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Old 04-05-2018, 11:30 AM
 
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Hi- I am thinking of moving to Great Neck, Long Island and out of the city with my husband and 3 kids. My question is if people who live in Great Neck actually walk to the train even in winter? Assuming of course itís an area near the train like Great Necklace Estates or Thomaston. The problem is that both me and my husband work and husband leaves very early to drive in to work. We would leave the other car for the nanny. That leaves me unable to get to the LIRR! I need to be able to walk to it and not uphill, even in the winter. Do people generally walk to the train? Itís important for me that the neighborhood is convenient. Thank you very much for any advice!
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Old 04-05-2018, 12:07 PM
 
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It doesn't matter where you live but if you are less than a mile from the train station you are better off walking to the station than driving. Bundle up during the Winter and you should be fine. The only time I suggest that you either drive or take a cab is when it's pouring out or during a blizzard. Otherwise it's not that bad and you get used to it. Even consider riding a cheap bike to the station as well.
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Old 04-05-2018, 12:32 PM
 
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I grew up in Thomaston about a mile from the Great Neck train station and walking there was no problems.
The only time it sucked was if there was a ton of snow, since most of Great Neck has no sidewalks. You could always Uber on those days.
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Old 04-05-2018, 01:05 PM
 
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Depending on where you live, you can take bus. There are many buses on the main rd.
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Old 04-05-2018, 02:16 PM
 
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If I target houses near the train station, is it realistic to walk to train every day except in bad weather? Just trying to grasp what’s realistic and what is not, and what most people do. I also looked in different areas of westchester but was told it’s not realistic to walk given the hills and lack of sidewalks.
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Old 04-05-2018, 02:31 PM
 
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How about having the Nanny drive you to the train station? Just a thought.
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Old 04-05-2018, 02:40 PM
 
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That’s a good idea but when we make the move, with a 3 old and 1 year old, that may be kind of hard for the nanny (getting everyone into the car early and then juggling pre school for the 3 year old). I’m on my own and need to find a solution. Is walking not practical?
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Old 04-05-2018, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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Thatís a good idea but when we make the move, with a 3 old and 1 year old, that may be kind of hard for the nanny (getting everyone into the car early and then juggling pre school for the 3 year old). Iím on my own and need to find a solution. Is walking not practical?
It can be if you are only a few blocks. My dad walked to the train station when we lived in Queens. when we moved to Malverne he walked to the train as well because we only had one car at the time. when we got a second car my dad drove into Manhattan then he decided to move his office to LI.
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Old 04-05-2018, 02:45 PM
 
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Can anyone tell me about the bus that goes to the train station? What is it called?
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Old 04-05-2018, 03:39 PM
 
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Can anyone tell me about the bus that goes to the train station? What is it called?
It's called don't rely on it nice N20/n21. I used to take it once in a blue moon when I lived in little neck and needed to go to the 7 train. Nassau isn't like the city, it's lirr or bust.
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