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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  • 144 Kings Point Rd Great Neck NY, 11024
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    This Stunning European Inspired English Tudor Is Situated On Over 3 Ac Of Manicured Landscaped Property W/Breathtaking Views Of Li Sound And Manhattan Skyline. It Was Designed, Built And Landscaped By Kean Developers And Featured In Architectural Digest And Many Other Publications. The Estate Features Approx. 13, 000 Sq. Ft. Of Living Space W/Magnificent Craftsmanship.
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  • 30 Martin Ct Great Neck NY, 11024
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  • 16 Sinclair Dr Great Neck NY, 11024
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  • 198 Kings Point Rd Great Neck NY, 11024
    8 Bedrooms 8 Full Baths 2 Half Baths Sq. Ft. 11000.00:#
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  • Dock Ln Great Neck NY, 11024
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    This 1.47 Acre Property Sits On One Of The Highest Elevations In Kings Point And Was Once The Home To The Former Mayor Of Kings Point. Located On A Desirable Street With Plush Gardens And Offers A 11, 512 Sqft Home With 9 Bedrooms, Oversized Library Indoor Pool And Magnificent Water Views Of The Manhasset Bay.
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  • 30 Pheasant Run Great Neck NY, 11024
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    Amazing Waterfront Brick Colonial On A Private Beach Facing Manhasset Bay. Set On A Lush 4 Acres, Landscaped Compound, Including Fresh Water Pond, Tennis Court & Heated Pool. Large Entertainment Area - Family Room, Living Room, Dining Room & Library, Finished Basement. Heated Driveway. Shared Doc. A True Gem. Convenient To Nyc.
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    6 Bedrooms 6 Full Baths 1 Half Bath Sq. Ft. 12000.00:#
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  • 10 Wildwood Dr Great Neck NY, 11024
    6 Bedrooms 6 Full Baths 1 Half Bath Sq. Ft. 7640.00:#
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    Arrive Home At Your Personal World Of Comfort And Style As A Member Of Kings Point's Prestigious Waterfront Kennilworth Community. Raise Your Family In Luxury And Privacy In This 6-Bedroom Contemporary, Where Every Detail Was Crafted With Love And Care. Entertain In The Elegant Over-Sized Living Room Which Sports 20' Ceilings And When The Party's Over Cozy Up In The 1, 700 Sq. Ft. Master-Suite Replete With Fireplace And Onyx Bath. You'll Love Cook's Kitchen, Brightly-Lit Den And In-Ground Pool.
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  • 2 Hale Dr Great Neck NY, 11024
    6 Bedrooms 8 Full Baths 1 Half Bath Sq. Ft. 8000.00:#
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  • 3 Creek Rd Great Neck NY, 11024
    7 Bedrooms 6 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3040776
    Magnificent New Construction, 8000 Sq Ft. C/H Colonial Built With Superb Craftmanship And Architectural Design. Fabulous Flow For Entertaining & Family Living. High Ceilings, Custom Moldings, Marble, Elegant Wood Floors, Marble Baths, Chef's Eik Kitchen With Top Of The Line Appliances. Pool Room, Full Basement, Circular Drwy, Inground Pool, Jacuzzi And Built-In Bbq, Radiant Heat , Elevator And Central Vac Are Some Of The Amenities In This Fabulouse Home. Close To Worship And Transportation.
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