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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  • 44 Nassau Dr Great Neck, NY 11021
    $4,700,000
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    Single Family For Sale ML# 3132734
    Custom Brick Colonial, On Almost Half An Acre Of Perfectly Manicured Property, In The Heart Of The Prestigious Village Of Kensington. The Home Boasts High Ceilings Throughout, A Master Bedroom On Both The First & Second Floors, Indoor Basketball Court, Custom Craftsmanship And Millwork Throughout And So Much More.
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  • 157 W Shore Rd Great Neck, NY 11024
    $4,488,000
    8 Bedrooms 6 Full Baths 1 Half Bath Sq. Ft. 6000.00:#
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3134791
    Kings Point grandeur's situated on a tree-studded one acre plus. This stately three story 19th Century Mount Vernon Colonial home, offers beautiful wood detail, indoor pool w/spa and a tennis court . grand entry leads to a flowing floor plan perfect for entertaining, 8 bedrooms w/6.5 baths, 3 Fppl, 3 car garage, circular driveway. Must See!
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  • 11-A Mitchell Dr Great Neck, NY 11024
    $4,299,000
    5 Bedrooms 4 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3079047
    Magnificent Tudor In The Sought After Gated Community Of Kennilworth In Kings Point With View Of Li Sound. Enjoy Old World Charm And Modern Amenities In This 5 Bdrm, 4.5 Bath Home With Its Own Swimming Pool And Tennis Court.
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  • 11A Mitchell Dr Great Neck, NY 11024
    $4,299,000
    5 Bedrooms 4 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3052675
    Elegant Interiors Permeate This Spacious & Gracious Home. A Combination Of Old World Charm & Modern Conveniences. Fabulous 25X50 In-Ground Pool, Natural Pond, Zen Meditation Garden, Har-Tru Tennis Court, Magnificent Sound Views Make This One Of The Most Desirable Waterview Properties In Kennilworth.
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  • 18 Hickory Dr Great Neck, NY 11021
    $4,288,000
    6 Bedrooms 7 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3154120
    Great Neck Estates Ultra Luxury New Construction, All Brick Center Hall Colonial On Prime Street With Oversized Property. Approved Plans to Add a Swimming Pool. Fully Finished Walk Out Basement, Oversized 2-Car Garage, Elevator. House to be Completed October 2019, All Showings to be Accompanied.
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  • 105 Ash Dr Great Neck, NY 11021
    $3,999,999
    7 Bedrooms 6 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3077664
    New Construction. Gracious 7 Bed/6 Bath Brick Colonial Conveniently Close To Great Neck Station. Exquisite Cratfstmanship Throughout This Custom Home With Top Of The Line Appliances. Over 5500 Sq Ft Of Luxurious Living. 3 Car Garage.
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  • 203C W Shore Rd Great Neck, NY 11024
    $3,995,000
    6 Bedrooms 4 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3129532
    Kings Point. Exquisite Brick Colonial Located In The Village Of Kings Point On Over An Acre. Sophisticated Home Featuring High End Finishes and Materials. Sure To Please, With Grand Entry Foyer, Inviting Living Room With Fireplace & French Doors to Back Patio, Family Room, Sitting Room With Walls of Windows, Dining Room With Mahogany Custom Built Ins & Gold-Leaf Tray Ceiling, Cooks Kitchen, & Much More. Also Includes, Full House Generator, Central Vacuum, & Radiant Heated Floors.
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  • 2 Central Dr Great Neck, NY 11024
    $3,995,000
    6 Bedrooms 6 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale OPEN HOUSE ML# 3118312
    This Picture Perfect 7, 500+ Sq. Ft. Tudor Adorned w/Slate Roof, Brick & Stone Facade is Located In The Prestigious Gated Kennilworth Community in King Point W/ Full Access To Yacht Club. Superior Craftsmanship and Architectural Details Are Combined In This Richly Modernized Residence w/Large Entertaining Rms, State of the Art Gourmet EIK, 6 Bdrms+6.5 Marble Baths. Lower Walk-out Level showcases Play Rm, Pool Rm, Maid's Quarters and 3 Car Garage. 2019/20 Tax Reduction Reflected.
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  • 2 Soundview Ln Great Neck, NY 11024
    $3,888,000
    5 Bedrooms 4 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale OPEN HOUSE ML# 3136377
    Stunning Colonial In Kings Point On Prime Water Street. Totally Gutted, Expanded Renovated & Reconstructed By Halpern Architects In 1990. Pool House Built In 1995, Zellick Windows. Generator & Water Filtration System. New Kitchen Appliances & Cabinets. Heated 2 Car Garage! Magnificent Landscaping, Absolute Perfection! Dock Available!!
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  • 380 East Shore Rd Great Neck, NY 11024
    $3,800,000
    4 Bedrooms 2 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3130991
    Welcome to this stunning colonial home, situated on 2.5 acres of beautifully manicured grounds and located in the prestigious Village of Kings Point. The property boasts 144' of water frontage and has a tennis court. There is also a 2 bedroom cottage and 3 car garage.
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