Coram is a hamlet in New York, located on Long Island just west of the Hamptons. The area is perfect for active adults seeking to relocate somewhere quieter and more intimate while still being easily accessible to large metropolitan cities like New York City.
Climate and Geography
Long Island lies in a transitional climate zone with a mix of humid subtropical and humid continental climate patterns. Summers in this region are hot and humid, while winters are cold. Despite the tendency toward stormy weather, the region experiences an average amount of precipitation and sunny days throughout the year.
Extending into the Atlantic Ocean, Long Island is a part of the New York City metropolitan area, and is mostly made up of residential neighborhoods, though the island has a lot more nature and greenspace than the rest of the city. Coram is situated in the center of Long Island, about 50 miles east of the dense boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens, and about 40 miles west of the coastal resorts in the Hamptons area.
Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment
Some of Coram’s top attractions include Movieland Cinemas and Wood Kingdom. Other things to do in Coram include visiting the Davis Town Meeting House, a historical landmark, or exploring the Glacier Ridge Bike Trail, and Overton Preserve.
Residents can also visit the Atlantic beaches and recreation areas on Long Island, or they can take an easy day trip into New York City to enjoy all of the world-class amenities and attractions the city has to offer.
Cost of Living & Taxes
The cost of living in Coram is slightly higher than the state average and higher than the national average.
The effective income tax rate is 5.03 percent for single filers and 6.33 percent for joint filers. Retirement income, including Social Security benefits and railroad retirement benefits, as well as federal, state, local, and military pensions are all fully exempt.
Coram is near several high performing and high ranked hospitals such as Mather Hospital, Stony Brook University Hospital, Long Island Community Hospital, Southside Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, Huntington Hospital, Bridgeport Hospital, and St. Vincent’s Medical Center. These hospitals are all within 25 miles and have specialties in many procedures and conditions.