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nywebchic
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need rec for places to live

dh works in nyc so we are looking for places to live that is commuteable to
nyc..but it is so difficult to find something affordable..
good schools ( when we have kids), want small town feel...able to walk to town, etc.

any suggestions ?

Posted 8/20/06 2:00 PM
 
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LaPetiteSirène
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Re: need rec for places to live

Babylon is a great town for commuters. The village is adorable.

Posted 8/20/06 3:42 PM
 

Melbernai
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Re: need rec for places to live

Also Levittown is great -- parks everywhere and a lot of younger couples with families are moving in...the houses are relatively affordable and it's accessable to all major highways plus Wantagh/Hicksville train lines.

Posted 8/20/06 5:15 PM
 

lucyloo
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Re: need rec for places to live

Lindenhurst

Posted 8/20/06 5:56 PM
 

Tah-wee-ZAH
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Re: need rec for places to live

I would start with the LIRR routes and time table and then work by process of elimination from there.

Posted 8/20/06 7:09 PM
 

nyteacher13
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Re: need rec for places to live

Merrick is very pretty, but a little expensive. You can buy cute (or enormous) homes close to the train station.

Posted 8/20/06 7:43 PM
 

nyteacher13
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Re: need rec for places to live

PS... The Bellmore-Merrick SD is one of the best districts in the nation! FYI for the future if/when you have kiddies.

Posted 8/20/06 7:45 PM
 

Cookiegobbler
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Re: need rec for places to live

How about Rockville Center? Short train ride, excellent schools!

Posted 8/20/06 8:02 PM
 

MommaG
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Re: need rec for places to live

Posted by CestMoi

Babylon is a great town for commuters. The village is adorable.




I was going to say the same thing - Babylon has the express train to NYC.

Posted 8/20/06 10:11 PM
 

Jackie24
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Re: need rec for places to live

bayside or whitestone queens still have great school districts and a twenty minute lirr ride!

Posted 8/20/06 11:10 PM
 

Candygrl776
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Re: need rec for places to live

Posted by Cookiegobbler

How about Rockville Center? Short train ride, excellent schools!


I was going to say Rockville Centre as well. I hear about a lot of commuters living there. Good luck with your search!

Posted 8/20/06 11:39 PM
 

CaseyGirl
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Re: need rec for places to live

If you are open to NJ, I can suggest a few towns....Chat Icon

Posted 8/20/06 11:44 PM
 

Blu-ize
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Re: need rec for places to live

We live in Bethpage and I commute. It's about 50 minutes on the RR and you have the option of using the Bethpage train station or the Hicksville train station. Your parking permit will actually be valid in all Town of Oyster Bay lots.

We were also looking for a good commute and at first we looked in Bellmore, Merrick, Wantagh area but eventually found a home in Bethpage we loved. The schools are excellent and the prices of homes vary from different parts. I love that it's centrally located on LI..

Posted 8/21/06 8:55 AM
 

MrsPorkChop
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Re: need rec for places to live

stamford CT
low taxes
small town feel but a city as well
42 minute express train to grand central

Posted 8/21/06 12:09 PM
 

MrsS2005
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Re: need rec for places to live

Posted by Candygrl776

Posted by Cookiegobbler

How about Rockville Center? Short train ride, excellent schools!


I was going to say Rockville Centre as well. I hear about a lot of commuters living there. Good luck with your search!


RVC is great (I grew up there) and the commute is fairly short (less than 40 minutes), but it's pretty $$$.

Posted 8/21/06 12:37 PM
 

SweetTooth
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Re: need rec for places to live

really ,it depends on how far you are willing to commute. Both DH and I work in the city, but we are looking further east in suffolk county- like the patchogue/medford area, because you can get more house for your money than you can in nassau or western suffolk. We decided having more house was more important to us than a shorter commute.

Posted 8/21/06 1:43 PM
 

yankinmanc
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Re: need rec for places to live

Posted by nyteacher13

PS... The Bellmore-Merrick SD is one of the best districts in the nation! FYI for the future if/when you have kiddies.



Hey, I went to school in that district...no wonder I am so bloody smart!! Hooray for me!

Posted 8/21/06 2:20 PM
 

AimeeE2006
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Re: need rec for places to live

Posted by racheeeee

Posted by nyteacher13

PS... The Bellmore-Merrick SD is one of the best districts in the nation! FYI for the future if/when you have kiddies.



Hey, I went to school in that district...no wonder I am so bloody smart!! Hooray for me!



Which school did you go to? I went to Mepham...class of 95.

Posted 8/21/06 2:46 PM
 

Blu-ize
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Re: need rec for places to live

Posted by AimeeE2006

Posted by racheeeee

Posted by nyteacher13

PS... The Bellmore-Merrick SD is one of the best districts in the nation! FYI for the future if/when you have kiddies.



Hey, I went to school in that district...no wonder I am so bloody smart!! Hooray for me!



Which school did you go to? I went to Mepham...class of 95.



I went to Mepham too..class of 85! Hey I'm old what can I say?

Posted 8/21/06 2:54 PM
 

beautyq115
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Re: need rec for places to live

Mineola...its very centrally located and it has a train station and is close to all major highways

Posted 8/21/06 9:29 PM
 

LadyPrincess
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Re: need rec for places to live

glad to see this thread Chat Icon

Posted 8/21/06 10:00 PM
 

BikerGrl
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Re: need rec for places to live

Any place on the south shore of LI because the Babylon Branch of the LIRR is pretty good! Babylon, Massapequa, Massapequa Park.....you can definately find something affordable!

Posted 8/22/06 7:44 AM
 

schnapy
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Re: need rec for places to live

Valley Stream, East Rockaway, Lynbrook, 5 towns all have a great commute to the city

Posted 8/22/06 8:28 AM
 

Kissy331
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Re: need rec for places to live

We live in Wantagh & DH commutes to NYC & NJ!!!! He drives in though!

Also, Seaford, Massapequa, Merrick, Bellmore

Posted 8/22/06 8:34 AM
 

usuk2004
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Re: need rec for places to live

Not sure about the schools and how close in you want to be...but what about Floral Park?

Posted 8/22/06 9:44 AM
 
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