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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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  • 3 Chestnut Ct Old Westbury NY, 11568
    $1,690,000
    5 Bedrooms 3 Full Baths 2 Half Baths Sq. Ft. 4500.00:#
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3071585
    Welcome To This Young Brick Colonial In The Prestigious Old Westbury Which Features 2-Story Foyer With Bridal Staircase, Grand Living Room, Gourmet Eat-In-Kitchen, Formal Dining With Marble Fireplace, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths, 2 Half Baths, Full Finished Basement, Hardwood Floor, Vaulted Ceiling, Arch Windows And Elevator Access. Close To Dining, Shopping, Golf & Nyc. Taxes Successfully Grieved And Will Reduce In The Coming Year.
    Call Today: (516) 287-7716, or  Email: Maria Babaev
  • 56 Rolling Hill Ln Old Westbury NY, 11568
    $1,680,000
    4 Bedrooms 2 Full Baths 2 Half Baths
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3061425
    Old Westbury. Can Build An 8000 Sq. Ft. House. Please See Preliminary Plans Attached, Or Can Renovate House Which Is 4, 798 Sq. Ft. Survey Attached. Being Sold As Is.
    Call Today: (516) 287-7716, or  Email: Maria Babaev
  • 56 Rolling Hill Ln Old Westbury NY, 11568
    $1,680,000
    Land For Sale ML# 3058458
    Old Westbury. Amazing Location In The Heart Of Old Westbury On Beautiful Tree Lined Street. Featuring 2.75 Lush Acres. Plans Available For A 8000 Square Foot Plus Home. Please See Survey And Preliminary Plans Attached.
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  • 5 Birch Hill Ct Old Westbury NY, 11568
    $1,888,000
    $1,650,000
    5 Bedrooms 5 Full Baths 3 Half Baths
    Single Family For Sale PRICE REDUCED ML# 3072987
    Stately 5 Bedroom 5.5 Bath Mediterranean Villa Nestled On Over 2 Acres Of Professionally Landscaped Property. Two Story Foyer With Bridal Staircase. Palladium Doors Open To A Courtyard With Gunite Pool With Cascading Waterfall And Hot Tub. Room And Plans For A Tennis Court. There Is A Fireplace In The Living Room, Family Room, Master Bedroom And Guest Suite. The Mater Bedroom Suite Has His And Her Baths. Full Finished Lower Level Has A Wet Bar. Sauna, Steam Room, Wine Cellar And Laundry.
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  • 1 Haddington Dr Old Westbury NY, 11568
    $1,650,000
    4 Bedrooms 3 Full Baths 1 Half Bath Sq. Ft. 3161.00:#
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3035381
    Spectacular Sprawling Ranch On Pristine Property In Old Westbury. This Home Sits On A Flat Acre Of Beautifully Landscaped Property. Meticulously Maintained With Large Spacious Rooms And Plenty Of Closet Space This Home Offers Both Casual Living As Well As Formal Entertaining. Ideal Location With Convenience To All. Fantastic Opportunity To Live In Old Westbury/East Williston Sd....Low Taxes!!!
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  • Old Westbury NY, 11568
    $1,599,000
    3 Bedrooms 3 Full Baths 1 Half Bath Sq. Ft. 2630.00:#
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3058977
    A Forever Home Embracing The Art Of Living Well. Fabulous Vaulted Great Room With Fireplace Overlooking Pool, Pool House & Sweeping Grounds. Well Appointed Master With Elegant Bath En- Suite. Classic Town & Country Floor Plan Ideal For Entertaining Throughout The Seasons. Cul-De-Sac Site. Wheatley Sd. A Must See.
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  • 5 Rolling Hill Rd Old Westbury NY, 11568
    $1,549,000
    6 Bedrooms 2 Full Baths 2 Half Baths Sq. Ft. 4123.00:#
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3032956
    Elegant Expanded Colonial 5-6 Bds On 2 Acres Plus With Ig Gunite Heated Pool. Lots Of Special Details, Huge Den, And Great Room Upstairs, Whole House Generator, Underground Wiring, New Cac , Jericho Schools, A Must See!
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  • 291 Wheatley Rd Old Westbury NY, 11568
    $1,462,500
    Land For Sale ML# 3068479
    Looking To Build Your Dream House In Old Westbury Prime Location? Look No Further! Long Approach To Building Envelope, In The Heart Of Old Westbury, Near Clubs And Close To Major Highways. Excellent Investment Opportunity. Easy Commute To Nyc.
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  • 1 Waverly Rd Old Westbury NY, 11568
    $1,450,000
    6 Bedrooms 4 Full Baths 1 Half Bath Sq. Ft. 5500.00:#
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3038123
    New To The Market! This Gracious 6 Bedroom Stucco Colonial Features A Dramatic Reception Foyer Soaring 20'High, Grand Sunlit Principal Rooms, A Fabulous Gourmet Kitchen With Walk-In Pantry That Opens To Spacious Den W Fpl. Glass Sliders From Kitchen & Den Walk Out To Patio Overlooking Beautiful, Colorful Gardens And Specimen Trees.The Expansive Master Suite Has 2 Outfitted Wi Closets And Luxurious Bath + 3 Very Spacious Bedrms/Wi Closets & Bonus Rm .Set On 2 Picture Perfect Acres
    Call Today: (516) 287-7716, or  Email: Maria Babaev
  • Wheatley Rd Old Westbury NY, 11568
    $1,362,500
    Land For Sale ML# 3068477
    Looking To Build Your Dream House In Old Westbury Prime Location? Look No Further! Corner Property In The Heart Of Old Westbury, Near Clubs And Close To Major Highways. Excellent Investment Opportunity. Easy Commute To Nyc.
    Call Today: (516) 287-7716, or  Email: Maria Babaev
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