Mineola is very safe. Excellent schools, great shopping and health care. Many professionals live in Mineola because of the close vicinity of the Long Island Railroad to commute to Manhattan, as well as those who do business with the Nassau County government. Parking may be difficult, so make sure that issue is addressed if you own a car. Also, make sure the residence you are moving to are using Mineola (and not Hempstead) schools, as some areas are advertised South Mineola when it is supposed to be Hempstead. Good luck!