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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  12. Commute
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South Valley Stream is a suburb of New York City with a population of 6,924. South Valley Stream is in Nassau County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in South Valley Stream offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in South Valley Stream and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in South Valley Stream are highly rated.
About South Valley Stream...
Population
6,924

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$443,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,261
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    15%
  • Own
    85%
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South Valley Stream Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    26%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in South Valley Stream

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$132,619
National
$55,322
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South Valley Stream Reviews

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I have lived in Gibson/South Valley Stream for 27 years and am originally from Queens. It is a nice, quiet area. I don’t know who is “stuck up” as it’s a middle class community $ wise. The homes are expensive as is typical on Long Island. My kids cannot afford to move out. The Village is trying to encourage affordable housing but developers are greedy and don’t charge reasonable rents. It has been a diverse community for some time and the majority of us are respectful. Schools are good. Its a good place to live. We have same issues like the rest of the Island and creative positive newcomers should help! More businesses on Rockaway Avenue, more public transportation, and more affordable housing.
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Well South Valley Stream is okay for new families with children. It has good public and private schools. The private schools hosts Catholics, Jews and others. For one reason or another crime is steadily increasing. If anything is to blame it might be that its a pricey upstart neighborhood. With homes ranging from 500K to close to 1M+. So property crimes are on the rise. Mostly thefts and assaults are what plagues South Valley Stream. The police could do much better with their response times. But this a quiet town filled with stuck up people.
There are a lot of racists here, typical of Long Island. Old dinosaurs talking about how they should call it “Valley Queens”. They love to talk about “savages” and “animals” who commit petty crimes, they seem to ignore the white criminals though... yes, it’s diverse but that just brings out all the folks who can’t stop talking about how the neighborhood is “changed”.