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Old 02-06-2007, 01:21 PM
 
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Can someone compare Rockville Centre to Garden City. Schools, housing and quality of life.
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Old 04-27-2007, 12:26 AM
 
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Bumping this up as I would like to know the same. These are two areas we are considering.
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Old 04-30-2007, 08:39 AM
 
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Rockville center is a great town to live in loaded with shopping, and beautiful homes. If you are looking in rockville center, I would make sure the house is in Rockville center schools. The schools are excellent. Im not sure if it is possible to live in RVC and attend oceanside side schools, but if there is a zone that attends oceanside, then that is also an excellent school district.

I know nothing of Garden city....I am sorry
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Old 04-30-2007, 02:00 PM
 
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Surrounding towns concern me. Should I be concerned? It seems you have to travel through some not so great areas no matter which way out of RVC.
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Old 06-07-2007, 10:29 AM
 
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Surrounding towns concern me. Should I be concerned? It seems you have to travel through some not so great areas no matter which way out of RVC.
Oceanside is right next door...great town. We are in RVC but have Oceanside Schools (I grew up in O'side and had a wonderful experience in the district). Can't really think of a "bad" part of RVC that is residential. Of course, along the main highways (Merrick Road and Sunrise Highway), it's more industrial in the sense of stores, etc but overall, I've always felt very safe there.

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Old 06-07-2007, 06:24 PM
 
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Surrounding towns concern me. Should I be concerned? It seems you have to travel through some not so great areas no matter which way out of RVC.
If you concerned about surrounding towns, you should also know that Garden City shares a border with the village of Hempstead. Definately a not so great area.

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Old 06-07-2007, 09:45 PM
 
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Yes, but I think Goobie was saying that it seems the in a few directions from RVC there's some issues. In GC you never really have to see GC. I don't know, I could be wrong. I think both are excellent. They, along with Northport were my top 3 when we looked.
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Old 06-08-2007, 07:52 AM
 
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The south shore of LI is in pretty good shape (RVC vicinity). I'd be more concerned with Hempstead and the proximity to GC. Can't compare to the towns around RVC.
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Old 06-08-2007, 10:28 AM
 
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Hempstead borders the north side of RVC, doesn't it?? ALso, you have Malverne and Lakeview to the West. Baldwin, Freeport, and Roosevelt to the East. Only the Oceanside/East Rockaway border to the South is really a solid area. Seems to be that RVC not only borders the same town are GC, but a whole lot more not so nice ones. Hence, Goobie's concerns. In GC you NEVER have to see Hempstead.

This being said, LI has, I believe, the lowest crime rate of any area with over 1 million people, or something that effect. In other words, most of LI is VERY safe, and even the rough areas are MUCH BETTER than most other rough areas in America.

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Old 06-08-2007, 11:07 AM
 
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Actually, RVC borders on South Hempstead, which is residential and not the crime-riddled portion that is more along the Hempstead Turnpike corridor, which juts directly up against Garden City (think NCC area). Malvern and Lakeview are a sliver - to the West is more Lynbrook, which is no comparison.

I have to disagree...Hofstra U is considered Hempstead. Nassau Community College is GC. They are blocks away from each other, so you do see Hempstead from GC. The not-so-nice area of Hempstead.

Guess our vantage points from RVC vs GC are different and we'll have to agree to disagree.
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