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Old Westbury NY Real Estate & Homes for Sale

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Old Westbury is a wealthy village in Nassau County’s Towns of North Hempstead and Oyster Bay on the glorious North Shore of Long Island, New York. It was born out of the large estates built by elite New York City families in the area at the turn of the 20th century and today features such magnificent architecture as the Old Westbury Gardens and the NYIT de Seversky Mansion, while the rest have been subdivided into smaller lots to accommodate more homes.

Local Area Information

In the heart of Nassau County lies the affluent village of Old Westbury in the townships of North Hempstead and Oyster Bay on the famed “Gold Coast” of Long Island, New York. It is surrounded by several other villages: East Hills to the northwest, Brookville to the north and northeast, Westbury to the south and Mineola to the southwest. It is also adjacent to the hamlets of Jericho and Roslyn Heights respectively to the east and southwest.

Old Westbury’s rolling, wooded hills are home to some of Long Island’s most magnificent luxury homes and estates owned by some of the country’s wealthiest families, such as the Du Ponts, the Phippses, the Vanderbilts and the Whitneys. Just under 5,000 people live in the community, including a significant number of athletes, businessmen, collectors, entertainers and industrialists. Business Week has identified the village as New York’s most expensive suburb, and it ranks tenth in the country’s most expensive communities.

Many of its single-family homes are as large as 4-bedroom homes or larger and include private pools, master bedrooms on first floor and other features and amenities. A number are built on sprawling lots with ample space for horse properties, and there are also waterfront homes overlooking a lovely pond, along with some rentals and private gated communities. Most areas use the Old Westbury, NY 11568 ZIP code.

Old Westbury hosts the Meadowbrook Polo Club, USA’s longest running polo club and considered the birthplace of American polo. It is also a first-class venue for weddings, birthday parties and other special occasions. The State University of New York has a campus in the village, as does the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) and Long Island University.

The NYIT de Seversky Mansion is a grand historic estate and also an exquisite venue for weddings and other milestone events and celebrations. On the grounds of the former Phipps estate sits the expansive English-style Old Westbury Gardens, recognized by the Four Seasons Hotels magazine as one of the three best public gardens in the world. Two golf courses lie within the boundaries of the village, and within an easy drive are more than 20 other golf courses.

General Information

Township: Town of North Hempstead | Manhasset, New York &

Town of Oyster Bay | Oyster Bay, New York

County: Nassau County

Population: 4,289 (2020)

Classification: Incorporated Village

LIRR Train Station/Schedule:
The LIRR serves Old Westbury via the Roslyn Station, Greenvale Station, Albertson Station, Westbury Station, Carle Place Station, and East Williston Station.
Travel time to Manhattan, Penn Station is about
46 minutes to 1 hour 16 minutes.

Old Westbury, NY historic Gold Coast estate: Old Westbury Gardens Mansion


Water District
Village of Old Westbury Water Department
Roslyn 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

Old Westbury Gardens is a 200-acre historic estate that comprises a majestic Carolean Revival-style mansion and elegant English gardens with gazebos and fountains. Its doors have been opened since 1959 for guided tours, book signings, botanical and horticultural art classes, demos and workshops, family and children’s programs and events, classic car shows, concerts, museum exhibits and school trips. It is also an elegant venue for special events, such as weddings, birthdays, bridal or baby showers, and corporate events.

The Schools

Most of the Village of Old Westbury is in the Jericho Union Free School District, which has five public schools, all of which are located in the neighboring hamlet of Jericho.

The rest of Old Westbury is served by either the Westbury Union Free School District, East Williston Union Free School District, or Roslyn Union Free School District. The Westbury Union Free School District’s Westbury High School and the East Williston School District’s The Wheatley School are both located in the village.

The Holy Child Academy and Whispering Pines SDA School are both private schools also located in Old Westbury. A couple of higher learning institutions in the village are the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), a private undergraduate and graduate university, and the State University of New York (SUNY) Old Westbury, a public, four-year liberal arts college. One of the two main campuses (and the largest) of the private Long Island University, the LIU Post, is also partially located in the village.


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