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Old 01-22-2012, 06:51 PM
 
Location: under the beautiful Carolina blue
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did the Cary market come back?

I was there about 8 years ago and everything was for sale real cheap
Cary's a big place. Probably depends on where you're talking about. My DH says that when people ask if Cary is right for them, or where's a good place to look for a house, they should be told how big it is (he grew up in a Garden City, which is pretty small).
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Old 01-22-2012, 07:05 PM
 
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Only $10k more?

You're totally ignoring that job opportunities are magnitudes greater than other metro areas.
Not necessarily. It depends on the field. Ask any recent journalism grad who comes to New York because it's the mecca of publishing. They come here thinking they'll just walk into Conde Nast because they have a degree and did an internship, and they end up waiting tables until they give up and move to a much smaller city or town where they can at least work on a local paper.
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Old 01-22-2012, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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Cary's a big place. Probably depends on where you're talking about. My DH says that when people ask if Cary is right for them, or where's a good place to look for a house, they should be told how big it is (he grew up in a Garden City, which is pretty small).
Just curious: what town on LI would you say it would be similar to?
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Old 01-22-2012, 08:45 PM
 
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I would say it's comparable to an entire Town, or part of a Town, ie Town of Huntington. Cary's population is about 100K.
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Old 01-22-2012, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Sound Beach
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Yeesh...other than water I can't think of anything.

We pay less here for auto insurance (but we moved from Utah where Geico wasn't available)...so that doesn't really count.
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Old 01-22-2012, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Massapequa Park
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I've seen no difference in the schools between where I live and where we moved from...if anything we've gotten way more one-on-one attention from the teachers down here even though they make way less money. No question I am getting way more for my money here.
Do you mean Garden City or Huntington? If you mean GC, I don't believe that for a second. No offense.

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How much would a house like this [~3,000 sq foot, brand new CH Colonial]
Massapequa Park, NY 11762 | MLS# 2458256 cost in NC or VA?


The build cost is higher, but not by that much. You're really paying the premium for the land. I have a hard time believing that you can get that for $200k or anywhere less than $400k (maybe even $500k). What is the land worth, $0? I wouldn't trust the builder if that were the case ($200k).
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That's a nice house Peq

Just to give you a gauge...The house I purchased was a couple of hundred grand less but it was over twice the size,3 more bedrooms, 3.5 more baths, 3 car garage, brick not vinyl and I think my lot is bigger than 60 x95.. I'm a little over a 1/2 acre.

That house down here could be bought for around 270-300k here
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I guess this house would be comparable. I don't care for the area, but this subdivision is highly-sought after. Houses go up to a million. Shows what I know!

1200 Croydon Glen Court, Cary, NC | Fonville Morisey Real Estate
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350 to 381K in my hood. It'll go up and down by location.
That Massapequa Park money will get you a 5485 square foot single family home has 5 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms in the hood next door.

In the 400K range I found one at the place next door.
6025 Collinstone Dr, Glen Allen, VA 23059 MLS# 1131669 - Zillow

We're talking the same top notch schools for all I checked.
That houses you guys listed are NOT new construction!
Youre listing houses 7 to 12 years old. I was specifically asking about new, like the one I posted. And not for nuthin', but I looked at the schools in both those districts. While it's tough to compare NY to VA/NC, they don't look all that great according to the report cards. And this is by NC / VA standards .
The whole year-round schooling must be a bummer, too. Do you have pre-K? Full day K? It seems like a crap shoot...what's with the "choosing" new schools annual program I saw? How is bus service there? How far are your kids bused every day?

Long Island Schools - Test scores, school programs - Newsday.com
Long Island Schools - Test scores, school programs - Newsday.com

http://www.ncreportcards.org/src/ser...11&pDataType=1

https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/report...choolName=7096

Especially for Special Ed kids. You might as well put a bullet in your head if your disabled in one of those schools. You have no chance. Everything else looks mediocre compared to LI, sorry.

BigMike, let's a see link to this $270k home like the Mass Park one.
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Old 01-23-2012, 12:19 AM
 
Location: Wallens Ridge
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Here's a few P'man some go from 80-110 sqf there are plenty more

Just compare my zip to Garden City Moving.com: Compare Two Cities

or to your Massapequa Moving.com: Compare Two Cities

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Old 01-23-2012, 04:56 AM
 
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"New York" Pizza is the only thing that you dont pay more for here, and for some reason you can get used F body cars (camaro, firebirds) for less money on LI than in other places as well...
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Old 01-23-2012, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Little Babylon
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That houses you guys listed are NOT new construction!
Youre listing houses 7 to 12 years old. I was specifically asking about new, like the one I posted. And not for nuthin', but I looked at the schools in both those districts. While it's tough to compare NY to VA/NC, they don't look all that great according to the report cards. And this is by NC / VA standards .
Sorry Peques, fixed that. Still in my neighborhood.
4914 Amberwell Pl, Glen Allen, VA 23059 MLS# 1128393 - Zillow

10969 Holman Ridge Rd, Glen Allen, VA 23059 MLS# 1131255 - Zillow

5604 Olde Covington Ct, Glen Allen, VA 23059 MLS# 1125671 - Zillow


https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/report...choolName=7096

Uh, Glen Allen just opened and combines both affluent and some poorer areas. We'll see how they do in a few years. Nice facility though.

Try these. By the way, are Long Island schools this open about their records?
https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/report...choolName=3154

https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/report...choolName=1124

https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/report...choolName=1163

Godwin High School - Richmond, Virginia - VA - School overview

Deep Run High School - Glen Allen, Virginia - VA - School overview

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Especially for Special Ed kids. You might as well put a bullet in your head if your disabled in one of those schools. You have no chance. Everything else looks mediocre compared to LI, sorry.
Of course they do, everyone knows that each and every school on Long Island is above average. Seriously, you should visit more places away from the Island.
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Old 01-23-2012, 07:36 AM
 
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The only thing I find consistently cheaper here are live Atlantic lobsters. H&Y and Johns Farms almost always have them for between 4.99 and 6.99 lb. (sometimes as low as 3.99). Can't even get that price in Maine too often anymore. Everything else on LI is such a ripoff I like to grill a 5 buck lobster now and then to feel like a 1% er!
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