franklinsquare

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1/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Cute Small Town Feel, Not Ideal Commute"

5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
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"Real Long Island"

As many people that live on Long Island know that some parts of Long Island have changed over the past 15 years, Western Nassau mainly but there are still wonderful towns in western nassau. The heart of the suburban long is,and lifestyle is in the Wantagh, Levittown area, Obviously it isn't gonna change, it'll stay the same. Wantagh has a great school district, exclellent community amenities and a great place to raise a family. It is predominantly italian American and Irish American around here. Many people are buying smaller homes from the 50s in Wantagh for around the 300k mark and expanding and dorming them into larger homes. Lots range from 60*100-100*100 I would recommend to stay in downtown Wantagh or northern Wantagh. It's not that the part by the water is bad its just your prone to flooding and now that our climate is changing it would be safe to stay a little bit more inland. Overall I would recommend moving to Wantagh. I would definitely fell comfortable raising a family here!!!!
Pros
  • Excellent school district
  • Great family community
  • Proximity to the beach
Cons
  • High property taxes
  • Traffic
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Small Town with 11530 but Elmont School District"

Stewart Manir is a small close knight community with ok schools. You have 11530 zip code which is Garden City but you have elmont schools but its own stewart manor school. Im not to crazy personaly about this town. I feel everyone is very uncomfortable and really doesnt feel like a suburb in nassau. It feels very uptight and some what over proud about themselves. I recomend Franklin Swuare instead Better schools better prices bigger lots more relaxed feel. FYI if you dont like the sound of the LIRR dont go here its extremly loud all you hear is the horn all day. Franklin Square has not train station
Pros
  • Train Station
  • Shopping
Cons
  • Loud Train
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Rural Farm City with the best resort in all of Pa"

Hawley is a nice rural community with not much to do but take care of you 2 acres plus all day. From what i know your closest shopping center is on the boarder of New York where it has walmart kmart toys r us bjs stop and shop cosco target on the highway but thats about a 30 minute drive. Hawley has the best resort on welcome lake rd and thats is WoodLoch Pines!
Pros
  • Rural setting
  • quiet
  • safe
Cons
  • no transporation
  • isolation
  • no shopping
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
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"The Best Block In Franklin Square"

Let me tell you something, This is the most awesome block ive ever lived on. I go to my familys blocks in surrounding areas or in the same town and its not the same. If you want to know true Ribbon St and True Franklin Square heres a inside secret, go 3 Blocks in from the turnpike and its like paridise all your neighbors are nice they help you there friendly you do adpctivities together and dont get me wrong all of ribbon st is nice just something stands out about the 3rd block in if you ever think if buying a home in f.s go to ribbon st 3rd block in. People are very nice and relaxed
Pros
  • Nice Neighbors
  • Active neighbors
  • Tree Lined
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Nice Town in Queens Rapidly Changing"

Whitestone is very desierable to many young families, good parks and recreations eating out but things in this town have changed the town used to be primarily Jewish, Italian and Irish. now Asian and Greek immigrants are coming here and people in this town have no regard for stop signs and just driving normally. It's changed. Now all these young families are growing and there kids are getting older. I live in Franklin square in wester Nassau and what I've noticed here is many excellent young families are coming to frankln square because they want there kids to grow up and a little bit of a better environment and better school district instead of flushing high school. But don't get me wrong this is a great town to live in but things have changed here. I recomend if you live in Whitestone or anywhere in queens and you have a growing family and need a better school district quieter surroundings and great neighborly spirit I would recomend Franklin swuare or floral park I wrote a review on Franklin square and trust me I know what I'm talking about I live there. Still Whitestone is hanging in there. I still think its an excellent town in queens great commenter friendly but very high home prices but low taxes which balances out!!
Pros
  • Convenient access to most highways
Cons
  • Few restaurants deliver to this area
  • Hard to live here without a car
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
mentorac
mentorac Wow, because there are more Asian and Greek immigrants living in whitestone, it's become an undesirable community? That's just ridiculous and I will say racist! When will this mentality vanish? I live here, in Whitestone, and it's beautiful! The people, and environment. I'm so glad YOU don't live here!
Dec 01, 2016
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4/5
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"Major rd for Nassau"

Hempstead turnpike not only goes through Hempstead but from the queens border all the way to about Levittown
Pros
  • Plenty of stores
Cons
  • Too many cars around
  • Too many people at times
TracyD
TracyD After Levittown, it goes into Farmingdale, but the name changes to Conklin St. It might be my least favorite road in Nassau- way too congested!
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"Nice town in queens"

Very nice waterfront town in queens the thing is everyone from Howard beach and other areas of queens are all moving to western Nassau.
Pros
  • Diverse housing options in a wide range of prices
  • Low property taxes
  • Waterfront - lovely views & beach
Cons
  • Bad reputation for safety
  • Homes prone to flooding
  • No nightlife
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"Small Town Feel With Great amenities, bad school district"

This is a small town where everyone knows each other with tree lined streets brick colonials and families playing is a great combination what is not a good combo is how high youre taxes are and how bad your school district is. If you taxes are 15,000 with a 4bdrm colonial on a 70/100 lot you should be getting a decent atleast school district. This is a very charming town. Malverne has a town center with small mom and pop shops and it's own train station
Pros
  • Close to NYC
  • Small town feel
  • Family frendly
Cons
  • Taxes
  • School districT
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
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"Nice Suburban Town on the shore"

Very nice town to raise a family great schools nice neighbors but can get congested and in some sections could look a little runed down but for the most part a very nice town
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Hipsters
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
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"More Industrial, less housing"

Don't get me wrong this is the shopping heart of western Nassau county, with Roosevelt field and Kmart Walmart all those big company stores here make it easy and fun to shop. There is some housing here in east garden city of of old country road but you do have the GC SCHOOLS Public Transportation services by NICE (Nassau Inter County Express) is super good from the queens line to the Suffolk line. It can get congested around here
Pros
  • Shopping
  • Transportation
Cons
  • Congested
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Hipsters
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"It Depends Where you go"

In West Hempstead it depends where you go. It's a very large town. To get a more community feel and suburban feel go to the section that is off of dogwood ave. It's a bit more expensive there but you get Award winning Franklin Square Schools nice family frendly parks and tree lined streets. Don't go to the part of west Hempstead where it's is off of Hempstead turnpike ( after Nassau blvd) that's where things get a bit more etchy and crime is a little higher. It is still nice there if you're atleast 3 blocks in from the turnpike. Schools aren't the best but if you go to dogwood you get Franklin square sd. FYI the dogwood section of West Hempstead has a very strong Jewish community.
Pros
  • Close to shopping
  • 2 Lirr train Stations
  • Franklin Square schools in dogwood section
Cons
  • Some Crime in Hempstead turnpike side past Nassau blvd
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
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"Lived Here 6 Months And....."

My family and I moved to a Part of South Salem called Vista, which is literally touching New Canaan CT. It's been about 6 months now, once we first moved here from Long Island, it was very tough, we weren't used to no street lights, sidewalks, and close by shopping. Soundview Loop is the best block in all of Lewisboro, I'm still not used to how quiet it is, and do miss Long Island, but I will say, Vista is the best part of South Salem, If your from more of an urban area and moving here, like me, I suggest to try and find a house on a decently populated block, Don't go to East Street! There are many people from Southern Westchester here also. If you do decide to move here, it will be tough at the very beginning, I'm still getting used to it and would love to to back to Long Island, but we're giving it a chance. VISTA, is where you wanna be :)
Pros
  • Excellent schools
  • Charming
  • beautiful
  • quiet
  • Beautiful, scenic, peaceful hamlet town
Cons
  • Can feel quiet and isolated
  • lacking diversity
  • no night life
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
nmcmann
nmcmann PRO If you are looking for a fast paced-lifestyle with a lot of nightlife and abundant shopping within walking distance from your house then, yes, this may not be the area for you. It is a rural community for those that enjoy the beauty of the countryside and nature. The commute into the city is only a 50 minute train ride...well worth it to those that live here who want access to NYC yet the comforts of a quiet country setting. There is a grocery store in the town of Cross River in Lewisboro called Deciccio's. There are also a few restaurants, nail salons, pharmacy, bank, dentist, tutoring, gym, etc. If you like hiking there is a 4700 acre park with 35 miles of hiking trails right off of 121 in Cross River. As long as you are willing to hop in your car, you will find pretty much anything you would like to do beyond that within a 15 minute drive. Happy to share some suggestions if you are looking for something in particular.
2yrs+
franklinsquare
franklinsquare Yeah that's true, I'm just a person from long island that is used to the suburban semi fast paced lifestyle. my family and I r possibly moving up to south Salem in a year or two
2yrs+
nmcmann
nmcmann PRO If you decide to move here, let me know and I'll help find you the right home. If you are ever in the area and want me to show you and your family around, just let me know. I've lived here 12 years and love it! Happy Summer!
2yrs+
JenM
JenM franklinsquare- how do you like living in Vista? My family and I are also from Long Island and are house hunting in South Salem. I am just worried how remote it is and if it would be tiresome driving our kids to their activities/shopping ect. Are you used to it now or do you still miss Long Island?
May 05, 2016
cc5
cc5 I live in South Salem area and have also lived on Long Island. To be honest, I would not recommend moving to northern Westchester from the Franklin Square or the majority of Long Island. The people and culture are different. I am not referring to racial differences, more behavior and collective mentality, way of life, etc. (and I'm not talking about traffic). Personally, I am happy here but l was never a fan of southern Nassau County during my time there and knew that was not at all the right fit for me based on my interests, etc. Without diving too deep into this, I would say, if you can understand or relate to what I've said, then my comment might not apply but if you feel at home on Long Island or it's the only area you've ever lived, I'd say northern Westchester would most likely not be a good fit.
Feb 27, 2017
cc5
cc5 I live in South Salem area and have also lived on Long Island. To be honest, I would not recommend moving to northern Westchester from the Franklin Square or the majority of Long Island. The people and culture are different. I am not referring to racial differences, more behavior and collective mentality, way of life, etc. (and I'm not talking about traffic). Personally, I am happy here but l was never a fan of southern Nassau County during my time there and knew that was not at all the right fit for me based on my interests, etc. Without diving too deep into this, I would say, if you can understand or relate to what I've said, then my comment might not apply but if you feel at home on Long Island or it's the only area you've ever lived, I'd say northern Westchester would most likely not be a good fit.
Feb 27, 2017
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Bad Reputation but okay town"

Bed Stuy might give you the cold shoulder as a family frendly neighborhood after watching Everybody Hates Chris but this tone will come back. Still has a bad rep for crime
Pros
  • inexpensive real estate
  • Becoming increasingly diverse
Cons
  • crime rate remains something to worry about
  • Bad reputation
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 2/5
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"Okay town with pros and cons"

Marine Park is a town on the water in Brooklyn. Many homes in Marine Park are attached. This is a predominately Italian neighborhood but recently has become more diverse in a good way. Schools in Marine Park are good. Kings plaza is very close by and there not much nightlife here. It is very expensive too! If your looking to buy your first home in Brooklyn I would say that Marine Park could be a good choice
Cons
  • Far from NYC
  • Congested
  • Lack of nightlife
Recommended for
  • Professionals
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"A step down from near by Franklin square"

This is a very Italian town that is similar to Franklin Square but F.S is more maintained and nice. valley Stream has its own LIRR station. Around here it gets congested. There is air noise from nearby JFK Airport. Shopping options are excellent in Valley Stream is Green Acres Mall where you could find stores like Kmart and Walmart. This town has the charm of a suburban lifestyle and a urban vibe to it. Demographics in this town have changed. If you are looking for a more peaceful quiet town with less congestion and better schools being a family frendly neighborhood look into Franklin Square house prices are around the $430,000 mark for a 3-4bedroom cape. LISTEN TO THIS FIRST TIME HOMEBUYERS. If you are looking in valley stream just don't anymore because you can get the same house with a lower price in queens with lower taxes in a more commuter friendly town in queens examples: Bayside, Whitestone, Howard beach, Flushing, College Point or Middle Village. if your willing to pay higher taxes and a higher price but even more of a suburban feel keep looking in Valley Stream
Pros
  • Close to NYC
  • Own Train Station
  • Parks
Cons
  • Diverse
  • Some crime
  • Congested
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Nice town on the north shore"

Roslyn, is a quaint village but it gets very congested. You need to be a business professional or work in NYC to aford a decent home around here. School district could be better. Very very high taxes. For being so close to queens you're better of paying the same amount in lloyd harbor or out easy
Pros
  • Nice quaint village
Cons
  • Congested
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Good town, noise issues"

Nice Town, great place to just buy you're first home. Some crime Francis Lewis Blvd gives off lots of noise. Congested city LOTS OF NOISE from JFK
Pros
  • Access to a nice park
  • Diverse population
  • Plenty of stores & restaurants
Cons
  • Hard to live here without a car
  • Noise from the airport
Recommended for
  • Singles
1/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"A Community Headed On The Right Path"

Hempstead Village and Town Of Hempstead first of all are completely different. Hempstead Village is one town located near Roosvelt Field, Nassau Coliseum and Hofstra University. The Town Of Hempstead incorporates many gorgeous suburban tasteful towns such as Garden City, Franklin Square, Floral Park, Wantagh Etc. basically the town of hempstead goes from Valley Stream to Massapequa. Hempstead Village is getting a lot better. Crime has decreased. Schools are improving and people are happy together. Hempstead Village is a wonderfully diverse town with a great Spanish vibe. Hempstead Village on Fulton Ave almost feels like your in a section of manhattan. Taxes are high around here. Hempstead Village will be a very desirable hip young vibed community in the next decade :)
Pros
  • Taxes
  • Inexpensive real estate
  • Good location for commuting
Cons
  • congested
  • high taxes
  • Schools, though improving, still need support
  • Traffic
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
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"Great Village, But Super Expensive"

Unless you work in NYC or own you're own shop, you don't live in Garden City the average price of a home there is $850,000+ But it is a very good town and will continue to be very well maintained.HIGH TAXES!!! Take a look at a town 5 minutes away called Franklin Square
Pros
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Suburban lifestyle
  • Safe and Sound
Cons
  • HIGH COST OF LIVING
  • Close to bad towns
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
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"Glorified Franklin Square"

Great town but you're better of going across Hempstead Turnpike to Franklin Square. it Is the SAME thing instead of paying 8,000 in taxes for the same cape on the same size lot, you're paying 12,000 in taxes just to have the word Garden City in you're title. In Garden City South you have Franklin Square School District everything is F.s. Don't get me wrong this is very gorgeous part of long island it's just stupid to pay so much more in taxes when you could get the same thing across Hempstead turnpike. Garden City South is like the "dressed up" version of Franklin square
Pros
  • Park and Recreation
  • Close to NYC
  • Thriving Community
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Nice Small Town near Queens"

Elmont has a great background new cultures have come to Elmont and gave it vibe! It is predominately African American. Everybody knows each other. Great commute!
Pros
  • Close to NYC
  • Cheap Cost of Living
  • Diversity
Cons
  • Schools at the elementary level need improvement
  • Lots of traffic, especially when Belmont is open
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
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"Peaceful Suburbia and so close to NYC"

This is a great town where you can take a stroll with you're family down tree lined streets to local Rath Park. In Franklin Square people live here all there life it's a great town where you can easily find someone you know at your local pool, supermarket recreation activity or anything else. This is a very safe town and a great transaction from nearby queens. There is super low crime in this town never do you hear of crime in this town. There is so much to love about Franklin square. Great schools also!!! It is impossible not to have a frendly connection with every one of your neighbors. This is a growing community and will never become your low class ghetto in the suburb town. Everyone maintains there property. This is like Garden City with out the high taxes and being ontop of train stations and Roosevelt field.
Pros
  • Great Family Community
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Close to NYC
Cons
  • No Train Station
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers

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