Homes for Sale in Great Neck
Great Neck is a village residing in the North Hempstead Township. Great Neck was initially settled in the 17th century, in 1644. It became an incorporated village in 1922 and has changed drastically as its population has increased and the landscape has been altered from mainly orchard farmland. Today, Great Neck Village is the home of about 10,000 individuals in a 1.4 square mile area, of whom 51.5%, or 5,150 individuals are male. The mean age of a resident is 41.2, while the median family income is just above $83,000.
Great Neck has a vast educational network, with nine schools pertaining to it. For the most recent academic year, 2013-2014, the New York State Department of Education awarded 8 out of 9 of these schools with the grade of ‘good standing.’ This designation means that these schools have complied with and met all NYS educational requirements, which is the highest grade possible. One school, John F. Kennedy School, received a designation of ‘local assistance plan,’ which is the second highest grade and merely means that it could stand for some academic performance improvement. Further achievement can be measured by four schools within Great Neck being marked ‘reward schools,’ which means they improved and excelled in multiple categories over the past academic year. These schools were: Saddle Rock School, Great Neck South Middle School, Great Neck South High School, and lastly, Great Neck North High School. Additionally, Great Neck North High School was also ranked 181 out of 2000 of the best public high schools in the US by Newsweek in 2013.
If you love to dine out, look no further than Great Neck. There is a multitude of restaurants that are quite popular throughout the area. Places like Morton’s The Steakhouse, Lola, and Cafe Rustica have all seen their fair share of publicity due to the desirable dining experience they provide customers. Mortons, for example, was awarded Diner’s Choice for a ‘special occasion’ and Cafe Rustica was deemed ‘neighborhood gem,’ according to diners on Opentable.com. Other restaurants worthy of mention are Ethos, Ponte Mollo, Elaine’s Asian Bistro and Grill, and Brasserie Americana Restaurant.
There are many things to do in the village of Great Neck. Exploring the village will likely lead you to places like The Andrew Hotel, United States Merchant Marine Academy, or even Belmont Park. The Merchant Marine academy offers an interesting and easy day trip, where you can tour the academy and museum there – a captivating, educational experience. Belmont Park hosts the annual Belmont Stakes, a widely popular and highly anticipated event. Other attractions that are a short drive away, include: Jones Beach State Park & Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Old Westbury Gardens, Citi Field, Corona Park, Yankee Stadium, Cradle of Aviation, and Madison Square Garden to name a few. Great Neck is situated in a very convenient location being in extremely close proximity to NYC; only 20 miles away, meaning short and easy commuting.
The perks and allure of Great Neck do not stop there. Great Neck offers many boutiques for an enjoyable shopping experience and day out on the town. Further, ‘Miracle Mile,’ as it has come to be called, is just minutes away, and provides access to stores and restaurants offering a unique and fun shopping experience.