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Old 04-13-2018, 06:35 PM
 
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Hi all,
Iím relocating to Nassau County from Connecticut for work. This is a field service position so there is no office I report to daily, it will be all over the area, occasionally into both Suffolk County and Queens. I have no kids so I am not concerned about school districts. I am a person who enjoys a vibrant downtown area with lots of shopping, bars, restaurants, etc. Iíve visited Long Island and found Garden City and Long Beach to fit in with my agenda. Are there any other towns that offer similar atmospheres? Thanks.
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Old 04-13-2018, 06:49 PM
 
Location: In the basket
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Rockville Centre.
Not far from Long Beach.
Garden City is meh...mostly residential with uptight rich folk and over priced shopping/dining.
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Old 04-13-2018, 07:08 PM
 
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Roslyn is kinda of boho with nice restaurants and bars and shopping but I would say a lot more artsy than either Farden City or Rockville Centre.

Huntington (village) may fit the bill.
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Old 04-13-2018, 07:12 PM
 
Location: under the beautiful Carolina blue
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Rockville Center over Garden City (I used to live in GC) for a young single person. If you're in eastern Nassau, make your way to Huntington, just over the border in Suffolk.
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Old 04-13-2018, 08:09 PM
 
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Rockville Centre and Long Beach are the most lively parts of LI that I know of
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Old 04-14-2018, 04:08 PM
 
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Thanks everyone, I appreciate all the advice.
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Old 04-14-2018, 05:04 PM
 
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Rockville Centre
Westbury
Long Beach
Port Washington
Valley Street (village)
Lynbrook
Hempstead downtown (rough area though)
Oyster Bay
Glen Cove
Garden City (downtown)
Freeport
Farmingdale (village) and quickly growing
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Old 04-15-2018, 01:27 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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Nassau country is really not a lively place.

In general, the shores are the livelest.

I'd say - Glen Cove, Oyster Bay, Roslyn, Long Beach, Port Washington, Rockville Center maybe Freeport?

Many people from Nassau just go "into the city" because it's close enough to do that.

Suffolk County - Huntington Village, Port Jefferson, Smithtown, maybe Rocky Point. Of course the Hamptons in the Summer and the North Fork has become more lively.
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Old 04-15-2018, 01:29 PM
 
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Usually, areas near the LIRR stops are the most lively part of a town with shops, restaurants, parks and apartments; and most local governments are trying to further develop these areas to attract young people, singles and commuters.

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Old 04-15-2018, 02:49 PM
 
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Downtown Great Neck had fancy shops and restaurants when I worked near there in the 1980s. I would think it hasn't changed much.
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