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Oakdale Real Estate

The hamlet of Oakdale is in the Suffolk County town of Islip on Long Island's South Shore. In addition to occupying a prime spot on Nicoll Bay just off Great South Bay, Oakdale is nestled between two great swaths of wooded parkland: Connetquot State Park is on the northern border and the 1,600-acre Heckscher State park lies just to the south.

Oakdale was the site of several of the celebrated grand mansions built during Long Island's Gilded Age, when the South Shore's own Gold Coast was the country escape of choice for wealthy individuals like William K. Vanderbilt and Frederick G. Bourne, president of the Singer Sewing Machine Company. These scions of New York wealth and business barons came to hunt and fish, and when the railroad reached the area in 1866 they began building their lavish estates in the deep woods along Great South Bay.

The most notable of these was Idle Hour, a 900-acre estate on the Connetquot River built by the aforementioned Vanderbilt. The estate is now the home of Dowling College whose Oakdale main campus boasts more than 6,500 full-time and part-time undergraduate and graduate students. Today, homes in Oakdale range from single-family houses to condos, co-ops and senior communities like the popular Greenview Commons.

There are several unique and well-regarded dining spots locally and in neighboring Islip towns. Every October, the town holds a week-long oyster festival.

Oakdale is understandably popular for its many acres of woods, parks and beaches. Bayard Cutting Arboretum State Park includes in its collection many regionally important tree species and wildlife. Neighboring Connetquot River State Park Preserve provides a wooded paradise on 3,473 acres of land and water. Nearby, the 1,600-acre Heckscher State Park on the shore of the Great South Bay offers a perfect backdrop for outdoor activities. The beaches of Fire Island and the Atlantic Ocean lie just to the south.

Heckscher State Parkway lies just to the west of Oakdale, and Sunrise Highway runs along the hamlet's northern border; it takes about one hour and 20 minutes to reach Penn Station in Manhattan from the Oakdale station on the Montauk branch of the Long Island Rail Road. The nearest airport is Long Island MacArthur Airport.

 

 

 

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