HARBORFIELDS REALTY BLOG
Harborfields-a community of many neighborhoods
At a Public Open House last Sunday a couple stopped by who were from the south shore. They had followed signs to the open house in Salem Ridge. In a discussion I found out that they had no information about Salem Ridge, the school district, the township amenities, or the different neighborhoods. They were leaving it up to chance to find the right home for their family.
Harborfields (like many places on Long Island) consists of a number of communities: Salem Ridge, Timber Ridge, Huntington Beach, Knollwood Beach, Robin Park, House Beautiful, etc. If you are not knowledgeable about the area in which you want to buy a home , you must get some source of local knowledge: a friend, relative, co-worker or a local realtor. If not, there are neighborhoods you may never learn about, let alone the unique strengths of each that will most meet your family needs.
A number of years ago a former administrator for the district bought a home-only to find out later that he was one street out of the school distrtict. The internet-following-signs-reading ads-can help you begin a search. They cannot replace in-depth knowledge of an area.
Ruth Ann Hyne