An oasis in the hustle and bustle of Suffolk county, Holbrook is characterized by quiet suburbs and friendly residents. The unique name comes from a stream that was called either "Old Brook" or "Hollow Brook", depending on the retelling. Holbrook is a short drive from attractions such as miniature golf courses, ecology centers, and entertainment parks; the central location is an ideal home base for families who enjoy a bit of adventure.
One of the most popular thrillers near Holbrook is Escape the Room Game Long Island in the neighboring town of Ronkonkoma. Those who prefer a more sedate pace will adore the animals at the Wildlife and Ecology Center in Holtsville. Family friendly activities include arcades, go karts, trampoline parks, and bowling alleys.
The Sachem Central School District provides four public primary and secondary schools in Holbrook, all of which are above state average. Nokomis School (K-12) and Grundy Avenue School (K-5) both have very high test scores in mathematics and literacy, with student/teacher ratios of 15:1. Seneca Middle School boasts 12 students to each teacher and an impressive variety of extra circulars.
The 2010 census puts the population of Holbrook at 27,195 individuals sharing 7.2 square miles of land - remarkably below the average population density on Long Island. According to zillow.com, Holbrook's residents enjoy a median housing price of $361,400, with the expectation of a 4.4% increase in value in the next 12 months. The median rental price is approximately $1,777 a month.
Suffolk County Transit services the whole of Holbrook with public transportation, while Long Island MacArthur Airport provides for all air travelers. Drivers have ample access to the Long Island Expressway (I-495) and the Suffolk County Veterans Highway (NY 454).
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