My husband has a job interview in Eastern Long Island in a couple of weeks, we anticipate he'll be offered the job because of where he is in the process. In some ways, I'm very excited having lived most of my life in New England and living now in the South, I'd love to move north! and actually, DH lived on LI when we met, though much closer to the city at the time. But I am a little freaked out by the idea because now we have kids and I wonder what it would be like raising them there. Can anyone tell me what it's like? We are delayed vax, but only my 2.5 year old won't have CP or MMR at that point, so I don't anticipate much of a problem there. But what about finding fresh farm produce and grass fed meats? Is the area back yard chicken friendly? Are there actually crunchy mamas on LI?? I'm kind of afraid I'm going from super-fake plastic land where everyone looks perfect to the same with a different accent. I'm also kind of worried about lyme disease. We don't really have that here, how big of a problem is it really? I've tried to do some research but I can't find current info, it's all at least 5 years old, and I know that where I used to live they've really gotten lyme under control in the past decade.
If anyone is out there, I'd love to hear from you!