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Old 09-21-2009, 09:08 AM
 
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This is all such helpful information! Any other tips anyone can provide would be awesome! Thanks again!
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Old 09-21-2009, 11:51 AM
 
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So there are more than one 'babylon' districts?

limomof3, 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 09-21-2009, 12:06 PM
 
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Default For those who may not be familiar with Babylon

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I think for your purposes you would want to be in the Incorporated Village Of Babylon ...

Yes, as ShouldIMoveOrStayPut...? points out, there are places that have a "Babylon, NY 11702" mailing address that are not in the Village of Babylon. Those places that have a "Babylon, NY 11702" mailing address that are not in the Village of Babylon are in the Hamlet of North Babylon and the Hamlet of West Babylon; and, at the same time, there are places in the Village of Babylon with a "West Babylon, NY 11704" mailing address.


It is important to know that there are 3 "Babylons" (from smallest to largest, in order of acreage):

1. There is the Village of Babylon;

2. There is the "Babylon, NY 11702" ZIP Code postal zone, and it includes the Village of Babylon and parts of 2 adjacent hamlets within its service area; and,

3. There is the Town of Babylon, and it includes 3 villages and 12 hamlets as well as the "Babylon, NY 11702" ZIP Code postal zone and 9 other ZIP Code postal zones, within its borders.


For those who may not be familiar with Babylon:

Babylon is a village (incorporated in 1893) in the southeast part of the Town of Babylon, in the southwest part of Suffolk County (along the Babylon/Islip town line).

Beginning on the north and moving in a clockwise direction, the Village of Babylon in the Town of Babylon is bordered on the north by the Hamlet of North Babylon; on the east by the Hamlet of West Islip in the Town of Islip (the Babylon/Islip town line); on the south by the Great South Bay; and, on the west by the Hamlet of West Babylon.





The Village of Babylon has a different border than does the "Babylon, NY 11702" ZIP Code postal zone (i.e., a place can have a "Babylon, NY 11702" mailing address and not be in the Village of Babylon and a place can have other than a "Babylon, NY 11702" mailing address and be in the Village of Babylon): places that have a "Babylon, NY 11702" mailing address that are not in the Village of Babylon are in the Hamlet of North Babylon and the Hamlet of West Babylon; and, at the same time, there are places in the Village of Babylon with a "West Babylon, NY 11704" mailing address.


For a good set of town-by-town maps showing all the villages and hamlets in each of LI's 13 towns (3 in Nassau County and 10 in Suffolk County): Excellent Long Island Geographic Resource
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Old 09-23-2009, 08:38 AM
 
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So now all I have to do is sell my house in Smithtown Anyone out there want to trade? LOL
Thank you to everyone...
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Old 10-02-2009, 08:43 AM
 
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We like Midway an Bayview the best in our price range. Is there any reason to choose one street over the other? Flooding? Closer or Further from the Bay? I think ultimately we would like to purchase a smaller home and expand on it.. the key is finding a larger lot.

Thank you!
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Old 12-03-2009, 12:47 PM
 
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Hi, quick question: we are planning a big move from the City to Babylon and started looking at houses. We have a price range of mid 500's. Schools and easy commute to Manhattan are important. I am seeing several new construction properties on Park Avenue, between Livingston and Frederick. Is this a nice area?
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Old 12-03-2009, 06:12 PM
 
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We like Midway an Bayview the best in our price range. Is there any reason to choose one street over the other? Flooding? Closer or Further from the Bay? I think ultimately we would like to purchase a smaller home and expand on it.. the key is finding a larger lot.

Thank you!
Both are relatively neck and neck, if you can get something on the west side of Bayviewthe rear of the home will look out across to the homes in Paradise Point so you might gain some "wealth by association"...

It's been a time so I can't remember but I believe the old Seaplane Base and restaurant was at the end of either Midway or Bayview right on the bay. Personally I would stay more upstreet as houses built over locations where an operation like that existed may (or may not) have some underlying issues.
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Old 12-03-2009, 06:21 PM
 
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Hi, quick question: we are planning a big move from the City to Babylon and started looking at houses. We have a price range of mid 500's. Schools and easy commute to Manhattan are important. I am seeing several new construction properties on Park Avenue, between Livingston and Frederick. Is this a nice area?
IMO the Northwest corner of the Village (West of Siegel Boulevard / North of Park Avenue) is the most affordable area of the Village. Park Avenue can get very busy but then again I'm not from the city so our ideas of "busy" may be different. Depends on what your needs are, personally I would go for resale of an older home over new and/or less square footage, lot size, etc. and get a more peaceful location.
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Old 12-04-2009, 01:06 PM
 
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we live in babylon village and are putting our house up for sale. we built it last year and we live on a dead end street- alexander st. it's got a built in pool and 5 brs, 3.5 baths plus a 100 other great amenities- like every br has a walk in closet. and theres a walk in pantry. it's a big house...over 5000sf. if interested, email me at catlang@optonline.net. it's very nice living in the village, but are relocating out of state. it's very friendly and the schools have a great reputation!

thanks.
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