15 Things to Love About Living on Long Island
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15 Things to Love About Living on Long Island

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15 Things to Love About Living on Long Island

From New York City to the tip of Montauk point, Long Island has a lot to offer. Between the beaches and wineries in the summer, the famous Rockefeller Center Christmas tree in the winter and just about everything in between, we are surrounded by so many things to love about living on Long Island.

1. Short Ride from NYC

Whether you take the train or drive into New York City, you are only a short ride away from the Big Apple with an endless list of things to do all day and night.

2. The Beach

Although the sand is not as white and soft as the beaches down south, a summer day spent at the ocean is a day well spent.

3. Fire Island

Every Long Islander loves spending time on Fire Island- the unique getaway made up of 17 communities which can only be reached by boat or ferry. The stretch from Kismet to Davis Park is 32 miles long with a variety of stores, restaurants, bars and houses located on (or near) the beach.

4. Ralph's Italian Ices

A trip to Ralph’s Italian Ices is a necessity between the months of May and September. There's bound to be one within 10 miles from wherever you are.

5. Montauk "The End"

The famous beaches and Montauk lighthouse are top tourist attractions all year long.

6. The Wineries

Can't beat a sunny summer day wine tasting in the Hamptons or on the North Fork.

7. Boardy Barn

For a rowdier crowd, there is the famous party/bar scene located in Hampton Bays. The smiley face stickers are iconic for every Long Islander.

8. When you go to a SUNY almost everyone you meet lives on LI.

Attending a SUNY school means you are bound to meet friends from all over Long Island. We also all tend to believe that anyone we meet not from Long Island is automatically an "upstater" (even if they live closer to the city than we do).

9. Pizza

Nothing can beat Long Island pizza.

10. Bagels

And the bagels are to die for.

11. Shopping

From Riverhead to Roosevelt Field, there are so many opportunities to shop at the outlets and a countless number of malls.

12. Jones Beach Theater

From the tailgate to the after party the vibes of outdoor concerts are hard to beat.

13. Water Activities

Being surrounded by water means boating and water sports are an every weekend activity.

14. The views are incredible

No matter where on the Island you live, the sunsets and views are ones you won't forget.

15. BEC with a Half & Half

We help keep deli's in business with our weekly purchases of egg sandwiches accompanied by an Arnold Palmer.

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