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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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  • 136 I U Willets Road Old Westbury NY, 11568
    $9,888,000
    8 Bedrooms 8 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3051990
    Custom Built & Young, Majestic Home In Prestigious Old Westbury & East Williston School District. Gorgeous 8 Br, 8.5 Bth Home With Exquisite Kitchen, Great Rm, Dining Rm And Office/Library. Exceptional Detail & Craftsmanship With No Expense Spared. 7 Fireplaces, Bbq Grill And Patio, 4 Balconies, 4 Car Garage, Radiant Heated Fl, Lutron Light System, Elevator, 12 Seat Movie Theater, Pergola, Garden W/ Tool Shed, Heated Saltwater Ig Pool & Jacuzzi, Badminton Court, Basketball Court And Generator.
    Call Today: (516) 287-7716, or  Email: Maria Babaev
  • 35 Clocktower Ln Old Westbury NY, 11568
    $9,333,000
    6 Bedrooms 7 Full Baths 1 Half Bath Sq. Ft. 16000.00:#
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3086745
    Brand New Construction And Ready To Be Shown. Located In The Village Of Old Westbury On Approximately 5+ Acres This 16, 000 Sq Ft Home Offers An All Brick Exterior With Copper Gutters And Liters And A 4 Car Garage. Comprised Of 3 Stories, This Home Includes A Walk Out Finished Lower Level That Offers A Home Theater, Gym And Elevator. Extensive Mill Work And Trim As Well As Custom Cabinetry Throughout . The Backyard Showcases The Best In Outdoor Entertaining With A Pool, Spa And Swim Up Bar.
    Call Today: (516) 287-7716, or  Email: Maria Babaev
  • 10 Spring Hill Ln Old Westbury NY, 11568
    $7,988,000
    Land For Sale ML# 2869053
    Land - Spring Hill At Old Westbury, A 160 Acre Exclusive New Gated Luxury Community. A Thoughtful Restoration Will Be Completed On This Sublime 9.06 Acre Lot To The Original Garden Wall Of The Phipps Estate. Build Your Dream Home With Preeminent Builder, Kean Development. Hoa/24 Hour Security/Lake/Boathouse. East Williston Or Roslyn Sd.
    Call Today: (516) 287-7716, or  Email: Maria Babaev
  • Old Westbury NY, 11568
    $6,999,888
    $6,700,000
    8 Bedrooms 7 Full Baths 3 Half Baths
    Single Family For Sale PRICE REDUCED ML# 2985984
    Haven Hall -Come Home Thru The Gated Entry To The Privacy Of 10 Acres Of Quiet And Grand Lawns.Sip Your Champagne And Enjoy The Holidays Greeting Guests In The Enormous Entry Hall And Spacious Dining Room . Hang Your Cezannes And Matisses In The Oversized Living Rooms With Custom Paneled Walls And 14+High Ceilings And Park Your Luxury Cars In The 5 Car Garages-4Br Cottage
    Call Today: (516) 287-7716, or  Email: Maria Babaev
  • 8 Spring Hill Ln Old Westbury NY, 11568
    $5,800,000
    Land For Sale ML# 2869721
    Land - Spring Hill At Old Westbury, A 160 Acre Exclusive New Gated Luxury Community. Private Gates Introduce A 1/4 Mile Long Driveway To This Hilltop Location. Groupings Of Maple, Oak And Birch Trees Provide Privacy. Build Your Dream Home With Preeminent Builder, Kean Development. Hoa/24 Hour Security/Lake/Boathouse. East Williston Sd.
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  • 12 Spring Hill Ln Old Westbury NY, 11568
    $5,675,000
    Land For Sale ML# 2870814
    Land - Spring Hill At Old Westbury, A 160 Acre Exclusive New Gated Luxury Community. Mature Oak Trees Enhance The Natural Beauty Of This Stunning 7.53 Acre Lot. Build Your Dream Home With Preeminent Builder, Kean Development. Hoa/24 Hour Security/Lake/Boathouse. Roslyn Or East Williston Sd.
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  • 66 Wheatley Rd Old Westbury NY, 11568
    $4,595,000
    6 Bedrooms 6 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3085271
    New Construction On Private 2 Acres. 2 Story Entry With Coffered Paneled Ceiling. 5500 Square Feet Of Luxury Living. 2800 Square Feet In Finished Basement. Gourmet Kitchen And Butlers Pantry With Marble Countertops. All Bathrooms /Mud Room With Radiant Heated Floors. 6 Bedrooms 6.5 Bathrooms. Master Bath Shower With Jets And Steam/ Calacatta Marble. Hard Wood Floors Throughout. 3 Marble Fire Places. Bluestone Patios. 3 Car Garage. Balcony With Mahogany Wood. Jericho Schools.
    Call Today: (516) 287-7716, or  Email: Maria Babaev
  • 4 Canter Ln Old Westbury NY, 11568
    $4,500,000
    Land For Sale ML# 2870815
    Land - Spring Hill At Old Westbury, A 160 Acre Exclusive New Gated Luxury Community. 5.18 Acres Provides Striking Views Of The Lake And Delightful Boathouse. Its Velvety Rolling Lawn Is Surrounded By Mature, Majestic Oak And Pine Trees. Build Your Dream Home With Preeminent Builder, Kean Development. Hoa/24 Hour Security/Lake/Boathouse. East Williston Sd.
    Call Today: (516) 287-7716, or  Email: Maria Babaev
  • 6 Canter Ln Old Westbury NY, 11568
    $4,398,000
    Land For Sale ML# 2869720
    Land - Spring Hill At Old Westbury, A 160 Acre Exclusive New Gated Luxury Community. This 5.04 Acre Lot Has The Most Spectacular Waterview Of The 3-Acre Lake. Bound By Mature Oaks And Maples. Build Your Dream Home With Preeminent Builder, Kean Development. Hoa/24 Hour Security/Lake/Boathouse. East Williston Sd.
    Call Today: (516) 287-7716, or  Email: Maria Babaev
  • 8 Canter Ln Old Westbury NY, 11568
    $3,800,000
    Land For Sale ML# 2656255
    Land - Spring Hill At Old Westbury. This Breathtaking Five+ Acre Lot Offers A Spectacular Lake View. Few Homes Will Be Built In This 160 Acre Gated Paradise In Order To Preserve The Exclusivity And Natural Beauty. Build Your Dream Home Where Only A Few Can Dwell With Preeminent Builder, Kean Development. 24 Hour Security. East Williston Sd.
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