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Old 09-17-2007, 05:36 PM
 
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Hi,
I live on Long Island, but are considering moving to a different town.
I have friends both in Stony Brook and Port Jefferson. I love both towns because there is an actual "town" to walk to.
My main concern is schools. One is very big, the other very small.
I hear good and bad about both. My friend who is a teacher says a small school is better academically, but worse socially.
So, its sort of a catch 22
Any opinions on these two towns?
I have also heard good and bad about general community things, snobby people, etc., but you get that everywhere so I take it with a grain of salt.
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Old 09-17-2007, 06:39 PM
 
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Hi,
I live on Long Island, but are considering moving to a different town.
I have friends both in Stony Brook and Port Jefferson. I love both towns because there is an actual "town" to walk to.
My main concern is schools. One is very big, the other very small.
I hear good and bad about both. My friend who is a teacher says a small school is better academically, but worse socially.
So, its sort of a catch 22
Any opinions on these two towns?
I have also heard good and bad about general community things, snobby people, etc., but you get that everywhere so I take it with a grain of salt.
As a 3v grad...I prefer Stony Brook for Schools/Culture/Community.

There is a a very small pocket of PJ that goes to 3v up by Poquott....
with that being said,you could have the best of both.

Google breast cancer maps on LI first.
One of many reasons that I passed on both and bought Rocky Point.


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Old 09-17-2007, 10:31 PM
 
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Default Stonybrook Or Port Jeff

Lisamel, I Just Saw Your Comments Today So I May Be Late Telling You My Opinion But I Dont Think You Can Go Wrong With Either Town. Both Are Very Nice. The Stonybrook Area Has A Beautiful Park By The Lake (i Dont Recall The Name.) Port Jeff Is Great, Lots Of History. Also A Great Place To Bar Hop And Have Fun.
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Old 09-18-2007, 07:35 AM
 
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http://www.health.state.ny.us/enviro...dfactsheet.pdf

Heres a link from NYS Health...I think its due to the LIPA plant in Poquott.
They'll never cop to it though.
Id be very concerned.

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Old 09-18-2007, 10:08 AM
 
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I live in Port Jefferson Station and frequently go down to Port Jeff. My husband grew up in Stony Brook. Both towns are lovely but, if I were to pick a school district I'd choose Three Village. Port Jeff High School is smaller and it does have a good reputation. It's really a tough choice but I'd go with Ward Melville HS.

Good luck!
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Old 09-18-2007, 01:33 PM
 
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If its a question of schools,I'd probably go 3 Village over P.J.,size does matter,if its a question of taxes I'd go P.J.,older homes there have much lower taxes,also,if you live near downtown you can walk most anywhere.
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Old 09-18-2007, 02:11 PM
 
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If its a question of schools,I'd probably go 3 Village over P.J.,size does matter,if its a question of taxes I'd go P.J.,older homes there have much lower taxes,also,if you live near downtown you can walk most anywhere.
Keep in mind Stony Brook taxes arent too bad either if you buy older.
or in strathmore by the college.
(University helps defer quite a bit)


The LIPA plant helps out the taxes in Port Jeff

It would be great if the tax relief didnt come with a pesky tumor

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Old 09-18-2007, 03:54 PM
 
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Default Thanks for the link clamboy

I pulled up that link to the cancer cluster survey.
It says 7 zip codes, but names Coram, Mt. Sinai and port JEff Sta as the towns. I am assuming Port Jeff, Setauket and stonybrook are the other zip codes. PRetty darn scary.
I am in Mt. Sinai now so I guess I am already doomed
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Old 09-18-2007, 06:31 PM
 
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Port Jeff, because its just that nice a place to live... I grew up there and it was a tremendous amount of fun.

Also, if you spend your life worrying about cancer, cancer will wreck your life even if you never get it. Just have a good life and don't trouble trouble 'til trouble troubles you. :-)
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Old 09-18-2007, 06:36 PM
 
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I think I would prefer Port Jefferson schools. There is a small town atmosphere throughout the village. I found that the Setauket schools were more competitive and
really geared to the brighter kids of the area. My son went there 25 years ago in the Gifted & Talented programs and I really wasn't that impressed. The high school Ward Melville has lots of Science winners ( almost all Asians from the University ) and all, but I think that the average kids may fall by the wayside.
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