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Old Westbury

The rolling, wooded hills of Old Westbury are home to some of the most opulent and expansive estates on Long Island. Originally a Quaker settlement, the New York elite discovered it shortly after the end of the Civil War and it quickly became an exclusive enclave. Vanderbilt, Hitchcock and Whitney are among the historical notables who have called Old Westbury home. Through the years, they have been joined by a broad assortment of famed politicians, diplomats, musicians, authors and champion racehorses.

Old Westbury hosts the Meadowbrook Polo Club, the longest-running polo club in the United States and considered the birthplace of American polo. State University of New York has a campus in the village, as do the New York Institute of Technology and Long Island University. An expansive public garden sits on the grounds of the former Phipps estate. Three golf courses lie within the village's boundaries, and more than 20 more courses lie within an easy drive. New York City is convenient via the Long Island Expressway to the south.

Just over 5,000 people live in Old Westbury.Business Week has identified the village as the most expensive New York suburb, and it ranks at the tenth most expensive community in the United States.

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