Don’t discount Long Island simply as a suburb of New York City. Sure, we all love a day in the city but there’s so much more to Long Island than it’s proximity to the Big Apple. That’s a great perk, but all without leaving Long Island you can find amazing history, unbeatable options when it comes to food, and a culture all its own.

Maybe you’ve spent some time here yourself, and you might not have considered it previously, but having a second home here might be one of the best decisions you can make throughout your life. Not sure how that could be? Buckle up because you’ll be looking at Long Island houses for sale before you’re even done reading here.

There’s a Culture All Its Own

Don’t think this is only a place where people put their heads down for the night after a full day in the city, just to do it all over again the next day. Yeah, maybe there are those who do that but you’ll end up feeling bad for them once you learn all they are missing out on in their immediate back yards. 

Unless you have your own place on Long Island, you might not get to know it as well as you deserve either. From the beaches and the arboretum, to the wineries, there seems to be an endless amount of culture to experience without even thinking about the city itself.

If that interests you at all, you are sure to have a rough time seeing each sight without spending all your weekends there. And if you are doing that, which you probably should be, it might be wise to stop frequenting Airbnbs and get your own second home. 

A Great Passive Income

Speaking of Airbnbs, why be the player when you can be the casino? You’ll really want to spend as much time on Long Island as possible, but it’s understandable if you aren’t going to be able to make it on some weekends. When something else comes up, why not make a little money from having someone stay in your vacation home when you aren’t around? 

Even if they are just looking to spend their time in NYC and don’t mind missing out on everything amazing on Long Island, money is money for you. 

The City Will Be There When You Need It

It can’t be stated how amazing life itself is on Long Island, so please don’t feel like you need to get into the city for a good time, but there’s nothing wrong with doing that every once in a while. Maybe you work remotely at an NYC based company and for the occasional in-person meeting, you’ll be able to get in and out in a flash and right back at your second home. 

Also, it’ll be great for when you’re craving the certain kind of entertainment you can only find in New York City. From Broadway to a concert at any of the amazing venues or arenas throughout the city, you will be right there and back before you know it.

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