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Old 07-13-2009, 03:45 PM
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Originally Posted by lebleu View Post
but no town on LI has the "intellectual" vibe that Evanston gets from Northwestern.
Stony Brook and the Setaukets are the closest, but it's more of a small village feeling.
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Old 07-13-2009, 04:50 PM
Location: Inis Fada
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Originally Posted by lebleu View Post
As another posted mentioned, Forest Hills in Queens may be a good fit.

Huntington in LI is may be a good fit, but no town on LI has the "intellectual" vibe that Evanston gets from Northwestern.

You haven't gotten to know many people from Stony Brook & Setauket. That huge educational & research institution in our backyard employs many friends and neighbors. Believe it or not, we's is edumacated and intamellectual out here in da stix.
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Old 07-13-2009, 05:26 PM
Location: Northwestern Michigan
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Much more humid and rainy during the warmer months, end of story. If you like to hike and bike, how can temps near 70F not be ideal? LI is waaaaay more humid & uncomfortable. If you dislike Chicago in the summer, you may LOVE LI if warmer & more humid is appealing. Keep in mind the cost of living is way more expensive as well. Evanston is a better place to live than LI. You may want to reconsider.

Originally Posted by MichaelM65 View Post
My partner and I are considering a move from Chicago to the Tri-state area. One of the reasons is the weather in Chicago. We both grew up with 4 equal seasons that included nice summers, but for all Chicago has to offer, its summer doesn't get going until July, and even then winds from the north or off the lake can keep the highs in the mid-60's. I know that's ideal for many, just not for us, both outdoorsy kind of people who think the idea of needing jackets in July is bizarre. We like to hike and bike and it's hard to find decent days for long bike rides most summers.

We live in a suburb of Chicago called Evanston which borders the city, and has a fairly urban feel to it - walkable streets, multiple business areas, a nice downtown. Daily needs are within walking/biking distance (gym, markets, cleaners, restaurants, etc.), though we commute to work. We like it here because it is mixed (racially, age-wise, nationalities, incomes), there's a university here which adds to the vibe, a great farmers market, and it's a very pedestrian friendly town. We have both a small, independent grocer nearby, as well as a Whole Foods within walking distance.

First, does any place on LI fit this bill? I know there are Whole Foods in Manhasset and Jericho, which might imply a good fit, but I keep hearing about the cloudy weather on LI. Chicago has enough cloudless days for me. Can anyone give me their take on the weather there? Thanks.
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Old 07-13-2009, 06:29 PM
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Actually, the weather stats don't bear that out. It's wetter in terms of accumulation, but not in terms of number of rainy days, and Chicago is not exactly dry. And it isn't hotter--LI has fewer days above 86F than Chicago.
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