THE SCOOP One of the things that attracted her to the incorporated village of Malverne nearly three decades ago is the lack of neighborhoods with cookie-cutter homes, says Jeanne D’Esposito, president of the Malverne Union Free School District board of education.
“There’s Tudors, there’s Arts and Crafts bungalows, there’s old Victorians,” she says. “There’s every different kind of house.” And all those different houses are packed into a one-mile square village.
“Everybody really does know everybody,” says D’Esposito. “So, there’s that sort of real community feel about the place.”
The village, which celebrated its centennial last year, upholds many annual traditions, from the December holiday tree lighting to the Memorial Day parade. There’s also an art walk each June and a village-wide garage sale in October.
Crossroads Farm at Grossman's, the last working farm in Nassau County, has a farmstand and farmers market selling their organic produce and hosts events throughout the year, including theatrical performances, summer programs for kids, and Oktoberfest.
Another big draw to the village is the five-screen Malverne Cinema & Art Center, which has been showing independent, foreign and mainstream movies since 1947.
Originally called Norwood, the community surrounded by woods and streams grew from a group of farms that started subdividing around 1911, when the village was renamed Malvern after a village in England, gaining an "e" at the end.
Notable residents of the village have included Tony Danza, sports columnist Walter (Red) Smith and Francis Purcell, Nassau County Executive from 1978 to 1987.
Many people who grow up in Malverne remain there, says Matthew Chiarelli of Douglas Elliman Real Estate, noting that the village has a good array of shops and restaurants. “Close proximity to the parkway and New York City is a plus,” he adds.
The housing stock of mostly Capes, Colonials and Tudors starts around $500,000 and reaches into the $900,000s.
CONDOS AND CO-OPS There are no condos or co-ops on the market.
SALE PRICES Between Jun 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022, there were 135 home sales with a median sale price of $640,000, according to OneKey MLS. The low price for that period was $380,000 and the high was $1.225 million. During that period a year earlier there were 139 home sales with a median sale price of $579,000. The price range was $329,499 to $1.055 million.
Area 1.06 square mile
ZIP code 11565
Median age 45.8
Median household income $133,428
Median home value $669,500
Monthly LIRR ticket from Malverne $243
School districts, graduation rates, Malverne (91%), Valley Stream (84%)
Parks Westwood Park, Chester A. Reese Veterans Memorial Park
Library Malverne Public Library
Hospitals Long Island Jewish Valley Stream, Mercy Hospital
Transit NICE Routes 25, 31, 32, ELFX
SOURCES: 2020 Census; 2019 American Community Survey; OneKey MLS; LIRR, data.nysed.gov
NOW ON THE MARKET
This 2,346-square-foot expanded Cape features five bedrooms, 2½ baths, an expansive front porch, hardwood floors, updated kitchen, floor-to-ceiling windows in the living room, and a primary suite with a sitting room and private patio. The fenced-in 0.18-acre property has a brick patio and attached two-car garage. Taxes are $18,215. Oksana Malayeva and Shelley Sosnoff, Coldwell Banker American Homes, 516-223-2525.
Built in 1937, this 1,988-square-foot Colonial features three bedrooms, 1½ bathrooms, an updated kitchen with new cabinets, granite counters and stainless steel appliances, and radiant heat, hardwood floors, a sunken family room and full finished basement with rec room and office. Set on a dead end street, the 0.11-acre property has a two-car detached garage, yard with patio and firepit. Taxes are $13,452. Phillip Greenblatt, Village Plaza Realty, 516-593-5455.
Set on 0.11 acre, this 1949 Colonial home has three bedrooms and 1½ bathrooms. The 1,444-square-foot house features an updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, a den extension off the back and a finished basement. The fenced-in property has a 1½-car detached garage. Taxes are $14,628. Dan Adams, Miller Realty Group, 516-248-5007.
Lot size 0.14 acre
+/- List price -$74,000
Days on market 78
Lot size 0.17 acre
+/- List price +$31,000
Days on market 69
Lot size 0.14 acre
+/- List price +$20,000
Days on market 139
ON ONEKEY MLS
Number of listings 19
Price range $579,000 to $975,000
Tax range $9,891 to $19,065