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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
    $1,498,000
    5 Bedrooms 3 Full Baths 2 Half Baths
    Single Family For Sale OPEN HOUSE ML# 3177176
    Old Westbury. Stately Young Brick Colonial In A Private Cul-De-Sac Location In Old Westbury. Sitting Serenely and Pushed Back On Over an Two Acres of Property, This 5-Bedroom, 3.55 Bath Home Features 2-Story Foyer With Bridal Staircase, Grand Living Room With Floor To Ceiling Stone Fireplace & Access To Back Yard Through French Doors, Gourmet EIK, Formal Dining Room With Marble Fireplace, Full Finished Basement, 3 Car Attached Garage, Vaulted Ceilings & Hardwood Floors, Elevator, And Much More!
    Call Today: (516) 287-7716, or  Email: Maria Babaev
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    12/08/2019 - 12/08/2019 2:30pm-4:00pm
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  • 11 Campo Cir Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $1,490,000
    5 Bedrooms 3 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale SHORT SALE 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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  • 80 Store Hill Rd Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $1,475,000
    Land For Sale ML# 3170786
    7 flat acres, backs up to Beautiful Old Westbury Gardens. Mostly cleared. 2 acre zoning. 4.25 Buildable acres with a 2.75 Acre conservation easement. Can be a beautiful estate, or 2 estates, family compound, room for horses and more.
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  • 2 Kings Dr Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $1,389,000
    3 Bedrooms 3 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale NEW ML# 3183774
    Old Westbury. Beautiful Ranch in Great Location with a Pool.
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  • 291 Wheatley Rd Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $1,362,500
    Land For Sale ML# 3172095
    Price reduced! Owner Offering Financing! 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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  • 132 Old Westbury Rd Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $1,290,000
    5 Bedrooms 3 Full Baths 1 Half Bath Sq. Ft. 5043.00:#
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3150229
    Incredible 2.3 Acres in Old Westbury, East Williston (Wheatley Schools). Long Winding Driveway Leads You to This Beautiful 5043 sq ft Masterpiece designed by Brian Shore. Goourmet Granite EIK w Cherry Wood Cabinets. Private In Law Suite on Ground Floor, Master Suite with 3 Bedrooms on 2nd floor. Gunite Heated Pool w Patio. Central Air and Wood Burning Fireplace. With a Little TLC, This Home will be the Dream Home You Have Been Searching For!
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  • Wheatley Rd Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $1,262,500
    Land For Sale ML# 3172094
    Price Reduced! Owner Offering Financing! 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.
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  • 19 Linden Ln Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $1,100,000
    4 Bedrooms 2 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3129789
    Old Westbury. Beautiful 2 flat acres in serene environment in prime Old Westbury Village. Opportunity galore to make your own dream Home! 4 spacious Bedroom Ranch, 2.5 Baths, Large Living room, formal Dining room, Half Bath, Den with Brick Fire Place, Master Bedroom wih Full Bath, 3 Bed rooms, Full bath, Huge Basement. Gas heating, gas stove, many possibilities! Great opportunity to own a home in Old Westbury!!
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  • 26 St Andrews Ct Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $699,000
    Land For Sale ML# 3176113
    Best deal on land in prestigious Village of Old Westbury. Prime, Cul-de-sac location on 2 Acres surrounded by Multi-million dollar estates!
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