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Meg, Home Buyer in New York, NY

I am looking for a place to live, not too far from manhattan and close to a beach. Any suggestions?

Asked by Meg, New York, NY Thu Apr 16, 2009

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Hi Meg,
The area of Long Beach,Lido Beach and Point Lookout have the most beautiful beaches and are only about 40 miles from New York City. Commute by auto or public transportation(Long Island Rail Road). Located on the "South Shore Gold Coast' of Long Island this is a unique area.

Lido Beach Realty
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Dear Meg,
Merrick is lovely and pretty close to the beaches, including Jones Beach. Please feel free to call me if you have any legal questions concerning a purchase. My website at also includes answers to commonly asked questions. Good luck, Barbie Lieber, Esq. of Lieber & Lieber, LLP 212-949-5586 or
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Long Beach, NY is a 55 minute train ride from Penn Station. It has everything to offer as far as beaches, tennis, golf, concerts, restaurants and even a new hotel which is opening Memeorial Day. If you are tired of spending your weekends in traffic trying to get to the Hamptons, it is well worth exploring Long Beach and the surrounding Barrier Islands communities. Good Luck and hope you enjoy the area.

0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Apr 30, 2009
How close to the beach??? We long islanders live in the best part of the world, having access to the ocean or sound within 20 minutes. Also, the closer you are to the water the more expensive it will be. My father worked in Great Neck, Kings Point for over 40 years as a landscaper contractor. When I was young I worked with him a lot and got to work on these beautiful homes on the water that were minimum 1 acre lots. The price tags were not cheap. I currently live in syosset (and have a house for sale there) and I can be on the north shore or south shore within 20 minutes, parked and walking to the water. First is to start off with your price range. That, automatically will limit where you will buy. Second, is to prioritize where you want to live based on your budget. When I work with buyers I work with them as a buyer's agent, meaning I offer then this type of advice. If you are interested and are SERIOUSLY looking to buy soon, then give me a call or email me.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Apr 25, 2009
You may also want to consider renting a house in these uncertain times. House prices in some areas at the North Shore of Long Island (Port Washington train line) have only dropped by roughly 15% from the peak in 2005. This comes after a 10 year real estate bull market where house prices appreciated more than 7% annually. The financial trouble in New York City may have on-going impact on the Long Island housing market in 2009/2010.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Apr 18, 2009
Meg, First off, it's a great time to buy. Interest rates are low, properties have come down considerably since their peak in 2005/2006 and if you're a first tiime home buyer, there's an $8000 tax credit available. With that said, the first thing you should look at is how much can you spend and definie "not too far from Manhattan." Your budget and needs will greatly impact where you will be able to go. One great thing about Long Island: you're never that far from a beach or Manhattan. I would be pleased to assist you. Please contact me at your convenience.

Ralph Windschuh
Certified Buyer Representative
Century 21 Princeton Properties
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Apr 18, 2009
There are many nice towns. Long Beach is right at a beautiful beach. Oceanside has good schools and is about a five minute drive to Long Beach. Good luck.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Apr 18, 2009
There are some wonderful communities along the South Shore of Long Island that are a very reasonable commute to Manhattan and approximately 6 miles from the beach- Lynrook, Oceanside, Baldwin,Freeport, Rockville Centre. From the Rockville Centre area the commute into Manhattan is 35 minutes on the LIRR.
We also have a great selection of public and private beach clubs to choose from.
You can check out my web site which has the above information.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Apr 16, 2009
Tough question to answer without knowing your budget. Take a look at as well; if you would like assistance please call or e-mail.

Anna 917-576-5376
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