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Old 10-12-2006, 08:38 PM
 
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Hey!

I lived in nassau county all my life and just recently move to kissimmee, fl(3month ago ) and I hate it . It's tooooo Hot, people are rude, no jobs etc....
Anyways I'm looking to buy a home in Suffolk county since in my opinion you get more for your money, bigger homes, more property. I hear Sachem school district its great and I've been looking for homes in Farmingville area because it seems that i can get a home for $350,000. please tell about schools, crime, jobs, etc...

thank you.
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Old 10-13-2006, 07:07 AM
 
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I lived in Farmingville from 1996-1999. We owned a home in what I would call an 'okay' area. We went over there time and time again and thought it would be a nice place to live, but Farmingville is 'spotty'. Parts are nice but others are dumpy. I found the neighbors distant. No one spoke to us except for one woman who told us about someone who tried to break into her house.

Farmingville has a lot of problems with illegals looking for work. If you do a search online or check Newsday links you can see all about it yourself.

I'd say 'no' to Farmingville. Maybe try Holbrook..
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Old 10-13-2006, 11:58 AM
 
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I second what Gypsy said. I don't think I'd buy there until they get the illegal/unsafe housing situation better under control.
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Old 10-13-2006, 12:52 PM
 
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Farmingville is more good than bad. The locals fire-bombed an illegal dwelling about a year ago. Since then the county has been on the ball concerning illegals.

Sachem schools are very good.

Holbrook is a nice area, but you may not find a decent home for $350K.


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Hey!

I lived in nassau county all my life and just recently move to kissimmee, fl(3month ago ) and I hate it . It's tooooo Hot, people are rude, no jobs etc....
Anyways I'm looking to buy a home in Suffolk county since in my opinion you get more for your money, bigger homes, more property. I hear Sachem school district its great and I've been looking for homes in Farmingville area because it seems that i can get a home for $350,000. please tell about schools, crime, jobs, etc...

thank you.
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Old 10-14-2006, 06:46 AM
 
Location: Eastern Long Island
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There are parts of farmingville that are better than others like all middle class towns on LI. The horseblock road area is notorious for day labors standing around waiting for work. Sachem is a good district that is very large, I've known kids that graduated from there that said they felt "lost".
there are parts of Ronkonkoma that are nice, some in Sachem-some in Connetquot(ranks higher) & a lot of the homes are affordable. Some of Ronkonkoma has lower taxes too. Occaissionally I see homes for sale in Lake Grove that seem afforable too, most of that is sachem & it is considered a nice town & it has the best mall in Suffolk.
Sorry you hate Florida, good luck with your move!
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Old 10-14-2006, 07:56 AM
 
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what do you mean kids felt "lost"
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Old 10-14-2006, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Eastern Long Island
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it is the largest(most students) district on LI with the biggest graduating class so kids felt that it wasn't a personal experience. Recently they built a second high school to help with the problem, but now their taxes are $$$$ & I have a feeling their budget will get voted down in years to come. This is a problem in many long island districts though.
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Old 10-14-2006, 10:04 AM
 
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Personal experiences? Teenagers don't look for personal experiences, they look for less homework.


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it is the largest(most students) district on LI with the biggest graduating class so kids felt that it wasn't a personal experience. Recently they built a second high school to help with the problem, but now their taxes are $$$$ & I have a feeling their budget will get voted down in years to come. This is a problem in many long island districts though.
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Old 10-14-2006, 02:40 PM
 
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Personal experiences? Teenagers don't look for personal experiences, they look for less homework.

my son graduated from the district next to sachem & had many friends that went through their entire education there, I became freindly with the kids as well as a few parents. This is the information I was given, I certainly didn't make it up. If a kid says they felt "lost" I'd have to assume they did. Why wouldn't they just tell me "they give too much homework"? They had no reason to disguise their feelings with me.
Did you have something to add about farmingville? Or were you just looking to pick apart something someone else said?
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Old 10-14-2006, 03:38 PM
 
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Not looking to pick apart anything, but second hand information is by no means insight to all 4,000 high school students.

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my son graduated from the district next to sachem & had many friends that went through their entire education there, I became freindly with the kids as well as a few parents. This is the information I was given, I certainly didn't make it up. If a kid says they felt "lost" I'd have to assume they did. Why wouldn't they just tell me "they give too much homework"? They had no reason to disguise their feelings with me.
Did you have something to add about farmingville? Or were you just looking to pick apart something someone else said?
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