Honestly, to each his own. What you consider a downswing is not the same to someone else. Baldwin is a wonderful town with lots of advantages, close to transportation, parkways, parks, etc. I have lots of friends that live in Baldwin and have sold properties in Baldwin. I would be glad to assist you should you want to come out and take a look.
It probably is a good idea for you to take a drive around through, in and out, the community, town, and visit the shopping areas, parks, etc. Then you can get an overall feel and determine if it is or is not the Town for you.
Thanks and feel free to contact me at any time,
Lillian Tramantano, GRI