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Old 05-22-2019, 02:12 PM
 
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You may want to take a look at Valley Stream or Rockville Center.
ok thanks. any suggestions a little more north?
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Old 05-22-2019, 03:23 PM
 
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Malverne or West Hempstead?
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Old 05-23-2019, 07:23 AM
 
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Majority white parts of Long Island tend to be too hostile to interracial couples or anyone who isn't white and either christian or jewish. The second you move in, the neighbors will be worried that their area is turning into Queens.
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Old 05-23-2019, 07:35 AM
 
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The areas consisting of better educated, professional types generally tend to be more accepting of people of all makes and models as opposed to those more blue collar.

I grew up in Massapequa (North Massapequa, Plainedge Schools) and the area was racist. There was a cross burned on the lawn of a black family several blocks from the house I grew up in. It was an isolated incident in the mid-late 1970's but it did happen. The area hasn't had a very large demographic change. If someone would post the data again about the least segregated districts, Plainedge was amongst the whitest of the white.

Massapequa south of 27A might be more welcoming of an interracial marriage between two professionals.

I'm out in Suffolk now, and would suggest my area if you decide to look in Suffolk. There are people from all over the world and all over the US. It is a world away from where I grew up and the experience has made my children better people for it. They aren't growing up around the hate and prejudice I did.

fopt65's sentiment is charming and generally holds true, but believe me, where I grew up, it wouldn't have flown then and won't fly now. The people who ultimately bought my family's home were Italians white flighting it from Baldwin.
I'd warn an interracial couple to stay away from Island Park in Nassau. Probably among the most racist towns in Nassau County.
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Old 05-23-2019, 04:48 PM
 
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A map of the Hamlet of Baldwin Harbor in the Town of Hempstead, Nassau County:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...bor-ny-map.gif (broken link)

Baldwin Harbor is one of those many villages and hamlets on Long Island where none of the places in the community have the hamlet name in their mailing address: places in the Hamlet of Baldwin Harbor have a "Baldwin, NY 11510" and "Freeport, NY 11520" mailing address.
Walter? Is that you?
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Old 05-24-2019, 07:07 AM
 
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I'd warn an interracial couple to stay away from Island Park in Nassau. Probably among the most racist towns in Nassau County.
I never mentioned that town in my eleven year old post. Why are you replying to it?
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Old 05-24-2019, 07:11 AM
 
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Walter? Is that you?
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Old 05-24-2019, 12:57 PM
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Garden City? It has a terrible reputation by non-residents but as someone who lives there I can tell you that you'll love it there. Great schools also.
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Old 05-25-2019, 04:57 AM
 
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I'd warn an interracial couple to stay away from Island Park in Nassau. Probably among the most racist towns in Nassau County.
It wouldn't surprise me. I can't speak for that town specifically but blue collar working class type areas are usually the most close-minded and the most threatened by 'outsiders'. Most people in these types of places haven't quite achieved the amount of success that they've wanted to in life; so they will probably have a chip on their shoulder if they see that you're more well-off than them. I've seen this play out with my own two eyes over and over again.

OP - You're best off sticking to the affluent liberal areas of the North Shore if you're budget permits it. These days, they're already racially diverse anyways since most have large and growing populations of Indians and East Asians. Since there's various phenotypes there, you probably wouldn't stand out like a sore thumb like you would being there in the 1980's.

Since people in these towns are generally higher up on the socioeconomic ladder, most are too involved in their careers to bother you. And most have their reputations on the lines if they were caught blatantly discriminating against anyone.

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Old 05-25-2019, 05:39 AM
 
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It wouldn't surprise me. I can't speak for that town specifically but blue collar working class type areas are usually the most close-minded and the most threatened by 'outsiders'. Most people in these types of places haven't quite achieved the amount of success that they've wanted to in life; so they will probably have a chip on their shoulder if they see that you're more well-off than them. I've seen this play out with my own two eyes over and over again.

OP - You're best off sticking to the affluent liberal areas of the North Shore if you're budget permits it. These days, they're already racially diverse anyways since most have large and growing populations of Indians and East Asians. Since there's various phenotypes there, you probably wouldn't stand out like a sore thumb like you would being there in the 1980's.

Since people in these towns are generally higher up on the socioeconomic ladder, most are too involved in their careers to bother you. And most have their reputations on the lines if they were caught blatantly discriminating against anyone.
Great Neck is one of the more welcoming areas of Nassau County. Even a rich white Republican area on the North Shore like Manhasset, the people don't care what race/ethnicity you are, just that you have the money to afford a house there.
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