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Old 09-18-2009, 11:49 AM
 
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Don't be discouraged by this board.

My budget was slightly higher that yours and we found a house in Merrick Woods and it takes my wife less than 10min. to walk to the station. Train at 7:55am takes 45min. and the 8:15 train takes 41min.

Just do your research and keep at it...took us over a year. We lived in Jackson Heights btw.
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Old 09-18-2009, 11:50 AM
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I agree with JZfish the commute is long -but you get alot more than you would get in woodside -
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Old 09-18-2009, 12:00 PM
 
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Default Valley Stream

Valley Stream is only 1/2 hour train ride to Penn Station. It has good schools and you can find 3 bedroom houses for under $400K. Plus the taxes are generally lower than the rest of Nassau county.

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Old 09-18-2009, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Long Island, NY.
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Don't be discouraged by this board.

My budget was slightly higher that yours and we found a house in Merrick Woods and it takes my wife less than 10min. to walk to the station. Train at 7:55am takes 45min. and the 8:15 train takes 41min.

Just do your research and keep at it...took us over a year. We lived in Jackson Heights btw.
I was just trying to point out that you have to add on to the train ride and the trip to the train. I'm sure your wife doesn't time her walk so she gets to the station as the train is about to pull out. We all get to the station early and stand there for 5-10 mins. The same thing happens on the way home. So your wifes commute is 10min walk to train + 5 min wait + 45min train ride + whatever it takes to get to her office. I'm willing to bet it's at least an hour and 15 min door to door. I've been doing it for 30 years so I'm not going to sugar coat it. You have to decide if it's worth it for you.
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Old 09-18-2009, 12:34 PM
 
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I really think New Hyde Park may be your only viable bet.

Bear in that the majority of places that have a "New Hyde Park, NY 11040" mailing address (3,339 acres) are not in the Village of New Hyde Park (531 acres).

Places that have a "New Hyde Park, NY 11040" mailing address that are not in the Village of New Hyde Park are in the Village of Lake Success, the Hamlet of Manhasset, the Village of North Hills, the Hamlet of Manhasset Hills, the Hamlet of North New Hyde Park, the Hamlet of Herricks and the Hamlet of Garden City Park.
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Old 09-18-2009, 12:36 PM
 
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thanks - I asked for honest opinions and your right - I have to decide if the time is worth it. I just hate that I can live in 2 states from here and make it there in almost the same time. I have a lot to think about.
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Old 09-18-2009, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Long Island, NY.
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Most people coming from the suburbs of NY, NJ & CT commute over an hour door to door. At least with LI. you would come into Penn Station which sounds like it's close to your office. Metro North comes into Grand Central.
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Old 09-18-2009, 12:50 PM
 
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Valley Stream is only 1/2 hour train ride to Penn Station.

Bear in mind that many places that have a "Valley Stream, NY 11580 and 11581" mailing address (4,309 acres) are not in the Village of Valley Stream (2,258 acres).

Places that have a "Valley Stream, NY 11580 or 11581" mailing address that are not in the Village of Valley Stream are in the Hamlet of North Valley Stream, the Hamlet of Franklin Square, the Village of Malverne, the Hamlet of South Valley Stream and the Hamlet of Woodmere..
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Old 09-18-2009, 12:52 PM
 
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thanks - I asked for honest opinions and your right - I have to decide if the time is worth it. I just hate that I can live in 2 states from here and make it there in almost the same time. I have a lot to think about.
60-90 minutes door to door from PA? maybe if you leave at 3:00 am.
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Old 09-18-2009, 12:58 PM
 
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Its 90 minute door-to-door for a friend of mine who lives in Edison, NJ. Another friend lives in Bayonne, NJ and it takes him 55 minutes ( for the drive, mono-rail, path etc). PA is atleast 2 hours commute EACH way. LI and Westchester are the closest suburbs to NYC. ( parts of NJ live Hoboken are closer, but its almost like queens)
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60-90 minutes door to door from PA? maybe if you leave at 3:00 am.
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