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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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  • 38 Valley Rd Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $2,250,000
    7 Bedrooms 6 Full Baths Sq. Ft. 5300.00:#
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3120311
    This Magnificent colonial situated very privately on 2.5 Acres Land, Cul-De- Sac, bright and airly with natural light shining throughout, 2 Master suites, Beautiful Park Surround that includes In Ground Swimming Pool and Tennis Court, Whole house Totally Renovated 2015, The school district is Jericho School,
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  • 11 Campo Cir Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $2,200,000
    5 Bedrooms 3 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale NEW ML# 3129948
    Come see this over an acre property. The interior square footage is 3916, it boasts 5 Bedrooms, 3.5 baths, new hardwood floors, fireplace, skylights, open modern floor plan with extra large backyard.
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  • Overlook Ct Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $2,200,000
    Land For Sale NEW ML# 3127783
    Location, Location, Location! Best Building Lot Available in Jericho School District. Flat Land at End Of Cul-De-Sac in New Luxury Gated Community of Hidden Pond.
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  • 7 Forte Dr Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $2,199,000
    8 Bedrooms 7 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3119447
    Grand Manor Home On Over 2 Park-Like Acres, Former Fortunoff Estate . Luxurious Workmanship & Classically Inspired Architecture 10000 Sqft, Renovated & Restored. Generous Entertaining Spaces. Stately Reception Hall W/Dome Paneled Staircase, Grand Living Room, Baronial-Sized Fdr, Chef's Kitchen, Total Of 8 Brs, And 7.5 Bths, Movie Theater, 8 Fireplaces.Taxes are Being Grieved.
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  • 6 Stable Ln Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $2,195,000
    Land For Sale ML# 3112025
    Old Westbury. Build your dream home in this exclusive 160 acre Spring Hill at Old Westbury development with renowned builder Kean development. This 4.63 acre parcel features 24 hour security, gated community, long private driveway leading into the property, lake, boathouse, ultra private tree lined location, conveniently located and close to shopping, restaurants, highways and transportation. Call for a private viewing.
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  • 18 Sandpiper Ct Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $2,100,000
    6 Bedrooms 5 Full Baths 1 Half Bath Sq. Ft. 6500.00:#
    Single Family For Sale NEW ML# 3127027
    Architecturally Dramatic & Exciting 6BR Custom Contemporary. Elegant & Gracious Appointments are Captured Throughout its 6500Sq.Ft. Expansive Rooms with a Wonderful Entertainment Flow.Walls of Glass Surround the Dynamic Indoor Pool with Jacuzzi & Cabana Bth. Located on a Superb Cul-De-Sac Street on 2 Acres of Picturesque Landscaped Property in Jericho SD.Great Price! Great Location! Low Taxes!
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  • 107 Wheatley Rd Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $2,095,000
    5 Bedrooms 4 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale OPEN HOUSE ML# 3075343
    Feel At Peace With Nature In This 5 Bedroom 4.5 Bath Colonial With Jericho Schools, Gourmet Eat In Kitchen W/Floor To Ceiling Windows Over Looking A Peaceful Back Yard, Master Suite W/Fire Place And Master Bath, Family Room W/Fire Place, Great Living Room, Formal Dining Room, Library/ Office, Finished Basement. Too Many Things To Mention. This Is A Great Home!
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  • 51 Valley Rd Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $1,999,800
    5 Bedrooms 5 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3020276
    Beautiful Modern Mid Century 5 Bedroom, 5 Bath At The End Of A Cul-De-Sac Overlooking Secluded Lush Landscaping With Ig Gunite Pool. Feels Like Vermont!! Spacious First Floor Master Suite With Access To Lower Level. Relax By The Pool And Enjoy The View From Your Brick Patio. Ideal Location Close To Expressway, College's, Restaurants And Shopping. Jericho Schools.
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  • 1 Prince Path Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $1,999,000
    6 Bedrooms 4 Full Baths 1 Half Bath Sq. Ft. 7100.00:#
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3003443
    Custom Built Mediterranean Style Home With An Elegant Post Modern Interior On 2 Plus Acres In Old Westbury, 6 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bathrooms, Beautiful Details Throughout Including Floor To Ceiling Windows, Custom Oak Mill-Work, Marble And Inlaid Hardwood Floors, A Dramatic Dual Fireplace, Vaulted Ceilings, Beautiful Balconies Off Each Bedroom, Stone Patio With A Outdoor Kitchen.
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  • 11 Trusdale Dr Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $1,998,000
    5 Bedrooms 6 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3128020
    Horse Property! Old Westbury W/ Horse Trail! Updated 5 Br, 6.5 Bth W/ Finished Basement & A 2nd Kitchen, Situated On 2 Flat Acres, In A Cul-De-Sac. Open Floor Plan, Bright & Sunny, W/High Ceilings, Banquet Sized Dr. Heating Just Converted From Oil To Gas, Updated Kitchen, Baths, Windows, Roof, Radiant Heat, Central Vac, Reverse Osmosis Filtration System. Breathtaking Yard, W/ A Wrap-Around Deck.
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