Copiague is a coastal hamlet on Long Island, where residents may enjoy plenty of quiet, open space while also having access to large metropolitan cities in the surrounding area.
Climate and Geography
Long Island lies in a transition zone between a humid subtropical and humid continental climate. As a result Copiague’s climate varies greatly throughout the year, though typically summers are hot and humid while winters are cold with mixed precipitation. Residents can expect an average of 45 inches of rain, 23 inches of snow, and about 209 sunny days per year.
The hamlet is situated within the town of Babylon, along the coast of Great South Bay which lies to the south. The area is mostly rural and the southern portion of Copiague is divided into three peninsulas: Amity Harbor, Copiague Harbor, and American Venice.
Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment
Some of the top things to do in Copiague include visiting Tanner Park, Copiague Beach, Indian Island and Venetian Shores Beach. Though Copiague is not famous for any tourist attractions, residents have access to great entertainment in neighboring cities. Copiague is conveniently located near Long Island, The Hamptons, and New York City.
Cost of Living & Taxes
The cost of living in Copiague is lower than the state average but still higher than the national average.
The effective income tax rate in New York is 5.03 percent for single filers and 6.33 percent for joint filers. Most forms of retirement income are exempt from income tax, including Social Security benefits, railroad retirement benefits, and federal, state, and local government pensions. The state also offers various reductions to homeowners who are 65+ and meet income requirements. There is also the Enhanced STAR program, which provides property tax reductions for qualifying seniors.
Copiague residents have access to many high performing and high ranking health care facilities. Hospitals with high performance recognition in a wide array of procedures and conditions include St. Joseph Hospital-Bethpage, Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, Plainview Hospital, Southside Hospital, Glen Cove Hospital, St. John’s Episcopal Hospital-South Shore, Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Long Island Community Hospital, and New York Presbyterian Queens.
Nationally ranked hospitals include South Nassau Communities Hospital, NYU Winthrop Hospital, Huntington Hospital, St. Francis Hospital, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, North Shore University Hospital, and Stony Brook University Hospital. These great health care facilities may be in neighboring towns but are all within a 25-mile radius.