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Old 07-15-2008, 07:33 AM
 
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In its August issue, Money magazine ranks the Town of North Hempstead 46th on its annual list of the 100 best places to live in the United States: Money magazine: North Hempstead's a great place to live -- Newsday.com (broken link)

The Town of North Hempstead includes all or parts of 30 villages (municipal corporations) and 17 hamlets (unincorporated areas), and is the only one of LI's 13 towns (3 in Nassau, 10 in Suffolk) where the majority of the town is in villages.

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Old 07-15-2008, 07:43 PM
 
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Default Great location for commuting...

North Hempstead is in a prime commuting location. It is as close to the city as you can get and still have good schools and a suburban lifestyle. That being said, the township has become very densely populated in the last two decades. Every available piece of property has been or is being developed.

However, there are some bargain areas in the township. Mineola, Carle Place, Garden City Park, Williston Park and New Hyde Park are "affordable." I mean affordable in the sense that those areas are far cheaper than Searingtown or Plandome. But the homes will be old, small and on small lots with high taxes.

Like everything else it is a trade off. In North Hempstead you get a shorter commute, but smaller house or in Suffolk its a longer commute, but bigger house.
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Old 07-15-2008, 07:59 PM
 
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My family calls the houses (old, small lots) in the neighborhoods you listed (except Carle Place) "Queensy" because they resemble Bellerose, Cambria Heights, Hollis Hills etc, so much, especially when they're sided with brick on the first floor and wood or vinyl on the second. I'm not exactly sure if that's what they had in mind when they elected North Hempstead one of the best places to live though... even though it's not cheap to live in NHP or GCP, it is called MONEY magazine, haha. As in people who have a lot of it.
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Old 07-16-2008, 06:56 AM
 
Location: Wellsville, Glurt County
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Strange that an entire TOWN was picked. I'll have to find the article and read it myself, but it makes me wonder how familiar Money Magazine's writers even were with the area. Maybe they should have checked up with Walter Greenspan's posts regarding the NYS definition of "town" before deciding. You have everything from New Cassel to Kings Point in North Hempstead. A huge area and a huge diversity in incomes, demographics, schools, commutes and most obviously look and feel.

I dunno, I still like it that LI gets any credit on a national level, just like I thought it was cool that Baldwin was on the list last year...so I'm not criticizing, just seems strange to me! I even like those "Queensy" houses, haha!
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Old 07-16-2008, 07:35 AM
 
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Strange that an entire TOWN was picked. I'll have to find the article and read it myself, but it makes me wonder how familiar Money Magazine's writers even were with the area. Maybe they should have checked up with Walter Greenspan's posts regarding the NYS definition of "town" before deciding. You have everything from New Cassel to Kings Point in North Hempstead. A huge area and a huge diversity in incomes, demographics, schools, commutes and most obviously look and feel.

I dunno, I still like it that LI gets any credit on a national level, just like I thought it was cool that Baldwin was on the list last year...so I'm not criticizing, just seems strange to me! I even like those "Queensy" houses, haha!
Good point.
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