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About Old Westbury

According to Forbes and Newsweek magazines, Old Westbury is consistently ranked as one of the wealthiest suburbs in the country and has been a popular place for the elite to build their grand residences for two centuries. Conveniently located at the southern edge of what is known as Long Island’s “Gold Coast,” it is just a little over a half-hour commute to Manhattan via train or Northern Parkway and Long Island Expressway. Its 8.6 square miles of rolling wooded hills create a sense of country and an ideal place to tuck away secluded estates ranging from two acres to hundreds of acres. Long known as an equestrian’s paradise, it still has miles of public riding trails, a horse farm, and polo grounds. Its population is about 4,200 residents and about 1000 families. There is no business center to the village, but residents are only a few minutes from outstanding shopping, dining, boating, cultural venues, and award-winning hospitals. It is the home to three institutions of higher learning and two country-club golf courses.

Once upon a time, this fabled village of Old Westbury, repeatedly featured today in film and television productions for its opulent lifestyle, was, three centuries ago, the site of a very humble and bucolic existence. About 40 sprawling, self-sufficient farms, owned by a community of Quakers, with just a few businesses (blacksmith, grist mill, general store, and a dye and carpet factory), lived very contentedly from the mid-seventeenth to the late nineteenth century.

After the Civil War and the arrival of the railway, the farms were gradually sold to York City’s elite families, like the Phipps’s, Whitney’s, Vanderbilt’s, and Goodyear’s. They were drawn to these rolling wooded hillsides and open meadows, just 35 minutes from the city, where they could enjoy their equestrian sports such as horse racing, fox hunting, and polo. And so, they transformed the farms into magnificent estates with grand, sprawling manors reminiscent of European palaces.

With the construction of parkways on Long Island, and the demand for cheaper housing for returning service men and women after World War II, the face of Old Westbury was once again transformed. With rising land prices and taxes, the grand estate owners began to sell or bequeath their land to developers and institutions. Partially in Old Westbury, Long Island University Post was purchased from the Post estate, and named after the cereal inventor, Charles W. Post. The 530-acre Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney estate was sold to a developer who then sold 190 acres with the mansion to men creating the Old Westbury Golf and Country Club, and the remaining acreage turned into The New York Institute of Technology Old Westbury and the Seversky Conference Center. The SUNY College at Old Westbury was originally “Broad Hollow,” the estate of industrialist, philanthropist, and renowned equestrian, F. Ambrose Clark.

One of the remaining estates is the 100-acre estate, “Westbury,” built for John S. Phipps, heir to the U. S. Steel fortune, and his wife, Margarita Grace Phipps, of the Grace Shipping Company family in England. It was one of several homes that they owned and only lived there from September to January every year. Known today as Old Westbury Gardens, it has one of the most beautiful gardens in the world and is a very popular estate museum on Long Island. It was opened to the public by the Phipps’s daughter, Margaret Phipps Boegner, who lived there until she died in 2006 at 99 years old. This amazing gift to the public from the Phipps gives everyone who visits the opportunity to experience the opulence and grandeur of the Long Island’s “Golden Age”.

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  • 7 Stable Ln Old Westbury NY, 11568
    $4,802,000
    Land For Sale ML# 2962036
    Land- Spring Hill At Old Westbury. A 160 Acre Exclusive New Gated Luxury Community. At The End Of A Cul De Sac, This 6.86 Acre Lot Offers Lush Lawns & Privacy With Pine & Cherry Trees And Majestic Oaks. Build Your Dream Home With Preeminent Builder, Kean Development. Hoa/24 Hour Security/Lake/Boathouse. East Williston Or Roslyn Sd.
    Call Today: (516) 287-7716, or  Email: Maria Babaev
  • 8 Red Ground Rd Old Westbury NY, 11568
    $4,750,000
    6 Bedrooms 7 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3018816
    Old Westbury. Sophisticated & Elegant Brick Colonial. Set On A Private Rd In A Private Cul-De-Sac, Along With Two Other Exquisite Estates, On Almost 2 Acres. Featuring Impeccable Details Throughout With Flawless Finishes, Floor To Ceiling Marble Double Sided Fireplace, Refreshing Eik With White Cabinetry/Marble & Stainless Steel High End Appliances, Coffered Ceilings, & Much More!
    Call Today: (516) 287-7716, or  Email: Maria Babaev
  • 14 Elmhurst Dr Old Westbury NY, 11568
    $4,699,000
    7 Bedrooms 7 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3067571
    Mint 7 Bedroom Colonial On 2+ Flat Acres W Spectacular Golf Course Views On Quiet & Private Cul De Sac Setting. Oak Wood Floors & High End Finishes Throughout. Fantastic Finished Basement W Luxurious Bar & State Of The Art Theater. Great For Entertaining! Guest Rm Ensuite On 1st Flr. Newly Renovated Gunite Pool, Generator, 3 Car Garage, 2 Laundry Rms, Outdoor Fire Place. Jericho Sd.
    Call Today: (516) 287-7716, or  Email: Maria Babaev
  • 66 Wheatley Rd Old Westbury NY, 11568
    $4,595,000
    6 Bedrooms 6 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3085271
    New Construction On Private 2 Acres. 2 Story Entry With Coffered Paneled Ceiling. 5500 Square Feet Of Luxury Living. 2800 Square Feet In Finished Basement. Gourmet Kitchen And Butlers Pantry With Marble Countertops. All Bathrooms /Mud Room With Radiant Heated Floors. 6 Bedrooms 6.5 Bathrooms. Master Bath Shower With Jets And Steam/ Calacatta Marble. Hard Wood Floors Throughout. 3 Marble Fire Places. Bluestone Patios. 3 Car Garage. Balcony With Mahogany Wood. Jericho Schools.
    Call Today: (516) 287-7716, or  Email: Maria Babaev
  • 7 Stone Arch Old Westbury NY, 11568
    $4,500,000
    Land For Sale ML# 3067218
    The Property Has Beautiful Brick Home And Three Cottages On This 4.3 Acres. The Fully Rented Cottages Oull In Rent Roll Of $100, 000 A Year Which Covers Taxes!
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  • 7 Stone Arch Rd Old Westbury NY, 11568
    $4,500,000
    10 Bedrooms 7 Full Baths 3 Half Baths
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3033747
    Huge Price Reduction Priced To Sell Hurry This Old Westbury Mansion Was Built By Famed Architect Thomas Hastings For Himself In Early 1900S.This 10 Bedroom Colonial Is Filled With Antique Details, Marble Floors, Coffered Ceilings, Hand Painted Art Work On Ceilings, A Palatial Center Hall, Filled With Period Priceless Pieces. This Home Has New Gourmet Eik, Elevator And Generator. Situated On 4.3 Bucolic Acres, Pool And Tennis With 3 Cottages Bringing In $100, 000 In Rent, Best Deal
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  • 4 Canter Ln Old Westbury NY, 11568
    $4,500,000
    Land For Sale ML# 2870815
    Land - Spring Hill At Old Westbury, A 160 Acre Exclusive New Gated Luxury Community. 5.18 Acres Provides Striking Views Of The Lake And Delightful Boathouse. Its Velvety Rolling Lawn Is Surrounded By Mature, Majestic Oak And Pine Trees. Build Your Dream Home With Preeminent Builder, Kean Development. Hoa/24 Hour Security/Lake/Boathouse. East Williston Sd.
    Call Today: (516) 287-7716, or  Email: Maria Babaev
  • 11 Sandpiper Court Old Westbury NY, 11568
    $4,498,000
    6 Bedrooms 7 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3063196
    Majestically Situated On The North Shore Of Long Island In A Prestigious Gold Coast Village, This Sophisticated Home Sits On Level Park-Like Grounds In A Tranquil Cul-De-Sac. Natural Stone And Shake Exterior Meet Luxurious Appointments And State Of The Art Amenities. Walking Through This Elegant Home Which Combines Grand Spaces With Intimately Proportioned Private Spaces, You Will Be Warmed By One Of The Three Fireplaces, Sunlit Sumptuous Bedrooms Emulates Serenity, Each With En Suite Marble Baths
    Call Today: (516) 287-7716, or  Email: Maria Babaev
  • 6 Canter Ln Old Westbury NY, 11568
    $4,398,000
    Land For Sale ML# 2869720
    Land - Spring Hill At Old Westbury, A 160 Acre Exclusive New Gated Luxury Community. This 5.04 Acre Lot Has The Most Spectacular Waterview Of The 3-Acre Lake. Bound By Mature Oaks And Maples. Build Your Dream Home With Preeminent Builder, Kean Development. Hoa/24 Hour Security/Lake/Boathouse. East Williston Sd.
    Call Today: (516) 287-7716, or  Email: Maria Babaev
  • 15 Wheatley Rd Old Westbury NY, 11568
    $4,250,000
    5 Bedrooms 6 Full Baths 1 Half Bath Sq. Ft. 6500.00:#
    Single Family For Sale ML# 2971336
    Unparalleled 6, 500 Sq.Ft New Construction In The Prestigious Vill Of Old Westbury. Cedar & Stone Hampton Style Colonial Built By Noted Gold Coast Builders. 2 Mag, Flat, Prof Landscaped Acres W/Sparkling In Ground Heated Pool. Transitional & Chic W/ The Finest Materials, Designer Trim & Moldings, Formal Dr W/ Coffered Ceilings. 20 Ft. Grand Entry Foyer. Chef's Gourmet Kitchen W/ Commercial Grade Appliances, Master Suite W/ Fireplace, Sitting Room, Walk In Closet & Spa Bath. E. Williston Sd.
    Call Today: (516) 287-7716, or  Email: Maria Babaev
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