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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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  • 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.
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  • Wheatley Rd Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $1,262,500
    Land For Sale ML# 3068477
    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
    $1,199,000
    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 with 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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  • 202 Guinea Woods Rd Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $925,000
    4 Bedrooms 2 Full Baths Sq. Ft. 1850.00:#
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3106450
    Charming Cape Cod Style Home On .8 Acres. Lots Of Pine Trees, Circular Drive Leads To Entry And 2 Car Garage. True Center Hall Home Is The Perfect Layout. Serene Interior, Fine Details include Book cases, China Cabinet and Wood Burning Fireplace! Enclosed Rear Porch Leads To Wood Deck! Generous Sized Rooms. Finished Basement With Sliding Barn Doors. New Gas Heat And Gas Water Heater
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  • 208 Guinea Woods Rd Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $849,000
    5 Bedrooms 3 Full Baths 1 Half Bath Sq. Ft. 2400.00:#
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3117772
    Fabulous Center Hall Colonial Has Best Of Everything: Old Westbury Address & Access To Prestigious E. Williston Schools. Has New Modern Kitchen W/ Quartz Countertops, New SS Appliances & New Flooring! Freshly Painted 4 to 5 Bed (Many W/ New Carpet), 2.5 Bath Home W/BRAND NEW 2 Car Garage Gives 2, 400 Sq Ft Of Living & Storage Space. Enjoy Lr W/W FP And Maturely Landscaped 0.5 Acre Yard, NEW GARAGE, NEW PRIVACY LANDSCAPING, TAXES BEING GRIEVED, CAN CONVERT TO GAS
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  • 26 SAINT ANDREW Ct Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $799,000
    Land For Sale ML# 3117050
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