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Old 05-12-2016, 10:47 AM
 
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Hi guys, I'm looking for a new house in East Hills (might also look in Port Washington) with my wife and toddler daughter. I'm trying to understand the differences between different communities, particularly the differences between Country Estates vs Northwood Estates.

What defines the physical boundaries of these two areas and is there any practical difference between them? Are they the same school district? Both have access to East Hills Park? Same zoning? Same schools? Is one area more desirable than the other?

Also, curious about the history of the two areas as well. Does anyone know why they are two different communities since they seem to be right next to each other with no clear boundary. They even share some entry points from major roads.

Also one other question. How is the daily commute from the Roslyn train to NYC? I understand almost all of them (except one) have to transfer at Jamaica. Is this a PITA or is it tolerable? This is one of the reasons I'm also looking at Port Washington as I understand the train is much better. Are there any communities within Port that I should be looking at? Thanks.
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Old 05-12-2016, 10:59 AM
 
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Also one other question. How is the daily commute from the Roslyn train to NYC? I understand almost all of them (except one) have to transfer at Jamaica. Is this a PITA or is it tolerable?
PITA. OB line is a diesel train line. Most of the train requires a transfer because they usually go to HunterPoint stop
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Old 05-12-2016, 11:35 AM
 
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Where is Northwood Estates? I looked at homes in Country Estates and Norgate area. Both have access to East Hills Park but it seemed like Country Estates was more expensive. Also, there are many McMansions in Country Estates as opposed to the ranches in Norgate/Westwood area. Regardless, any area with access to the park is highly desireable which is why the prices are inflated. My son attends the toddler program at the JCC and the residents all take part in what the park has to offer (including music classes etc). Its a great area overall... I happened to settle on Oyster Bay Cove but East Hills and Port Washington were at the top of our list.
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Old 05-12-2016, 02:36 PM
 
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Where is Northwood Estates? I looked at homes in Country Estates and Norgate area. Both have access to East Hills Park but it seemed like Country Estates was more expensive. Also, there are many McMansions in Country Estates as opposed to the ranches in Norgate/Westwood area. Regardless, any area with access to the park is highly desireable which is why the prices are inflated. My son attends the toddler program at the JCC and the residents all take part in what the park has to offer (including music classes etc). Its a great area overall... I happened to settle on Oyster Bay Cove but East Hills and Port Washington were at the top of our list.
That's exactly why it's confusing...it almost seems like Northwood Estates is a tiny area within Country Estates. Below is a link to a Google Street View image of the entrance to Northwood Estates (you can see the sign) from Glen Cove Rd.

https://goo.gl/tPUwos

Here's a link to where that entrance is on a map:

https://goo.gl/gdAfF0

So I guess I'm just trying to figure out what is considered Northwood Estates vs Country Estates and also what this would do for my commute!
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Old 05-12-2016, 05:16 PM
 
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Northwood Estates is adjacent to Country Estates. Wouldn't make any difference to your commute. I think Country Estates is more prestigious.
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