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Old 03-16-2009, 11:54 AM
 
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Thank you so much for all of your feedback. It's been very helpful. Roslyn Heights would be a fantastic commute for my husband. South Merrick is another interesting idea. Plainview would be great, if we could find something in our price range. What are your thoughts on Hewlett, Centerport, Greenlawn, and Elwood?
Dear Happy-
I quick look at the realtor version of MLS and I see:
Roslyn Height 3 properties under 400,000
Hewlett 7 properties (a few are short sales and 1 is in really poor condition)
Centerport 1 2-bedroom bungalow
Greenlawn 6 properties (2 are handyman/short sales)
Elwood 0 properties when searching Elwood as a town/hamlet (for Walter's sake)
As for Plainview, I know it well. 12 properties available and I am familiar with them all. Great area....

 
Old 03-16-2009, 07:36 PM
 
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Elwood 0 properties when searching Elwood as a town/hamlet (for Walter's sake) ...

That is not surprising: there is no "Elwood, NY" ZIP Code postal zone and hence there are no places with an "Elwood, NY" mailing address.

Places in the Hamlet of Elwood have a "Huntington, NY 11743", "Greenlawn, NY 11740" "East Northport, NY 11731", "Commack, NY 11725" and "Dix Hills, NY 11746" mailing address.
 
Old 03-16-2009, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Huntington, NY
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That is not surprising: there is no "Elwood, NY" ZIP Code postal zone and hence there are no places with an "Elwood, NY" mailing address.

Places in the Hamlet of Elwood have a "Huntington, NY 11743", "Greenlawn, NY 11740" "East Northport, NY 11731", "Commack, NY 11725" and "Dix Hills, NY 11746" mailing address.
HomeFinder 15/Ann is not in the Town of Huntington area, and apparently doesn't know that...
East Northport has a number of homes in that price range

Regardless, Plainview is a nice area :-)
 
Old 03-18-2009, 12:38 PM
 
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I am sorry to offend anyone and certainly I am not trying to blunder anything here. But why would any person look for a neighborhood that is Jewish, Christian, Muslim, or Hindu etc. "enough"? Are there also people who are looking for areas that are "White" enough?
 
Old 03-18-2009, 12:41 PM
 
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I am sorry to offend anyone and certainly I am not trying to blunder anything here. But why would any person look for a neighborhood that is Jewish, Christian, Muslim, or Hindu etc. "enough"? Are there also people who are looking for areas that are "White" enough?

Yes, there are but they could never say that out loud. They'd be strung up for stating what they want. All the while it's ok for everyone else.
 
Old 03-18-2009, 01:05 PM
 
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If you are even nominally observant, there are particular facilities and services which are not available unless there is a sufficiently large population of members of your faith. That's aside from the phenomenon of being the only kid in school who is/does X, which can be very uncomfortable.

It simply isn't necessary, on LI, to ask about whether an area is "white enough" (few places do not have a substantial white population) but you've really not been reading the LI board much if you think race isn't a hot topic and people don't say "Don't move to Here; it's all black/Hispanic".
 
Old 03-18-2009, 01:27 PM
 
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HomeFinder 15/Ann is not in the Town of Huntington area, and apparently doesn't know that...
East Northport has a number of homes in that price range

Regardless, Plainview is a nice area :-)
Elke (and Walter)-
I do know, in fact, that Elwood does not have actual home addresses. My response was for the OP, to tell her searching by that name will get a person nowhere, I guess I did not word it clearly.
Thanks
 
Old 03-18-2009, 01:36 PM
 
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If you are even nominally observant, there are particular facilities and services which are not available unless there is a sufficiently large population of members of your faith. That's aside from the phenomenon of being the only kid in school who is/does X, which can be very uncomfortable.

It simply isn't necessary, on LI, to ask about whether an area is "white enough" (few places do not have a substantial white population) but you've really not been reading the LI board much if you think race isn't a hot topic and people don't say "Don't move to Here; it's all black/Hispanic".
I can understand that people may ask areas with a synagogue, a church, or a mosque for that matter. One would want to be at close to those for practical reasons.

Still it is kind of funny for me to see someone claiming to be "liberal" and finding the previous neighborhood "too working class" and looking for a place "Jewish enough". And many people to go along with it for that matter.
 
Old 03-18-2009, 01:41 PM
 
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I have to agree, but isn't that the case for most liberals? As long as I don't see it in my neighborhood, live and let live. Whoops, opened up a political kettle of worms. How many white bleeding hearts do you see living in Wyandanch? However, people do tend to want to feel a sense of community with others who share their customs; If I were a practicing Jew, I wouldn't want to be the only Jew in the neighborhood.

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Old 03-18-2009, 01:53 PM
 
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And I love the reference to the neighborhood being "a little too working class".
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