Valley Stream is a quaint village in the town of Hempstead, which lies near the southern side of Nassau County and Long Island. Valley Stream shares a border with Queens and is only minutes away from Garden City as well. Homes for rent in the village are perfect for busy commuters - Valley Stream is only a 10 minute drive from John F. Kennedy International Airport and a 30 minute train ride to downtown New York City. The village also offers many amenities for those who enjoy the outdoors, with the beautiful Valley Stream State Park within city limits.
Valley Stream separates it many elementary schools into different districts, but shares one unified body for its high schools. Information on the village's educational system can be found at the Valley Stream High School District website.
Valley Stream got its name in 1853 by a prominent Scottish settler called Robert Pagan. When the first post office opened in Pagan's own home after he grew tired of traveling for his mail, he gave it the name of "Valley Stream" after the beautiful landscape.
Many celebrities, writers, singers and industry leaders have called Valley Stream home. Steve Buscemi, Larry Miller and Leslie Moonves all lived in the village at some point in their lives.
Make a Life in Valley Stream
From fitness activities to quick access to the city, Valley Stream offers many different ways for families to enjoy themselves.