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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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  • 18 Sandpiper Ct Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $2,100,000
    6 Bedrooms 5 Full Baths 1 Half Bath Sq. Ft. 6500.00:#
    Single Family For Sale NEW ML# 3127027
    Architecturally Dramatic & Exciting 6BR Custom Contemporary. Elegant & Gracious Appointments are Captured Throughout its 6500Sq.Ft. Expansive Rooms with a Wonderful Entertainment Flow.Walls of Glass Surround the Dynamic Indoor Pool with Jacuzzi & Cabana Bth. Located on a Superb Cul-De-Sac Street on 2 Acres of Picturesque Landscaped Property in Jericho SD.Great Price! Great Location! Low Taxes!
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  • 107 Wheatley Rd Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $2,095,000
    5 Bedrooms 4 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3075343
    Feel At Peace With Nature In This 5 Bedroom 4.5 Bath Colonial With Jericho Schools, Gourmet Eat In Kitchen W/Floor To Ceiling Windows Over Looking A Peaceful Back Yard, Master Suite W/Fire Place And Master Bath, Family Room W/Fire Place, Great Living Room, Formal Dining Room, Library/ Office, Finished Basement. Too Many Things To Mention. This Is A Great Home!
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  • 51 Valley Rd Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $1,999,800
    5 Bedrooms 5 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3020276
    Beautiful Modern Mid Century 5 Bedroom, 5 Bath At The End Of A Cul-De-Sac Overlooking Secluded Lush Landscaping With Ig Gunite Pool. Feels Like Vermont!! Spacious First Floor Master Suite With Access To Lower Level. Relax By The Pool And Enjoy The View From Your Brick Patio. Ideal Location Close To Expressway, College's, Restaurants And Shopping. Jericho Schools.
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  • 11 Trusdale Dr Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $1,998,000
    5 Bedrooms 6 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3128020
    Horse Property! Old Westbury W/ Horse Trail! Updated 5 Br, 6.5 Bth W/ Finished Basement & A 2nd Kitchen, Situated On 2 Flat Acres, In A Cul-De-Sac. Open Floor Plan, Bright & Sunny, W/High Ceilings, Banquet Sized Dr. Heating Just Converted From Oil To Gas, Updated Kitchen, Baths, Windows, Roof, Radiant Heat, Central Vac, Reverse Osmosis Filtration System. Breathtaking Yard, W/ A Wrap-Around Deck.
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  • 242 Store Hill Rd Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $1,998,000
    7 Bedrooms 5 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3085419
    Special Price! Taxes Successfully Reduced. Long Driveway Leads You To This Private Newly Renovated Post Modern Home In Old Westbury. Almost 5800 Sq Ft On 3 Flat Acres. Custom Granite Floors With Soaring Ceilings. New Kitchen And Baths, 2 Master Suites With One On Main Floor. Second Floor Master Suite W/Steam Room Mstr Bath. Convenient To All, Jericho Sd. The House Is On The South Service Ln To Lie Between Powells Ln And Jericho Tpke. Long Driveway Inside! Private Location
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  • 259 Store Hill Rd Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $1,950,000
    5 Bedrooms 5 Full Baths 3 Half Baths Sq. Ft. 6600.00:#
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3112194
    Recently Renovated And Expanded. This 6, 600 Sqft Residence Lays In A Private Setting, And Beautifully Manicured 3 Acres Land. 1st Fl Features A Grand Entry Foyer, L/R, Formal D/R, Den, Billiard Rm & Office. The Kitchen W/High-End Appliances, Cust Cabinets, Granite And Breakfast Nook Opens To A Foyer Leading To A Grand Patio. Master Suite, 4 Bed 4 Baths Are In 2nd Fl. Jericho Sd Rated #1 Public School Nation Wide
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  • 41 Old Westbury Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $1,850,000
    10 Bedrooms 6 Full Baths 2 Half Baths
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3114025
    Gracious old world charm is blended with updated living in this expanded 6 bedroom colonial with a 4 bed cottage, artists studio, greenhouse and pool. Original details include marble and peg hardwood floors, handsome built-in cabinetry and pretty bow windows. Overlooking nearly 4 acres of specimen trees, shrubs, rolling green lawns, and flower beds that are a captivating backdrop to this sprawling estate.
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  • 1 Bostwick Ln Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $1,850,000
    6 Bedrooms 5 Full Baths 2 Half Baths
    Single Family For Sale ML# 2911527
    This Home Is Perfectly Located 20 Miles From Nyc And Jfk/Laguardia Airports And Close To The Finest Shopping And Dining On Long Island. Tasteful Finishes Throughout Including Elegant Fabric Wall Coverings And Custom Window Treatments. Entertaining Is Easy In The Generous Size Rooms And Spacious Deck Overlooking The Property And Pool-House Generator.
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  • 34 Bacon Rd Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $1,778,000
    7 Bedrooms 6 Full Baths 1 Half Bath Sq. Ft. 5200.00:#
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3009271
    Old Westbury. Excellent Expanded 7 Bedroom, 5.5 Bath Ranch. Traditional Living Room With Fireplace, Den With Fireplace, Eik, Large Gym, Finished Basement With Door Out, Brick/Shingle Home With Slate Roof. Exquisite Flat, Usable And Professionally Landscaped 2.2 Acres With Ig Gunite Pool And Cabana With Kitchen And Changing Rooms And Large Entertainment Patio. Ready for Summer Occupancy!
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  • 4 Waverly Rd Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $1,699,999
    5 Bedrooms 3 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3103821
    Stately Custom Brick Center Hall Colonial. Impeccable 5 Bedroom 3.5 Bath Home On 2+Acres, Featuring A Grand Foyer With Gorgeous Custom Staircase, Elegant Formal Dining & Living Rooms. Beautiful Wood & Tile Floors Throughout. Very Large Eat In Kitchen, Master Bed With Fireplace And En Suite Bath. Magnificent Yard With Spacious Patio, Ig Pool, 2 Car Garage And Full Finished Basement! A Lot Of Upgrades Have Been Done. As Per The New Tax Assessment, Over The Next 5 Years, They Will Be $10K Lower.
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