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Old 12-28-2008, 03:45 PM
 
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hi all,

we've been looking at massapequa because of it's close proximity to both our jobs, but we don't know much about the neighborhoods within massapequa and was hoping to get a little more feedback here.

such as, is there one area that's better than another? i've read that the area closest (or in SD) to amityville isn't as desirable.

any feedback on this area would be greatly appreciated. thanks in advance!

missus T
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Old 12-28-2008, 04:58 PM
 
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we've been looking at massapequa because of it's close proximity to both our jobs, but we don't know much about the neighborhoods within massapequa and was hoping to get a little more feedback here.

First, it depends on what YOU mean by "Massapequa": there is the "Massapequa, NY 11758" ZIP Code postal zone (5,128 acres), and it includes within its borders all or part of the Hamlet of Massapequa (2,345 acres), the Hamlet of East Massapequa (2,271 acres), the Hamlet of North Massapequa (1,941 acres) and the Hamlet of Plainedge (930 acres).

The "Massapequa, NY 11758" ZIP Code postal zone is a bifurcated postal zone, with two noncontiguous areas on the eastside and westside of the "Massapequa Park, NY 11762" postal zone.

There is also the "Massapequa Park, NY 11762" ZIP Code postal zone (2,120 acres) and it includes within its borders all or parts of the Village of Massapequa Park (1,398 acres), the Hamlet of Massapequa, the Hamlet of North Massapequa and the Hamlet of East Massapequa.


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such as, is there one area that's better than another? i've read that the area closest (or in SD) to amityville isn't as desirable.

The eastern third of the Hamlet of East Massapequa is in the Amityville Union Free School District.


Map of the Hamlet of Massapequa



Map of the Village of Massapequa Park



Map of the Hamlet of East Massapequa
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Map of the Hamlet of North Massapequa
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Old 12-28-2008, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Long Island (chief in S Farmingdale)
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A portion of East Massapequa (east of Carmen's Road, Mill Road and Carmen's River) is in the Amityville school district. The area itself is pretty nice, but the Massapequa district is much better. Portions of the greater Massapequa area are in other districts (parts of Massapequa Park are in the Farmingdale district, North Massapequa is Plainedge and Farmingdale. Both solid districts, but not generally thought of as strong as Massapequa, and the property taxes in those districts are generally higher as they don't have the higher end properties to relieve some of the tax base.

Also in regards to where to live within Massapequa, what is the general price range you are looking for? Prices vary from the 300's in some areas, to waterfront homes in excess of $2 million.
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Old 12-28-2008, 06:16 PM
 
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Massapequa is a nice town with varied house prices. You can find very expensive homes and you can find cheap starter homes in the 300's.

I would avoid anything in the Amityville school district. It is a pretty bad s.d. with low scores. Also the area is just not considered desirable. Buying there will also affect your resale. I would only buy there if you could afford private school.

You really can't go wrong with Plainedge or Massapequa schools. Farmingdale is ok too, but definately the lower of those three.

Good luck!
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Old 12-28-2008, 10:34 PM
 
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The nicest areas of Massapequa are south of Merrick Rd. West of Carmen Mill rd and east of Seadford Ave.
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Old 12-29-2008, 08:06 AM
 
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The nicest areas of Massapequa are south of Merrick Rd. West of Carmen Mill rd and east of Seadford Ave.

CleanCutHippie, that would be in the Hamlet of East Massapequa ("Massapequa, NY 11758" mailing address)?
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Old 12-29-2008, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Massapequa, NY
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south of merrick rd, between seaford ave and carmens road. I suggest anywhere in the fairfield school district. they have the nicest teachers.
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Old 12-29-2008, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Massapequa, NY
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Massapequa is a nice town with varied house prices. You can find very expensive homes and you can find cheap starter homes in the 300's.

I would avoid anything in the Amityville school district. It is a pretty bad s.d. with low scores. Also the area is just not considered desirable. Buying there will also affect your resale. I would only buy there if you could afford private school.

You really can't go wrong with Plainedge or Massapequa schools. Farmingdale is ok too, but definately the lower of those three.

Good luck!
farmingdale is terrible. too many "gangs".
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Old 12-29-2008, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Back in New York
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CleanCutHippie, that would be in the Hamlet of East Massapequa ("Massapequa, NY 11758" mailing address)?

East Massapequa or as I call it West Amityville is located East of Carmen Mill rd. West of that you are in Massapequa and it goes 11758-11762-11758 again...lol Massapequa Park is situated in the middle. South of Merrick Rd is pricey but worth it if you can afford. The further North you go the cheaper it becomes.
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Old 12-29-2008, 05:32 PM
 
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farmingdale is terrible. too many "gangs".

Do you mean Farmingville?

Farmingdale Village is great....I have family in both.

Cant speak to the schools but it seems nicer than Motzohpizza to me.

However you do have the All American burger ...which of course rules and may be reason enough to take up residence.


crooks

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