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Welcome to Long Island!

Long Island is the largest Island in the Continental United States, extending approximately 118 miles east-northeast from the mouth of the Hudson River, adjacent to Manhattan Island. Twenty miles at its widest point, the 1,377 square-mile island is separated from the mainland on the north by the Long Island Sound and bounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the south and east.

Geographically, Long Island includes the four counties Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau and Suffolk, but because Brooklyn and Queens are part of the city of New York, reference to Long Island is commonly known to mean Nassau and Suffolk counties exclusively. The Nassau border is only about 15 miles from midtown Manhattan. Nassau is divided into three townships containing two cities and 64 villages.

While this Guide is designed specifically for your Long Island real estate search, please remember that Douglas Elliman Real Estate can assist you through our branch offices located throughout the Metropolitan New York area.

We can offer help anywhere in the U.S. or internationally through our Relocation Services Division. Good Luck!

About Our Guides

You are about to embark on one of the most exciting of journeys – looking for a home. It is exciting but at the same time can be confusing with so much to consider especially if you are unfamiliar with the area. That's where we can help.

Click on the New York City section to learn more about the types of ownership options in the city or rental buildings and a step-by-step guide to the successful purchase or rental of property.

Go to the Long Island/Hamptons section, for a description of the different housing alternatives available there as well as tax issues, housing inspections and a pre-purchase checklist among other things.

What you don't find in the guides or elsewhere on our website, know that a helpful representative is only a phone call away.

All data is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate by the RLS or Douglas Elliman. See Terms of Service for additional restrictions.

All information regarding a property for sale, rental, taxes or financing is from sources deemed reliable. No representation is made as to the accuracy thereof, and such information is subject to errors, omission, change of price, rental, commission, prior sale, lease or financing, or withdrawal without notice. All square footage and dimensions are approximate. Exact dimensions can be obtained by retaining the services of a professional architect or engineer.

The number of bedrooms listed above is not a legal conclusion. Each person should consult with his/her own attorney, architect or zoning expert to make a determination as to the number of rooms in the unit that may be legally used as a bedroom.

© 2014. Douglas Elliman Real Estate. All material presented herein is intended for information purposes only. While, this information is believed to be correct, it is represented subject to errors, omissions, changes or withdrawal without notice. All property information, including, but not limited to square footage, room count, number of bedrooms and the school district in property listings are deemed reliable, but should be verified by your own attorney, architect or zoning expert. Equal Housing Opportunity.