Yaphank is a remarkable hamlet in the Town of Brookhaven, Suffolk County, Long Island, New York. At the time of the 2010 census, the hamlet had approximately 5,945 residents. Yaphank has a total area of 12.8 square miles and is in the 11980 zip code. Interstate 435, The Long Island Expressway, bisects the town east to west. The Suffolk County Police Department and the county fire academy are headquartered in Yaphank.
The children of Yaphank attend schools in the Longwood Central School District except for those living in the extreme southwest of Yaphank who attend the South Country Central School District. Captain Robert Robinson built a home in Yaphank in 1726. Thirteen years later, in 1739 he had been granted permission to dam the Carmans River and to build a mill. With the arrival of the Long Island Rail Road in 1843, the town became a major commercial center. Yaphank was home to Camp Upton, used intermittently as a military training facility from 1917 to 1947. One notable trainee was songwriter Irving Berlin who composed his musical comedy revue Yip Yip Yaphank while in training there. Cornell Cooperative Extension operates an authentic 100 year old farm and offers educational programs at the Suffolk County Farm and Education Center.
Styles of architecture found in the village of Yaphank include capes, colonials, traditionals and ranches. Homes for sale in Yaphank come in a broad price range and include homes of diverse architectural styles, sizes and ages. Single family homes in Yaphank have an average price around $321,200, however, some homes in Yaphank can sell for as much as $875,000. Lots in Yaphank have an average price near $347,000. Condominiums and townhomes are also available in Yaphank and have an average listing price around $225,600.
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