Great Neck Real Estate

The shopping district was bustling in the 1920s on Great Neck Road in what is now called Great Neck Plaza

Jonathan L. Ielpi Firefighters Park in Great Neck, named after a firefighter who died on 9/11, has a gazebo, spray area, playground, memorial plaque and several benches. It is open daily until 9 p.m. (Aug. 16, 2012) (Credit: Brittany Wait)

In the early 1900s, grand homes and luxury hotels filled Steamboat Road in Kings Point, serving as a summer resort for those coming by boat from Manhattan. About 70 years later, homes with such grand architecture were replaced by more modernize homes and temples. Kings Point is one of the nine incorporated villages that make up the Great Neck peninsula. The other villages include Great Neck Village, Saddle Rock, Kensington, Great Neck Plaza, Thomaston, Russell Gardens, Lake Success and Great Neck Estates. "This used to be the way you'd get to the steamboats in the early 1900s and there were luxury hotels and other services for travelers," said Alice Kasten, president of the Great Neck Historical Society. "People came to picnic for the day and stay the weekend to get away from the city."

It all began in the 1700s when pilgrims landed in Saddle Rock, which they called “Mad Nan’s Neck,” to take the northern part of the peninsula away from the Mattinecock Native Americans. Through 1910, Saddle Rock was home to large estates owned by the Allen, Hubb, Udall, Treadwell, Skidmore and Eldridge families. Saddle Rock was the first to be incorporated in 1911 and Thomaston was incorporated last in 1931. The area has become increasingly suburbanized over the last century, with a thriving business district with stores, ethnic foods and apartment buildings in the heart of the Great Neck peninsula. Kasten, who has lived in Great Neck since 1978, said there's now an influx of religious development and brand-new houses scattered throughout the neighborhoods. Temple Beth-El, the oldest synagogue in Great Neck, was founded in 1928. She said there was an influx of Persian Jews from Iran in the 1970s and many Orthodox Jews have been moving in from Queens in recent years. Jonathan Aubrey, a librarian at Great Neck Library who has lived in the area all his life, said growing up, he saw the area as diverse ethnically and economically, but now, that has changed. “Great Neck Plaza has an apartment, commuter and business culture,” said Aubrey, 47, of Great Neck. “[In the late 1980s] there was a boom of building co-ops and condos in the plaza near the train station. It was desirable [to live near the train station]." Kasten said the plaza is the part of the peninsula where there has been the most development. "New apartments have gone up and assisted living facilities," she said. "Certainly, you can eat any cuisine you want in Great Neck. There's Asian restaurants and Middle Eastern restaurants, anything you want." Aubrey said many families also moved to Great Neck for the school system. In the late 1700s, Quakers Adam and Anne Mott built a small two-story school on their 400-acre land bordering Manhasset Bay, which became the first school built on the Great Neck peninsula. Great Neck opened its first high school in 1914 and today the Great Neck School District includes two high schools, two middle schools, five elementary schools and a private school. "We have a lot of unique parks," Kasten said. "You can tromp through a forest, you can go boating and you can play ball in these parks. In general, the quality of life in Great Neck is quite high." Kasten said that the area has become more diversified as the years go by. “You'll see that if you look at the stores, the churches, temples, restaurants, you'll understand the diversity,” she said. “It's really cool that I can go into one store and buy Asian stuff and go into another and buy the very best in dried fruits and nuts. You have the wealth of all of these different nationalities to choose from.” Kasten plans to stay in the area because she wouldn’t want to miss out on the services it provides and the rich historic background waiting to be dug up. “To me, it has a very homey feel,” she said. “Even though it has a large diverse community, you find your niche and where you belong. It becomes your little world.”


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  • Dock Ln Great Neck, NY 11024
    7 Bedrooms 8 Full Baths 10 Half Baths Sq. Ft. 26000.00:#
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3135842
    A Stunning Integration Of An Authentic Versailles And Modern Living Situated On 3 Acres Of Picturesque Waterfront Property In The Prestigious Village Of Kings Point. The French Limestone Mansion Faces A Rare Marble Fountain Imported From The Rothschild Estate In France, Contains Multiple Parquet De Versailles Floors, Boiserie Removed From Centuries-Old French Chateaus, Verre Eglomise Mirrors And Pietra Dura Floors. The Property Boasts A Private Deep-Water Dock, Sandy Beach And Marble Pool.
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  • 229 Dock Ln Great Neck, NY 11024
    10 Bedrooms 9 Full Baths 2 Half Baths Sq. Ft. 10000.00:#
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3165949
    Normandy inspired Ch?teau North is a waterfront French Tudor in the prestigious village of Kings Point. Just shy of 8 acres of land, this home boasts an 'all-season' organic English Garden with a sitting rotunda, decorative box hedging, irrigation system, exotic florals and multiple species of fruits/vegetables. A gazebo stands at the edge of the peninsula with endless water views. Other features include a greenhouse, dock access, greenhouse, dock access and swimming pool bordering the water.
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  • 4 Harbor Way Great Neck, NY 11024
    8 Bedrooms 9 Full Baths 3 Half Baths
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3115523
    Welcome to Villa-Forte, a stunning custom built waterfront Italian Villa, situated on over 2.5 acres of perfectly manicured grounds in the prestigious Village of Kings Point. The home boasts unobstructed water views from most rooms, exemplary craftsmanship/millwork and clear lines of sight throughout the home. The property features a private dock, a mosaic in-ground pool with a hot tub, a large patio with an outdoor kitchen and a driveway with private gates.
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  • 12 Shelter Bay Dr Great Neck, NY 11024
    6 Bedrooms 5 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3153367
    Waterfront Living With Extraordinary Panoramic Views! This Sundrenched Contemporary with Oversized Rooms Features an Open Floor Plan Boasting High Ceilings and Wood Floors Throughout. This 100, 000 Sq Ft Property Offers Stunning Views. Relax By the Heated Pool and Patios While Enjoying Breathtaking Views of the Long Island Sound and Manhasset Bay.This Custom Home is Perfect for Elegant Entertaining and Casual Living Year Round.
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  • 198 Kings Point Rd Great Neck, NY 11024
    9 Bedrooms 82 Full Baths 2 Half Baths Sq. Ft. 11000.00:#
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3133150
    Drive Up To This Flawless Stately Mansion In Kp... 11000 Sq Ft Of Ultra Lux Living On 5+ Acres W/Indoor & Outdoor Swim Pools & Tennis Ct.It Features Cath Foyer, Huge Lr, Lge Fdr, 2 Dens + Media Rm, Double Chef Euro Eik.9 Bedrms 8.55 Designer Baths + 3000 Sf Basement.Multi Zones Gas Heat , Cac & Generator.Also 2 Cottages W/Their Own Sep Entry, Each W/2 Bedrms & 2 Baths & Much More..
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  • 10 Rodney Ln Great Neck, NY 11024
    Land For Sale ML# 3183543
    Build your dream home on this magnificent waterfront property with views of Manhattan and the bridges in one of the most sought after areas of Kings Point.
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  • 164 Northern Blvd Great Neck, NY 11021
    Sq. Ft. 6750.00:#
    Misc Commercial ML# 3152912
    Great Corner Location!! Completed 2012 New Shopping Center!! Great Corner Location!! Completed 2012 New Shopping Center!! Very Attractive Strip Center! Total 6750 Sf Of 6 Retail Tenant , Foot Spa, Roof, VIP Auto Dunkin Donut! and to vacant units. Projected income $330000 Good Investment!!
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  • 7 Harbor Way Great Neck, NY 11024
    7 Bedrooms 7 Full Baths 3 Half Baths
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3151779
    Over 8, 000 square feet of modern living. This beautiful stucco estate is in the heart of Kings Point. The property includes a custom automatic front gate, in-ground mosaic tile pool, 3 car garage, fitness center, theater, grand Italian marble foyer, state-of-the-art kitchen, 7 spacious bedrooms, 10 baths all on 1 private, perfectly manicured acre of land.
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  • 17 Lake Rd Great Neck, NY 11020
    6 Bedrooms 6 Full Baths 2 Half Baths
    Misc For Sale ML# 3174696
    One Of The Best Property In Nassau. Welcome To This Shangrila Paradise, Yet Conveniently Located Close To The City. Quietly located on the only water front rd in Lake Success. Magnificent Stately Mansion Built In 2009 With 12000 Sf, Ultra Living Overlook The Lake And Golf Course. Designed By Famous Architect With Outstanding Detail And Craftsmanship Mill Work. Enjoy Private golf club, Olympic swimming club, Tennis court.
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  • 9 Stream Ct Great Neck, NY 11023
    6 Bedrooms 5 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3172022
    Magnificent One-Of-A-Kind Custom Built 6 Bedroom 5 Bath Center-Hall Colonial. Completely Renovated With Elegant Modern Touches. Perfectly Manicured 1.4 Acre Property. The Property Features A Large Eat-In Kitchen, Private Fish Pond, Heated Pool And Pool-Deck, Gazebo And A Finished Basement. Every Detail Of This Home Is Done To Perfection.
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