The City of Long Beach, NY

Real Estate Agent with Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500 NRDS ID#641625055


After a couple of decades spent out east in Suffolk County, Long Island, it was, once again, time for a move. For a variety of reasons, we targeted Long Beach, New York as our 2nd stop in Nassau County.
While I was searching for the perfect home, I had a list of must haves. For my purposes, the list did not include a renovated kitchen or baths, although, if found, they'd clearly be appreciated.

Location was much more important to me. The perfect house had to be in walking distance from the train, the main shopping district and the house of worship that we attend. Additionally, a terrace, private garage and pet-friendly, flexible condo rules were on that list.

Naturally, it also had to fit into our budget. I simply could not compromise on those features and with those constraints in place, finding a home was not easy. The process actually took 18 months.


Walkability-A Great Feature to Grow Old With highlighted this trend. Walkability was not a term familiar to many when I wrote this post in 2013. Way before it had a name, this is how I lived.


If you happen to live in the city, you need do nothing else as it comes with the territory. However, if you live in the suburbs, as I do, only a concerted effort aimed towards having this feature will give it to you.


Since it was so crucial that I find it, I was more than willing to compromise on decor or other nonessentials. You can and should always make a house your own. Arguably, it make take some time but, anything worth having, is normally worth waiting for.


Like the Goldilocks fairytale, in the end, the space I decided on was just right. It's lovely, comfortable and just the perfect size. Above all, I made certain that walkability was checked off my list.





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Jill Sackler


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Jill Sackler, NYS Real Estate Broker Associate based on Long Island's South Shore

Sunny Isles, Fl 

       Specializing in Lifecycle Real Estate 

"When your family doesn't fit your family home, I can help."


©Jill Sackler 2010


Comments (5)

Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Jill Sackler - Long Beach is an excellent choice for being in the in Long Island but close enough to the city.

Jul 27, 2019 07:22 AM
Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500 - Long Beach, NY
LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate

Grant Schneider Proximity is everything to me. Thanks.

Jul 28, 2019 10:36 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Jill Sackler - Oh, how I love this post! You really put things into perspective by narrowing down what you really needed without compromising and you kept an open mind! You are a savvy shopper and a great real estate agent too!

I love how you wrote this story and the ending was sensational!

Aug 10, 2019 07:54 AM
Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500 - Long Beach, NY
LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP  You're too kind. It's easy to write from your own experiences.

Aug 11, 2019 02:15 PM
Elyse Berman, PA
LoKation Real Estate - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824

Jill Sackler Long Beach is beautiful and I would imagine not too easy to find walkability, unlike the city.  I'm glad you found a place that works and you're comfortable with.  Happy Chanukah!

Dec 24, 2019 03:18 AM