Ronkonkoma is a wonderful hamlet in the amazing Town of Islip, New York. Islip is in Suffolk County on the south shore of Long Island. Islip has a population of approximately 33,543 residents and Ronkonkoma’s population is about 19,082 residents. Ronkonkoma has a total area of 8.1 square miles. Ronkonkoma is the end of electrification of the Long Island Rail Road’s Main Line. The Ronkonkoma Branch is the area between Hicksville and Ronkonkoma. Long Island MacArthur Airport, often referred to as Islip Airport is located in Ronkonkoma. The Long Island Expressway bisects the hamlet running east to west through the center of the village.
In addition to a great location and convenient access to major thoroughfares, Ronkonkoma also has several remarkable points of interest and attractions. Lake Ronkonkoma is a beautiful lake in the northeast portion of the village. The lake is 243 acres and reaches depths of 65 feet. Three town governments, Smithtown, Islip and Brookhaven control the land around the lake. This is due to the fact there were three different Indian tribes which claimed the lands around the lake but on different shores. When they sold their claims, separate deeds were given for lands under their control. The lake was created by the movement of a glacier. Early settlers thought it bottomless since after a depth of about ten feet, there is no visibility. In the 1890’s tourist came to the lake because they believed the waters had a healing power. Much folklore surrounds this beautiful lake, much of the lore tracing back to the time Native Americans inhabited its shores.
A popular neighborhood in Ronkonkoma is Lake Ronkonkoma, and like all of this delightful community, you’ll find excellent real estate opportunities here. Homes for sale in Ronkonkoma area of diverse architectural styles, ages and sizes in a broad price range. Condominiums, single family homes, and lots on which to build your custom home are all available in the hamlet of Ronkonkoma. Condominiums in Ronkonkoma average $189,861. The highest price for a condo having sold recently is $229,888. A typical lot in Ronkonkoma averages about $139,800 but larger lots can sell for as much a $399,000. A single family home in Ronkonkoma typically sells for around $317,500. Larger homes in Ronkonkoma can sell for as much as $579,990.
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