Long Island: Bohemia


Bohemia is a hamlet and census-designated place located in Suffolk County, Long Island, New York. It is within the Town of Islip. As of the 2010 census, there were 10,180 people, 3,524 households and 2,643 families residing in the CDP. The median income for a household in the CDP was $97,606 and the median income for a family was $105,611. Males had a median income of $64,118 and $55,102 for females. The latitude of Bohemia is 40.769N. The longitude is -73.115W. It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 66 feet.

On March 5 1855, the area was founded and named Bohemia because it was settled by Slavic immigrants from a mountainous village near Kadam in the Eastern European province of Bohemia

On March 5 1855, the area was founded and named Bohemia because it was settled by Slavic immigrants from a mountainous village near Kadam in the Eastern European province of Bohemia. The founders were John Vavra, John Kratchovil, Joseph Koula, and their wives. Joseph Koula was a cabinet maker and built a house for each pair and part of one home still exists.

The Bohemia community was named for a region in the Czech Republic. The former and merged names include New Tabor. In 1869, many establishments were constructed including a one-room schoolhouse. Cigar making was Bohemia’s first industry. The business continued until about 1930 when machine-made cigars in New York City substituted most made by hand.

Bohemian residents ancestries comprises of Italian, Irish, German, Polish, and English. The Connetquot School District is the main school district in the town which provides good education and helps to promote mental, physical, and social well being for the children of the community. The district has seven elementary schools, grades K-5; one alternative preschool; two middle schools, grades 6-8; and one senior high school, grades 9-12.

The Connetquot Public Library also helps children in Bohemia by providing access to educational, professional, and recreational materials in a variety of formats along with cultural and intellectual programming. It has a total of 189,416 books and is operated by municipal government.

The district has seven elementary schools, grades K-5; one alternative preschool; two middle schools, grades 6-8; and one senior high school, grades 9-12.

The La Quinta Inn & Suites is one of the convenient hotels in the area with affordable rates. Fishing or camping at a nearby lake or park is just one of the areas outdoor things to do and don’t forget to take a short day trip through Bohemia’s scenic countryside. The Bohemia Track Club is the largest and most active running club in the area. The goal is only to promote self-confidence within you to be involved with running in both recreational and competitive way. House styles feature mostly capes, ranches, and colonials with a price range normally starts at $300,000 to $900,000 respectively. Long Island’s Macarthur Airport is not far from Bohemia.

La Quinta Inn & Suites (Bohemia)Bohemia Historical SocietyConnetquot School District



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