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Old 01-17-2007, 09:51 PM
 
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Ok people. So I moved to Franklin Square, Long Island after only having a week to find a place. I HATE IT!! Now that I'm settled, I'm ready to move to a better place on long island (I would choose one of the 5 burrows but I can't afford it). I'm a young 23 year old female. It's just me and my dog. I'm looking for a great place to live with easy access to the LIRR. I was considering a place along one of the beaches. Where is the best place that has some kind of night life that isn't completely residential? Young people around prefered. =D
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Old 01-17-2007, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Journey's End
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Hi - This will sound so 'nutz but you've posted in NYC, and believe or not, it is more likely you'll get some better answers if you post in New York (the general forum). You can ask one of the Moderators to move this post. If you look up on the right hand side--you'll see a triangle--click and send a message.

Now my limited knowledge about LI is that it really isn't a place for young people to have night life. I worked with quite a few youth programs that had headquarters in both counties, and one of their most frequent complaints was no places to go. But, you probably can find a place to live in one of the towns on the LIRR line (close to Queens) and come into Manhattan for fun

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Ok people. So I moved to Franklin Square, Long Island after only having a week to find a place. I HATE IT!! Now that I'm settled, I'm ready to move to a better place on long island (I would choose one of the 5 burrows but I can't afford it). I'm a young 23 year old female. It's just me and my dog. I'm looking for a great place to live with easy access to the LIRR. I was considering a place along one of the beaches. Where is the best place that has some kind of night life that isn't completely residential? Young people around prefered. =D
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Old 01-17-2007, 11:28 PM
 
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Try Long Beach. It is about an hour commute via the LIRR but a fairly easy ride. It has the beach, nightlife and a personality all it's own. Decent rent for L.I. too. You won't be disappointed.
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Old 01-19-2007, 10:30 PM
 
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if you cant afford the 5 boroughs then I dont see how you could afford Long Island especially with a dog, I basically got priced out of LI after living in different Moderator cut: language removed
over the last 3 years,,, I also had a dog which made it worse,,,Long Beach is a decent area but is far from regular Long Island,, even Long Beach or a decent place I cant see it costing less then $1,300 a month with a dog

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Old 01-20-2007, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Journey's End
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I don't think apartments are inexpensive on Long Beach. Just recently a friend who shared had to vacate her apartment because the share expired. She moved to the Bronx--where she found better, bigger apartments for less.

And Long Beach is not the easy commute imo.

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if you cant afford the 5 boroughs then I dont see how you could afford Long Island especially with a dog, I basically got priced out of LI after living in different places
over the last 3 years,,, I also had a dog which made it worse,,,Long Beach is a decent area but is far from regular Long Island,, even Long Beach or a decent place I cant see it costing less then $1,300 a month with a dog

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Old 01-20-2007, 11:31 AM
 
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Long Island is not really known as a singles place to begin with!!! If you do not work in Manhattan then you really do not need to look at the boroughs. But if you really want to stay on LI for around 1300/month the best places would be: 1. Bayside, NY (Queens) 2. Long Beach 3. Huntington (Suffolk County)- very nice area. 4. Maybe- Rockville Center. Thats it!!! They all have downtowns, a LIRR station, near water, shopping, nightlife that is not completely residential, and commutable to NYC. Huntington is the farthest though from NYC. You can definitely score a place for around 1300/mo. ( A one bedroom only)

ALSO: Someone had suggested to me Stamford, CT. If you are open to that area which is similar to LI- a lot less crowded. It is an edge city with a Metro North Line to NYC Grand Central in 1hr. Right on the water.
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Old 01-20-2007, 04:13 PM
 
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The Village of Farmingdale is not bad. There is an actual downtown with shops, restaurants, etc. Huntington also, though it is more expensive. Huntington even has a kind of city feel to it.

You have all my sympathies. I lived out of state for some years, and, unfortunately, when I returned, I had to find work right away. The first thing that came up was in this National Park for cell phone yakking morons with double digit IQ's. I'm hoping to escape soon.
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Old 01-20-2007, 08:02 PM
 
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My good friend lives in Rockville Centre and it's struck me as a very nice place, with a fairly large downtown with a small but decent nightlife for suburban Long Island, and with it's own train station that will put you into Manhattan in some 40 minutes. I know that housing costs are ridiculous but I'm not sure about rent.
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Old 08-01-2009, 03:03 PM
 
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further east
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Old 08-02-2009, 09:47 AM
 
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I recommend Babylon and Huntington. Babylon has wonderful shops, sxpress train to the city, and famous Argyle lake you can walk your dog around. There are plenty of restaurants and pubs, and seasonal events like the Babylon Tuna club tornament, street fairs, and more. Huntington also has great shops, a summer program of FREE cultural events , and plenty of activity.
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