If you have children or planning to have children, the best area to buy a condo or coop in NYC is in my area of service, mainly Northeast Queens County, NYC. The coop and condos there are situated in either school district 25 or 26. The highest performing school district in all of NYC year-after-year is school district 26 with 25 coming in second. Great family things to do cheaply and crime rate is relatively low. Go to my blog (Great Norheast Queens News) at http://www.realtown.com/johnmaniec/blog
for things to do and even videos of the neighborhoods in this portion of Queens County, NYC.