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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  • 102 Clover Dr Great Neck, NY 11021
    $3,188,000
    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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  • 26 Henhawk Rd Great Neck, NY 11024
    $3,288,000
    $3,088,000
    5 Bedrooms 4 Full Baths 1 Half Bath Sq. Ft. 4800.00:#
    Single Family For Sale PRICE REDUCED ML# 3051835
    You Can't Get Better Than Brand New And Professionally Staged! Circ. Driveway Leads To Stunning Stately Brick 4800 Sq. Ft. Ch Colonial. Gracious 2 Story Entry (Radiant Floors) Sweeping Custom Iron Bannister. Sun Filled Lr/Palladian Windows. Chefs Kitchen With Center Island, Breakfast Room & Located Adjacent To Family Room With Fireplace & French Doors Leads To Lush Private Grounds. Master Suite/Extravagant En-Suite Bath Private Police, 27 Min. To Nyc By Lirr, Near World Class Shops & Dining
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  • 24 North Dr Great Neck, NY 11021
    $2,999,000
    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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  • 24A North Dr Great Neck, NY 11021
    $2,999,000
    6 Bedrooms 5 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3026950
    Stone 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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  • 5 Gay Dr Great Neck, NY 11024
    $2,998,000
    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
    $2,995,000
    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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  • 7 Paddock Ln Great Neck, NY 11020
    $2,988,000
    5 Bedrooms 5 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3090465
    Lake Success 2019 Brand New Construction;Prime Meadow Woods Cul-De-Sac. Luxurious Sunny Interiors; Fabulous Hardwood Floors & Moldings; Radiant Heat Floors; State Of The Art Eik; Designer Baths; Lakeville Elem/Gn South Middle/High. Country Club Community With Private Police,
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  • 10 Preston Rd Great Neck, NY 11023
    $2,988,000
    6 Bedrooms 3 Full Baths 3 Half Baths Sq. Ft. 4469.00:#
    Multi Family For Sale ML# 3055938
    It's All About Location & Low Property Taxes, View This One-Of-A-Kind Large Elegant Brick Center Hall Colonial Built Like A Fort With Concrete Walls And A Mexican Slate Roof, Large Elegant Rooms, 12' Ceilings, Living Room W/Fireplace, Large Formal Dining Room, Large Eik Including A Dining Area & Deck, 3 Powder Rooms, Great For One Or Two Large Families Fabulous For Entertaintment, Cac, Cvac, Generator, Ingr.Sprinkl.Sys., Separate 1 Bedroom Apt.W/Balcony, 3-Car Garage & Large Attic, Open Basement-Walk To All
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  • 32A Rogers Rd Great Neck, NY 11024
    $2,980,000
    5 Bedrooms 5 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3075123
    Brand New Construction! Beautiful Center Hall Colonial To Be Built With Approved Plans Of 4780 Sqft Of Lux Living Space. Features Foyer, Lr, Fdr, 2 Dens, Granite Eik, Guest Bedroom W/Full Bath & Powder Rm. Master Suite W/2 Walk-In Closets & Spa Bath Plus 3 Family Ensuite Bedrooms W/3 Baths. 2 Car Garage In Basement. Gas Heat, Cac, C/Vac, Alarm, Optional Heated Pool On Half Acre On Very Sought After Block In Kings Point
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  • 11 Mitchell Dr Great Neck, NY 11024
    $2,980,000
    5 Bedrooms 4 Full Baths 1 Half Bath Sq. Ft. 4436.00:#
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3030389
    Charming Center Hall Colonial In Kennilworth Part Of Kings Point. 5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bathrooms With Magnificent New In-Ground Pool And Finished Basement. Gourmet Kitchen With Stone Fireplace, Granite Counter Tops, And Milled Cabinetry. Master Craftsmanship Throughout This Special Home. Many Extra Amenities.
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