Originally part of Queens County, Nassau County is one of the nation’s wealthiest and is home to approximately 1.3 million people on the western side of Long Island, New York. While primarily suburban, Nassau does encompass several heavily urbanized areas, as well as more than 100 sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The 452-square-mile county is comprised of the towns of Hempstead, Oyster Bay, and North Hempstead, as well as the cities of Glen Cove and Long Beach. Furthermore, within the towns, there are almost twelve dozen lovely hamlets and villages. The Village of Old Westbury, originally settled in 1658, is an excellent example.
Old Westbury is comprised of gently rolling wooded hills and some of Long Island’s most expansive and opulent estates. This exclusive enclave has been home to notable people throughout its history, including Whitney, Hitchcock, and Vanderbilt. Additionally, the community is home to the longest-running polo club in the nation, the Meadowbrook Polo Club, and in fact, is considered American polo’s birthplace. Within the village, there are three golf courses, and an additional twenty-plus are in proximity. Also in the village, you’ll find a gorgeous public garden and campuses for Long Island University, the New York Institute of Technology, and the State University of New York.
With the Long Island Expressway to the south, Old Westbury real estate affords convenient access to New York City. Roughly 5,000 people reside here, enjoying the prestige of owning a home in Old Westbury. Identified as the most expensive New York suburb by Business Week, Old Westbury ranks tenth among the most expensive communities in the nation. That said, homes for sale in Old Westbury generally have very large lots and are of the highest quality. Architectural styles among Old Westbury real estate is diverse, as are the ages of the properties. If you would like to learn more about available homes in Old Westbury on Long Island’s North Shore, please allow us to assist you and contact us at your earliest convenience.
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