Valley Stream was ranked as the best place to live in New York by Money Magazine’s on Jan. 19.
“First settled by Scottish immigrants in 1834, Valley Stream is a Nassau County village that attracts residents with a reputation of being ‘neat, clean and safe,’” the article states. “The location is a big draw — it’s just 35 minutes from Manhattan, near two major highway arteries and served by the Long Island Rail Road.”
In t he article, Money Magazine, which is owned by Time Inc., states that it chooses which towns to include in its list based on its economy, education, affordability, convenience, safety and quality of life.
“Our diversity (60 languages spoken), great schools, low crime, proximity to LIRR and NYC as well as the ‘neat, clean and safe’ moniker sure do mean a lot,” Mayor Ed Fare said in a text message to the Herald.
According to Deputy Mayor Vincent Grasso, the “richest part of the community is the people, but there is really so much to love and admire about the village. It is a great location, it has great recreational facilities, to include hundreds of acres of parkland.”
“We have been working towards such a recognition for a very long time, and that effort has come with many challenges,” Grasso added. “It feels great that it is recognized by nationally renowned magazines.”