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Old 04-23-2010, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Soon to be Southlake, TX
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I recently got married and my wife is pregnant. I am wondering, while I love New York, is it a good place to raise kids? My house is in a beautiful town on Long Island, schools are highly rated, it is close to everything. I am a big sports fan, lacrosse is very big here. I am a big Yankee and Giants fan, that is something that I feel like I would enjoy doing with my kids, taking them to Yankee games and teaching them how to play football and lacrosse. I think the diversity would be good for kids to be raised around here.

But, I paid the same amount for a 3 bedroom home as a brand new 4, 5, even 6 bedroom home would go for in other cities. My yard is smaller here. Will it be too fast paced for kids? Is it too large for a kid to handle? Is New York too much of a rat race for kids? Will it be too cramped? Will the weather limit their fun? I want my kids to have fun growing up, with space, and party. Growing up, I feel it is very important for kids to have active social lives and party. We were all kids before.

This house in Garden City, New York: over $1.3 million





this house in Southlake, Texas: $995,000


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Old 04-23-2010, 12:18 PM
 
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I recently got married and my wife is pregnant. I am wondering, while I love New York, is it a good place to raise kids? My house is in a beautiful town on Long Island, schools are highly rated, it is close to everything. I am a big sports fan, lacrosse is very big here. I am a big Yankee and Giants fan, that is something that I feel like I would enjoy doing with my kids, taking them to Yankee games and teaching them how to play football and lacrosse. I think the diversity would be good for kids to be raised around here.

But, I paid the same amount for a 3 bedroom home as a brand new 4, 5, even 6 bedroom home would go for in other cities. My yard is smaller here. Will it be too fast paced for kids? Is it too large for a kid to handle? Is New York too much of a rat race for kids? Will it be too cramped? Will the weather limit their fun? I want my kids to have fun growing up, with space, and party. Growing up, I feel it is very important for kids to have active social lives and party. We were all kids before.

This house in Garden City, New York: over $1.3 million





this house in Southlake, Texas: $995,000
Didn't I tell you that if you moved to Syracuse, you wouldn't lose anything except for the faster pace of life and you can get a huge home for less. People are huge Yankees fans up here. Jamesville-DeWitt school district would be perfect for you in terms of being a relatively diverse school district with a great academic record, good sports for the most part(including Lacrosse), you can take the kids to Syracuse University Football, Basketball and Lacrosse games at the Carrier Dome, you can get a good sized yard, there is a Russian presence there(Jews and non-Jews), you can enjoy many other areas of Upstate NY within a very reasonable drive and much more. Check it out, man:

Jamesville Dewitt School District
Test Scores for Jamesville-Dewitt Central School District | GreatSchools
DeWitt, New York - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
http://www.townofdewitt.com/
JDYAA LAX Home Page
JDYAA Home Page
J-D wins state title in boys lacrosse | The Insider - syracuse.com
State champs Jamesville-DeWitt and SU basketball team share a unique connection |
Jamesville-Dewitt High School - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
St Mary's Russian Orthodox Church in Jamesville, New York 13078 - syracuse.com

I'm telling you, I think you might actually like the community and area.
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