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Old 09-18-2009, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Cooper City, by way of NYC
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Can you pay for parking? How does parking there work? Can you get an assigned spot or is that out of the question.
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Old 09-18-2009, 09:48 AM
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How are these areas? As I said before I lived in Island Trees before and loved it, but I hear it just isn't the same. We are working/middle class family, but I desperatley want a place where my boys can ride a bike and not worry about getting mugged for it. I don't worry about that in my neighborhood, but I live off of Northern and Broadway and it is jus too busy to have my boys out by themselves.
Chelsea

I also lived right by woodside by the Acura dealership of northern-I moved to lindenhurst and the commute is over 1hour back home from Astoria-still like the area hate the commute
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Old 09-18-2009, 09:52 AM
 
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No assigned spots unless you "pay off" a local business near the train to allow you to park there.
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Old 09-18-2009, 10:07 AM
 
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Thank you guys - LOL - I'm glad we clarified woodside is in Long Island. Okay - so I'm clear on this, Levittown is still nice and Hicksville is still nice, correct. They seem to be reasonably priced. How long would the commute be from these places?
I work in midtown and take the LIRR from Hicksville. It's 90 minutes door to door for me.
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Old 09-18-2009, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Cooper City, by way of NYC
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YUCK - that is a long time!!!! I could live in PA for that LOL.
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Old 09-18-2009, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Cooper City, by way of NYC
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LOL - okay - I will keep that in mind.
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Old 09-18-2009, 10:36 AM
 
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Chelsa,

You have to remember all the steps:

1. Drive to station (traffic)
2. Try to find a spot. At Hicksville, their garage has been demolished and everyone is forced to park at Broadway Mall and take a shuttle to the train.
3. Walk to the platform.
4. Take the train in.
5. Go from Penn Station to whatever other spot in Manhattan you need to go (walk or subway or bus)

When you add it all up, it's well over an hour for most.
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Old 09-18-2009, 10:43 AM
 
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The express from Hicksville takes 45 minutes to Penn. But driving, parking etc will add to this time. If this is too much, then your only option for moving to Nassau county is to look at New Hyde Park. 400k is the lower end for housing here. Out of 129 houses listed for sale in the NHP zip code ( which is different from the village of New Hyde park), there are exactly 9 homes under 400 ( 5 of them are listed in 390's). You can also look at buying a condo in mineola. Homes in Mineola cost around the same as NHP, but Mineola has number of condos that you might be able to get for your budget. Mineola trains are 35 minute express to Penn, and the schools are avg.
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Old 09-18-2009, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Cooper City, by way of NYC
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Long Island is looking dim for me!
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Old 09-18-2009, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Long Island, NY.
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You really have to up for the commute. I take the train from Huntington. It's an hour ride on the train and my office is 5 min. from Penn. When I look at my door to door commute it's really almost 1-1/2 hours. This is because you will find you leave extra time to make sure you don't miss a train and be assured of getting a seat. That said Huntington has good parking, a decent amount of trains and you don't have to change at Jamaica. The schools are good and the village is very nice with many shops & restaurants. The prices can start in the 300's and go into the millions. You would need a good realtor to guide you. I find the commute is worth it to raise my children in a safe & fun environment but you have to be realistic and add the extra time onto the train ride.
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