An Expat Talks about Living in
Smithtown, New York
What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?
What activities, clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others?
St. Patrick's Church
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In terms of religious, racial, economic and cultural diversity, are the people of this city or town diverse? Are they accepting of differences? Describe.
In Smithtown there is not much diversity - it is also one of the most white towns in New York State. Many people are Italian, Irish or Jewish. It is not a town that is all that accepting of diversity. They have had a few racial incidents
What are the main industries in this city? What types of career opportunities commonly exist? How do most people find new jobs?
No industry in Smithtown - Long Island is draw for living there.
In general, what are peoples' priorities in this city? For example, do lives revolve around work, family, socializing, sports, etc.?
Family oriented Low divorce rate - the lowest in all of New York State.
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If a friend of yours was thinking of moving to this city or town from far away, what other advice would you give them.
If you are going to live in Smithtown the commute to NYC is killer. Try to work on Long Island.
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