The village of Great Neck is known for its affluence, quick commute, and beauty. Young professionals flock to the Great Neck for an escape from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan. The schools are excellent and there’s plenty of elbow room among neighbors. You might say it’s an urban suburban oasis.
Great Neck is a collection of nine villages (along with several unincorporated areas) which are part of the Town of North Hempstead and Nassau County. From the 1660’s to the 19th century, Great Neck was largely an orchard and farming settlement. After the direct rail service into NYC was provided to this area of the Gold Coast, Great Neck underwent numerous real estate booms. The population quadrupled from 1922 to 1960 resulting in massive real estate development. The Great Neck peninsula now has around 40,000 residents.
Top-Rated Schools, Dining, and Entertainment
Great Neck is mostly a residential village with top-rated public schools, affluent neighborhoods, lots of dining options including al fresco dining along with live music, boutiques, and summertime concerts. Some say that the King’s Point area was the setting for the town of West Egg in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby.
Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the 20 parks surrounded by the Little Neck Bay, Long Island Sound, Manhasset Bay.
In this little village, you’ll find a world of fine dining with Asian, Italian, Mediterranean, Belgian, Contemporary American, and Contemporary French restaurants on every corner. At Morton’s the Steakhouse on Northern Boulevard, you’ll find USDA prime-aged beef, succulent seafood, and fine wines. For eclectic culinary style cuisine with a Mediterranean influence, try Lola’s on Middle Neck Road. These are just a few of the fine dining venues in Great Neck.
Many residents of Great Neck chose the village for it’s close proximity to Manhattan. This peninsula on Long Island’s North Shore attracts many from Manhattan, not just for its beauty, but also its cultural diversity, dining, suburban freedom, and, of course, the great nonstop commute to Penn Station in about 24 minutes’ time.
The Great Neck Plaza is a packed area of the village because of its close prime location to the Long Island Rail Road station.
Great Neck is on the Port Washington Branch of the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR train) via Great Neck Station. The villages are connected to the train station by the Inter-County Express which offers service to other sections of Nassau County and neighboring Queens. In the southern part of Great Neck you can directly access the Q46 New York City bus and the Q12 bus on Northern Blvd.
Real Estate Market
The Great Neck peninsula is south of the Long Island Expressway. The Lakeville Road/Middle Neck Road area has boutiques, shops, dining, churches, and apartments for sale Great Neck NY at 16 Canterbury Road. The Unique Homes Team also has an other Coop For Sale on Long Island.
Most residents own their homes in Great Neck which is appealing to many. The village of Great Neck Plaza alone has about 48 single-family homes, 19 condos, 49 co-ops, senior living options, and several apartment buildings. The 9 villages of Great Neck include: Great Neck Estates, Great Neck Plaza, Kings Point, Saddle Rock, Kensington, Thomaston, Lake Success, University Gardens, and Russell Gardens.
In Great Neck, you’ll find grand estates, colonials, and Tudors in villages like Russell Gardens, Kensington, and Great Neck Estates. If you are looking for waterfront homes, then Saddle Rock is a good place to look. Thomaston is good for home searches that include condominiums, apartments, and single-family homes.
The median home price in Great Neck is about $1,229,723 according to Zillow. Great Neck home values have risen 1.7% over the past year and are predicted to rise 6.1% in the next year.
If you’re in search of a home in the Great Neck area or within close proximity to NYC, The Unique Homes Team can help you map out the best locations for your commute and other needs. Check out current apartments for sale Great Neck NY and this coop for sale in Long Island.