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Old 03-24-2007, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Huntington
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Default Huntington, NY, Good place to live?

My family and I are considering moving to Huntington, NY, and are wondering what the pros and cons are. I understand the town itself is very nice and may be the place for us. We have a budget of around $700K for a house and would probably be happiest near the town. The school system is neither here nor there since our kids are finished with public school.

We are also considering Greenlawn, another pretty spot -

So, if any of you are from there and have any advice or opinions of the place, your input would be of great value.

Many thanks for your help!!!!
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Old 03-24-2007, 09:00 PM
 
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My family and I are considering moving to Huntington, NY, and are wondering what the pros and cons are. I understand the town itself is very nice and may be the place for us. We have a budget of around $700K for a house and would probably be happiest near the town. The school system is neither here nor there since our kids are finished with public school.

We are also considering Greenlawn, another pretty spot -

So, if any of you are from there and have any advice or opinions of the place, your input would be of great value.

Many thanks for your help!!!!

Well, if you don't care about schools, you should be close to the village, ai would think. The area is great, a few of my friends and co-workers live there, and love it. There area also some nice old homes close to town, too.

I think it would be a good move.

Good luck.
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Old 03-25-2007, 07:11 AM
 
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Huntington is pretty and the village is fun. It's a nice place to live as far as atmosphere goes.

Good luck!
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Old 03-25-2007, 11:52 AM
 
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Centerport is also really nice. If you like to be close to the water you may want to look into Centerport. It's only a few minutes away from Huntington.
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Old 03-25-2007, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest NC
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It is a lovely area. Try to go north of 25 A- Huntington, Centerport, Northport... all are in Huntington & all have their charms. Just drive around, it is hard to go wrong if schools are not an issue for you.
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Old 03-25-2007, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Huntington
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Thanks everyone for your replies. It sounds as if everything is good there, but seems as if the schools in Huntington aren't that good, or is it my imagination?

Yes, now my kids are in college complete with all of the bills that come with that. At least we don't have to go looking for good public schools anymore.
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Old 03-25-2007, 04:34 PM
 
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Default Huntington schools not good??

Wow the Huntington NY schools are not that good? Where did you read or hear this? I cant say much since i moved away from Huntington 10 years ago, but back then the schools rated excellent and i was under the impression that the schools there were still fine.

I would like to hear how the Huntington schools are myself.

The taxes might be high there though.But heck where on LI arent the taxes high?


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Thanks everyone for your replies. It sounds as if everything is good there, but seems as if the schools in Huntington aren't that good, or is it my imagination?

Yes, now my kids are in college complete with all of the bills that come with that. At least we don't have to go looking for good public schools anymore.
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Old 03-26-2007, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Huntington
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Check out what GCGuy wrote -

So I did a little investigating and it turns out that School District #3 in Huntington has problems - particularly at the high school level.

It seems as if there's some desegregating taking place through bussing the kids around the district, and there's a large non-English speaking population currently attending Southdown School (elementary) that has a large English as a Second Language Dept.

From what I can gather, about 25 years ago welfare housing was built in Huntington Station at the train station. That particular area is included in district #3 even though it's technically part of Huntington Station and not part of Huntington (you know how these slivers of edging of geographical areas are included in school districts).

Once that happened the problems began.

Children of people who live in Halesite had their kids bussed up to the elementary school in the welfare apartment vicinity, and those kids of the welfare apartments were bussed back to Halesite. And I'm just guessing, but more than likely the same thing happened with the Southdown school. I don't know how many elementary schools there are in the district currently, but it seems as if this has been taking place for years.

There's one junior high for the district and one high school. I don't know how many kids go to the junior high, but the high school isn't filled to capacity by any means.

And I've heard there's trouble at the high school, but I can't be definitive about it - I wasn't told anything specific.

There are people in Huntington who send their kids to the public schools and have no problems. I guess it all depends on who kids hang around with and who they pick for friends.
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