6. Kensington – Great Neck Estates – University Gardens – Thomaston
I have decided to put these four communities together since they practically surround the Great Neck Train Station of LIRR (Long Island Rail Road) – Port Washington line. That’s not everything there is to it as communities such as Spinney Hill, Great Neck, Great Neck Gardens, Harbor Hills and Saddle Rock too, gravitate towards the same station. Of course, these are slightly further away so a car ride to the station would be advised which creates another problem – parking spot. Port Washington line of the LIRR is probably the best option to commute from Long Island, and these are the closest communities alongside it.
Ticket prices depend on whether you’re using the train during peak or off-peak hours. Of course, if you’re a 9 to 5 person – peak is what you’re looking at, and prices, in this case, are $11.5 for a single ride or $252 per month. The trip usually lasts around half an hour. If you take 7:47 AM train, expect to arrive to NY Penn Station in as little as 24 minutes. 7:06 train, on the other hand, travels as much as 40 minutes, but crowds are much less of an issue that way. Rents for 1-bedroom – 1-bathroom apartments in the area usually stand between $1,500 and $2,000 a month, while 2-bedroom – 2-bathroom apartments for less than $2,500 are almost non-existent.