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Old 11-27-2007, 04:45 AM
 
Location: Ireland
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Hi Everyone

My husband and I, with our 2 year old daughter are thinking about moving to Long Beach. We lived in Queens a few years ago before we moved back to Ireland to have our baby.

The 3 of us have green cards and everything is above board. We currently live in Ireland so this would be a hugh move for us.

We've been to Long Beach several times and feel in love with the place.

I would love to hear from anyone who knows about Long Beach, rent costs, cost of living, schools, crime rates, good neighbourhoods etc.

Thank you in advance.
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Old 11-27-2007, 10:42 AM
 
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Hi, Sham, my sister lives in Dix Hills and I lived in Massapequa as a kid. I don't know much about Long Beach but your post made me smile. My ancestors came to NY during the Famine in the 1850's. We're Irish on both sides of the family. A great-great-grandfather fought in the Civil War. The house he lived in still has family members in it and his Union Army discharge papers, as well as his rifle, were found in the attic.

I wish you good luck with your move to NY!
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Old 11-27-2007, 12:26 PM
 
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Default For those who may not be familiar with Long Beach

For those who may not be familiar with Long Beach:

Long Beach is a city (chartered in 1922) located on Long Beach Island in the southwest part of Nassau County.

Beginning on the north and moving in a clockwise direction, the City of Long Beach is bordered on the north by Hewlett Bay and Reynolds Channel; on the east by the Hamlet of Lido Beach in the Town of Hempstead; on the south by the Atlantic Ocean; and, on the west by the Hamlet of East Atlantic Beach in the Town of Hempstead.

The City of Long Beach has a different border than does the "Long Beach, NY 11561" postal zone (i.e., a place can have a "Long Beach, NY 11561"mailing address and not be in the City of Long Beach): places that have a "Long Beach, NY 1561" mailing address, but are not in the City of Long Beach are in the Hamlet of East Atlantic Beach and the Hamlet of Lido Beach, both of these hamlets are in the Town of Hempstead.


For a good set of town-by-town maps showing all the villages and hamlets in each of LI's 13 towns (3 in Nassau County and 10 in Suffolk County):

Excellent Long Island Geographic Resource
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Old 11-27-2007, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Mattituck
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Hi Everyone

My husband and I, with our 2 year old daughter are thinking about moving to Long Beach. We lived in Queens a few years ago before we moved back to Ireland to have our baby.

The 3 of us have green cards and everything is above board. We currently live in Ireland so this would be a hugh move for us.

We've been to Long Beach several times and feel in love with the place.

I would love to hear from anyone who knows about Long Beach, rent costs, cost of living, schools, crime rates, good neighbourhoods etc.

Thank you in advance.
Ive worked in Long Beach I know the area has lots of Jewish. I doubt you would along with them. Old people always calling the cops, ***** about Christmas lights, no Holiday decorations NY is famous for etc.
A handful of ex Mafia and currupt polititions have the waterfront houses, they are usually difficult as well.
The place is also police harrassment central, the worst in the county.
I find it a strange isolated place.

-Joe

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Old 11-27-2007, 03:17 PM
 
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Actually, I do believe that LB has a good size Irish American population. As you head to the West End (?). There's an awesome Irish Festival in neighboring Atlantic Beach. Lots o' pubs thataway. Active parish St. Mary of the Isle.

It's definitely a lot more diverse than many LI communities in the real sense of the word. People of different races, religions and wealth. If you like the beach lifestyle, it rocks. My sister's been in the East End for two years and loves it. And we love tagging along to the beach. I wouldn't be surprised if they ended up buying there.

Look into East Rockaway also. Not far from Long Beach, borders Oceanside and Lynbrook. I think there's lots of Irish and Irish Americans there.
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Old 11-27-2007, 03:20 PM
 
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I am irish (from Cork) but live way out in suffolk county.

Ny is really a great place to live. Any of our friends who moved home, came back as they found it very hard to settle home again.

Good luck
dorothy
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Old 11-27-2007, 03:22 PM
 
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Default There is a significant irish clan

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Actually, I do believe that LB has a good size Irish American population. As you head to the West End (?). There's an awesome Irish Festival in neighboring Atlantic Beach. Lots o' pubs thataway. Active parish St. Mary of the Isle.

It's definitely a lot more diverse than many LI communities in the real sense of the word. People of different races, religions and wealth. If you like the beach lifestyle, it rocks. My sister's been in the East End for two years and loves it. And we love tagging along to the beach. I wouldn't be surprised if they ended up buying there.

Look into East Rockaway also. Not far from Long Beach, borders Oceanside and Lynbrook. I think there's lots of Irish and Irish Americans there.
Particularly toward the west I find most of the residents are either young professionals or young families...mostly irish. And if Joe L. doesn't like the area then there is a good chance it is a very nice community...
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Old 11-27-2007, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Ireland
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Thank you for all your replies, we are very excited about the move but cautious too, that's the reason I've posted my query. We have found it difficult to settle back into Irish life after being bitten by the New York bug. I don't know what it is about the place I wish I could put my finger on it, I guess it's an amalgamation of several different things. We just want to make sure that Long Beach is the best place for our daughter e.g. schools etc
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Old 11-27-2007, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Mattituck
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Actually, I do believe that LB has a good size Irish American population. As you head to the West End (?). There's an awesome Irish Festival in neighboring Atlantic Beach. Lots o' pubs thataway
Ah Jeez ---that sideshow is almost in Far Rockaway !.
That festival---good god what a disgusting sight.
I was at it Labor day to pick up band equipment at Minnesota’s. It was Sunday Noon and people were still drunk and drinking, throwing up all over the street, coming up to your car door for a ride, people rolling in the street fighting like dogs.
IMO the area is run down, a sea of traffic lights, it also smells bad.
----Vermont street Ill never forget.

I'd rather gotten stuck in old Harlem ! At least in old Harlem the drunks cant get up on Sunday and the rest cant get there cars started.

-Joe L

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Old 11-27-2007, 08:35 PM
 
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Ah Jeez ---that sideshow is almost in Far Rockaway !.
That festival---good god what a disgusting sight.
I was at it Labor day to pick up band equipment at Minnesota’s. It was Sunday Noon and people were still drunk and drinking, throwing up all over the street, coming up to your car door for a ride, people rolling in the street fighting like dogs.
IMO the area is run down, a sea of traffic lights, it also smells bad.
----Vermont street Ill never forget.

I'd rather gotten stuck in old Harlem ! At least in old Harlem the drunks cant get up on Sunday and the rest cant get there cars started.

-Joe L
Yes, and that one weekend is a very accurate portrait of the entire community.
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