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Saltaire is a village on Fire Island in the southern part of the Town of Islip in Suffolk County, New York, United States. The year-round population was 37 at the 2010 census, which, as a summer beach community, increases many times over in the summer.
Saltaire was founded in 1910 and incorporated in 1917.
The village was heavily damaged and six residents killed in the Hurricane of 1938.
In early 2009 the village underwent a beach restoration project.
The village sustained damage by Hurricane Sandy in 2012.
An individual has three ways to get to the community (and the island in general). One could ride the Fire Island Ferries, arrive by private boat or travel by car (restricted). Use of the ferries is by far the most popular means of getting to Saltaire. It is also possible to reach Saltaire by foot or bicycle from other Fire Island communities, by one of the inland walks or on the beach.
The village is located on the western part of Fire Island between the Great South Bay and the Atlantic Ocean and between the hamlets of Kismet (to the west) and Fair Harbor (to the east).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.27 square miles (0.7 km2), of which 0.23 square miles (0.6 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2), or 18.04%, is water. Among other things, Saltaire is known for its great softball league in the summer. The village encompasses the widest portion of Fire Island at approximately 0.5 miles (0.80 km).