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This family-friendly Southold home is listed in September 2013 for $785,000 by Marie and Lee Beninati of Beninati Associates. Kids can walk to town, a local beach and a playground. Find more information here.

Finding family-friendly homes on Long Island

When hunting for a family-friendly house, there are many factors that come into play beyond a bedroom and bathroom count and the overall square footage. There needs to be designated playrooms on the interior, space for a swing set or jungle gym on the outside and room sizes that are approximately equal in size to avoid any jealousy issues. Here are some homes on the market that meet these criteria. Search Newsday Homes to find more family-friendly properties on the market.

This family-friendly Southold home is listed in September
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This family-friendly Southold home is listed in September 2013 for $785,000 by Marie and Lee Beninati of Beninati Associates. Kids can walk to town, a local beach and a playground. Find more information here.

Inside, the Southold home has a large kitchen,
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Inside, the Southold home has a large kitchen, four bedrooms and four full bathrooms.

The Southold home boasts a large backyard with
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The Southold home boasts a large backyard with an in-ground pool.

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The Southold home also has a covered porch.
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The Southold home also has a covered porch.

This kid-friendly home at 370 Maple Ave. in
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This kid-friendly home at 370 Maple Ave. in East Meadow is listed for $569,000 in September 2013 by Stacy Zigman of Re/MAX Central Properties. Find more information here.

On rainy days, children can play inside the
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On rainy days, children can play inside the great room of this East Meadow home.

But when the rainbows appear and the skies
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But when the rainbows appear and the skies grow sunny, children can open the sliding doors and head outside to the yard behind this East Meadow home.

The large yard behind this East Meadow home
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The large yard behind this East Meadow home invites the kids to run around.

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The East Meadow home also features a pool
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The East Meadow home also features a pool with a waterfall.

The East Meadow home has five bedrooms, so
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The East Meadow home has five bedrooms, so that everyone can have their own, and four bathrooms.

This East Meadow home also has a large
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This East Meadow home also has a large kitchen and a finished basement.

This family-friendly home is located at 10 Harbor
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This family-friendly home is located at 10 Harbor Hill Rd. in Huntington Bay and is listed in September 2013 by Signature Premier Properties' Angela Schmitt. Find more information here.

There are six bedrooms on the second floor
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There are six bedrooms on the second floor of this Huntington Bay home, and each bedroom has its own bathroom.

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The Huntington Bay home also features an extra
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The Huntington Bay home also features an extra half bathroom

The Huntington Bay house is seemingly tailor-made for
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The Huntington Bay house is seemingly tailor-made for playing hide-and-seek.

The Huntington Bay home has an eat-in kitchen

The Huntington Bay home has an eat-in kitchen for family meals.

The European-style villa in Huntington Bay was built
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The European-style villa in Huntington Bay was built in the 1930s and has three sets of staircases between the main floor and the second.

The Huntington Bay home has two staircases to
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The Huntington Bay home has two staircases to the finished basement.

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The Huntington Bay house also has a pool,
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The Huntington Bay house also has a pool, and the rolling lawn has got to be great for sledding.

The best part for the kids: The Huntington
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The best part for the kids: The Huntington Bay house has a goldfish pond.

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