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Old 10-25-2012, 07:29 PM
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Hi, I am thinking of moving out from NYC to a suburban area for my future family due to less crowded school and better school district. I know both Tenafly and Manhasset have good schools. Can anyone please help me list out the pros and cons between these 2 areas for living (environment, taxes, commute to NYC, schools, etc.). Thank you very much!
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:54 PM
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I'm pretty familiar with both areas and they're kind of a wash in terms of head to head comparison by numbers. In terms of quality of life I would give the edge to Tenafly as I feel Bergen County has a gentler, less frenetic pace versus Nassau County... which in the end to me is more appealing when starting/raising a family. Good luck!
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Old 10-26-2012, 06:03 AM
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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I agree with Kyle. I have a really sweet friend who grew up in Bergen County and was original born in Manhattan. The people there are relatively nice.
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Old 10-26-2012, 02:33 PM
Location: New York metropolitan area
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Tenafly, NJ by a mile

Better public schools, very low crime, better skyline view, located in Bergen County with amazing blue laws, overall wealthy town.
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Old 12-28-2014, 11:24 PM
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manhasset is NY. You have the hamptons on one side queens The urban suburb on the other. tenafly is in New Jersey.

Lirr better compared to NJ transit.
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Old 12-28-2014, 11:46 PM
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Both are very nice, but I would go with Manhasset.

Better schools, more walkable, nicer downtown, and better public transit connections to Manhattan. LIRR>NJT

But Tenafly is a great choice too. You can't go wrong with either.

Manhasset will probably be more expensive, or at the least, you will get a bit less for your money. It's a tad more desirable, and probably holds value a bit better.

Tenafly is more diverse, with a big Korean population, I think. Manhasset was traditionally WASP and Catholic whites, but has some diversity nowadays. Both have a Jewish population (though not huge for NYC area standards).

Manhasset homes will be older, with more charm and character. Tenafly homes will be newer and more modern.
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Old 12-29-2014, 11:06 AM
Location: On the Great South Bay
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This thread is from 2012 so I am sure the OP made up his or her mind a long time ago!

For Manhasset, on Long Island, I will say this. Manhasset appeals to wealthy people who want to be close to New York City but who want to live in the suburbs. The whole area up there is nice. Not just Manhasset but the surrounding communities are all filled with beautiful homes. This area also has the "Miracle Mile", one of Long Island's most upscale shopping areas. Finally the whole area is very hilly and well forested.

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