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Old 04-25-2008, 12:02 AM
 
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How about Sea Cliff?
Thanks. I just checked the LIRR schedule. Does not look like an easy commute at all. Transfer at Jamaica. No thanks! Is the PW line the only one that doesn't require a transfer?
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Old 04-25-2008, 12:04 AM
 
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We are in the same situation as you are -- my husband and I (and our baby) have been looking for quite awhile in Port Washington. We have a similar budget as yours and the same need for a good train to the city. Having spoken with a lot of people living in Port I am not at all concerned about gang or immigration issues. We have a bunch of friends who are also looking in PW and we are really psyched to (hopefully) be there soon. The Port Washington train line is the best, so there will always be professionals from the city wanting to live there. As for the toxic dump, yes, there was one right near Salem elementary. It's been clean for years, though -- google "Port Washington landfill" and you can read more about it.

Good luck!
Hilip -- thanks. Tell me more. Have you seen any houses you like? Are you and your friends looking to be within walking distance of the train station?
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Old 04-25-2008, 08:35 AM
 
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Yeah..... the water is not walking distance from Little Neck, that's true. Is there something you do on the water like boating or fishing? Keep in mind that around winter time, there is not much going on by the water. All I'm saying is how important is the water issue. Bay Terrace is right by the bay near the whitestone bridge and they have a wonderful bike path that is right on the water along the cross island pkwy
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Old 04-25-2008, 08:45 AM
 
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Is the PW line the only one that doesn't require a transfer?
Yes.


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Old 04-25-2008, 09:55 AM
 
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Yeah..... the water is not walking distance from Little Neck, that's true. Is there something you do on the water like boating or fishing? Keep in mind that around winter time, there is not much going on by the water. All I'm saying is how important is the water issue. Bay Terrace is right by the bay near the whitestone bridge and they have a wonderful bike path that is right on the water along the cross island pkwy
I see your point about the water, but there is just something about having it in walking distance that appeals to my wife and me, even though we don't fish or boat. A bike path would actually be really great because my wife is really into cycling. Is the commute into Manhattan easy from Bay Terrace? How are the schools? Any other suggestions about proximity to biking, particularly on the Port Washington line?

Thanks!
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Old 04-25-2008, 10:12 AM
 
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Yes.
technically yes, but there are lines where certain stations would have direct trains into penn at certain time, Hicksville is an example
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Old 04-25-2008, 10:44 AM
 
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The Port Washington line is the best, but you can get express lines that won't require you to transfer. They all go through Jamaica Station, I believe, but you don't have to get off and transfer if you're on an express line.

You asked more about where we and our friends are looking. We actually don't care too much about walking distance to the train station. My husband would be taking a super-early train to work so he shouldn't have a problem getting a parking space at the station. So, we have been looking all around PW, including in Salem and other nice neighborhoods within walking distance to the station. Two of our friends are looking around there, too. They have a higher budget so they're concentrating on Sands Point (it's really beautiful there if you haven't been). (Sands Point is still the PW school district -- another reason I think the schools will stay good.)

As far as specific houses, there has been a bit of an inventory problem in PW because sellers are concerned about the housing slump and don't want to put their houses on the market. But from what I've seen, the houses that are well-priced have been selling well. Hopefully sellers will see that and start putting their houses on!
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Old 04-25-2008, 12:12 PM
 
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Bay Terrace is part of Bayside. The LIRR train line is the same as the Port Washington line, just a few stops ahead, so it goes directly to the city. The schools in Bay Terrace are some of the best in Queens. The bike path is very nice by the bay.
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Old 04-25-2008, 01:24 PM
 
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They have a higher budget so they're concentrating on Sands Point (it's really beautiful there if you haven't been).

The Village of Sands Point is the location of some of the most expensive real estate in all of New York State!


For those who may not be familiar with Sands Point:

Sands Point is a village (incorporated in 1932) in the northeast part of the Town of North Hempstead, in the northwest part of Nassau County.

Beginning on the north and moving in a clockwise direction, the Village of Sands Point in the Town of North Hempstead is bordered on the north by Long Island Sound; on the east by Hempstead Bay and Hempstead Harbor; on the south by the Hamlet of Port Washington, the Village of Port Washington North, the Village of Manorhaven and Manhasset Bay; and, on the west by Long Island Sound.


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/84/Sands-point-ny-map.gif (broken link)


Sands Point is one of those many villages and hamlets on Long Island where none of the places in the community have the village name in their mailing address: places in the Village of Sands Point have a "Port Washington, NY 11050" 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 05-15-2008, 08:14 PM
 
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Hi there!
I live in Port since 2000. My husband was born here and raised here. We have two kids and as I am reading all these things about Port Washington - I am completely in shock... We love living here. It's a quiet town, great for walking, great supermarkets, very good restaurants, the school system is great, easy access to big mall like Roosevelt Mall in Westbury and The Americana Mile in Manhasset, fast commute to NYCity...Houses are a little expensive and taxes too. There are lots of wealthy people (the ones who live in Sands Point), but also middle class. Plenty of sports for the children, nice parks. The town of North Hempstead with Residents for a more Beautiful Port Washington have been cleaning the town, doing improvements to the water front areas (shore road and lower main street), cleaning the bay...everything seems to be perfectly fine for us. Yes, there are illegal immigrants...but do you know who they are? The working people: nannies, babysitters, cleaning ladies, lawn workers, construction people, handymen, painters...these are working hard people trying to give their children a better life in this country of opportunity. Some problems do come with it - I am sure. But not even close to what these people are posting here...Port Washington is a beautiful town with nice residents raising their children.
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