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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  • 12 Horseshoe Ln Great Neck, NY 11020
    6 Bedrooms 6 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale OPEN HOUSEPRICE REDUCED ML# 3081593
    Brand New Brick/Stucco Construction In Lake Success, 5400+3000 Basement, 6 Bedrooms+6.5 Bathrooms, Stoned Patio For Bbq On 0.48 Acre Lot. Village Club:18 Hole Golf, Pool, Tennis, Gym, Great Neck South School District.
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  • 30 Meadow Woods Rd Great Neck, NY 11020
    6 Bedrooms 6 Full Baths 1 Half Bath Sq. Ft. 5500.00:#
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3089640
    Brand New Construction! Elegant Custom Designed Brk C/H Col. The Finest Of Architectural Appointments.2 Story Grand Foyer, Hardwood Flrs, Radiant Heat Flrs, Gourmet Eik, Top Of The Line Appliances, Custom Interiors.Exceptional Location, Wonderful Property, Wired For Cameras, Wi-Fi, Alarms, Central Vac. Delivered with Customized Finished Basement. Lake Success Country Club Community, Private Pool, Tennis, Golf & Police.Gn South Schools.
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  • Great Neck, NY 11020
    6 Bedrooms 4 Full Baths 1 Half Bath Sq. Ft. 12000.00:#
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3092425
    Lake Success Meadow Woods Private Cul-De-Sac Location. All Brick Spacious/Elegant Modern Classic Colonial. Soaring Ceilings, Custom Intrs., Gourmet Sate Of The Art Eik; Wolf Appliances; Luxurious Bathrooms. Fabulous Lower Level Entertainment Area With Bar And Theatre. Country Club Community With Pool, Tennis, 18 Hole Golf Course; Gym And Private Police, Lakeville Elementary; Great Neck South Middle/High
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  • 48A Arleigh Rd Great Neck, NY 11021
    5 Bedrooms 5 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale NEW ML# 3119593
    Exquisite Center Hall Colonial on The Most Beautiful Blocks of Prestigious Village of Kensington. This Home Features A Grand Two -Story Foyer W/An Upper Gallery Walkway, A Gracious Living Room. An Elegant Dinning Room, Office/Library, Gourmet Kitchen Leading To A Relaxing Family Room.
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  • 5 Fir Dr Great Neck, NY 11024
    5 Bedrooms 5 Full Baths 2 Half Baths Sq. Ft. 4742.00:#
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3111430
    Natural light fills this contemporary style home with an airy open floor plan boasting 16 ft cathedral ceiling adjoining the LR & family room with double sided fpl in the center. Eat-in-kitchen features high-end appliances + prep island + custom cabinetry. Master on main includes his & her baths + WICs along with a 2nd ensuite BD + BD converted into an office. Two additional ensuite BDs on 2nd fl.Gym bar & playroom in basement. Beautifully manicured 1 acre property with in-ground pool and deck.
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  • 24 North Dr Great Neck, NY 11021
    5 Bedrooms 4 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3076495
    Stone And Brick New Construction Situated On A Flat Piece Of Property In The Prestigious Village Of Kensington. The House Boasts A Modern Open Interior Design/Layout, Tons Of Windows And Soaring Ceilings. The Home Is In A Close Vicinity To The Lirr, Has A Choice Of Great Neck South Or North Schools, Makes Membership Available To The Kensington Private Pool Club And Is Served By The Kensington Private Police.
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  • 102 Clover Dr Great Neck, NY 11021
    6 Bedrooms 6 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3083027
    Luxury Great Neck Estates New Construction! South Facing 6 Bedroom 6.5 Bath Center Hall Colonial Featuring A Gracious Entrance Foyer With Sweeping Grand Staircase, Formal Entertaining Rooms, Chef's Kitchen With Large Center Island & Doors Opening To Stone Patio And Great Flat Backyard.Double Door Entry To Master Bathroom W/His And Her Closets And Spa-Like Bathroom W/Jacuzzi.Intricate Ceiling Details Throughout, Speaker System, Radiant Heat, Sprinklers, Alarm, Gn Estates Waterfront Pool & Tennis Club!
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  • 5 Gay Dr Great Neck, NY 11024
    5 Bedrooms 4 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3029829
    Gorgeous All Brick Center Hall Colonial, Beautiful 2 Story Marble Entrance With French Doors, Granite Kitchen With Breakfast Area, 5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bathrooms, Circular Driveway, Enjoy This Private Manicured Backyard With Brick Patio & Magnificent View Of Kings Point Park. Close To All. Easy Commute To Manhattan. A Must See!!!
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  • 58-64 Steamboat Rd Great Neck, NY 11024
    4 Bedrooms 3 Full Baths
    Multi Family For Sale ML# 3080680
    Great Opportunity For Investors And Builders! Combination Of 2 Separate Lots/Houses Next To Each Other Can Be Sold Together . *58 Steamboat Rd (Single Family) Lot Size Is 50X449 . * 64 Steamboat Rd (3 Family House) Lot Size Is 79 X 287. Survey Attached
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  • 2 Shelter Bay Dr Great Neck, NY 11024
    5 Bedrooms 4 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale PRICE REDUCED ML# 3100358
    Custom Designed Modern Home Situated On An Acre Of Perfectly Manicured Property On A Water Street In Prestigious Kings Point. The Home Features Walls Of Windows, Sleek Finishes Throughout, Multiple Outdoor Patios And A High Elevation Which Allows For Views Of The Water. Private Marina On The Water, Private Police And Much More.
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