Best places to live on LI for jobs

Mineola is an obvious choice for those seeking

Mineola is an obvious choice for those seeking homes near jobs. It's home to Winthrop-University Hospital, visible in the background, and to the offices of the Nassau County government. The hospital employs 6,000 people. (July 31, 2013) (Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas)

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When you share an island with nearly 3 million people -- many of whom take to the roads and public transportation at about the same time every day -- finding a home close to the workplace can feel akin to discovering a holy grail. But it's not so elusive: Living on Long Island puts residents close to employers in health care, technology and education -- three of the fastest-growing job sectors in the nation, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Some of the best communities with employment hubs include Hicksville, Stony Brook, Mineola, Hauppauge and Melville.

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