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Old 12-01-2011, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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I_Love_LI_but:
- What's considered a high income tax? eg 28% and up?

- Would 700k buy 1800 square foot?

- You have a good point. Walkable to LIRR would be rather noisy. Do people usually drive to LIRR and park?

- If I want bigger and better bang for my buck, which area would you recommend? I would still like to have a 1hr or less commute.

Jshlee. Thanks I will check out Port washington. Would you consider it about an hr commuting to the city?
-- I am not talking about Federal Income Taxes, but Local ones. If you live in NYC you have a local income tax. If you live on Long Island (Nassau and Suffolk counties) you do not have a local income tax. However, be warned, that the property taxes on homes are much higher on Long Island than in NYC. Property taxes on LI will add a significant amount of money to your monthly outlay (above and beyond a mortgage) when purchasing a home that you have to take into account when deciding what you can afford.

-- For some reason realtors never disclose (or even measure?) the square footage of homes for sale in this area. I don't know why, as it is common everywhere else.

-- Most people drive to and park at LIRR stations.

-- Since you seem to want north shore and a short commute, I'd second Port Washington. There are some areas that are not that great compared to the rest of PW but nothing horrible. Once you start looking and find a house you like, just ask on here about the specific area the house is located in.
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Old 12-01-2011, 04:34 PM
 
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Bayside and Great Neck are only a few miles apart in distance but they are worlds apart in everything else.

In Bayside, your child would be attending NYC public schools unless you choose a private school. The elementary schools in Bayside are considered to be some of the best NYC BOE schools in the city. Great Neck schools are considered to be some of the best in the nation. If you reside in Bayside, once your child reaches HS age, you must apply to NYC high schools any where in the city and the process can be daunting, let alone where your child may end up may not make you very happy. Also, Great Neck is home of the current SAT scandal and offers pre-kindergarten through the district at a nominal cost.
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Old 12-01-2011, 05:30 PM
 
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Bayside and Great Neck are only a few miles apart in distance but they are worlds apart in everything else.

In Bayside, your child would be attending NYC public schools unless you choose a private school. The elementary schools in Bayside are considered to be some of the best NYC BOE schools in the city. Great Neck schools are considered to be some of the best in the nation. If you reside in Bayside, once your child reaches HS age, you must apply to NYC high schools any where in the city and the process can be daunting, let alone where your child may end up may not make you very happy. Also, Great Neck is home of the current SAT scandal and offers pre-kindergarten through the district at a nominal cost.
NYC also has technical high schools, and the local schools in Bayside (you get priority when you apply to them over people who live outside the zoned area) are also pretty good. I think both Bayside HS and Cardozo HS have good reputations.

I believe is in District 26, which is considered the best district in the city.
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Old 12-01-2011, 11:12 PM
 
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NYC also has technical high schools, and the local schools in Bayside (you get priority when you apply to them over people who live outside the zoned area) are also pretty good. I think both Bayside HS and Cardozo HS have good reputations.

I believe is in District 26, which is considered the best district in the city.
Not any more.

Have you ever been in an elementary school in District 26? Have you ever been in an elementary school in GNUFSD? There is a huge difference.
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Old 12-03-2011, 08:38 PM
 
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What's the average property tax in Bayside and Great Neck?
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Old 12-03-2011, 10:22 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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What's the average property tax in Bayside and Great Neck?
In your price range (without looking at size), in Bayside between $5K-$6K, in Great Neck, depending on which part of GN, between $8K-12K. That's based on what's currently available. Think twice as much in Great Neck as in Bayside.
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Old 12-04-2011, 09:23 AM
 
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What's the average property tax in Bayside and Great Neck?
That question would be better phrased as "What's the average property tax + income tax in Bayside and Great Neck?"
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Old 12-04-2011, 10:09 AM
 
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I always thought Bayside would be considered Long Island. It doesn't matter to me if it's not Long Island. =)
I love Bayside/Douglaston if you got the coin.

I prefer it to most of Western Nassau.


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Old 12-05-2011, 01:19 PM
 
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What you also need to consider is that although Bayside is a nice area, it's still part of the NYC Department of Education, which means that you would have to deal with middle and high school application process which is tedious and bureaucracy-ridden in addition to the fact that kids have to get high grades on specialized exams to get in. So, moving to a town in Long Island with a strong school system alleviates this problem because once you are a town resident, you attend town schools without an additional headache.
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Old 12-05-2011, 01:29 PM
 
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So, moving to a town in Long Island with a strong school system alleviates this problem because once you are a town resident, you attend town schools without an additional headache.
Bear in mind that many villages and hamlets are in two or more school districts, so the school district may well depend on in which part of a village or hamlet a property is located.
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