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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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  • 220 Wheatley Rd Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $1,750,000
    $1,549,000
    6 Bedrooms 5 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale PRICE REDUCED ML# 3116272
    Gracious brick home sited on 2 magnificent acres in Old Westbury. Dbl story entry foyer opens to an oversized sunlit LR with white marble floors, banquet sized DR, LR with coffered ceiling, wood burning fireplace and French doors leading to the spectacular 2 acres. Other discerning features include a master STE with sitting room, designer fitted walk in closet, marble spa bath with 2 vanities, jacuzzi tub and separate shower. All rooms are generously sized.Possible 2nd master on main. Jericho SD
    Call Today: (516) 287-7716, or  Email: Maria Babaev
  • 56 Rolling Hill Ln Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $1,550,000
    $1,539,000
    Land For Sale PRICE REDUCED ML# 3102902
    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.
    Call Today: (516) 287-7716, or  Email: Maria Babaev
  • 56 Rolling Hill Ln Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $1,550,000
    $1,539,000
    4 Bedrooms 2 Full Baths 2 Half Baths
    Single Family For Sale PRICE REDUCED ML# 3102901
    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
  • 132 Old Westbury Rd Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $1,650,000
    $1,500,000
    5 Bedrooms 3 Full Baths 1 Half Bath Sq. Ft. 5043.00:#
    Single Family For Sale PRICE REDUCED ML# 3132524
    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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  • 16 Bridle Path Dr Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $1,500,000
    5 Bedrooms 3 Full Baths 1 Half Bath Sq. Ft. 3196.00:#
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3104838
    This Five Bedroom Ranch Is Nestled On Manicured Park-Like Grounds With A Backyard Oasis. Features Include An In-Ground Saltwater Pool With Spa-Like Jacuzzi, Full Length Sports Court And Large Entertaining Spaces. Interior Features Include A Eat-In Kitchen, Granite Counter-Tops, Multiple Skylights, Marble Baths, Hardwood Floors, Heated Bathrooms Floors, Finished Basement And Much More!
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  • 12 Carriage Dr Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $1,499,000
    4 Bedrooms 4 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale NEW ML# 3142216
    Old Westbury. Single Level Contemporary On Quiet Cul De Sac In Desirable Wheatley School District. High Ceilings Throughout This @4000SF Home On 2 Flat Acres. X Large Master Suite And 3 Additional Bedrooms Each With Either Private Or Shared Bath. Full Basement Adds An Additional @4000SF Of Interior Living Space. Renovate To Your Taste Or Build New In This Exceptional Location. Low Taxes. Sold As is
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  • 22 Fox Hollow Ln Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $1,499,000
    3 Bedrooms 3 Full Baths 1 Half Bath Sq. Ft. 2630.00:#
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3129167
    Best value with interior location in Old Westbury. 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 Master bath. Classic Town & Country floor plan ideal for entertaining. Cul-de-sac community near all. East Williston SD
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  • 98 Store Hill Rd Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $1,499,000
    5 Bedrooms 4 Full Baths 1 Half Bath Sq. Ft. 5005.00:#
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3128635
    Magnificent wood beams and hardwood floors throughout this 5005 sq. ft home on a sprawling 4.31 acres with IG pool and Cabana. Wonderful flow for entertaining with banquet size Dining Room. Chef's kitchen with gas cooking, storage galore and screened in patio. Bedroom/Guest suite on first floor. Three wood burning fireplaces (LR, FDR, BR). Two 2 Car garages, house generator and so much more. Possible to divide with proper permits. Survey & floor plan attached.
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  • 5 August Ln Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $1,499,000
    5 Bedrooms 3 Full Baths 1 Half Bath Sq. Ft. 3915.00:#
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3111093
    In a cul-de-sac, nestled within 2 acres of lush landscaping you will discover a fabulous 5 Bedroom Ranch. Over 3900 sq ft of living space, plenty of room for large families and Mom too. This home features high vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, large sunny rooms, skylights, radiant heat, 3 wood burning fireplaces and a custom built 4 car garage. Host large parties al fresco on the stunning baluster lined patio overlooking private grounds with endless possibilities. 25mi to city TAXES GRIEVED
    Call Today: (516) 287-7716, or  Email: Maria Babaev
  • 291 Wheatley Rd Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $1,362,500
    Land For Sale ML# 3068479
    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.
    Call Today: (516) 287-7716, or  Email: Maria Babaev
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