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Old 01-30-2012, 08:42 PM
 
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Hi,

Right now we live in Miller Place, but we are thinking of moving closer to my husband's work (in East Setauket). (We are looking to spend around 1 million on a house.) One option we looked at is St James. My kids are homeschooled, so school districts don't really matter to me. I really have gotten to enjoy the Brookhaven beaches (especially Cedar Beach and also West Meadow). How do the Smithtown beaches compare? Also are there any specific areas close by East Setauket you'd suggest I check out that are nice and have families with young kids (mine range from 0 to 8). I am always hoping to find a neighborhood where neighborhood kids play outside together on the weekends--but that seems pretty rare.

Thanks!
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Old 01-30-2012, 09:29 PM
 
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You're probably not going to find a 'hood of 1 million dollar homes where kids play outside. At that price, people have their own pools, go away for nice vacations in summer, and send kids to camp. There are some kid friendly neighborhoods off of Old Town rd. near Ward Melville HS, but not in the 1 million dollar range. There are two other neighborhood off of Gnarled hollow rd. - island Estates, and the "pirate sounding streets" development (Spyglass La., Musket pl., etc.). but kids playing outside isn't too common these days.
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Old 01-30-2012, 09:51 PM
 
Location: Kings Park, NY
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Miller place is pretty close to East Setauket...and MP is a nice area, pretty confused as to why you want to move.
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Old 01-30-2012, 10:32 PM
 
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Geo123--thanks for the advice--I'll look at those neighborhoods. Maybe I need to look at cheaper houses to find more kids playing

ydsavaged--My husband runs into a lot if traffic on 347. His commute is about 25 minutes to a half hour each way--not horrible, but it would be nice to cut that down some. Also, there is a huge number if ticks where we live right now (near a wooded area)--so I would like to move somewhere else in any case--might as well move closer to work!

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Old 01-30-2012, 11:40 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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You're probably not going to find a 'hood of 1 million dollar homes where kids play outside. At that price, people have their own pools, go away for nice vacations in summer, and send kids to camp. There are some kid friendly neighborhoods off of Old Town rd. near Ward Melville HS, but not in the 1 million dollar range. There are two other neighborhood off of Gnarled hollow rd. - island Estates, and the "pirate sounding streets" development (Spyglass La., Musket pl., etc.). but kids playing outside isn't too common these days.
Unfortunately. Nowadays, kids have "play dates", even at an early age
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Old 01-31-2012, 06:11 AM
 
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Miller place is pretty close to East Setauket...and MP is a nice area, pretty confused as to why you want to move.
I agree, Ill even go one further to say its a little bit nicer these days.

I have some friends who recently moved back home to Miller Place from St James after finding needles in their park. Not saying that crap isnt everywhere, but just something to consider.

I'd put the 1M into a Sound front home with a private beach club that doesent back the woods in MP first.
I see plenty of kids out and about near McNultys, Miller Place Park, Rustic Acres etc (all under 1m)
Have you checked out Scotts Beach?
http://www.scottsbeachclubinc.org/main/

St James is nice but you cant go wrong with Miller Place and I think you'll miss it in terms of QOL.
I guess the logic is do I want to drive through a traffic jam (SUSB) or live in one?
If youre hell bent on going west ask OBH about some of the stuff by SBV/beach.
Good stuff there too.


Good luck in the hunt.


Crooks

PS
347 is for Rookies. No Co to Shore through PJ via 25AW

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Old 01-31-2012, 06:53 AM
 
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Homeschooling kids does isolate them a bit from the "neighborhood" kids. I'd look into gated communities, although they might not be your cup of tea. Kids run around in those communities b/c young families moved in all at the same time and parents feel they are safer. I'd verify before you buy and look in the spring when the weather is warmer to see the kids running around. There is a very nice gated community in E. Setakeut, as well as in Mt Sinai. The Villages in Mt. Sinai = tons of kids, The Hamlet= very few kids. I know you homeschool your kids now, but I'm not sure you (or they) will want that option in HS. I'd pick a HS you are comfortable with as well as a neighborhood. Good luck!
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Old 01-31-2012, 07:00 AM
 
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I have never been to a Brookhaven beach. What I can tell you is that Smithtown beaches and parks are excellent and well maintained. An option to the beach could be one of the three sprinkler parks, the biggest one being at Hoyt Farm in Commack. As far as needles in the park, I too have heard that story but have never encountered any myself. (I check due to hearing a similiar tale a few years ago) I have lived in two areas of Smithtown and found both neighborhoods to have a lot of kids playing outside for what its worth. St. James is a nice hamlet with walkable business area but the $1 million homes won't be in that immediate area. Good luck to you.
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Old 01-31-2012, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Massapequa Park
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but kids playing outside isn't too common these days.
It snot?

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@crooks this must be a one-sided deal for 2012. no TP no insults.

...did they seriously move because they found needles in the park??

On the ticks...It's likely those pesky deer running around your hood.
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Old 01-31-2012, 09:02 AM
 
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Yes they did.

No TP at all. Just one mans opinion.

Why for F sake would you even be remotely near this thead?
Run along lol
; )

Like I said that crap is everywhere.

Crooks
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