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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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  • 2 Old Wagon Ln Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $3,950,000
    6 Bedrooms 5 Full Baths 1 Half Bath Sq. Ft. 6285.00:#
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3105760
    Majestically Set On Over 4 Old Westbury Acres This Impressive Custom Home Was Designed, Built With Love & A Sharp Attention To Details. Special Features Abound Including Mahogany Wood Floors, 4 Fireplaces & A Gourmet Kitchen, With Breakfast Room W/2 Full Walls Of Windows. French Doors Open From The Kitchen, Den & Living Room To The Expansive Terrace Overlooking The Sparkling Pool, Built-In Full Gas Bbq, New Modern Pool House W/Kitchen, Bath, & Gas Fireplace. Full Ct Basketball/Sport Ct, Gym
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  • 4 Arborfields Ct Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $3,750,000
    6 Bedrooms 4 Full Baths 1 Half Bath Sq. Ft. 5500.00:#
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3105099
    Old Westbury. Superlative All Brick, Like-New, Center Hall Colonial Set Privately On 2 Flat Acres In Cul-De-Sac. Bright & Airy W/ Natural Light Shining Throughout, Featuring Radiant Heated Floors, Top Of The Line Stainless Steel Appliances In The Chefs Kitchen, Davinci Gas Fireplaces, Incredible State Of The Art Heated 3-Car Garage With Lift For Additional Car, Inground Gunite Pool & Spa W/ Outdoor Pergola & Built-In Kitchen, Smart Home Features Throughout. Mint Move-In Condition, A Must See!
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  • 3 Saddle Ridge Rd Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $3,495,000
    6 Bedrooms 7 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale OPEN HOUSE ML# 3112447
    Spectacular opportunity to own one of Old Westbury's finest gated estates in the most desired section of Round Hill. Built with the highest construction standards, this unique architectural gem offers oversized rooms with natural light, soaring ceilings, & the highest level of workmanship. Boasting 2 mstr suites, guest wing, wine cellar, theater, pool, tennis& sport court. Jericho SD
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    Upcoming Open House
    05/23/2019 - 05/23/2019 4:30pm-6:00pm
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  • 7 Meadowbrook Ln Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $3,450,000
    5 Bedrooms 4 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale NEWOPEN HOUSE ML# 3130703
    Old Westbury. Eminent All Brick Colonial Located In The Village Of Old Westbury. Sitting Serenely On An Acre, This Remarkable Masterfully Built New Construction Offers 5-Bedrooms & 4.5 Baths. With Quality & Class Throughout, Featuring Radiant Heated Porcelain Tile & Oak Floors, Bright Eat In Kitchen, Fabulous Formal Dining Room, Living Room W/Unique Gold Metallic Painted Dome, Family Room W/Double Sided Fireplace into Sunroom/Office, Walls Of Windows Throughout For Bright Ambiance, & Much More!
    Call Today: (516) 287-7716, or  Email: Maria Babaev
    Upcoming Open House
    05/23/2019 - 05/23/2019 12:00pm-1:00pm
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  • 15 Horseshoe Rd Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $3,250,000
    6 Bedrooms 7 Full Baths 2 Half Baths
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3107940
    Award-Winning Architectural Masterpiece Created By Renowned Architect Norman Jaffe. This Work Of Art Was Chosen One Of The Best Houses In America In 1979.Located In Prestigious Stone Arches. This Unique And Elegant Stone And Redwood 2-Story Contemporary Has Been Completely Updated. Set On Two Breathtaking Acres With Incredible Pool And Entertainment Area. Jericho Sd.
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  • 102 Wheatley Rd Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $2,999,999
    7 Bedrooms 6 Full Baths 2 Half Baths Sq. Ft. 6400.00:#
    Misc For Sale ML# 3090374
    Handsome Gates Open To Colorful Gardens As You Approach This Young Extraordinary European Inspired Residence. A Refreshing, Unique Design. It Offers A Luxurious Lifestyle of over 6000sqft, Complete With Smart House Technology, State Of The Art Amenities, Unparalleled Quality & Details With An Open Floor Plan Ideal For Entertaining.1st & 2nd Flr Mastersuite, 1st & 2nd Flr Den, 6/7 Bedrms W Private Baths, Chef's Kitchen, Garage Can House Up To 4 Cars, 11'Ci In Lower Level.2 Quiet Acres, Jericho Sd#15
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  • 2 Partridge Ln Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $2,895,000
    7 Bedrooms 6 Full Baths 1 Half Bath Sq. Ft. 8700.00:#
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3096878
    Contemporary 7 Bdrm/7 Bth Is Your New Equestrian Home Or Private Gateway. 8, 700 Sf With Open Floor Plan, Dramatic Entry With Bronze Doors, Travertine Marble Staircase And Columns And Soaring Ceilings. Abundant Natural Light Entering The Through Walls Of Glass. Master Suite Incl. Marble Spa W/Jetted Bath, Sauna & Custom His And Her's Walk-In Closets. With Over 4 Acres Of Land, This Property Is Complete W/Salt Water Pool, Tennis Court And More. Featured In Commercials, Music Videos & Photoshoots.
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  • 1 Copperfield Ln Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $2,599,900
    5 Bedrooms 5 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3093214
    Spectacular Contemporary, 5 Br, 5 1/2 Bath, Home On A Cul-De-Sac In Prestigious Old Westbury. Sprawling Layout Of Rooms With Country Club Grounds. Perfect Home For A Large Family That Will Exceed All Your Expectations. Low Taxes And Owners Are Motivated To Hear Offers.
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  • 1 Bridle Path Dr Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $2,588,000
    7 Bedrooms 6 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3087569
    This Stately Brick Custom Built Colonial Home Designed Utilizing Feng Shui Elements. This Home Features 7 Bedrooms, 6.5 Baths With 2 Master Suites, Amenities Include Custom Walk In Closets, Radiant Heated Floors, Marble/Granite Bathrooms With Jetted Tubs. Architectural Moldings, Coffered Ceilings, And Honduras Mahogany Doors. Picturesque Parklike Flat Backyard Includes Heated Chemical Free Ion Pool, Gazebo And Soccer Field. This Is A Must See To Appreciate All The Details Of This Stunning Home!
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  • 11 Quail Run Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $2,495,000
    6 Bedrooms 4 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3095957
    Spectacular Views That Go On Forever! 6 Bdrm Colonial Situated On 2 Flat Serene Acres That Overlook The Polo Fields Of Old Westbury. Featuring All Lge Elegant Rooms For Entertaining. 20 Ft Ceilings In Foyer. 3 Fireplaces & Oak Wood Flrs Throughout. Oversized & Spacious Bdrms. 4.5 Baths Some W/ Spectacular Sherle Wagner 24 K Gold Plated Sinks/Fixtures. Beautiful Circular Staircase To 2nd Flr. Opportunity Awaits To Make This Home Your Own. Jericho Sd. Tennis Ct. Taxes Are Being Grieved.
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