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Old 03-09-2012, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Glen Head, NY
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you have suggestions for other hopping' towns near melville?


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The OP stated that they didnt necesarily want to be around a large Indian population, which is why they were leaning against Hicksville. While Hicksville does have a significant Indian population, I wouldnt call it overwhelming.

Why is Huntington the only place to live if as you say "a life is important"?
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Old 03-09-2012, 08:53 AM
 
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Thank you all once again, we're leaning towards Huntington, from all your posts it sounds like the nicest place for us on LI. City would be ideal but the commute would be hell. Since Huntington has some hustle bustle to it from the sound of it, proximity to cities with large shopping centers (my wife loves her Target )
Next question, what about daycare recommendations or pre-school recommendations in Huntington? And we're been having a hard time getting realtors to get back to us with some listings, we've been doing Google searches for realtors, any recommendations there as well? Again, we're just looking to rent, not looking at buying anytime soon.

Once again, thanks for all the helpful posts, you all have inspired me to start helping folks on the WI forums!
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Old 03-09-2012, 09:03 AM
 
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Thank you all once again, we're leaning towards Huntington, from all your posts it sounds like the nicest place for us on LI. City would be ideal but the commute would be hell. Since Huntington has some hustle bustle to it from the sound of it, proximity to cities with large shopping centers (my wife loves her Target )
Next question, what about daycare recommendations or pre-school recommendations in Huntington? And we're been having a hard time getting realtors to get back to us with some listings, we've been doing Google searches for realtors, any recommendations there as well? Again, we're just looking to rent, not looking at buying anytime soon.

Once again, thanks for all the helpful posts, you all have inspired me to start helping folks on the WI forums!
Realtors arent probably going to help you much for apartments that are in complexs but more likely houses to rent or apartments in existing houses, most of which the legality are questionable. There are very very few areas where basement apartments or subdivided houses are legal, so beware.

If you want apartment complexes you'll need to reach out to those places on your own. Most of the big ones have web pages. We cant post their names on here (I dont think) so if you want them I can DM some if you want.
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Old 03-09-2012, 09:16 AM
 
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That would be helpful if you could DM me, we're looking ideally for townhouses to rent, or then apartments/condos, not looking for a house to rent yet.
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Old 03-09-2012, 09:18 AM
 
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That would be helpful if you could DM me, we're looking ideally for townhouses to rent, or then apartments/condos, not looking for a house to rent yet.
Sent you 2 DMs.
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Old 03-09-2012, 09:48 AM
 
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Exactly. Who Mentioned anything about thé "Village" of Farmingdale.
"Farmingdale" means the Village of Farmingdale because there is no other "Farmingdale" than the Village of Farmingdale.

There may be South Farmingdale and East Farmingdale, but they are not "Farmingdale"
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Old 03-09-2012, 10:04 AM
 
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That would be helpful if you could DM me, we're looking ideally for townhouses to rent, or then apartments/condos, not looking for a house to rent yet.
That might prove challenging in Huntington as there aren't many apartment/condo complexes, especially within walking distance of the Village. Most of the apartments are in multi-family houses. On your budget, you can probably afford a small single family house near the Village.

You can search rentals on MLSLI.com (MLSLI.com). If you'd like to be near Huntington Village, I suggesting searching in Huntington, Cold Spring Harbor, Huntington Station, Huntington Bay, Halesite, and Centerport. South Huntington, Melville, and Northport (which has it's own smaller downtown) are also good options if you don't mind be a little further away from town.
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Old 03-09-2012, 10:49 AM
 
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Thank you all for the great information. We're definitely not looking to live in Hicksville from what we're hearing. We don't need to be in the middle of large Indian communities, but we don't want to live in a place where you don't find any Indians, sounds like that is very few places in LI though.
We've also heard that Bayside in Queens is nice and perhaps a more city feeling? Is that the case? What would the commute be like from Queens (Bayside or other places that you all might think of).

Also heard of Forest Hills, Astoria, Park Slope, Great Neck... thoughts?

On you budget, Bayside and the others, which are geographically on LI, bit in NYC. - they are on Long Island geographically.

Great Neck is expensive. Always a Jewish Community, it's changed since my early early years there. Mary hassim and Syrian Jews.

The thing is Long Island is not a city. There are a few places that are more walkable - but you also want an Indian Community.

Also, you seem upscale. Trying to be delicate here, but there is tension in Hicksville and other blue collar communities between the newer residents, from Asia and Eastern Europe, and the more old guard NYC civil service workers, construction workers and their kids.(adults)

Really on that budget, you cant do better than Stony Brook, and the Setaukets. And you will be near Melville. I would check it out.
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Old 03-09-2012, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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On you budget, Bayside and the others, which are geographically on LI, bit in NYC. - they are on Long Island geographically.

Great Neck is expensive. Always a Jewish Community, it's changed since my early early years there. Mary hassim and Syrian Jews.

The thing is Long Island is not a city. There are a few places that are more walkable - but you also want an Indian Community.

Also, you seem upscale. Trying to be delicate here, but there is tension in Hicksville and other blue collar communities between the newer residents, from Asia and Eastern Europe, and the more old guard NYC civil service workers, construction workers and their kids.(adults)

Really on that budget, you cant do better than Stony Brook, and the Setaukets. And you will be near Melville. I would check it out.
Bayside, Stony Brook & Setauket are all good recommendations.

I would lean more toward Bayside and do the reverse commute to Melville. Only problem I foresee is it will be about 30 mins. Plenty going on in Bayside, loads of shopping, restaurants, apartments, townhomes, houses. Proximity to Manhattan and it has a more diverse population. I've spent considerable time in Bayside (had family there and lived there while working in Roslyn) and live in Stony Brook.

The reverse commute would make for a more pleasant life.
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Old 03-09-2012, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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Of the 2, only Northport is a village; Oyster Bay is a hamlet.
Oyster Bay might be confusing to someone who isn't from around here as the Hamlet of Oyster Bay is situated within the Town of Oyster Bay. I won't even touch on the Village of Oyster Bay Cove.

I grew up in the Hamlet of North Massapequa within the Town of Oyster Bay.
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