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Old 02-21-2008, 07:06 PM
 
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I definitely think this is true on Long Island.
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Old 02-21-2008, 07:28 PM
 
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yesssum the north hills , east hills and west hills are generally very nice areas , all north shore areas.. do they have a south hills lol
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Old 02-21-2008, 07:29 PM
 
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Most communities with "Hills" as part of their name, such as North Hills and East Hills, are villages (municipal corporations) and some, such as Manhasset Hills and West Hills, are hamlets (unincorporated areas).

For the NYS definition of city, town, village, hamlet and postal zone, please see:
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Old 02-21-2008, 08:12 PM
 
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Wink Hills in the Name???!!!???

Good Grief! Isn't there anything more interesting to chat about?

Is this going to turn into a discussion about how rich the north shore is and how crappy and low class the south shore is? The south shore is FLAT that's why there are no towns with the word hills in it!

Why not ask the earth shattering question of why no north shore towns don't have the word with Hamptons in them? And by he way, there is way more money and beautiful homes and fancy cars in the Hamptons that the vast, vast, majority of the gorgeous, rich, exclusive, high class, fabulous, blah, blah blah... north shore. And while we are at it - as far as I can tell Syosset, Jericho, Dix Hills, etc.. are not on any water so they ain't "north shore" they are "middle Island".

And yes, I live on the south shore and am on a rant. Can I afford to move to the north shore so people will think that I am high class and rich? Yes!!! Do I choose to live on the south shore in a beautiful community, Yes!!! Why live here? Becuase I commute to the city, it's convienent, it's close to the beach, many family and friends live here, it is beautiful (in parts just like eveywhere else) and I grew up in this town. Thanks for "listening".
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Old 02-21-2008, 08:32 PM
 
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Good Grief! Isn't there anything more interesting to chat about?

Is this going to turn into a discussion about how rich the north shore is and how crappy and low class the south shore is? The south shore is FLAT that's why there are no towns with the word hills in it!

Why not ask the earth shattering question of why no north shore towns don't have the word with Hamptons in them? And by he way, there is way more money and beautiful homes and fancy cars in the Hamptons that the vast, vast, majority of the gorgeous, rich, exclusive, high class, fabulous, blah, blah blah... north shore. And while we are at it - as far as I can tell Syosset, Jericho, Dix Hills, etc.. are not on any water so they ain't "north shore" they are "middle Island".

And yes, I live on the south shore and am on a rant. Can I afford to move to the north shore so people will think that I am high class and rich? Yes!!! Do I choose to live on the south shore in a beautiful community, Yes!!! Why live here? Becuase I commute to the city, it's convienent, it's close to the beach, many family and friends live here, it is beautiful (in parts just like eveywhere else) and I grew up in this town. Thanks for "listening".
Sheesh...I certainly didn't mean to offend. I had no idea there were no South Shore neighborhoods or towns with the name "Hills". And I actually don't think a lot of the neighborhoods with "Hills" in the name are that hilly to begin with...
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Old 02-21-2008, 11:07 PM
 
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Hollis Hills and Forest Hills are pretty flat in Queens, but nice areas.
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Old 02-22-2008, 01:29 AM
 
Location: Wellsville, Glurt County
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Good Grief! Isn't there anything more interesting to chat about?

Is this going to turn into a discussion about how rich the north shore is and how crappy and low class the south shore is? The south shore is FLAT that's why there are no towns with the word hills in it!

Why not ask the earth shattering question of why no north shore towns don't have the word with Hamptons in them? And by he way, there is way more money and beautiful homes and fancy cars in the Hamptons that the vast, vast, majority of the gorgeous, rich, exclusive, high class, fabulous, blah, blah blah... north shore. And while we are at it - as far as I can tell Syosset, Jericho, Dix Hills, etc.. are not on any water so they ain't "north shore" they are "middle Island".

And yes, I live on the south shore and am on a rant. Can I afford to move to the north shore so people will think that I am high class and rich? Yes!!! Do I choose to live on the south shore in a beautiful community, Yes!!! Why live here? Becuase I commute to the city, it's convienent, it's close to the beach, many family and friends live here, it is beautiful (in parts just like eveywhere else) and I grew up in this town. Thanks for "listening".


The only "hills" on the south shore, if you can even consider it the south shore, is the Hempstead Hills neighborhood....which is still nicer than most of Hempstead.

Maybe the pedigree of the hills moniker dates back to a simpler time when it was a code word, much like people on here use phrases like "too diverse" now. A "hill" is obviously something that is higher than surrounding areas, so maybe when applied geographically it represents a metaphor for an area where people believe they are "above" their neighbors, since most of them are really pretty flat.




I'm also joking, of course....
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Old 02-22-2008, 08:19 AM
 
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Is this going to turn into a discussion about how rich the north shore is and how crappy and low class the south shore is? The south shore is FLAT that's why there are no towns with the word hills in it! [quote]


What about Shinnecock Hills? It is on the South Shore, west of Southampton.
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Old 02-22-2008, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Dead end - Long Island,
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Hollis Hills and Forest Hills are pretty flat in Queens, but nice areas.
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What about Shinnecock Hills? It is on the South Shore, west of Southampton.
I guess the same could be said of places with Beach in them...
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Old 02-22-2008, 09:46 AM
 
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guess the same could be said of places with Beach in them...

No, Mastic Beach has "beach" in it.
And, the "bay" towns do not have that panache. Bayshore. Bayport.

(Originally, though. When the names were introduced, these were very pretty summery places. So , I do not think that it is the names that make the places classy, if that is what they are.)

Harbor (often spelled Harbour . That is another Long Island name that I suppose people believe means "class". Roslyn Harbor. Cold Spring Harbor et. al. Port ? Port Jefferson, Port Washington ? I am not sure what makes the difference.
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