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Old 05-07-2009, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Jamaica, NY
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I need some help,

I'm looking to relocate and not sure on what areas for me and my family to located too. We are looking to rent with option to buy. A house with three-four bedrooms and two baths. Me and my husband currently live in Queens and he works with NYCTA and I'm a legal asstant. So, can someone help me out with ideas?
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Old 05-07-2009, 11:47 AM
 
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Default Understanding the geography of "Lawn Guyland"

NubianDee63, in case you are unfamiliar with the local geography:

What people refer to colloquially as "towns" are actually villages and hamlets, which are within actual towns; and, because villages and hamlets are referred to as "towns", then, many times, the error is compounded when actual towns are referred to as "townships".

Also, many colloquially refer to a "downtown business district" in a hamlet as a "village".

NYS Geographic Glossary and Excellent Long Island Geographic Resource may be of some help to you in understanding the geography of "Lawn Guyland".

On LI, You Ain't Where You Think You Are, rev. 1 may help you understand the great geographic confusions caused by non-conforming ZIP Code postal zones.

When you do find a house that you like, you can find out in which community (city, village or CDP) that house is actually located, which is oftentimes different from the community named in that house's mailing address, by using the Census Bureau's online address search function. (CDP or Census Designated Place is the Census Bureau equivalent for a hamlet in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.)

And, very importantly, among other things, the Census Bureau's online address search function also indicates in which school district an address is located.
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Old 05-07-2009, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Town of Huntington, NY
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I need some help,

I'm looking to relocate and not sure on what areas for me and my family to located too. We are looking to rent with option to buy. A house with three-four bedrooms and two baths. Me and my husband currently live in Queens and he works with NYCTA and I'm a legal asstant. So, can someone help me out with ideas?
I suggest you explore the different areas of Long Island. Maybe one day the South Shore of Nassau, the next the North Shore of Nassau (including Hicksville in the middle - plenty of rentals); then a day for the South Shore of Western Suffolk and another for the North Shore of Western Suffolk (including Melville, which is in the middle ).

Get a feel for the different areas and eliminate what you don't like; then revisit what's left and start looking in earnest .

Just my 2 cents
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