Island, Long Island stretches for 118 miles eastwards, encompassing 1041 square miles of diverse landscape (making it larger than the state of Rhode Island in terms of land area!). The Nassau County, NY and Suffolk County, NY encompass a majority of Long Island while the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn (Kings County, NY) and Queens (Queens County, NY). Long Island features the iconic Montauk Point at its eastern border, with its western border connecting it to New York Harbor.
The population encompasses culturally and ethnically diverse demographics, with the Island being home to nearly 8 million people as of 2017. Long Island has some of the wealthiest neighbourhoods in the United States at its western shorelines but many blue collar folks call it home as well.
The Island is extremely well connected. It is home to John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and LaGuardia Airport (LGA). Long Island is connected to New York City through 9 bridges and 13 tunnels which are accessible via road and rail. The 24 hour Long Island Rail Road is listed as the busiest in the United States. The Eastern Suffolk County, NY is connected to the state of Connecticut via ferry across Long Island Sound.
Long Island has one of the best school systems in the US in the Nassau County high school system. The Island also hosts research facilities for Tandon School of Engineering of the prestigious New York University (NYU), the State University of New York at Stony Brook (SUNY – Stony Brook) and the City University of New York. The high academic caliber of Long Island has helped establish numerous biotech firm and research group headquarters and labs in the area, with the revenue generated by their studies contributing significantly to the Long Island economy and jobs.
Long Island is flanked by the Atlantic Ocean to its east and the Long Island Sound estuary on the other side. Thus, the residents of Long Island are within reach of some of the most scenic beaches in America. The pristine beaches of Long Island offer visitors a mix of freshwater and saltwater, which is analogous to the diverse landscape, view and culture of Long Island. The Island also features numerous historical landmarks in scenic locations, with its colonial era (or older) lighthouses being one of the best attractions to visit in the US. Long Island also features exquisite vineyards that are visited by Americans from across the nation, with wine tastings and retreats being heavily coveted events in the area.
Long Islanders back the New York Mets who are based out of Citi Field in Queens, NY. The Brooklyn Nets and New York Islanders are also based out of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Long Island hosts a number of minor league teams and well as a few Division 2 teams through the SUNY and CUNY college systems. The US Open, one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments, is also hosted in Flushing Meadows Park, Queens NY.
Long Island has long summers with a few hot days, a mild fall and cool winters with a bit of snow and rain, followed by a mild spring. The climate is quite humid but the cooler temperatures of the Atlantic Ocean help keep Long Island weather mild during spring and fall.
The Island has significantly milder winters due to its proximity to the ocean, with temperatures rarely plunging below 25 degrees in the winter. During the summers, Nassau County, NY can get warmer than Suffolk County, NY due to a higher population density and lower exposure to the ocean currents. Summers usually see temperatures between 85 degrees and 60 degrees.
Precipitation occurs regularly throughout the year with an average of 3.5 in per month. The total snowfall is between 20 to 35 in on an annual basis. Winters are mostly quiet but some parts of the Island have observed upwards of 75 in of snow in recent years.
Long Island’s close proximity to Manhattan Island and the other boroughs of New York City make it a desirable residential location. Homeowners have the option to choose from the MTA buses and New York City Subways to commute from Nassau and Suffolk Counties within the Metropolitan Commuter Transportation District. There are 5 expressways that traverse through the Island, with the Long Island Expressway, or I-495, providing a connection along the entire length of Long Island.
The Island is extremely well connected by air as well. JFK Airport is one of the largest international airports in the world, offering direct flights across the globe. Situated in the Queens County, NY on Long Island, it is the busiest international point of entry to the US. American Airlines, Delta and JetBlue all use JFK as a hub. Also located in Queens County is LaGuardia airport. LGA is one of the busiest domestic airports in the US, serving as the primary domestic point of entry to NYC along with Newark Airport in New Jersey. Delta uses LGA as one of its hubs, offering direct flights to Chicago (ORD), Atlanta (ATL), Miami (MIA), Dallas (DFW) and Detroit (DTW).
A ferry operates between cities in Long Island and Connecticut. The Ferries connect the two through the Long Island Sound estuary. Ferries operate from multiple locations on Long Island during Multiple times of the day.
Long Island hosts some of the best public school systems in the US. Additionally, many of the best US private schools are based in Long Island as well. The Nassau County, NY high school students have received numerous accolades in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) related competitions, seminars and scholarships. The Nassau and Suffolk Counties, NY host 125 public school districts.
The Island also hosts numerous universities. The City University of New York (CUNY) and the State University of New York (SUNY) have a number of colleges and schools within their system that are hosted in Long Island. Private universities like the New York Institute of Technology and Long Island University have campuses in Long Island, providing residents with ample higher educational opportunities near their homes.