Ronkonkoma (/rɒnˈkɒŋkəmə/ ron-KONG-kə-mə) is a hamlet on Long Island in the Town of Islip, New York, United States. The hamlet is adjacent to Nenconset to the north, Lake Ronkonkoma to the northeast, Holtsville to the east, Bohemia to the south, Central Islip to the west and Islandia to the northwest. It has a total area of 8.1 square miles (21.1 km2). About 4.07% or 0.35 square miles (0.9 km2), is covered by water
Smaller neighborhoods within Ronkonkoma:
Lake Hills is north of the Long Island Expressway and south of Long Island Motor Parkway, roughly bounded by Rosevale Avenue to the east and Terry Road to the west.
Lakeland is south of the Long Island Expressway and north of Veterans Memorial Hwy, bounded on the west by Lakeland County Park and Connetquot River State Park and on the east by Ronkonkoma Ave and Lakeland Ave
Veterans Memorial Highway defines the south boundary and runs past the commercial area. Long Island Expressway is another main commercial road serving the hamlet west-east, running side by side along Express Drive North and Express Drive South. Ocean Avenue is the main road traversing north-south, it splits into Lakeland Avenue heading southeast.
Ronkonkoma is home to Long Island MacArthur Airport. It is also home to Lake Ronkonkoma naturally forming as a border to the northeast. It is surrounded by other landmarks and parks including Lake Ronkonkoma County Park, Windows On The Lake, Lake Ronkonkoma Recreation Center, Lt. Michael P. Murphy Memorial Park and Beach Club Estate. Nearby is The Ronkonkoma Gingerbread House on 135 North Huron Street.
Ronkonkoma has been the end of electrification along the Long Island Rail Road’s Main Line. The track between Hicksville and Ronkonkoma is known as the Ronkonkoma Branch. Ronkonkoma is also home to Long Island MacArthur Airport (sometimes referred to simply as Islip Airport), which is owned and operated by the Town of Islip. The New York Air Route Traffic Control Center is located in Ronkonkoma. Lake Ronkonkoma Recreation Center in 299 Rosevale Ave and Lt. Michael P. Murphy Memorial Park in Lake Shore Rd is within the northern border of Ronkonkoma and sits right on the shores of Lake Ronkonkoma. About just over 1 mile from Lake Ronkonkoma, The Ronkonkoma Gingerbread House is at 135 N Huron St.
Ronkonkoma Coordinates: 40°48′50″N 73°7′42″W
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