Mill Neck History
In the 17th Century the area known as Mill Neck was purchased by the Dutch and British from the Matinecock Indians. The colonists used the area for farm land and animal pastures.
After the Industrial Revolution, Mill Neck and the surrounding villages were transformed from farmlands to estates of the wealthiest industrial tycoons and some of New York’s most prominent families. Many of these grand estates still exist and have remain as opulent and impressive as they were when they were built. In 1925 the village of Mill Neck was incorporated.
Local Area Information
Mill Neck is perfectly located to offer privacy, nature and beaches while still being minutes from shopping and dining and just a 30 minute train ride to New York City. Its no wonder this small village is so sought after.
Planting Fields Arboretum
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.
Americana Mall in Manhasset
A pure mecca of majesty located along Northern Blvd in Manhasset, most commonly know as the ‘Miracle Mile’. There is probably not an upscale shop, boutique or nationally recognized retailer anywhere on the east cost that comes close to the abundance of shops contained at this premier luxury shopper’s paradise.
Roosevelt Field in Garden City
Acres and acres of stores, shops and premier shops in an enclosed super mall. Once the largest mall in America, and still the largest on Long Island, it captivates and draws thousands of shoppers on a daily basis.
Depending on the street they live on, residents of Mill Neck send their children to either the Oyster Bay-East Norwich School District or the Locust Valley School District.
Oyster Bay-East Norwich School District
The Oyster Bay - East Norwich Central School District comprises a small educational community the students in three schools, Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School (Grades K-2), James H. Vernon School (Grades 3-6) and Oyster Bay High School (Grades 7-8, 9-12). The total enrollment for grades K-12 is 1,430 students. Of the 89 high school graduates, 78 graduated with Regents a diploma, 50 of those with advanced designation. 86 of the 89 graduates planned to attend college after graduation.
The Oyster Bay school system began with the support of James Townsend who was on the Board of Regents of Columbia University from 1784 to 1787, while the East Norwich school system celebrated its first annual meeting of elders on February 2, 1838.
Both systems were fashioned by the action of the voters on July 1, 1962, creating the Oyster Bay - East Norwich Central School District in the 13.1 square mile school boundaries.
This district enjoy a reputation for excellent academic programs, lowest true value tax rate in Nassau County, and distinguished student accomplishments thanks to one of the highest expenditure per pupil in the county, with instruction programs extending from the classroom to interscholastic athletics and co-curricular activities.
Locust Valley 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, Manhasset 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.