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A house for sale in Huntington Station listed for $425,000.
BY SHERYL NANCE-NASH
There’s plenty to love about Long Island.
The schools are among some of the best. Nineteen of Long Island’s public high schools
were ranked among the top 1,000 nationwide in the 2020 ratings from U.S. News & World
Report. Nationwide, schools in the first 1,000 represented the top half percent. Then
there are the Hamptons, the beaches, parks, trails for hiking and biking, lighthouses,
vineyards, Museum Row, and great restaurants and — you’re close enough to easily get
to Manhattan. But most Long Islanders grumble about their property taxes, which are
among the highest in the nation, and that the Long Island Rail Road isn’t cheap.
“You can purchase a $1 million home in a place like South Carolina and the taxes are
under $8,000 to 12,000 per year,” says Michael Sadis, founder of IN-HOUSE Real
Estate Group in Huntington. “This is a big factor in people retiring and fleeing Long
WHAT’S INSIDE Island.”
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A home listed for $412,000 in Nashville.
HOW DOES LONG ISLAND STACK UP?