Stewart Manor covers just 0.2 square miles in the center of Nassau County, but agent Claudia Galvin of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty describes it as a “self-contained village” that is also “charming” and “delightful.”
Stewart Manor has its own Village Court, Fire Department, board of trustees and Department of Public Works — as well as a small shopping district on Covert Avenue where Galvin says you can find almost anything you need, from a butcher, deli, pharmacy and Laundromat to gift shops and fine jewelers.
There are very few homes on the market at any given time, Galvin says, because people who move there tend to stay there. She says the community is a mixture of older residents who remained after buying a home there years ago and young families who will renovate their houses to suit their needs rather than move.
Town of Hempstead communications director Mike Deery cites Stewart Manor’s location as another reason it’s a great place to live. Deery says the train station and the shops on Covert Avenue are “easily walkable from almost every house in the village.” It’s also close to the city line and many major thoroughfares.
Stewart Manor clerk-treasurer Rosemarie Biehayn describes the community as “a small, friendly, walking village . . . where everyone knows everyone.” She cites the Stewart Manor Community Pool as the village’s central gathering place and standout attraction, playing host to ice cream sundae parties, movie and family nights, senior teas and an event known as the Pool Olympics.
Other village traditions like the tree lighting, Easter egg hunt and the Halloween parade, Biehayn says, have been treasured by Stewart Manor families that have roots there for generations.
Between Nov. 1, 2014, and Dec. 10, 2015, there were 11 home sales, with a median sale price of $545,000, according to the Multiple Listing Service of Long Island. The low price for that period was $397,500 and the high was $595,000. During that same period a year earlier, there were 14 home sales, with a median sale price of $511,250. The price range was $335,000 to $720,000.
Students attend Sewanhaka High School. In 2014, 41 percent of graduating students earned a Regents diploma with advanced designation, according to a New York State Education Department website. That percentage is unchanged from 2013.
Area: 0.2 square mile
ZIP code: 11530
Median age: 43.5
Median household income: $115,729
Median home value: $464,167*
LIRR time to NYC: 37-45 minutes at peak
Monthly ticket: $252
School district: Elmont; Sewanhaka Central High School District (a small number of students attend Garden City and Franklin Square schools)
SOURCES: 2010 Census; mlslI.com; LIAR;
*Based on sales in the past six months, according to MLSLI
$595,000, Bromleigh Road
This three-bedroom Colonial sold for $44,000 less than its asking price after 85 days on the market. The 1927 home has a bathroom and a half-bath, an eat-in kitchen and a formal dining room. Amenities include hardwood floors, a gas fireplace in the formal living room and a dressing room in the master suite. There’s an attic and a full, finished basement, and the 50-by-100-foot property features a brick patio and an attached garage. Taxes are $11,980.
$541,000, Fernwood Terrace
After 125 days on the market, this four-bedroom cape sold for $58,000 less than its asking price. The home was built in 1954 and has two bathrooms, a formal dining room and a living room with a wood-burning fireplace. There’s a main-floor master bedroom, hardwood flooring and high ceilings in the full basement. The 60-by-100-foot property features a Trex deck and an attached garage, and is equipped with in-ground sprinklers. Taxes are $11,890.
$397,500, Dover Parkway
Originally listed for $419,999, this two-bedroom ranch sold after 93 days on the market. The 1954 home has one bathroom, an eat-in kitchen, a formal dining room and a sunken living room. There are hardwood floors throughout the home, which has a new roof and a full basement. There’s a large paver patio on the 45-by-100-foot property, which features in-ground sprinklers and a detached two-car garage. Taxes are $10,278.
NOW ON THE MARKET
This three-bedroom Colonial has a bathroom and a half-bath, a formal dining room, a living room with a fireplace and a full, finished basement. There’s a patio and detached garage on the 50-by-100-foot property.
Taxes are $10,136. Patrick Lynch, Sewanhaka Properties, 516-328-3344.
This Colonial has three bedrooms and two full bathrooms on a 50-by-100-foot lot. The house has an open floor plan and features a granite eat-in kitchen with stainless appliances, a family room, formal living and dining rooms and hardwood floors.
Taxes are $12,768. Michelle Krapf, Novus Realty Group, 516-592-3423.
This expanded cape has five bedrooms and three full bathrooms, a formal dining room, a living room with a fireplace and hardwood floors. The 60-by-100-foot property features a slate patio and a built-in barbecue.
Taxes are $16,509. Jack LoBiondo, Realtor, 516-358-8921.
ON MULTIPLE LISTINGS
Number of houses 6
Price range $469,000 to $789,000
Tax range $10,136 to $16,509
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story did not mention the small number of students who attend Garden City and Franklin Square schools.