The Gibson Neighborhood of Valley Stream, LI, NY - Located in Hewlett-Woodmere School District 14

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Real Estate Agent with Allen Tate Company

Gibson is a small neighborhood in Valley Stream that borders Lynbrook and Hewett. It consists of older Tudors and Colonials, and some newer Capes on the outskirts. What makes it unique is that it is the only part of the Incorporated Village of Valley Stream to use the Hewlett Woodmere Public Schools (School District 14). (Except for a small part of North Woodmere, but that is called North Woodmere, not Valley Stream)

Gibson is on the Far Rockaway Line of the LIRR (Long Island Railroad) and an easy commute to New York City. It is near Green Acres Mall and Grant Park. It also contains it's own park called Barret Park.

The older homes in Gibson, the tudors and colonials were built starting in the 1920s. The capes followed in the 1950s. Most of the homes are detached, though there are some attached homes near the LIRR Railroad station. There are also some spacious co-ops available on Dubois Avenue near the Gibson LIRR Station.

In the 1920s, William Gibson and his Gibson Corporation began building in Valley Stream to accommodate New Yorkers who wanted to get out of the crowded city.

The development of the Long Island Railroad and Sunrise Highway (a major thoroughfare through all Long Island)  made Valley Stream an easy commute to The City.

While I was looking into the history of Gibson, I found this:

According to Howard F. Ruehl in his History of Valley Stream, published for the village's fiftieth anniversary in 1975:

"Almost all of the families included at least one commuter. Realizing that his community needed transportation, Mr. Gibson planned a railroad station. After several years of legal negotiations, the Long Island Railroad agreed to have trains stop morning and night at Gibson, if the builder would erect his own station. This was done at a cost of $55,000 and on May 29, 1929, the new building was
officially opened. ..."

"Gibson awarded prizes for the most-beautiful and best-kept gardens and lawns. He started the custom of carol-singing around a Christmas tree at the Gibson Station, provided the Santa Claus, and bought candy for all the children who attended. ...In a whimsical mood, he named some of the new streets after well-known liquors: Haig Road, DuBonnet Road, Carstairs Road, Gordon Road and Wilson Road."

Homes in Gibson start in the $ 300,000s and go up from there. It is a great residential community, and an affordable way to get into the Hewlett Woodmere Public Schools.

Looking for a home in Gibson? Look no further


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