Introduction to St. James, New York

St. James, New York, in Suffolk county, is 8 miles NE of Brentwood, New York and 44 miles E of New York, New York. The town is located in the Nassau- Suffolk metropolitan area.

St. James History

St. James is an unincorporated community in the Town of Smithtown, which was first settled in by Europeans in 1665. The area was originally inhabited by Native Americans. Smithtown includes around 3 incorporated villages and over 6 unincorporated hamlets. St. James became a popular vacation spot in the early 20th century. It is home to the St. James General Store, which is the oldest general store in the nation. The store continues to operate to this day.

St. James and nearby Attractions

  • Long Island Museum
  • Sunken Meadow State Park
  • Northport Historical Museum
  • Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Park
  • Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge
  • Atlantis Marine World Aquarium

Things To Do In St. James

The Northport Historical Museum, Heckscher Museum of Art, American Airpower Museum, Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum and the Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society Museum are ideal places to learn more about the local history of the area. The Atlantis Marine World Aquarium and the Wildlife and Ecology Center at Holtsville are also popular local spots.

St. James Transportation

Air transportation is available from Long Island Mac Arthur Airport.

St. James Higher Education

Suffolk County Community College- Ammerman Campus, Saint Joseph's College- Suffolk Campus and Dowling College offer facilities for higher education.

St James Almanac

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St James Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance6.2 miles
Jan Temp23 to 39 F
Apr Temp40 to 58 F
Jul Temp66 to 83 F
Oct Temp45 to 64 F
Annual Precip46.5 inches
Distance9.9 miles
Jan Temp22 to 39 F
Apr Temp39 to 59 F
Jul Temp64 to 83 F
Oct Temp45 to 64 F
Annual Precip50.2 inches
Distance19.9 miles
Jan Temp23 to 37 F
Apr Temp41 to 57 F
Jul Temp66 to 82 F
Oct Temp46 to 63 F
Annual Precip44.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Head of the Harbor1,463$208,333
Lake Grove11,130$126,488
Stony Brook12,641$151,556

St James Public Schools

Mills Pond Elementary School
246 Moriches Rd
ZIP: 11780
(631) 382-4305
Total Enrollment 467
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