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Locust Valley is in the northern area of the Town of Oyster Bay in Nassau County, Long Island, New York. Known for its restaurants, boutiques, antiques stores and home décor shops with their quaint signs hanging from charming Tudor-style buildings, the quiet neighborhood also stands out for its elite country clubs, good schools and ties to the equestrian scene.

Local Area Information

Locust Valley is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) under the administration of the Town of Oyster Bay in Nassau County on Long Island, New York. Early English settlers named the area Buckram, which stuck for nearly two centuries before it was changed to Locust Valley in 1856 for the abundant locust trees that lined the back roads.

By 1869, the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) had reached the area, and a business district grew around the Locust Valley Station. Some of the most opulent families and business magnates began building beautiful mansions and manor houses in the surrounding countryside, transforming the North Shore into Long Island’s celebrated Gold Coast. In time, people generally began referring to these areas, including the villages of Bayville, Mill Neck, Lattingtown and Matinecock, as “Locust Valley.”

Locust Valley retains much of its Old World charm, most evident in the quaint shops and boutiques downtown that continue to serve the surrounding villages. Around this hub are 1,300 or so single-family homes, plenty of which are 4-bedroom homes or grander luxury residences, and some offer one or more bedrooms on first floor, private pools and other features. Gracious clapboard Colonials and other traditional homes line most of the hilly landscape, away from major roads, off the beaten path.

Locust Valley rental properties are infrequent and seasonal homes fetch a premium in the summer, largely due to the fabulous Long Island Sound beaches nearby, yet still offer a more affordable alternative to the Hamptons. The small hamlet remains a social center for New York’s high society, many of whom are members of private clubs Piping Rock and The Creek with their top-rated golf courses and the Beaver Dam Winter Sports Club offering ice skating and hockey.

The neighborhood is approximately 30 miles northeast of Midtown Manhattan, New York City, and served by the Locust Valley Station via the Oyster Bay Branch of the LIRR. The area uses the 11560 ZIP code.

General Information

Township: Town of Oyster Bay | Oyster Bay, New York

County: Nassau County

Population: 3,571 (2020)

Classification: Hamlet, CDP

Chamber of Commerce: Locust Valley Chamber of Commerce

LIRR Train Station/Schedule:
The LIRR serves Locust Valley via the Locust Valley Station.
Travel time to Manhattan, Penn Station is about
1 hour 14 minutes to 1 hour 23 minutes.

Locust Valley, NY beautiful home with swimming pool


Water District
Locust Valley Water District

Gas Company(s)
PSEG Long Island
National Grid

Electric Company(s)
PSEG Long Island

Cable/ Phone/ TV/ Internet Provider(s)
Verizon Fios


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Beaches & Parks

The Charles T. Church Preserve, also called Shu Swamp Nature Preserve, is known for the rich diversity of plant species that are protected in its top quality environment, as well as the range of bird and other animal species that visit or nest in the area. One of the 11 properties in the 275-acre land protected by the North Shore Wildlife Sanctuary, the preserve is open daily to the public except on Fridays.

Nassau Country Club is an exclusive, member-owned golf club that has been providing superb member experience since 1896 with its top-notch services and amenities. Besides golf, it also boasts excellent aquatics, racquets, and youth programs, making it a suitable club for the whole family.

The Schools

The area is served by the Locust Valley Central School District, which has six public schools. Ann M. MacArthur Primary School is located in the community, while Bayville Primary and Bayville Intermediate Schools are in Bayville Village. The rest of the district schools — Locust Valley Intermediate, Locust Valley Middle, and Locust Valley High — are in Lattingtown Village.


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