For such a tiny village, Stewart Manor has much to offer. Here you will find a pedestrian-friendly commercial district, a community pool, a stop on the LIRR's Hempstead line and some charming early 20th century homes.
"Stewart Manor is a quaint village located about 30 minutes outside of Manhattan," says James McGuire, an associate broker of Village Manor Realty in Floral Park, noting most homes are within walking distance of Covert Avenue and the train station.
Stewart Manor is home to Long Island's first community pool and one of the first in the state. The pool, on Salisbury Avenue, was renovated about four years ago, says Mayor James Kelly, noting it's the site of many village events. The Stewart Manor Country Club, also on Salisbury Avenue, is leased to a caterer.
Tree-lined neighborhoods feature Colonials, capes and some duplexes. Many homes were built in the 1920s, says Eileen O'Hara of the Donnelly Group in Garden City, noting most retain their original character with such details as fireplaces, wood floors and woodwork. House sizes tend to range from 1,400 to 2,000 square feet, and the most common lot sizes are 40 by 100 feet and 60 by 100 feet.
While the village is family oriented, it also attracts young couples starting out, O'Hara says. Residents tend to stay for a long time, which is why the number of houses for sale is so low, she adds.
From June 1, 2011, to July 7, 2012, there were 14 sales, with a median price of $424,000, according to Multiple Listing Service of Long Island data. The low sales price was $272,000, and the high was $617,000. From May 1, 2010, to May 31, 2011, there were 11 sales. The median sales price was $455,000, with a low of $310,000 and a high of $545,000.
The pool extends membership to nonresidents. The Covert Avenue Chamber of Commerce has scheduled its annual street fair for Sept. 8.
BY THE NUMBERS
Area: 0.2 square mile
ZIP code: 11530
Median age: 44.8
Median household income: $107,321
Median home value: $418,000*
LIRR time to NYC: 38 minutes to 45 minutes at peak
Monthly ticket: $223
*Based on sales in the past six months according to Multiple Listing Service of Long Island