Westbury is an incorporated village in the town of Hempstead, Nassau County, Long Island, New York. It was incorporated in 1932, has a population of around 15,146 residents and falls in the 11590 zip code. The village is comprised of 2.4 square miles. Early Quaker settlers arrived in 1658, the region was then known as Hempstead Plains. In 1675 Henry Willis, an English Quaker, named the area Westbury after his hometown Westbury, Wiltshire, in England. The new community consisted of farms and dairies. Local homes were occupied by British soldiers and German mercenaries during the American Revolution which disrupted local life. This area was used by the African American Railroad as families stopped to rest on their way to Canada. The agrarian lifestyle ended in the 19th century when the very wealthy began settling in the area, building large and luxurious mansions, then in 1937 the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) came through. Westbury provided 1,400 of its own to serve in WWII, representing 20% of the town’s population, the biggest contribution of any comparable community in the United States. The building boom ended in the 1950’s when uninhabited land was exhausted. Northern State Parkway is the east-west corridor running through this remarkable town. Westbury also boasts a station on the Main Line of the LIRR. Highway 25, also known as Jericho Turnpike, forms the northern border of the village. Neighboring communities are Old Westbury Gardens to the north, East Williston to the west, Hicksville to the east, and Salisbury and East Garden City to the south. Roosevelt Field Mall, a favorite shopping venue for locals, is nearby to the southwest. Great access to highways making travel easy. Westbury is located 18 miles east of Manhattan and it’s 50 minutes to New York City depending on traffic.
Westbury is famous for the Westbury Music Fair which is constructed in the theater-in-the-round style and has seating for 2,800 people. Other area attractions include Old Westbury Gardens, a 200 acre property set on beautiful lawns with formal gardens of which daily tours are provided. Eisenhower Park, also in close proximity, covers 930 acres offering golf, tennis, swimming, movies in the summer, and concerts. Additionally, Westbury is a family-friendly community with students being served by the Westbury School District. There are also two parochial schools in the village. Westbury prides itself on being a very diverse community with truly remarkable amenities and features. Downtown Westbury has been revitalized with facade facelifts, the addition of streetscapes, vintage lights, street signs, and flower baskets, all having beautified the area.
Homes for sale in the Westbury area range in price from around $149,999 for a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home to around $2,998,000 5 bedroom, 5 bathroom for a luxury home set on two acres. The average price for a single family home in Westbury is approximately $490,160. Styles of homes currently available in Westbury include traditional, split entry, Mediterranean, ranch, center hall colonial, and Victorian. Condominiums and townhomes are also available.
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