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Old 03-16-2014, 07:15 AM
 
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I have read a couple of threads about similar topics but I wanted to get advice from fellow New Yorkers for my specific questions.

We are an Indian family and will be moving to NY in mid-April. I will be working at a client site at Canon Park, Melville near exit 495.

My questions are:
1. Which are the best and safe areas for to stay considering,
- Easy commute to office at Melville
- Safe and lower crime areas
- my budget is between 1000 to 1500 per month
- a private apartment with 1 BR
- considering I may have to commute to office by car I would need to have space for parking and I would not like to spend extra on car parking rents.

2. Is there any public mode of transport to Canon Park, Melville?
- I checked google maps and the options that I see is taking a train to either farmingdale or Hicksville or Huntington and from there I would need a cab. I do not see any buses taking me close to office location.

Thanks for all your help and I am sure you guys would come up with great suggestions.
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Old 03-16-2014, 07:49 AM
 
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There is public transportation but not close enough to make it financially prudent unless you are looking to pay cab fare as you noted. You might be able to get closer if you took a bus from the train station in Huntington to the Walt Whitman mall BUT you would then still need a cab to Canon Park. It would also be impractical time wise to go that route. You might call Canon Park Mgmt. and ask them.
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Old 03-16-2014, 08:13 AM
 
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There are not many rentals in Long Island, let alone rentals for a family on a budget of 1000 to 1500. Impossible to be honest. Not sure what your plans are but that's not going to work.
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Old 03-16-2014, 10:03 AM
 
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I have read a couple of threads about similar topics but I wanted to get advice from fellow New Yorkers for my specific questions.

We are an Indian family and will be moving to NY in mid-April. I will be working at a client site at Canon Park, Melville near exit 495.

My questions are:
1. Which are the best and safe areas for to stay considering,
- Easy commute to office at Melville
- Safe and lower crime areas
- my budget is between 1000 to 1500 per month
- a private apartment with 1 BR
- considering I may have to commute to office by car I would need to have space for parking and I would not like to spend extra on car parking rents.

2. Is there any public mode of transport to Canon Park, Melville?
- I checked google maps and the options that I see is taking a train to either farmingdale or Hicksville or Huntington and from there I would need a cab. I do not see any buses taking me close to office location.

Thanks for all your help and I am sure you guys would come up with great suggestions.
Does it really matter if your Indian, black, white, yellow, Spanish?
Get it?
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Old 03-16-2014, 10:45 AM
 
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I have read a couple of threads about similar topics but I wanted to get advice from fellow New Yorkers for my specific questions.

We are an Indian family and will be moving to NY in mid-April. I will be working at a client site at Canon Park, Melville near exit 495.

My questions are:
1. Which are the best and safe areas for to stay considering,
- Easy commute to office at Melville
- Safe and lower crime areas
- my budget is between 1000 to 1500 per month
- a private apartment with 1 BR
- considering I may have to commute to office by car I would need to have space for parking and I would not like to spend extra on car parking rents.

2. Is there any public mode of transport to Canon Park, Melville?
- I checked google maps and the options that I see is taking a train to either farmingdale or Hicksville or Huntington and from there I would need a cab. I do not see any buses taking me close to office location.

Thanks for all your help and I am sure you guys would come up with great suggestions.
Your best bet would be buy a used car and live in it. No way you're renting and supporting a family on that budget.
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Old 03-16-2014, 10:52 AM
 
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I don't know about the rental market or the public transportation situation but 2 good residential areas that I know of & are close to Meliville with good schools (assuming that's important since you are moving with family) & some indian population (assuming that's important since you mentioned you are indian) are Plainview & Dix Hills. You'll have to check the rental market in those towns but the drive to Melville from these towns is less than 10 mins.
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Old 03-16-2014, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Long Island
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What does "family" mean? Husband and wife? Or are there children as well?
$1,500 is not going to be easy. Also, does your budget allow $$ for utilities? Often, utilities are not included in the rental amount.

As far as transportation is concerned, just about everyone on Long Island needs a car; cab fares can really add up if needed daily. Transportation could be a difficult issue for you, because Canon is not really in a "walkable" area as far as getting to work
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Old 03-16-2014, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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No landlord is going to rent a 1 bedroom apartment to an entire family. First of all, it is a fire hazard, and second of all, too many people put too much stress and wear and tear on an apartment, especially kids. The most people they will rent to for a 1 bedroom is 2 ... meaning a couple with no kids. Most landlords really only want 1 person in a 1 bedroom apartment. So get that out of your head. You are not getting a 1 BR apartment on LI for $1000-$1500 per month for an entire family. Period. If that is all you truly can afford on what you will be paid, I would suggest NOT accepting this position, as the employer is taking advantage of you and not paying you a proper wage considering the cost of living on Long Island.
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Old 03-16-2014, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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As for your other questions, public transit is not good in that area. Most of the LIRR train transit is geared towards Long Islanders going into NYC, not people commuting on LI. Taking a train and then taking a cab would probably be more expensive and inconvenient for you (due the trains being scheduled for NYC commuter needs, not yours) than just having a car and driving. As far as I know, the parking in those Melville office parks is free for employees, but ask your employer in case their particular parking situation is different.

A nice place you might like to live that is a reasonable commute to Melville is Hicksville. There is a good number of Indians already living there and several Indian shops and restaurants. There is also all night on the street parking available on residential streets, so you wouldn't have to pay for a private parking spot or garage for your car to stay in either. Parking is only restricted by the LIRR. Most of Hicksville is reliably middle class, but there is an undesirable area near the LIRR station, so I would say don't live around that area.
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Old 03-16-2014, 03:11 PM
 
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Does it really matter if your Indian, black, white, yellow, Spanish?
Get it?
Apparently it does to the OP, otherwise it would not have been mentioned.
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