Matinecock/Locust Valley

About Locust Valley
It’s a peaceful setting of elegant homes, rolling hills, two-lane roads and woods filled with the trees that give Locust Valley – rightin the heart of Long Island’s Gold Coast – its distinctive name.
Strictly speaking, “Locust Valley” on the map is a quaint unincorporated hamlet of the Town of Oyster Bay, just one square mile in size with shops and boutiques, a library, fire house and Long Island Rail Road Station.
Adjacent to Locust Valley is the more exclusive Village of Matinecock (Link to Matinecock info).

What you can purchase
In 2009 25 homes sold in Locust Valley. The median sale price for a home in the hamlet of Locust Valley was a reasonable $539,000 with homes selling from as low as $165,000 for a starter home in the village all the way to $1,985,000 for a historic 1845 Colonial on 3 acres.

Matinecock Locust-Valley Long Island Real Estate Information

Locust Valley Demographics
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,521 people, 1,279 households, and 915 families residing in the town. The population density was 3,832.0 per square mile.
There were 1,279 households out of which 33.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.1% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.4% were non-families. 22.6% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.19.
The median income for a household in Locust Valley was $57,418, and the median income for a family was $70,592. Males had a median income of $51,115 versus $37,868 for females. The per capita income for the town was $40,141.

Locust Valley Schools
The Locust Valley Central School district is a K-12 public school system which serves a large geographic area covering the Incorporated Villages of Brookville, Lattingtown, Matinecock, Bayville, portions of Mill Neck, Old Brookville and unincorporated Locust Valley. There are five school campuses which include Ann MacArthur Primary, Locust Valley Intermediate, Bayville Primary, Bayville Intermediate and a shared Middle School-High School. The 2009-2010 budget approved by voters which supports approximately 2300 students was $69,680,076.
In addition to its public school system, Locust Valley is home to two private secondary education institutions.
Planting Fields Arboretum (www.plantingfields.org)
Situated between Oyster Bay and Locust Valley on Long Island’s North Shore, Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park is one of Long Island’s premier public arboretums and historic sites.
A former Gold Coast estate of over four hundred acres, Planting Fields is rich with history. In addition, current information about innovative garden techniques and new plant selections is available. The Arboretum contains greenhouses, gardens, woodland paths, and outstanding plant collections. The grounds, landscaped by the Olmsted Brothers of Brookline, Massachusetts, are spectacularly beautiful year round. The estate buildings include Coe Hall, the 65 room former residence of the Coe family which has been restored as a museum bringing the past to life. Planting Fields is an ideal location for wedding photography and concerts, and hosts over 200 diverse events annually.
Planting Fields, a perfect retreat for horticulturists, history and design enthusiasts, and visitors looking for peace or state of the art gardening solutions. Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park is one of Long Island’s premier public Arboretums and historic sites.
The Friends Academy (www.fa.org)
Friends Academy is a Quaker, coeducational, independent, college preparatory school serving students from age three through the twelfth grade, located in Locust Valley. The school was founded in 1876 by Gideon Frost for “The children of Friends and those similarly sentimented”. When founded by Frost he was 78 years old. The school was originally named Friends College. The campus covers 65 acres. The school is organized around quad with buildings surrounding it. Recent additions to the school include the Helen A. Dolan Center (2000), the Kumar-Wang Library (2000, the renovation of the Upper School in 2004 and the renovation of the Lower School in 2009-2010.
There are 748 students from many different backgrounds and communities throughout Long Island. There are 217 students in the Lower School, 180 in the Middle School, and 351 in the Upper School. There are 173 faculty and staff members. The student-teacher ratio is 7:1.
The Portledge School (www.portledge.org)
Portledge is a small community that offers a welcoming and stimulating environment that fosters a lifelong love of learning, critical thinking skills, and the development of intellectual courage, the hallmarks of a truly educated person. A Portledge education features small class sizes, challenging academics to prepare students for admission to highly selective colleges and universities, and added value through competitive athletics, arts, music, theater, and out-of classroom experiences.
We welcome you to tour our beautiful campus and meet the faculty members who share a deeply committed personal interest in ensuring that every child participates, belongs, and succeeds.
Matinecock
With just 836 people on 2.7 square miles of land, Matinecock is a small and exclusive residential village. In fact, it was recently named one of the five richest towns in America and the richest town in New York.
Many of the homes in Matinecock sit on large, wooded estates or small horse farms. This privacy and tranquility, in addition to its proximity to Manhattan, is what makes Matinecock so appealing to people fortunate enough to live here.
Although the Village of Matinecock is predominately residential, it is home to both the Planting Fields Arboretum (Click back to PFA) and the Piping Rock Country Club (pipingrockclub.org).
What you can purchase in Locust Valley
2009 saw just 3 homes sold in the enclave of Matinecock with a median selling price of $3,480,000, a low of $2,600,000 and a high of $4,100,000. Currently there are 23 homes for sale in Matinecock ranging in price from $1,395,000 for a Colonial on Piping Rock Road to $5,350,000 for a manor home on Crabapple Lane.
Locust Valley Demographics
As of the census of 2000 836 people, 285 households, and 216 families were residing in the village of Matinecock. The population density was 315.6 people per square mile.
Of the 285 households, 36.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.7% were married couples living together, 3.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.2% were non-families. 20.7% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.93 and the average family size was 3.31.
The median income for a household in the village was $135,922, and the median income for a family was $171,832. Males had a median income of $100,000 versus $36,042 for females. The per capita income for the village was $93,559.
Schools
The Village of Matinecock lies completely within the Locust Valley Central School District.
The Locust Valley Central School district is a K-12 public school system which serves a large geographic area covering the Incorporated Villages of Brookville, Lattingtown, Matinecock, Bayville, portions of Mill Neck, Old Brookville and unincorporated Locust Valley. There are five school campuses which include Ann MacArthur Primary, Locust Valley Intermediate, Bayville Primary, Bayville Intermediate and a shared Middle School-High School. The 2009-2010 budget approved by voters which supports approximately 2300 students was $69,680,076.