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Old 04-07-2008, 11:09 AM
 
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I am seriously looking to buy in Huntington within the next few months.
How is the area just north of the train station? I know that Huntington Station is NOT an area that I want to live in, but North of that looks pretty good. I'm currently looking at a house north of the rail but south of 25A. Some of the houses look great, but there are a couple that don't look that great.
In general, I need to be close to the train station for my husbands commute, but want to also live in a good neighborhood with a decent school system.
Any thoughts? Any feedback is appreciated!!
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Old 04-07-2008, 11:52 AM
 
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Default For those who may not be familiar with Huntington

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I am seriously looking to buy in Huntington within the next few months.

For those who may not be familiar with Huntington:

Huntington is a hamlet (an unincorporated area) in the north part of the Town of Huntington, in the northwest part of Suffolk County.

Beginning on the north and moving in a clockwise direction, the Hamlet of Huntington in the Town of Huntington is bordered on the north by Huntington Harbor, the Hamlet of Halesite, the Village of Huntington Bay, Huntington Bay and the Hamlet of Centerport; on the east by the Hamlet of Centerport and the Hamlet of Greenlawn; on the south by the Hamlet of Huntington Station; and, on the west by the Hamlet of Cold Spring Harbor and the Village of Lloyd Harbor.





The Hamlet of Huntington has a different border than does the "Huntington, NY 11743" ZIP Code postal zone (i.e., a place can have a "Huntington, NY 11743" mailing address and not be in the Hamlet of Huntington and a place can have other than a "Huntington, NY 11743" mailing address and be in the Hamlet of Huntington): places that have a "Huntington, NY 11743" mailing address that are not in the Hamlet of Huntington are in the Hamlet of West Hills, the Hamlet of Halesite, the Village of Huntington Bay, the Village of Lloyd Harbor, the Hamlet of Centerport, the Hamlet of Greenlawn and the Hamlet of Elwood; and, at the same time, there are places in the Hamlet of Huntington with a "Huntington Station, NY 11746" and a "Greenlawn, NY 11740" mailing address.


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 04-07-2008, 11:56 AM
 
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some of the Huntington addresses are in Harborfields SD, it's better than the Huntington SD schools
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Old 04-07-2008, 02:17 PM
 
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There is a lot of ground between the train station and 25-A. In general, in that area, the closer to 25-A the better.

Also, don't assume that all areas of Huntington are better then all areas of Huntington Station. There are some very nice and very not-so-nice areas in each.
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Old 04-07-2008, 02:29 PM
 
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I am seriously looking to buy in Huntington within the next few months.
How is the area just north of the train station? I know that Huntington Station is NOT an area that I want to live in, but North of that looks pretty good. I'm currently looking at a house north of the rail but south of 25A. Some of the houses look great, but there are a couple that don't look that great.
In general, I need to be close to the train station for my husbands commute, but want to also live in a good neighborhood with a decent school system.
Any thoughts? Any feedback is appreciated!!

What's the price range and SD? That will help us to help you.
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Old 04-07-2008, 04:44 PM
 
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Woodhull road, canyon street, queens street, manhattan place, edwards place, and lewis court. Those are the streets around an area that I've been looking. I think this is district 3.
I know it isn't the absolute BEST school district, but honestly, I just want a nice, safe neighborhood that has typical long island families in it.
When I drove to that area I noticed that I had to go through a patch that doesn't look so great so I wonder if this area is far enough away.
Our price range is $400,000 max.
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Old 04-07-2008, 07:04 PM
 
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Huntington does NOT have a good school district. Some of Huntington is in the Harborfields school district. But the homes there are going to start at about 800 and up........................... I also love the town of huntington. Huntington is not a place to send your kids to public school unless you are sending them to private.
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Old 04-07-2008, 08:14 PM
 
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Woodhull road, canyon street, queens street, manhattan place, edwards place, and lewis court. Those are the streets around an area that I've been looking. I think this is district 3.
I know it isn't the absolute BEST school district, but honestly, I just want a nice, safe neighborhood that has typical long island families in it.
When I drove to that area I noticed that I had to go through a patch that doesn't look so great so I wonder if this area is far enough away.
Our price range is $400,000 max.
Hmm, not the absolute safest neighborhood. I would see if you could do a bit better in another area, for your price range.

I just searched MLS, you could definitely find something in a better area for your price range. I say East Northport is a good bet for you, you would get a better SD and safer area.

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Old 04-07-2008, 11:01 PM
 
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Default huntington areas

don't rule out areas of Huntington Station. There are houses in the Maplewood area that might be in your price range. there are very nice streets in that area . for the price you are looking in (under 400K) you won't find many houses in Huntington that are move in condition (not sure if that matters to you) and while Huntington Village is nice, I don't think you will find anything decent in that area for that price point
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Old 04-08-2008, 09:12 AM
 
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If you are going to have a Huntington address, the best school district you can get in is Cold Spring Harbor, but that is going to be way out of your price range. Harborfields is a close second, another top ranked school district. I would think you can find a house in Harborfields in your price range.
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