I am a native of Bayside! I went to Cardozo HS, PS 74 and PS 205. I lived on Bell blvd for over 25 years and Moved out to Port Jefferson/Port Jeff Station.. I was commuting to Manhattan for a while, and must admit it was tedious. If you have the type of job where you can get flex time to beat the rush hour, you can make it in under 2 hours.. and even better if you can work from home a day or 2 a week. The lifestyle out this way is could be worth it..
If you don't mind the train (bring your laptop and phone), you can make a go of it.. but If you don't enjoy train rides I would recommend that you consider other options..like moving closer in ..
I am a full time realtor and could shed some light on the reality of commuting to the city from various parts of Long Island- Give me a call anytime..
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