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Suffolk County is made up of a whopping 51 cities and has a population of more than a million people. Fire Island is a long, thin island that is parallel to the mainland of Long Island. Living on Fire Island is like being on vacation 365 days per year. It has beautiful beach homes and you can see the ocean from just about anywhere. If you can get past the fear that comes with the word Amityville then Amityville, New York is a fantastic place to live. It's a small town with less than 10 thousand people. It has charm and the beach life all in one beautiful package. If you'd rather live in a larger city, Oyster Bay might be more your style. It has a population of more than 300,000 people and takes up a large area on Long Island. It was named after Dutch voyagers in 1639 who stopped in the area and found fine oysters. The town is also part of the "Gold Coast" that F Scott Fitzgerald used as his setting in The Great Gatsby.

Suffolk County is a beautiful suburban area that's located on Long Island. The majority of the island, including the outlying islands past Montauk, are all part of the county. Long Island is known to have a high price tag, but the location is worth every penny. No matter where you live, you're close to the beach. Not every home on Long Island is expensive. While towns like Montauk are full of wealthy tourists like the Hamptons, other towns have large homes for an affordable price. You can find 2-5 bedroom homes between $200 thousand and $500 thousand.
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