Valley Stream is a village situated in the New York - Newark metropolitan area, which is part of New York, United States.
Valley Stream is reasonably good for those who like a quiet atmosphere, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamor - although that is not the case close to the railway line. Even though this village is not known for its lively ambience, its main streets can still be quite dynamic.
The housing stock of Valley Stream is composed predominantly of single detached homes and row houses. This village has a choice of unit sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Roughly 85% of the dwellings in the village are occupied by home owners whereas the rest are rented. Most of the housing growth in this part of the New York - Newark metropolitan area occurred pre-1960.
The closest grocery store in this part of the New York - Newark metropolitan area is typically only a reasonably short walk away. Central Avenue is among the best streets for food stores. Moreover, a restaurant is generally just around the corner, and there are also about 20 cafes in Valley Stream. It is also a rather short distance to a reasonable selection of clothing stores, for example on Merrick Road. As far as education is concerned, in this part of the New York - Newark metropolitan area, residents will usually be able to access both primary and secondary schools by walking. Property owners have the option of public and private schools at both the elementary and high school level.
Valley Stream presents home buyers with the choice between several methods of transportation. It is convenient for pedestrians to get around in this village; many daily errands can be run without needing to use a vehicle, and numerous businesses are reasonably close by. The public transit network in Valley Stream is good. There is the Gibson Station and Valley Stream Station with access to the Long Beach Branch, Babylon Branch, Far Rockaway Branch and West Hempstead Branch. House owners benefit from a few bus lines, and it is very convenient to get to a nearby bus stop from most homes. Moving around by car is also convenient in Valley Stream. Parking is easy.