Buying into a gated community -

Buying into a gated community -

There are 29 comments on the Newsday story from Oct 18, 2007, titled Buying into a gated community -. In it, Newsday reports that:

Steven and Julie Blicht had definite ideas about their dream home. They preferred the security and ease of living in a gated community with all the requisite amenities, and they wanted to be located within a ...

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Anna

AOL

#24 Oct 19, 2007
I think it's great that these beautiful homes are being built and purchased on Long Island . Would you like it better if they were high rise slums .Having said that, we need a mix of attractive workforce housing so that our young people can afford to stay .
chuck

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#25 Oct 19, 2007
High-rise slums- there's that fear of undesireables again!...Isn't their a happy medium btweeen the projects and gated ethnically pure enclaves?
A word to the wise

Daytona Beach, FL

#26 Oct 19, 2007
Unless provisions have been made for emergencies don't have a heart attack or any other crisis pop up in your life. Fire trucks and ambulances don't always have esy access to get beyond the gate because I have heard the horns and sirens blasting during the wee hours of the morning to get as "fast as possible" to the victim needing aid. Snobbery can cost you your life.
Joe

Bridgeport, CT

#28 Oct 19, 2007
I hate these developments since they displace hundreds of cute critters from their natural habitats.
Oh, and that false air of exclusivity and security those poor McMansion dwellers buy into.
John

Bridgeport, CT

#29 Oct 19, 2007
I was tempted NOT to reply to all of the idiots who posted such studid remarks about Stone Hill, but I could not sit back.
I am one of many suppliers to this project, I have met most of the new home owners, to date, so far. NONE are snobs, they are very nice and down to earth. Just because they can afford to live here does NOT make them snobs or bad people. It is so unfair to stereotype like that. They have families and are just providing them the best they can, you WOULD do the same, think about it!

About the gates, it takes about 5 seconds after you drive in, for you to be far enough from the Tpk to hear the noise. The property is elevated and is beautiful. This property used to be owned by ONE family, now that is alot of acres for ONE family, no body called them snobs. Now the property is being divided so 80 families can enjoy it, I call that SMART!!!!(Now 80 families paying LOTS of taxes!)The amount of money in taxes, and revenue to small businesses, such as my family owned business, is substantial! With the media scaring people about "how bad the real estate market is", this is a good news story, that only proves that Long Island market can still be strong. Yes, not many people can afford these homes, but their
existance really helps the economy and the real estate market. MOST all of the suppliers and vendors on this job are small Long Island companies, whos employees are YOUR neighbors, and maybe they are able to pay their mortgage because they still have a job.......therefore, to all you negative people, please get a life. Please take your energy and volunteer to help our a charity or do something good. Negative people are just so, well, "negative", and that gets you nowhere, fast!

The developers, the employees, the suppliers and the new home owners of this project are all very nice, hard working, family oriented residents of Long Island. This is something to be proud of!!
John

Bridgeport, CT

#30 Oct 19, 2007
I was tempted NOT to reply to all of the idiots who posted such studid remarks about Stone Hill, but I could not sit back.
I am one of many suppliers to this project, I have met most of the new home owners, to date, so far. NONE are snobs, they are very nice and down to earth. Just because they can afford to live here does NOT make them snobs or bad people. It is so unfair to stereotype like that. They have families and are just providing them the best they can, you WOULD do the same, think about it!

About the gates, it takes about 5 seconds after you drive in, for you to be far enough from the Tpk to hear the noise. The property is elevated and is beautiful. This property used to be owned by ONE family, now that is alot of acres for ONE family, no body called them snobs. Now the property is being divided so 80 families can enjoy it, I call that SMART!!!!(Now 80 families paying LOTS of taxes!)The amount of money in taxes, and revenue to small businesses, such as my family owned business, is substantial! With the media scaring people about "how bad the real estate market is", this is a good news story, that only proves that Long Island market can still be strong. Yes, not many people can afford these homes, but their
existance really helps the economy and the real estate market. MOST all of the suppliers and vendors on this job are small Long Island companies, whos employees are YOUR neighbors, and maybe they are able to pay their mortgage because they still have a job.......therefore, to all you negative people, please get a life. Please take your energy and volunteer to help our a charity or do something good. Negative people are just so, well, "negative", and that gets you nowhere, fast!

The developers, the employees, the suppliers and the new home owners of this project are all very nice, hard working, family oriented residents of Long Island. This is something to be proud of!!

John T.
chuck

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#31 Oct 22, 2007
Hey John T.

It's actually the exclusivity that bothers me more than the money. It's the fact that the outside world has limited access and the fact that you get to pick your neighbors that I found positively creepy and un-American, unless you count the racially segregated enclaves like Levittown of the 1940's and 50's. I'm talking about restrictive covenants that close the door to "very nice, hard working, family oriented residents of Long Island" who happen to be black or Hispanic, or whatever.

John, If you can tell me that the gated communities are just like large condo developments and that they have bylines specifically designed to ensure that Americans of all colors and background can buy into it. If you can tell me that the real estate brokers servicing the development aren't being told (behind closed doors) to steer away the "undisirables" even if they have the money. Then I will apologize and get off your case. You know what? I bet you can't say that!
you bet

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#32 Oct 24, 2007
John T

How did I know that would shut you up!
ok then

Brooklyn, NY

#33 Jan 28, 2009
Chuck
No one is stoping any race from entering that community.
Choosing your neighbor- i live on an average LI street, and there are plenty of WHITE people (and i am white)that i would love to get away from.
sounds like a good idea to me.

And there is no reason to ever judge anyone. At all. Especially if the only thing you know about them is their financial state.
That is Gods busness and his only. All will be judged according to ther deeds on earth.

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