West Islip, NY


Highest Appreciating West Islip Neighborhoods Since 2000

West Islip, NY Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

West Islip Housing Market Information

With 28,439 people, 8,675 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $440,572, real estate costs in West Islip are among some of the highest in the nation, although house prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive New York communities.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in West Islip, accounting for 96.26% of the town's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in West Islip include duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 1.49%), row houses and other attached homes ( 1.46%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in West Islip. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 92.70% of West Islip's homes, and 77.09% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

At the end of World War II, American soldiers returned home triumphant and, with the help of the GI Bill, built homes by the millions on the edges of America's cities. These homes were predominantly capes and ranches, modest in size, but built to house a growing middle-class as the 20th century became the American century. West Islip's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 75.18% of the town's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in West Islip include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 17.91%) and housing constructed before 1939 ( 5.11%). There's also some housing in West Islip built between 2000 and later ( 1.81%).

West Islip Home Appreciation Rates

West Islip's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in West Islip during the period has been just -1.35%, which is lower than 80% of US communities.

NeighborhoodScout's data show that during the latest twelve months, West Islip's appreciation rate, at 4.96%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, West Islip's appreciation rate has been 0.66%, which annualizes to a rate of 2.68%.

Relative to New York, our data show that West Islip's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 70% of the other cities and towns in New York.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the town. Individual neighborhoods within West Islip differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in West Islip - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best West Islip real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,089,000 3.5
$817,001 - $1,089,000 3.9
$545,001 - $817,000 16.1
$436,001 - $545,000 30.7
$327,001 - $436,000 36.3
$218,001 - $327,000 7.1
$109,001 - $218,000 0.8
$55,001 - $109,000 0.7
$0 - $55,000 0.9

High for NY
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
7.71123872026251 20.9876543209877

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

West Islip Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q4 - 2017 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
62.50% 2.85% 6 8
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,889 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 92.70
Renters 7.30
Vacant 3.08

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 1.8
1970 - 1999 17.9
1940 - 1969 75.2
1939 or Older 5.1

Types of Homes

Single-Family 96.3
Townhomes 1.5
Small Apt. Buildings 1.5
Apt. Complexes 0.6
Mobile Homes 0.2
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 0.30
1 Bedroom 3.28
2 Bedrooms 6.92
3 Bedrooms 41.50
4 Bedrooms 35.58
5 or more bedrooms 12.41