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WannaBeAMom11
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Massapequa

Good, bad and ugly? We are trying to broaden our house hunting search possibly out of Suffolk. You can fm me if you want. I know nothing of the area.

Posted 1/30/16 9:07 PM
 
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Re: Massapequa

I live in Massapequa and I love it here. I also love Massapequa Park. So many nice restaurants and parks. I've personally have had nothing but a great experience so far with the schools. There's a big thing going on now where they are trying to move 6th grade to the middle school (it's currently in the elementary schools). Lots of parents are unhappy about this move and feel the administration isn't listening. Supposedly a final decision has not been made yet. Taxes can be pricey (I guess that's all of LI though), especially near the water. There's lots of different areas here, some more expensive than others. Let me know if you have any specific questions.

Posted 1/30/16 9:18 PM
 

Hofstra26
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Re: Massapequa

I grew up in North Massapequa, Plainedge Schools. I loved growing up there. Great school district which is on the smaller side which I really liked. It's a nice family friendly neighborhood and a great place to live!

Message edited 1/30/2016 9:31:11 PM.

Posted 1/30/16 9:30 PM
 

beanie571
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Massapequa

I live in Masapequa Park and love it! You really can't go wrong! Good schools, parks, restaurants....

Posted 1/30/16 9:54 PM
 

jellybean78
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Re: Massapequa

We just moved to Massapequa Park in April and absolutely love it!

Love our neighborhood, neighbors and proximity to everything.

Posted 1/30/16 10:18 PM
 

stephaniea
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Massapequa

borh my husband and I born and raised here. We love it!

Posted 1/30/16 11:36 PM
 

jessnbrian
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Massapequa

We live in the Massapequa Woods area and love it, the only reason we are leaving is to get farther west for DH's commute to Jersey every day. We have grown out of our house, which is why we are looking to move. If the commute wasn't an issue we would be buying something in our neighborhood.

Posted 1/31/16 1:53 AM
 

klingklang77
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Re: Massapequa

I grew up in Massapequa and I loved growing up there. The areas by the water are more expensive. Some areas flood more than others. My parents live in an area by the water, but it had never flooded in the 30+ years my parents have been there-- until Sandy. The flooding areas have changed and insurance companies know this. My parents were dropped and had to find a new insurance company. This is an island wide thing though

IIRC, Massapequa Park has to pay more taxes. The schools are good, but there is a drug problem.

Posted 1/31/16 3:38 AM
 

Mara1017
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Re: Massapequa

Posted by klingklang77


IIRC, Massapequa Park has to pay more taxes. The schools are good, but there is a drug problem.



There is a drug problem in every school on Long Island

Posted 1/31/16 6:00 AM
 

klingklang77
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Re: Massapequa

Posted by Mara1017

Posted by klingklang77


IIRC, Massapequa Park has to pay more taxes. The schools are good, but there is a drug problem.



There is a drug problem in every school on Long Island



Yes, I know that. But it's a bit more in Massapequa than other areas. The OP asked for the good, bad, and ugly. I answered that question.

Posted 1/31/16 6:57 AM
 

PhyllisNJoe
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Re: Massapequa

Massapequa is beautiful. It was definitely one of our top choices for towns but DH wasn't happy with the property sizes for the $$. So we moved to West Islip, which I absolutely love.

Posted 1/31/16 7:41 AM
 

Millie3
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Re: Massapequa

Posted by Mara1017

Posted by klingklang77


IIRC, Massapequa Park has to pay more taxes. The schools are good, but there is a drug problem.



There is a drug problem in every school on Long Island



Not exactly. Massapequa has an enormous drug problem that seems out of control at this point. People are finding needles in playgrounds, the train stations, and outside in the streets. The reputation for this is very well known right now.

We know many people moving from the city (including ourselves), that didn't consider the area for this reason.

Message edited 1/31/2016 8:07:12 AM.

Posted 1/31/16 8:05 AM
 

MrsS6510
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Re: Massapequa

I live in North Massapequa, but Farmingdale school district. We're very happy where we are. Quiet neighborhood, great neighbors, close to everything. We've been here for about 8 years now and have no complaints.

If you're looking in the area, just make sure you do your zoning research. Massapequa is divided out into 4 school districts - Massapequa, Plainedge, Farmingdale, and Amityville. So of course you'll want to know which one you're buying into.

Posted 1/31/16 8:38 AM
 

WannaBeAMom11
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Massapequa

Thanks everyone. Great to see all the positive feedback, will definitely add it to my msli notifications.

In respect to drugs it's in every school. The poorer districts are overrun with meth and the wealthier schools it's coke and heroine. It's a real epidemic.

Posted 1/31/16 8:41 AM
 

WannaBeAMom11
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Re: Massapequa

Posted by MrsS6510

I live in North Massapequa, but Farmingdale school district. We're very happy where we are. Quiet neighborhood, great neighbors, close to everything. We've been here for about 8 years now and have no complaints.

If you're looking in the area, just make sure you do your zoning research. Massapequa is divided out into 4 school districts - Massapequa, Plainedge, Farmingdale, and Amityville. So of course you'll want to know which one you're buying into.



How is Plainedge? That keeps popping up in my search.

Posted 1/31/16 8:42 AM
 

Hofstra26
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Re: Massapequa

Posted by WannaBeAMom11

Posted by MrsS6510

I live in North Massapequa, but Farmingdale school district. We're very happy where we are. Quiet neighborhood, great neighbors, close to everything. We've been here for about 8 years now and have no complaints.

If you're looking in the area, just make sure you do your zoning research. Massapequa is divided out into 4 school districts - Massapequa, Plainedge, Farmingdale, and Amityville. So of course you'll want to know which one you're buying into.



How is Plainedge? That keeps popping up in my search.



I'm a Plainedge graduate, I have friends who work in the district, and many friends who have kids currently in the district. It's a great school district!

Posted 1/31/16 9:19 AM
 

ready2go
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Re: Massapequa

Posted by PhyllisNJoe

Massapequa is beautiful. It was definitely one of our top choices for towns but DH wasn't happy with the property sizes for the $$. So we moved to West Islip, which I absolutely love.




Our exact story!

Posted 1/31/16 9:33 AM
 

PhyllisNJoe
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Re: Massapequa

Posted by ready2go

Posted by PhyllisNJoe

Massapequa is beautiful. It was definitely one of our top choices for towns but DH wasn't happy with the property sizes for the $$. So we moved to West Islip, which I absolutely love.




Our exact story!



Chat Icon
Hey neighbor ! Hehehe

Love w Islip

Are u in the FB groups?
The people of west Islip
is a good one

Posted 1/31/16 9:38 AM
 

MrsMango
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Massapequa

I was raised in Massapequa and my husband and I just bought a house here in May. We live in Massapequa Park (not the incorporated village). I have always loved living here and love the neighborhood. Our taxes are higher but the neighborhood is clean, friendly, lots of parks, nice restaurants, lots of nice events, and i had an excellent education. We look forward to raising our family here.

edited: spelling

Message edited 1/31/2016 10:07:05 AM.

Posted 1/31/16 10:06 AM
 

Mara1017
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Re: Massapequa

Posted by Millie3

Posted by Mara1017

Posted by klingklang77


IIRC, Massapequa Park has to pay more taxes. The schools are good, but there is a drug problem.



There is a drug problem in every school on Long Island



Not exactly. Massapequa has an enormous drug problem that seems out of control at this point. People are finding needles in playgrounds, the train stations, and outside in the streets. The reputation for this is very well known right now.

We know many people moving from the city (including ourselves), that didn't consider the area for this reason.



I represent school districts and therefore know many many many school districts that have HUGE drug problems.

Posted 1/31/16 9:14 PM
 

racheK
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Re: Massapequa

Posted by Hofstra26

Posted by WannaBeAMom11

Posted by MrsS6510

I live in North Massapequa, but Farmingdale school district. We're very happy where we are. Quiet neighborhood, great neighbors, close to everything. We've been here for about 8 years now and have no complaints.

If you're looking in the area, just make sure you do your zoning research. Massapequa is divided out into 4 school districts - Massapequa, Plainedge, Farmingdale, and Amityville. So of course you'll want to know which one you're buying into.



How is Plainedge? That keeps popping up in my search.



I'm a Plainedge graduate, I have friends who work in the district, and many friends who have kids currently in the district. It's a great school district!



I am also a Plainedge HS graduate. I'm not sure if this is a priority for you or not but only about 54% of my graduating class went to 4 year colleges (I actually remember being shocked at that percentage so I've always remembered it). There were also limited Honors and AP classes mostly because it's a smaller district and less demand. I took all AP and Honors classes though and had a good education for the most part.

Message edited 1/31/2016 9:44:27 PM.

Posted 1/31/16 9:43 PM
 

ready2go
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Re: Massapequa

Posted by PhyllisNJoe

Posted by ready2go

Posted by PhyllisNJoe

Massapequa is beautiful. It was definitely one of our top choices for towns but DH wasn't happy with the property sizes for the $$. So we moved to West Islip, which I absolutely love.




Our exact story!



Chat Icon
Hey neighbor ! Hehehe

Love w Islip

Are u in the FB groups?
The people of west Islip
is a good one



Hi Neighbor! I'm in the WI Moms group...very helpful.

Posted 1/31/16 9:50 PM
 

whyteach
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Re: Massapequa

Grew up in Massapequa Park. Live in Massapequa now. Could not imagine living anywhere else. Near everything. Family friendly. Plainedge school district. Cant say enough good things about our school district.......very happy! I do agree with another post. Massapequa is bordered by a number of school districts so definately look into that.

Posted 1/31/16 10:08 PM
 

haveaquestion
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Re: Massapequa

Posted by racheK

Posted by Hofstra26

Posted by WannaBeAMom11

Posted by MrsS6510

I live in North Massapequa, but Farmingdale school district. We're very happy where we are. Quiet neighborhood, great neighbors, close to everything. We've been here for about 8 years now and have no complaints.

If you're looking in the area, just make sure you do your zoning research. Massapequa is divided out into 4 school districts - Massapequa, Plainedge, Farmingdale, and Amityville. So of course you'll want to know which one you're buying into.



How is Plainedge? That keeps popping up in my search.



I'm a Plainedge graduate, I have friends who work in the district, and many friends who have kids currently in the district. It's a great school district!



I am also a Plainedge HS graduate. I'm not sure if this is a priority for you or not but only about 54% of my graduating class went to 4 year colleges (I actually remember being shocked at that percentage so I've always remembered it). There were also limited Honors and AP classes mostly because it's a smaller district and less demand. I took all AP and Honors classes though and had a good education for the most part.


do you remember how many went to 2 year schools? With the high cost of tuition a lot of people start at Nassau.

Posted 2/1/16 5:16 AM
 

LastLightGlow
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Re: Massapequa

Posted by racheK

Posted by Hofstra26

Posted by WannaBeAMom11

Posted by MrsS6510

I live in North Massapequa, but Farmingdale school district. We're very happy where we are. Quiet neighborhood, great neighbors, close to everything. We've been here for about 8 years now and have no complaints.

If you're looking in the area, just make sure you do your zoning research. Massapequa is divided out into 4 school districts - Massapequa, Plainedge, Farmingdale, and Amityville. So of course you'll want to know which one you're buying into.



How is Plainedge? That keeps popping up in my search.



I'm a Plainedge graduate, I have friends who work in the district, and many friends who have kids currently in the district. It's a great school district!



I am also a Plainedge HS graduate. I'm not sure if this is a priority for you or not but only about 54% of my graduating class went to 4 year colleges (I actually remember being shocked at that percentage so I've always remembered it). There were also limited Honors and AP classes mostly because it's a smaller district and less demand. I took all AP and Honors classes though and had a good education for the most part.



This is often a financial decision. I know many that went to 2 year colleges that transferred their third year to private and state schools and are very successful. I wish I had done the same.

Posted 2/1/16 7:35 AM
 
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