Long Island is home to many different cultures and many different landscapes, within a short distance. Life in Long Island is encompassed with all four seasons, letting those who live on Long Island experience both summer and winter, beach and snow days. Despite it not being the first thing that comes to mind, Long Island is also home to many beautiful vineyards. There’s also the chance to catch the LIRR, or the Long Island Rail Road, for a short train ride into New York City. NYC is an experience of nightlife unlike any other. Next, obviously is Long Island’s beautiful beaches, with exceptional sand and warm water, not to mention how close beaches are to any point on Long Island.
When people think of Long Island, I’ve found that most automatically think of the Hamptons, or McMansions with celebrities like Billy Joel, or even older famous gents, like Jay Gatsby and their houses in West and East Egg. This is definitely apart of Long Island’s history, and the Island itself has many beautiful cultural landmarks. These landmarks are usually accompanied with beautiful trails and scenery.
But Long Island isn’t just a home for celebrities, it’s also homes to many more ‘regular’ folk, like you and I. With suburbs and parks, Long Island is also very proud of high school and college sports teams. Long Island can be a very family friendly place, with activities for the whole family, including some of the aforementioned museums, as well as petting zoos and for rainy afternoons, establishments like Dave and Busters.
Long Island isn’t just a great place to live, it’s the place to live, with its diverse culture and people. It has many places to explore and things to do, and it is also a great place to raise a family with some excellent schools and extra curricular activities.