Living on Long Island, NY is great because I have the benefits of living close to the parks & beaches and I am also only a short drive from New York City and all the culture and fun Manhattan has to offer. I go in the city pretty often to shop, eat, or go to an art exhibit or an interesting park.
I live a few miles from several beaches, boardwalks and a beautiful
harbor where I go cycling and walk on the boardwalk. I often go to the beach in the summers since I love being near the ocean as much as possible. Some of my fondest memories are spending time on the beach, building sand castles and jumping the waves. I can't wait to build sand castles and jump waves with a little one of my own.
There are many parks and a highly rated public school system in my neighborhood. My friends & family live close by ... there will never be shortage of kids to play with!