I wish you the best of luck and am available if you have questions
Long Beach is a beach community. There are many families raising their children here. We have miles of the Atlantic Ocean, beaches and boardwalk. Trendy boutiques and fine dining. Jones Beach is10 minutes away and has summer concerts. It is a 55 minute ride to NYC by LIRR.
Long Beach is huge I know the area very well. I have been selling real estate here for years.
Call me and I will give you and your family a tour.
Charles Rutenberg Realty
http://www.bhgrealestate.com/Views/Look/Default.aspx ..breakdown of Woodbury..public record based
http://www.trulia.com/real_estate/Syosset-New_York/community-info/ You can use the stats and trends
Nothing trumps a first hand look, but comparable information may add to your feelings about an area..
Good luck, Dunes
I would also recomment Great Neck (LI).
Houses are beautiful with a good amount of property and wonderful school districts.
Just a little high on the taxes - like they are when the school district is that good.