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Old 05-26-2018, 06:05 AM
 
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Hi, my family will need to relocate to Long Island within the next year. We currently live in a small town where my older kids can walk/bike to locations on their own (library, playground, school, stores). I was leaning towards Dix Hills on "paper" because I liked a lot of its stats, but driving through the area yesterday I could see it's not very walkable to anything. Can anyone recommend towns where kids can bike to places safely on their own? My kids are used to having a lot of independent mobility. Would like good schools, housing prices more like Dix Hills than Jericho, and a decent Asian population (preferably at least 10%). My husband will be working in the North Hempstead area. Thanks in advance!
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Old 05-26-2018, 06:46 AM
 
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First you need to decide on the school piece. Are you going to public or private? If private, which one? And what exactly is the budget?
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Old 05-26-2018, 07:01 AM
 
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With all the Xanax popping, cellphone staring, coffee sucking distracted drivers on Long Island the answer is no roads are safe for children to ride their bicycles on.
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Old 05-26-2018, 07:15 AM
 
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Twingles, we are scratching private for younger two. They will be in public.
Most towns in Bergen County are as I described, kids bike everywhere.
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Old 05-26-2018, 07:33 AM
 
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Well I have to agree with ChalkItUp....not sure I'd allow it on Long Island. Maybe if you lived in a really small town like Garden City there are certain places I'd let my kids ride their bikes ... but from our old house to the library, no. Could be safer from other parts of town. I'm not familiar enough with other towns to comment, but just for example the library in GC is in the middle of town, shares a parking lot with the RR station.

The bottom line is everyone is driving around distracted, talking on cell phones is the least of it. I've seen people watching videos and scrolling thru emails while driving.
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Old 05-26-2018, 07:54 AM
 
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What about Northport? (Aside from having no Asians.) From what I read, it sounds really nice.
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Old 05-26-2018, 08:18 AM
 
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North Port is cool. Hunting as well (near the "'village" area).
Both can be pricey but deals can be found.
Wanting a certain Asian percentage is really really going to limit you.
Plus, that's racist!
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Old 05-26-2018, 11:14 AM
 
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Thanks! Will look into Huntington. Re: saying that's racist. It's hard to understand the experience if you are not a minority.
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Old 05-26-2018, 12:32 PM
 
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Thanks! Will look into Huntington. Re: saying that's racist. It's hard to understand the experience if you are not a minority.
Oh boohoo...here we go. Then move to Wyandanch....you're little children can ride their bikes around Straight Path and Long Island Av.
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Old 05-26-2018, 12:36 PM
 
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Oh boohoo...here we go. Then move to Wyandanch....you're little children can ride their bikes around Straight Path and Long Island Av.
They will be walking home.
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