Malverne offers varied home styles in 1 square mile

THE SCOOP One of the things that drew her to the incorporated village of Malverne nearly three decades ago was the lack of neighborhoods with cookie-cutter houses, says Jeanne D’Esposito, chair of the district school board. Malverne Union Free School.

“There are Tudors, there are Arts and Crafts bungalows, there are old Victorians,” she says. “There are all kinds of houses.” And all these different houses are crammed into a one mile square village.

“Everybody really knows everybody,” D’Esposito says. “So there’s this kind of real community feeling about the place.”

The village, which celebrated its centennial last year, carries on many annual traditions, from the December holiday tree lighting to the Memorial Day parade. There is also an art walk every June and a garage sale throughout the village in October.

A wagon ride at Crossroads Farm.
Credit: David L. Pokress/David L. Pokress

Crossroads Farm at Grossman’s, the last working farm in Nassau County, has a farm stand and farmers’ market selling their organic produce and hosts events throughout the year, including theater performances, summer for children and Oktoberfest.

Another big draw in the village is the five-screen Malverne Cinema & Art Center, which has shown independent, foreign and mainstream films since 1947.

Originally called Norwood, the community surrounded by woods and streams grew out of a group of farmhouses which began to subdivide around 1911, when the village was renamed Malvern after a village in England, gaining an “e” at the end.

Malverne Cinema & Art Center, which opened in 1947, presents independent, foreign...

Malverne Cinema & Art Center, which opened in 1947, shows independent, foreign and mainstream films.
Credit: Johnny Milano/Johnny Milano

Notable village residents include Tony Danza, sports columnist Walter (Red) Smith, and Francis Purcell, Nassau County Executive from 1978 to 1987.

Many people who grow up in Malverne stay there, says Matthew Chiarelli of Douglas Elliman Real Estate, noting that the village has a good selection of shops and restaurants. “The proximity to the boardwalk and New York is a plus,” he adds.

The housing stock of most Capes, Colonials and Tudors starts around $500,000 and goes up to $900,000.

Chester A. Reese Veterans Memorial Park.

Chester A. Reese Veterans Memorial Park.
Credit: Johnny Milano

CONDOS AND CO-OPERATIVES There are no condos or co-ops on the market.

SELLING PRICE Between June 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022, there were 135 home sales with a median sale price of $640,000, according to OneKey MLS. The lowest price for this period was $380,000 and the highest price was $1.225 million. During this period, a year earlier, there were 139 home sales with a median sale price of $579,000. The price range was from $329,499 to $1.055 million.

OTHER STATISTICS

Town Hempstead

Area 1.06 square miles

Postal code 11565

Population 8,560

Middle age 45.8

Median household income $133,428

Median home value $669,500

Monthly LIRR ticket from Malvern $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

Priced at $874,888, this expanded Cape on Birch Road includes...

Priced at $874,888, this expanded Cape on Birch Road includes floor-to-ceiling windows in the living room.
Credit: Mike Nelson

$874,888

This expanded 2,346 square foot Cape features five bedrooms, 2½ baths, an expansive porch, hardwood floors, an updated kitchen, floor-to-ceiling windows in the living room, and a master suite with a living room and private patio . The 0.18 acre fenced 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.

Priced at $799,900, this Colonial on Winfield Place has a...

Priced at $799,900, this Colonial on Winfield Place features a wood-burning fireplace and a sunken family room.
Credit: LI Virtual Tours

$799,900

Built in 1937, this 1,988 square foot Colonial features three bedrooms, 1½ baths, updated kitchen with new cabinets, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, radiant heat, hardwood floors , a sunken family room and a fully finished basement with playroom and office. Located on a dead end street, the 0.11 acre property features a detached two-car garage, patio yard and fire pit. Taxes are $13,452. Phillip Greenblatt, Village Plaza Realty, 516-593-5455.

Priced at $699,900, this Colonial on Nemeth Street features a...

Priced at $699,900, this Colonial on Nemeth Street features a rear den extension.
Credit: Elizabeth Leidel Photography

$699,900

Set on 0.11 acres, this 1949 colonial home features three bedrooms and 1½ bathrooms. The 1,444 square foot home features an updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, a back den extension, and a finished basement. The fenced property has a detached 1½ car garage. Taxes are $14,628. Dan Adams, Miller Realty Group, 516-248-5007.

RECENTLY SOLD

$1.225 million

Derby CT.

Style Colonial

Bedrooms 5

Bathrooms 4

Built 1956

Lot size 0.14 acres

Taxes $13,578

+/- List price -$74,000

Days on market 78

$870,000

Park Boulevard.

Style You sleep

Bedrooms 4

Bathrooms 3

Built 1931

Lot size 0.17 acres

Taxes $16,615

+/- List price +$31,000

Days on market 69

$479,000

Ocean Ave.

Style Ranch

Bedrooms 3

Bathrooms 2

Built 1952

Lot size 0.14 acres

Taxes $16,025

+/- List price +$20,000

Days on market 139

ON ONEKEY MLS

Number of ads 19

Price range from $579,000 to $975,000

Tax range of $9,891 to $19,065

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