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Old 07-28-2008, 09:56 PM
 
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We are thinking about moving to Jericho, LI. Does someone has any experience living there? How's the traffic around there? How's the school over there? Are they really intense and lot of pressure for kids?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-28-2008, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Putnam County, NY
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Jericho is a wealthy professional largely Jewish hamlet in the town of Oyster Bay. It is right off the LIE and convenient to a few LIRR stations: I believe most get on at Hicksville a working class 'hood to the South but someone else could comment on that.

It's schools are very highly rated. Jericho HS has been rated #1 in various publications over the past 20 years. But the schools are a pressure cooker and teachers and students are stressed, and parents have a rep as being overbearing.

People from Jericho have stereotypical "rep" of being bourgeois and superficiAL. Great place but not my cup of tea.

And property taxes are sky high of course.

Last edited by Wes927; 07-28-2008 at 10:05 PM.. Reason: jericho hamlet not incorporated village
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Old 07-29-2008, 06:30 AM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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The #1 rating in Newsweek? is based upon how many students enroll in Advanced Placement classes. Since Jericho allows any student, regardless of ability, to enroll in AP, their rating is high in the magazine. It's a meaningless measure.

The school district also is soft on cheating (e.g. will look the other way and fail to punish caught cheaters.) They will also remove F grades from student transcripts, so colleges never see them.

In other words, the school district does its best to maintain an appearance of excellence, whether deserved or not.

The school administration is poor -- the board is prone to power-struggle in-fighting unrelated to education and the superintendent is believed to be having an affair with one of the staff.
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Old 07-29-2008, 09:45 AM
 
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We were very close to making an offer on a home in one of the gated communities in Jericho. Luckily, we did not. On one of our return visits to the house/neighborhood we encountered some very snobby residents and felt very uncomfortable. We are very pleased we chose to walk away. We chose Woodbury instead, a close nit community and our neighbors were very welcoming. Good LUck.
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Old 08-02-2008, 03:07 PM
 
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Jericho has one of the best school districts in the nation, taxes are high, there is large Jewish population, there's only traffic on highways in rush hour and major roads occasonally in an accident, traffic isn't such a big problem, to colleges graduating from Jericho is like graduating from a very disirable private school.
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Old 08-02-2008, 04:26 PM
 
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A classic line... back in high school I was at the Cup in Wantagh with my (incidentally Jewish) friend from E. Meadow, and he saw some hot girls at the next table over. The way they dressed and the high-and-might way they intoned their conversation just screamed (for lack of a more accurate word) JAPPY! so my other friends and I coaxed our one friend to go over and talk to them, despite probably being way out of our meager E. Meadow league... and his pickup line? "Um... are you girls from Jericho?" I think the very insulted looks on their faces meant he was CORRECT! haha. Needless to say they swiveled their chairs away from our general direction. "Are you girls from Jericho" has been an inside joke among that group of friends ever since.
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Old 08-02-2008, 10:58 PM
 
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Default For those who may not be familiar with Jericho

While the Hamlet of Jericho and the surrounding villages (includes parts of Muttontown, Brookville, Upper Brookville, East Hills and Old Westbury) that make up the Jericho Union Free School District are about 2/3rds Jewish, these Jews are extremely secular and are not very welcoming to their more observant brethren (many community activities are scheduled for Friday night and Saturday morning, among other things).


For those who may not be familiar with Jericho:

Jericho is a hamlet (an unincorporated area) in the center-west part of the Town of Oyster Bay in the central part of Nassau County, along the Oyster Bay/North Hempstead town line.

Beginning on the north and moving in a clockwise direction, the Hamlet of Jericho in the Town of Oyster Bay is bordered on the north by the Village of Old Westbury, the Village of Brookville, the Village of Muttontown and the Hamlet of Syosset; on the east by the Hamlet of Syosset and the Hamlet of Hicksville; on the south by the Hamlet of Hicksville and the Hamlet of New Cassel in the Town of North Hempstead (the Oyster Bay/North Hempstead town line); and, on the west by the Village of Westbury in the Town of North Hempstead (the Oyster Bay/North Hempstead town line) and the Village of Old Westbury.


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/e9/Jericho-ny-map.gif (broken link)


The Hamlet of Jericho has a different border than does the "Jericho, NY 11753" ZIP Code postal zone (i.e., a place can have a "Jericho, NY 11753" mailing address and not be in the Hamlet of Jericho and a place can be in the Hamlet of Jericho and have other than a "Jericho, NY 11753" mailing address): places that have a "Jericho, NY 11753" mailing address that are not in the Hamlet of Jericho are in the Village of Brookville, the Village of Muttontown, the Village of Old Westbury, the Hamlet of Syosset and the Hamlet of Hicksville; and, at the same time, there are places in the Hamlet of Jericho that have a "Westbury, NY 11590" and "Hicksville, NY 11801" mailing address.


For a good set of town-by-town maps showing all the villages and hamlets in each of LI's 13 towns (3 in Nassau County and 10 in Suffolk County): //www.city-data.com/forum/long-...-resource.html
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Old 08-03-2008, 04:41 PM
 
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Hold it. I grew up in Jericho, and while there is some truth to the snobbery issues, the fact remains that Jericho has excellent schools and has been at the top of many lists for YEARS.

Jericho has four distinct developments - White Birch, Princeton Park/Oakwood, East Birchwood and West Birchwood. It also has several condo developments.

Jericho Schools also includes parts of Muttontown, Brookville, and Old Westbury - geographically, it is the largest district in Nassau County.

If you are looking for proximity to the city, you get more for your money than Roslyn, and are closer than Syosset, Plainview or Melville.
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Old 08-03-2008, 04:57 PM
 
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Jericho has four distinct developments - White Birch, Princeton Park/Oakwood, East Birchwood and West Birchwood. It also has several condo developments.

You forgot, as many people do, West Jericho (that's the section of the Hamlet of Jericho that has a "Westbury, NY 11590" mailing address) that includes single family homes on the south side of the Jericho Turnpike and garden apartments on the north side of Brush Hollow Road, west of the LIE.

Last edited by Walter Greenspan; 08-03-2008 at 05:09 PM.. Reason: Corrected the location of the garden apartments
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Old 08-03-2008, 05:04 PM
 
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You forgot, as many people do, West Jericho (that's the section of the Hamlet of Jericho that has a "Westbury, NY 11590" mailing address) that includes single family homes on the south side of the Jericho Turnpike and garden apartments on the north side of the Jericho Turnpike, west of the LIE.
I stand corrected, sir.
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