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Old 06-19-2010, 06:21 PM
 
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Hi...I'm interested in some insight on what this area is like: it's West Babylon, south of the Southern State, between Little East Neck and Belmont (Montgomery, Amsterdam, Lexington etc). We saw some nice houses there but were surprised to hear that they were in the North Babylon school district even though they were in West Babylon. So...in general what is this area like (safe? good quality of life? good place to raise family? etc)...AND more important what are the North Babylon schools like...I was under the impression that West Babylon schools were more highly ranked. How do they compare? Thanks!
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Old 06-20-2010, 08:37 AM
 
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I live close to that area.

That area is fine. It's a nice middle class area; you shouldn't have any concerns.

The only thing you should keep in mind is that that part of Belmont Avenue doesn't have any stores, so if the house you are considering is closer to Belmont than to Little East Neck Rd then you may have a long long walk!

Belmont Lake State Park is right across the parkway and there is a trail that goes all the way down to Babylon (around Argyle Park).

I graduated from North Babylon High School a few years ago. It's a good school, I really had no complaints. It is DEFINITELY not as bad as the media made it out to be with the Girl Fights and those constant Bomb Threats. Most of the teachers are good, many also live in North Babylon School District so they are more likely to care more about the students.
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:37 PM
 
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I'm looking to buy a home in West Babylon between Mt and Belmont Ave, what type of area is it in general?
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:29 PM
 
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I'm looking to buy a home in West Babylon between Mt and Belmont Ave, what type of area is it in general?
i used to live there (governor st area). its a middle class area

the area btwn mount ave and belmont ave is pretty quiet. overall we liked it. i like how it was near the park since i am a very active person. every now and then i used to jog at night and i've never felt unsafe or bothered at all. the whole neighborhood north of the parkway&west of the park is pretty diverse but i dont know what the official numbers are, i think blacks are the biggest group. (South of the parkway is almost all white/italian.)

this has nothing to do with the area in question but last summer there were some issues on a few of the blocks near Straight Path but i believe the person responsible was caught and brought to justice. but that has nothing to do with the area ur wondering about anyways so theres no point in even bringing that up anyways

on the other hand, you do have to drive far to get to most stores which is a bit annoying.

the schools have mixed reviews, most consider it okay, its zoned for N.Babylon SD. My sister and I are recent NB graduates who are doing well so the schools are good enough. lol, my grammar in this response is not testament to my ability at all.

good luck with your home search.

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Old 02-20-2013, 08:00 PM
 
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My daughter graduated from Belmont Elementary last year and is now in her first year at Robert Moses Middle. She is in accelerated classes and gets very good grades. I have no complaints about either school so far.
We live between Hubbard's Path and SS Pkwy East of Belmont Ave (about 14 years now) and have never had any type of problem in this particular neighborhood. There is a convenient group of stores off of Hubbard's Path with a new Best Yet Market, Café Gio, card store, bakery, liquor store (a little pricey but he accepts competitors coupons), Rite Aid, a few more that I can't think of at the moment. One thing that struck me when we moved here was that so many people, my husband included, grew up here, have parents still here and siblings and other family members that stayed in the area as well.
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:46 AM
 
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Hi...I'm interested in some insight on what this area is like: it's West Babylon, south of the Southern State, between Little East Neck and Belmont (Montgomery, Amsterdam, Lexington etc). We saw some nice houses there but were surprised to hear that they were in the North Babylon school district even though they were in West Babylon. So...in general what is this area like (safe? good quality of life? good place to raise family? etc)...AND more important what are the North Babylon schools like...I was under the impression that West Babylon schools were more highly ranked. How do they compare? Thanks!
I live on Outlook Ave right off Belmont Ave. We moved here from the city 7 years ago. We're happy. Was a bit of a culture shock for us when we first moved here as it is very quiet, especially in the winter months. Little East Neck Rd has a ton of stores most with an Italian theme to them.

My son will be attending Kindergarten in the Fall and yes, it is the North babylon school district. My area is zoned for William Deluca Elementary school.

Overall, we are very happy with the neighborhood.
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