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Old 05-18-2009, 09:46 AM
 
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You would have SUNY Stony Brook here to turn to, but with the state's current fiscal health, I am not certain what hiring is/isn't taking place.

If you situated yourself in Rocky Point, you would be in a decent position for both your husband and yourself to have a reasonable commute to BNL and SUSB, respectively. The schools are good, housing reasonable (by LI standards) and it is a safe area with a strong sense of community. I am certain Crookhaven can jump in here and give you an insider's view of Rocky Point.

dman72 makes a good point about the salary, so please bear that in mind.
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Old 05-18-2009, 11:48 AM
 
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Yeah, working at BNL gives you a lot more opportunities to have a short commute while still living away from overpriced areas. Not sure about what schools are great out east..I know Riverhead and William Floyd are not considered good, and they cover about half of the area around Wm Floyd. Rock Point. Sound Beach, Wading River, Miller Place...still, on one 65K salary, you won't be able to buy anything except maybe a small condo.
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Old 05-18-2009, 01:10 PM
 
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You would have SUNY Stony Brook here to turn to, but with the state's current fiscal health, I am not certain what hiring is/isn't taking place.
If you're interested, you can view openings and sign up for notifications of Stony Brook job listings on the Campus Job Openings page: Job Opportunities - Human Resource Services - Stony Brook University
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Old 05-18-2009, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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Down here on a Long Island teacher's salary and a Long Island school admin salary they were living on the 2nd floor of someone else's Cape Cod and were NEVER going to be able to buy a house.
I find this comment a bit surreal ... a LI teacher (and administrator or is that admin assistant) could NEVER buy a home on LI?
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Old 05-18-2009, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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My husband has been offered a position as an engineer in LI. We currently live upstate Buffalo, NY area. We have 2 children ages 5 and 2. My husband current salary is 62k and I have a BS in Biochemistry (but currently not employed).
If he is going to work at BNL and wants a reasonable commute, your earning power in private industry is going to be VERY LOW far out there in Suffolk County. Since you have a science degree, perhaps you could prepare to become a science teacher on LI. LI teachers are probably the highest-paid in the country and have excellent benefits and strong unions that make sure they get what they want. If something like this is not feasible, and your husband is not going to at least double his current salary, frankly, I would not encourage you to move to LI due to the cost of living, especially housing and real estate taxes.
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Old 05-18-2009, 03:08 PM
 
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I find this comment a bit surreal ... a LI teacher (and administrator or is that admin assistant) could NEVER buy a home on LI?
I think they meant school admin asst. We're probably talking 40K for the admin and between 45K and 80K depending on how long they've been working for the teacher. 105K leaves you slim pickings on LI.
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Old 05-18-2009, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Long Island,New York
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My husband has been offered a position as an engineer in LI. We currently live upstate Buffalo, NY area. We have 2 children ages 5 and 2. My husband current salary is 62k and I have a BS in Biochemistry (but currently not employed). We live in a small town where everyone has land and the neighbors do not really talk to each other much. We HATE it!! To much land to take care of and not enough things to do.

My husband would like to accept the job offer, but I am unsure based on threads here that LI is an affordable place to live. I want good schools, and a safe community (Low Crime). I want to be able to walk my dog with my daughter in our community and be safe.

I am looking for a real idea of what type of income would be required to accomplish this. We would probably rent for a bit and I would either find employment on LI or work on my MS or PhD.

Thanks for the help.
I was making almost 65k with the post office in suffolk county long island and we struggled.Now i'm just west of Rochester.Trust me unless you're making over 100k or you buy a reasonably priced condo instead of a house,it's tough. Rentals will cost you probably at least $1300+/month,but even that is probably low.
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Old 05-18-2009, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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I think they meant school admin asst. We're probably talking 40K for the admin and between 45K and 80K depending on how long they've been working for the teacher. 105K leaves you slim pickings on LI.
Yeah true, if it's a newer teacher, but the person didn't say how long they had been employed in the school district. I just found "NEVER" surreal ... eventually they should be able to buy a home.
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Old 05-19-2009, 08:29 AM
 
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I just want to add I make around 75 K as a CPA Accountant. From my own calcu I can't seem to have enough to buy a house and that's with a 200k down payment on a house (600k house) and live in Jericho. As i am desperate for a good school for my duaghter.
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Old 05-19-2009, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Georgia
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I just want to add I make around 75 K as a CPA Accountant. From my own calcu I can't seem to have enough to buy a house and that's with a 200k down payment on a house (600k house) and live in Jericho. As i am desperate for a good school for my duaghter.
Jericho is a pretty good school district.... if you cannot compromise on the schools then either you need to make more money from some other source or move out of NY.... trust me .... for the same $$$ that you spend on LI you can upgrade your school district outside of LI.
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