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Old 02-08-2010, 01:33 PM
 
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Long Beach, RVC...maybe Babylon Village. Don't count on urban on LI...not really going to happen. Want urban, try Forest Hills, Queens.

LB is a b*tch of a commute to StonyBrook though.
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Old 02-08-2010, 02:05 PM
 
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the wife and I just moved from NYC (FiDi) to Huntington Harbor.

superfly10, isn't Huntington Harbor, just like Huntington Village, a neighborhood in the Hamlet of Huntington?

You can find out in which community (city, village or CDP) your 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.)
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Old 02-08-2010, 03:10 PM
 
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Long Beach, RVC...maybe Babylon Village. Don't count on urban on LI...not really going to happen. Want urban, try Forest Hills, Queens.

LB is a b*tch of a commute to StonyBrook though.
As compared to Forest Hills which would be a cake walk.

; )
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Old 02-08-2010, 03:12 PM
 
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superfly10, isn't Huntington Harbor, just like Huntington Village, a neighborhood in the Hamlet of Huntington?

You can find out in which community (city, village or CDP) your 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.)
I guess I was pointing out that, if you live walking distance to Huntington Village (meaning the shops, restaurants etc. that the OP seems to want) you should live in the village. If you live north of the Village, near the harbor/ Wincoma, or on the West side like Harbor Heights etc, you will have to drive to the village. Short drive, yes.
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Old 02-08-2010, 04:50 PM
 
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I guess I was pointing out that, if you live walking distance to Huntington Village (meaning the shops, restaurants etc. that the OP seems to want) you should live in the village. If you live north of the Village, near the harbor/ Wincoma, or on the West side like Harbor Heights etc, you will have to drive to the village. Short drive, yes.
Go walk both Villages.

Only one of them is both charming and 5 minutes from SUSB.

Port Jeff no contest.

Crooks
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Old 02-08-2010, 04:52 PM
 
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This is great information. I'm from San Francisco, and an Urban Dweller. I may be offered a position in Cold Harbor Springs. I too am seeking a place that's safe, has things that I could walk to, bank, and grocery store. I can't imagine living away from the ocean again. This part of LI looks spectacular. Sounds like Hungtington is the way to go from the posts here. I just can't seem to find a place with a garage. Is there anything else anyone could advise? I'm open to suggestion. I'm in my late 30's and looking for something convenient, but pretty quiet. I've never had a car and lived in the snow, so I'm wondering how that works. Does the City provide snow plowing in the Winter? Also, as a renter, what are the biggest expenses in LI? Heat? Water? Garbage? I can't decide if it's worth the hassle of commuting from NYC to LI everyday or just to live in LI. Thanks everyone, having input and experience is so valuable.
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Old 02-08-2010, 04:54 PM
 
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This is great information. I'm from San Francisco, and an Urban Dweller. I may be offered a position in Cold Harbor Springs. I too am seeking a place that's safe, has things that I could walk to, bank, and grocery store. I can't imagine living away from the ocean again. This part of LI looks spectacular. Sounds like Hungtington is the way to go from the posts here. I just can't seem to find a place with a garage. Is there anything else anyone could advise? I'm open to suggestion. I'm in my late 30's and looking for something convenient, but pretty quiet. I've never had a car and lived in the snow, so I'm wondering how that works. Does the City provide snow plowing in the Winter? Also, as a renter, what are the biggest expenses in LI? Heat? Water? Garbage? I can't decide if it's worth the hassle of commuting from NYC to LI everyday or just to live in LI. Thanks everyone, having input and experience is so valuable.
If youre working in CSH, Huntington is the way to go.

If your working in SUSB,Port Jefferson is your town.

Crooks
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Old 02-08-2010, 05:28 PM
 
Location: under the beautiful Carolina blue
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This is great information. I'm from San Francisco, and an Urban Dweller. I may be offered a position in Cold Harbor Springs. I too am seeking a place that's safe, has things that I could walk to, bank, and grocery store. I can't imagine living away from the ocean again. This part of LI looks spectacular. Sounds like Hungtington is the way to go from the posts here. I just can't seem to find a place with a garage. Is there anything else anyone could advise? I'm open to suggestion. I'm in my late 30's and looking for something convenient, but pretty quiet. I've never had a car and lived in the snow, so I'm wondering how that works. Does the City provide snow plowing in the Winter? Also, as a renter, what are the biggest expenses in LI? Heat? Water? Garbage? I can't decide if it's worth the hassle of commuting from NYC to LI everyday or just to live in LI. Thanks everyone, having input and experience is so valuable.
Yes, we get our roads plowed. We often are not happy with the job that is done, but it's not like what you're seeing in MD, VA, and D.C. where they just don't plow! You'll be able to get around after a storm, but if you're not used to snow, you probably won't like what you experience.

CSH has a train station. Huntington is the next town over. CSH is a really nice area. Probably not too many rentals there because there aren't any apartment/co-op buildings there and the proverbial basement apartment is frowned upon.

Garbage pickup and water are paid by homeowners, and if you rent in a private house will be part of the rent. Heat, electric, cable, or some combination thereof you will most likely be responsible for.

NYC is a totally different animal - post your questions in the NYC forum for advice about garaging your car if you live there (wouldn't recommend a car if you live in the city).
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Old 02-08-2010, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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This is great information. I'm from San Francisco, and an Urban Dweller. I may be offered a position in Cold Harbor Springs. I too am seeking a place that's safe, has things that I could walk to, bank, and grocery store. I can't imagine living away from the ocean again. This part of LI looks spectacular. Sounds like Hungtington is the way to go from the posts here. I just can't seem to find a place with a garage. Is there anything else anyone could advise? I'm open to suggestion. I'm in my late 30's and looking for something convenient, but pretty quiet. I've never had a car and lived in the snow, so I'm wondering how that works. Does the City provide snow plowing in the Winter? Also, as a renter, what are the biggest expenses in LI? Heat? Water? Garbage? I can't decide if it's worth the hassle of commuting from NYC to LI everyday or just to live in LI. Thanks everyone, having input and experience is so valuable.
It's Cold Spring Harbor.

I think you are better off to live on LI than to attempt to do the reverse commute out of the City.

You would probably like Huntington just fine as it is convenient to CSH. You don't need a garage unless you are planning on getting a very expensive car and want one for that reason. If this is your first car, all I can say is you are going to be an expert driver by the time LI traffic gets through with you!
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Old 02-08-2010, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Northport
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Im from neither but IMO Port Jeff blows Huntington away these days on just about every level.

Crooks
just about every level??

PJ has proximity to SBU. But it then it takes forever to get to NYC and the dreaded Rt 347 is mandatory to points west. A couple restaurants are good, and there are more dedicated watering holes . other than that. its okay. JMHO. It all depends on what you are looking for I guess.

FWIW I lived in SBU/ PJ area for years and was happy to move to Huntington.
I currently commute very close to SBU every day. Its not bad.
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