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237 Apartments for rent in Great Neck Plaza, NY

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141 Great Neck Road
141 Great Neck Road
Great Neck Plaza, NY | Great Neck Plaza
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$4,250
Last updated November 26 at 07:46 PM
Spectacular 2 Bedroom, 2.5 Bathroom Condo. Located in Prestigious Great Neck Area. This unit is close to all transportation and shops a must see.
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5 Grace Avenue
5 Grace Avenue
Great Neck Plaza, NY | Great Neck Plaza
1 Bedroom
$3,250
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 26 at 07:46 PM
Great Neck. Great Neck's Newest Luxury Doorman Rental Building.In Top Central Location Built With The Finest Of Finishes. Be The First To Live In This Magnificent Building W/ Roof Deck,Washer/Dryer In Unit, Garage Parking, Gym And More!
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100 Cuttermill Road
100 Cuttermill Road
Great Neck Plaza, NY | Great Neck Plaza
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$4,150
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 26 at 07:46 PM
Newly Renovated Condo in Desirable Complex of The Century. Newly Renovated Lobby, Hallways, Elevators, and Gym. 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths. Spacious Unit with Balcony, Walk-In Closet In Master Bedroom, Washer/Dryer In Apartment, New High-Hats.
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171 Great Neck Road
171 Great Neck Road
Great Neck Plaza, NY | Great Neck Plaza
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$4,100
1305 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:46 PM
Great Neck. Welcome To Sterling Plaza, Great Neck's Premiere Condominium Building, Offering The Finest Rental Properties For The Discerning Tenant. Apartment Features 2 Bedrooms With 2.
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17 Schenck Avenue
17 Schenck Avenue
Great Neck Plaza, NY | Great Neck Plaza
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,250
Last updated November 26 at 07:46 PM
Great Neck. Updated Top Floor 2 Bedroom/1 Bath Apartment In Great Neck South Schools! Apartment Features Living Room/Dining Room Area; Updated Efficiency Kitchen And Full Bath. Laundry On Premises.
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4 Chelsea Place
4 Chelsea Place
Great Neck Plaza, NY | Great Neck Plaza
2 Bedrooms
$3,500
1000 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:46 PM
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26 Middle Neck Road
26 Middle Neck Road
Great Neck Plaza, NY | Great Neck Plaza
1 Bedroom
$2,000
Last updated November 26 at 07:46 PM
Looking For A Spacious 1 Bedroom That Features 2 Full Baths, A Balcony, And Parking? This Is The Rental For You! Situated In The Heart Of Roslyn This Duplex Is One Of A Kind. Hardwood Floors Throughout And Plenty Of Closet Space.
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1 Hillside Avenue
1 Hillside Avenue
Great Neck Plaza, NY | Great Neck Plaza
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,150
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 26 at 07:46 PM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at 1 Hillside Avenue in Great Neck Plaza. View photos, descriptions and more!
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55 S Middle Neck Road
55 Middle Neck Road
Great Neck Plaza, NY | Great Neck Plaza
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$3,700
Last updated November 26 at 07:46 PM
New Construction! Huge two bedroom apartment with a balcony located at the heart of downtown Great Neck. Great Location, One Block to Long Island Train Station and Bus-stop. Washer/Dryer In Unit, Saddle Rock elementary and Option for High School
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12 Welwyn Road
12 Welwyn Road
Great Neck Plaza, NY | Great Neck Plaza
1 Bedroom
$1,996
Last updated November 26 at 07:46 PM
Great Neck. Lovely 1 Bedroom/1 Bath Apartment With Great Closet Space, Huge Eat-In Kitchen, Extra Large Living Room And Bedroom. Top Location, 1 Block From Lirr, Town, Shopping, Park, Etc. Pet Friendly Without Restriction. Supers On Site.
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38 Knightsbridge Road
38 Knightsbridge Road
Great Neck Plaza, NY | Great Neck Plaza
1 Bedroom
$2,995
1000 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 26 at 07:46 PM
Great Neck. Junior 4/1 Bath Apartment In Ideally Located Modern Rental Building. Apartment Featuring Renovated Kitchen With Stainless Steel Appliances & Granite Counter-Tops, Italian Tile, And Closets Galore.
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20 Clent Road
20 Clent Road
Great Neck Plaza, NY | Great Neck Plaza
1 Bedroom
$2,350
Last updated November 26 at 07:46 PM
Great Neck. Top Floor Cat-Friendly 1 Bedroom/1 Bath Apartment With Balcony! Hardwood Floors Throughout. Renovated Kitchen. Full Bath. Washer/Dryer in Unit. 3 Large Closets. Off-Street Parking Available (Add't $).
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46 Schenck Avenue
46 Schenck Avenue
Great Neck Plaza, NY | Great Neck Plaza
Studio
$1,933
1 Bedroom
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Last updated November 26 at 07:46 PM
Huge, Front Facing Jr. 1 Bedroom With Closets Galore. Overlooks Quiet Residential Street. Hardwood Floors Throughout. Laundry In Building. Supers On Site. Pet-Friendly! In Very Close Proximity To Lirr, Shopping, Dining, And Much More.
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13 Welwyn Road
13 Welwyn Road
Great Neck Plaza, NY | Great Neck Plaza
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,504
Last updated November 26 at 07:46 PM
Great Neck. Rare! Pet Friendly 1st Floor 2 Bedroom/1 Bath In Great Neck South Schools. (Saddle Rock Elem). Ideally Located Near Lirr, Shopping, Dining. Hardwood Floors Throughout. East-Facing Apartment In Lovely Residential Neighborhood.
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20 Gilchrest Rd
20 Gilchrest Road
Great Neck Plaza, NY | Great Neck Plaza
2 Bedrooms
$3,650
1349 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:46 PM
Great Neck Plaza Condo, Bright 2BR / 2Bath Unit with an Open Floor Plan .Foyer, Closets, Oversized LR/DR Combo, Updated Kitchen, Master BR W/Bath. Lots Of Closets/Storage, ,2 Balcony facing front building, Pet Friendly, Parking Avail.
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36 Barstow Road
36 Barstow Road
Great Neck Plaza, NY | Great Neck Plaza
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,500
930 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:46 PM
Great Neck. Renovated Jr.4 Coop Apartment set up as 2BR In Elevator Building In The Heart of Great Neck. Large Living Room/Dining area with built in island, Renovated Kitchen, Hardwood Floors. French Doors Lead To Additional Bedroom/Den.
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46 Grace Avenue
46 Grace Avenue
Great Neck Plaza, NY | Great Neck Plaza
1 Bedroom
$2,250
Last updated November 26 at 07:46 PM
Beautiful , Sunny, Front 1BR/1Bath w/Lovely Garden View from Wall of Windows & set back from road. Ideal GN Location -- diagonally across from Park & Couple Blocks to LIRR and Heart of Town. Move-In condition.
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100 Great Neck Road
100 Great Neck Road
Great Neck Plaza, NY | Great Neck Plaza
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$3,500
Last updated November 26 at 07:46 PM
Great Neck Plaza. Top Floor Spacious & Sunny 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Luxury Condominium. Featuring Terrace, Washer/Dryer. 24 Hour Doorman, Gym & Access To Parkwood. Conveniently Located Near LIRR, Shopping & Dining.
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1 Ipswich
1 Ipswich Avenue
Great Neck Plaza, NY | Great Neck Plaza
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$3,100
928 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 26 at 07:46 PM
bright and updated 2 br 1.5 bath condo unit with wood floors, eat-in kitchen, laundry room off of kitchen, many closets, large master bedroom with walk in closet.
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5 Schenck Avenue
5 Schenck Avenue
Great Neck Plaza, NY | Great Neck Plaza
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$3,100
Last updated November 26 at 07:46 PM
Prime Location in Desirable Co-Op. Sunny, Move-in, Split 2BR/2Bath with Large NW Facing Terrace. Just 2 blocks to LIRR*Galley Kitchen leading to L-Shaped DA. Large LR, 2 god-sized BRS and good Closet Space. Laundry on Floor.
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88 Cuttermill Road
88 Cuttermill Road
Great Neck Plaza, NY | Great Neck Plaza
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$3,400
1243 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 26 at 07:46 PM
front facing bright & spacious 2 bedroom and 2 bath condo unit with wood floors through out.
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99 Clent Road
99 Clent Road
Great Neck Plaza, NY | Great Neck Plaza
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$4,500
Last updated November 26 at 07:46 PM
Beautiful 2 Bedroom 2.5 Bath Duplex Renovated With The Highest Finishes in A Unique California Style Complex. Closets Galore , Oversized Entertaining Rooms, Designer Kitchen And Baths.
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Avalon Great Neck
240 E Shore Rd
Great Neck, NY | Great Neck
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$3,086
843 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,703
1176 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 01:09 PM
Brand new homes with quartz counters, ice makers and in-unit laundry. Enjoy a pool and barbecue area on site. Easy access to I-495. Near Lake Success Park Golf Club.
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11 Spruce Street Street
11 Spruce Street
Thomaston, NY | Thomaston
3 Bedrooms
$3,500
4 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 26 at 07:46 PM
Option To Choose South/North School, E. M. Baker, Close To GN Community School, 10 Mins Walk To LIRR, 5 Mins Walk To N20/N21 to Flushing, Close To Park, Two Parking Spots Are Included.
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Apartment Rentals in Great Neck Plaza start at $1,900/month.
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Apartment Rentals in Great Neck Plaza start at $1,900/month.
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While some Great Neck Plaza properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Great Neck Plaza. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Metropolitan College of New York, Columbia University in the City of New York, Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology, and American Musical and Dramatic Academy.
How can I find off-campus housing in Great Neck Plaza?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Great Neck Plaza. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Metropolitan College of New York, Columbia University in the City of New York, Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology, and American Musical and Dramatic Academy.

City Guide

Great Neck Plaza
As of 2012, the city of Great Neck Plaza, New York, had the oldest median-aged population in the United States, with the median age of residents hovering around 48. This village has had its share of fame, with many celebrities either born or raised here, as well as many who call this area home.
As of 2012, the city of Great Neck Plaza, New York, had the oldest median-aged population in the United States, with the median age of residents hovering around 48. This village has had its share of fame, with many celebrities either born or raised here, as well as many who call this area home.

The ambiance of this city is quite desirable -- it's cozy, comfortable and artsy; the area invokes the artist in all of us. Great Neck and Great Neck Plaza are suburbs of the larger city of Hempstead. University Gardens, King's Point and Saddle Rock are also very close. Great Neck Plaza has just over 6,700 residents within the 0.31 square miles of the city limits. Weather in Great Neck Plaza showcases the changing of the seasons quite dramatically, with snow in the winter and blazing sunny days in the summer, and average temps range from the mid-30s during winter months to the low 80s during the summer.

History of Great Neck Plaza

Great Neck's first inhabitants were Native Americans. The Mattinecock Indians, which were a branch of the better-known Algonquin Indians, called this area home for many centuries. They spoke the traditional Algonquin language. They were hunters, farmers and fishermen. This tribe was very similar to the Europeans in that they loved to party and had celebrations for occasions, such as weddings, birthdays and other special events. This is the tribe that came into first contact with the exploring Europeans in the area. Both the Europeans and the Mattinecock must have had quite the celebration that day, huh?

The first European settlers brought with them African slaves for various farming positions. By 1799, the state of New York had ended slavery with the stipulation that all remaining slaves were to be freed by 1827. There's nothing quite like being told you are free, only to have to wait 28 years for your absolution.

Of the Europeans that settled here, there were the Allens, who were both shopkeepers and farmers and passed the land they owned on to their children. One of the other first settlers, Mr. Cutter, who was both a farmer and a poet, just happened to be very close friends with Mr. Mark Twain and took a steam trip with him in 1867. He also is the namesake of Cutter Mill Road. There isn't much contrast between the settlers of yore and the inhabitants of today; both were starkly creative compared to their counterparts in other areas of the nation.

By the time the roaring '20s rolled around, Great Neck Plaza was already evolving into the great arts district that it has now become, with several theaters and night clubs.

History of Great Neck Plaza
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Great Neck's first inhabitants were Native Americans. The Mattinecock Indians, which were a branch of the better-known Algonquin Indians, called this area home for many centuries. They spoke the traditional Algonquin language. They were hunters, farmers and fishermen. This tribe was very similar to the Europeans in that they loved to party and had celebrations for occasions, such as weddings, birthdays and other special events. This is the tribe that came into first contact with the exploring Europeans in the area. Both the Europeans and the Mattinecock must have had quite the celebration that day, huh?

The first European settlers brought with them African slaves for various farming positions. By 1799, the state of New York had ended slavery with the stipulation that all remaining slaves were to be freed by 1827. There's nothing quite like being told you are free, only to have to wait 28 years for your absolution.

Of the Europeans that settled here, there were the Allens, who were both shopkeepers and farmers and passed the land they owned on to their children. One of the other first settlers, Mr. Cutter, who was both a farmer and a poet, just happened to be very close friends with Mr. Mark Twain and took a steam trip with him in 1867. He also is the namesake of Cutter Mill Road. There isn't much contrast between the settlers of yore and the inhabitants of today; both were starkly creative compared to their counterparts in other areas of the nation.

By the time the roaring '20s rolled around, Great Neck Plaza was already evolving into the great arts district that it has now become, with several theaters and night clubs.

Finding Rental Houses in Great Neck Plaza

Rental homes, rental condos and apartments for rent in Great Neck Plaza are some of the most beautiful pieces of property in New York State. Situated on a slice of Long Island, Great Neck Plaza is the "neck" that keeps the head of New York bobbing.

Apartment rentals in Great Neck Plaza are difficult to come by, and when you can find one, hold on for dear life. No, really. When people move to Great Neck Plaza, they don't move away. Laffey Fine Homes is a commercial real estate agency that specializes in finding dream homes -- the kind that you can find in Great Neck and the surrounding area of Hempstead and North Hempstead -- and they can help you find what you seek.

Many cities have that magical time of year when rental prices pleasantly decrease ever so slightly and new residents arrive at the rate of move-in day in college. However, Great Neck Plaza is nothing like other cities. The great majority of people who have found homes in this area have done so for life. This isn't a come-and-go city. It is more like a come-and-settle-down city. It's for those people who have seen the rest of the country and simply want to relax and settle in. This is not to say it is impossible to find rental properties here, just that it is more difficult than most areas. To qualify for rentals in Great Neck Plaza, you must have proof of employment, a very good credit history and, of course, all of your personal identifying information.

Finding Rental Houses in Great Neck Plaza
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Rental homes, rental condos and apartments for rent in Great Neck Plaza are some of the most beautiful pieces of property in New York State. Situated on a slice of Long Island, Great Neck Plaza is the "neck" that keeps the head of New York bobbing.

Apartment rentals in Great Neck Plaza are difficult to come by, and when you can find one, hold on for dear life. No, really. When people move to Great Neck Plaza, they don't move away. Laffey Fine Homes is a commercial real estate agency that specializes in finding dream homes -- the kind that you can find in Great Neck and the surrounding area of Hempstead and North Hempstead -- and they can help you find what you seek.

Many cities have that magical time of year when rental prices pleasantly decrease ever so slightly and new residents arrive at the rate of move-in day in college. However, Great Neck Plaza is nothing like other cities. The great majority of people who have found homes in this area have done so for life. This isn't a come-and-go city. It is more like a come-and-settle-down city. It's for those people who have seen the rest of the country and simply want to relax and settle in. This is not to say it is impossible to find rental properties here, just that it is more difficult than most areas. To qualify for rentals in Great Neck Plaza, you must have proof of employment, a very good credit history and, of course, all of your personal identifying information.

Neighborhoods around the Great Neck Plaza and Hempstead Areas

Picking the right neighborhood to call home is as important. Great Neck Plaza and its surrounding areas offer a variety of neighborhoods, and you're sure to find one that fits the bill.

Saddle Rock: Just to the west of Great Neck Plaza is Saddle Rock and Saddle Rock Estates, a quiet little village very much like that of Great Neck Plaza. The homes, median incomes, and other statistics are very much the same as Great Neck Plaza and the population is very low, around 800 people.

University Gardens: With a population just over 4,000 individuals, this hamlet is a very desirable place to reside.

Manhasset: The name Manhasset is Native American and translates to "the island neighborhood." This hamlet of North Hempstead is located in the northern region of Long Island. Manhasset has enjoyed many references in popular culture, such as movies, television and literary works. For example, the CBS drama "The Good Wife" filmed some of its episodes within Manhasset for its debut season in 2009.

Munsey Park: This village, located near Long Island, was incorporated in 1930, just eight years after the village's founding. All of the homes that are built in this area must conform to Munsey Park's specific codes, which mainly consist of everything having to be above average. It has to be great if it's going to fly in Munsey Park.

King's Point: This village is also on the northern end of Long Island. This area is well known as F. Scott Fitzgerald's stomping grounds, and it is rumored that he modeled the towns of West Egg and East Egg in "The Great Gatsby" after King's Point and Sands Point, respectively.

Neighborhoods around the Great Neck Plaza and Hempstead Areas
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Picking the right neighborhood to call home is as important. Great Neck Plaza and its surrounding areas offer a variety of neighborhoods, and you're sure to find one that fits the bill.

Saddle Rock: Just to the west of Great Neck Plaza is Saddle Rock and Saddle Rock Estates, a quiet little village very much like that of Great Neck Plaza. The homes, median incomes, and other statistics are very much the same as Great Neck Plaza and the population is very low, around 800 people.

University Gardens: With a population just over 4,000 individuals, this hamlet is a very desirable place to reside.

Manhasset: The name Manhasset is Native American and translates to "the island neighborhood." This hamlet of North Hempstead is located in the northern region of Long Island. Manhasset has enjoyed many references in popular culture, such as movies, television and literary works. For example, the CBS drama "The Good Wife" filmed some of its episodes within Manhasset for its debut season in 2009.

Munsey Park: This village, located near Long Island, was incorporated in 1930, just eight years after the village's founding. All of the homes that are built in this area must conform to Munsey Park's specific codes, which mainly consist of everything having to be above average. It has to be great if it's going to fly in Munsey Park.

King's Point: This village is also on the northern end of Long Island. This area is well known as F. Scott Fitzgerald's stomping grounds, and it is rumored that he modeled the towns of West Egg and East Egg in "The Great Gatsby" after King's Point and Sands Point, respectively.

Life in Great Neck Plaza

The village as a whole has a high walkability score. Parking is not difficult for residents with wheels -- most residences are homes with driveways, and apartment complexes offer parking for residents, unlike many cities in which parking is a major issue for those without their own driveway. Take note, however, that parking tickets in this village can be quite expensive. Putting extra quarters in the parking meters is a lot cheaper than having to pay a Great Neck Plaza parking ticket.

If you don't have a vehicle, have no fear -- public transportation is here! No, really. There is a subway, train and bus system that travels between all of the major points in and around this area; in fact, many residents work in New York City and travel by public transit rather than drive.

If you desire the quality of life and beauty that living in an old-style, Art Deco-inspired town can give you, Great Neck Plaza could be where you spend the rest of your life. Sure, it can be somewhat difficult to find apartments in Great Neck Plaza. But keep with it -- once you find what you like, you will soon discover why so many other people decide to stay. This city is just one of those places that people consistently find attractive and inviting.

Life in Great Neck Plaza
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The village as a whole has a high walkability score. Parking is not difficult for residents with wheels -- most residences are homes with driveways, and apartment complexes offer parking for residents, unlike many cities in which parking is a major issue for those without their own driveway. Take note, however, that parking tickets in this village can be quite expensive. Putting extra quarters in the parking meters is a lot cheaper than having to pay a Great Neck Plaza parking ticket.

If you don't have a vehicle, have no fear -- public transportation is here! No, really. There is a subway, train and bus system that travels between all of the major points in and around this area; in fact, many residents work in New York City and travel by public transit rather than drive.

If you desire the quality of life and beauty that living in an old-style, Art Deco-inspired town can give you, Great Neck Plaza could be where you spend the rest of your life. Sure, it can be somewhat difficult to find apartments in Great Neck Plaza. But keep with it -- once you find what you like, you will soon discover why so many other people decide to stay. This city is just one of those places that people consistently find attractive and inviting.

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City Guide

Great Neck Plaza
As of 2012, the city of Great Neck Plaza, New York, had the oldest median-aged population in the United States, with the median age of residents hovering around 48. This village has had its share of fame, with many celebrities either born or raised here, as well as many who call this area home.
As of 2012, the city of Great Neck Plaza, New York, had the oldest median-aged population in the United States, with the median age of residents hovering around 48. This village has had its share of fame, with many celebrities either born or raised here, as well as many who call this area home.

The ambiance of this city is quite desirable -- it's cozy, comfortable and artsy; the area invokes the artist in all of us. Great Neck and Great Neck Plaza are suburbs of the larger city of Hempstead. University Gardens, King's Point and Saddle Rock are also very close. Great Neck Plaza has just over 6,700 residents within the 0.31 square miles of the city limits. Weather in Great Neck Plaza showcases the changing of the seasons quite dramatically, with snow in the winter and blazing sunny days in the summer, and average temps range from the mid-30s during winter months to the low 80s during the summer.

History of Great Neck Plaza

Great Neck's first inhabitants were Native Americans. The Mattinecock Indians, which were a branch of the better-known Algonquin Indians, called this area home for many centuries. They spoke the traditional Algonquin language. They were hunters, farmers and fishermen. This tribe was very similar to the Europeans in that they loved to party and had celebrations for occasions, such as weddings, birthdays and other special events. This is the tribe that came into first contact with the exploring Europeans in the area. Both the Europeans and the Mattinecock must have had quite the celebration that day, huh?

The first European settlers brought with them African slaves for various farming positions. By 1799, the state of New York had ended slavery with the stipulation that all remaining slaves were to be freed by 1827. There's nothing quite like being told you are free, only to have to wait 28 years for your absolution.

Of the Europeans that settled here, there were the Allens, who were both shopkeepers and farmers and passed the land they owned on to their children. One of the other first settlers, Mr. Cutter, who was both a farmer and a poet, just happened to be very close friends with Mr. Mark Twain and took a steam trip with him in 1867. He also is the namesake of Cutter Mill Road. There isn't much contrast between the settlers of yore and the inhabitants of today; both were starkly creative compared to their counterparts in other areas of the nation.

By the time the roaring '20s rolled around, Great Neck Plaza was already evolving into the great arts district that it has now become, with several theaters and night clubs.

History of Great Neck Plaza
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Great Neck's first inhabitants were Native Americans. The Mattinecock Indians, which were a branch of the better-known Algonquin Indians, called this area home for many centuries. They spoke the traditional Algonquin language. They were hunters, farmers and fishermen. This tribe was very similar to the Europeans in that they loved to party and had celebrations for occasions, such as weddings, birthdays and other special events. This is the tribe that came into first contact with the exploring Europeans in the area. Both the Europeans and the Mattinecock must have had quite the celebration that day, huh?

The first European settlers brought with them African slaves for various farming positions. By 1799, the state of New York had ended slavery with the stipulation that all remaining slaves were to be freed by 1827. There's nothing quite like being told you are free, only to have to wait 28 years for your absolution.

Of the Europeans that settled here, there were the Allens, who were both shopkeepers and farmers and passed the land they owned on to their children. One of the other first settlers, Mr. Cutter, who was both a farmer and a poet, just happened to be very close friends with Mr. Mark Twain and took a steam trip with him in 1867. He also is the namesake of Cutter Mill Road. There isn't much contrast between the settlers of yore and the inhabitants of today; both were starkly creative compared to their counterparts in other areas of the nation.

By the time the roaring '20s rolled around, Great Neck Plaza was already evolving into the great arts district that it has now become, with several theaters and night clubs.

Finding Rental Houses in Great Neck Plaza

Rental homes, rental condos and apartments for rent in Great Neck Plaza are some of the most beautiful pieces of property in New York State. Situated on a slice of Long Island, Great Neck Plaza is the "neck" that keeps the head of New York bobbing.

Apartment rentals in Great Neck Plaza are difficult to come by, and when you can find one, hold on for dear life. No, really. When people move to Great Neck Plaza, they don't move away. Laffey Fine Homes is a commercial real estate agency that specializes in finding dream homes -- the kind that you can find in Great Neck and the surrounding area of Hempstead and North Hempstead -- and they can help you find what you seek.

Many cities have that magical time of year when rental prices pleasantly decrease ever so slightly and new residents arrive at the rate of move-in day in college. However, Great Neck Plaza is nothing like other cities. The great majority of people who have found homes in this area have done so for life. This isn't a come-and-go city. It is more like a come-and-settle-down city. It's for those people who have seen the rest of the country and simply want to relax and settle in. This is not to say it is impossible to find rental properties here, just that it is more difficult than most areas. To qualify for rentals in Great Neck Plaza, you must have proof of employment, a very good credit history and, of course, all of your personal identifying information.

Finding Rental Houses in Great Neck Plaza
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Rental homes, rental condos and apartments for rent in Great Neck Plaza are some of the most beautiful pieces of property in New York State. Situated on a slice of Long Island, Great Neck Plaza is the "neck" that keeps the head of New York bobbing.

Apartment rentals in Great Neck Plaza are difficult to come by, and when you can find one, hold on for dear life. No, really. When people move to Great Neck Plaza, they don't move away. Laffey Fine Homes is a commercial real estate agency that specializes in finding dream homes -- the kind that you can find in Great Neck and the surrounding area of Hempstead and North Hempstead -- and they can help you find what you seek.

Many cities have that magical time of year when rental prices pleasantly decrease ever so slightly and new residents arrive at the rate of move-in day in college. However, Great Neck Plaza is nothing like other cities. The great majority of people who have found homes in this area have done so for life. This isn't a come-and-go city. It is more like a come-and-settle-down city. It's for those people who have seen the rest of the country and simply want to relax and settle in. This is not to say it is impossible to find rental properties here, just that it is more difficult than most areas. To qualify for rentals in Great Neck Plaza, you must have proof of employment, a very good credit history and, of course, all of your personal identifying information.

Neighborhoods around the Great Neck Plaza and Hempstead Areas

Picking the right neighborhood to call home is as important. Great Neck Plaza and its surrounding areas offer a variety of neighborhoods, and you're sure to find one that fits the bill.

Saddle Rock: Just to the west of Great Neck Plaza is Saddle Rock and Saddle Rock Estates, a quiet little village very much like that of Great Neck Plaza. The homes, median incomes, and other statistics are very much the same as Great Neck Plaza and the population is very low, around 800 people.

University Gardens: With a population just over 4,000 individuals, this hamlet is a very desirable place to reside.

Manhasset: The name Manhasset is Native American and translates to "the island neighborhood." This hamlet of North Hempstead is located in the northern region of Long Island. Manhasset has enjoyed many references in popular culture, such as movies, television and literary works. For example, the CBS drama "The Good Wife" filmed some of its episodes within Manhasset for its debut season in 2009.

Munsey Park: This village, located near Long Island, was incorporated in 1930, just eight years after the village's founding. All of the homes that are built in this area must conform to Munsey Park's specific codes, which mainly consist of everything having to be above average. It has to be great if it's going to fly in Munsey Park.

King's Point: This village is also on the northern end of Long Island. This area is well known as F. Scott Fitzgerald's stomping grounds, and it is rumored that he modeled the towns of West Egg and East Egg in "The Great Gatsby" after King's Point and Sands Point, respectively.

Neighborhoods around the Great Neck Plaza and Hempstead Areas
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Picking the right neighborhood to call home is as important. Great Neck Plaza and its surrounding areas offer a variety of neighborhoods, and you're sure to find one that fits the bill.

Saddle Rock: Just to the west of Great Neck Plaza is Saddle Rock and Saddle Rock Estates, a quiet little village very much like that of Great Neck Plaza. The homes, median incomes, and other statistics are very much the same as Great Neck Plaza and the population is very low, around 800 people.

University Gardens: With a population just over 4,000 individuals, this hamlet is a very desirable place to reside.

Manhasset: The name Manhasset is Native American and translates to "the island neighborhood." This hamlet of North Hempstead is located in the northern region of Long Island. Manhasset has enjoyed many references in popular culture, such as movies, television and literary works. For example, the CBS drama "The Good Wife" filmed some of its episodes within Manhasset for its debut season in 2009.

Munsey Park: This village, located near Long Island, was incorporated in 1930, just eight years after the village's founding. All of the homes that are built in this area must conform to Munsey Park's specific codes, which mainly consist of everything having to be above average. It has to be great if it's going to fly in Munsey Park.

King's Point: This village is also on the northern end of Long Island. This area is well known as F. Scott Fitzgerald's stomping grounds, and it is rumored that he modeled the towns of West Egg and East Egg in "The Great Gatsby" after King's Point and Sands Point, respectively.

Life in Great Neck Plaza

The village as a whole has a high walkability score. Parking is not difficult for residents with wheels -- most residences are homes with driveways, and apartment complexes offer parking for residents, unlike many cities in which parking is a major issue for those without their own driveway. Take note, however, that parking tickets in this village can be quite expensive. Putting extra quarters in the parking meters is a lot cheaper than having to pay a Great Neck Plaza parking ticket.

If you don't have a vehicle, have no fear -- public transportation is here! No, really. There is a subway, train and bus system that travels between all of the major points in and around this area; in fact, many residents work in New York City and travel by public transit rather than drive.

If you desire the quality of life and beauty that living in an old-style, Art Deco-inspired town can give you, Great Neck Plaza could be where you spend the rest of your life. Sure, it can be somewhat difficult to find apartments in Great Neck Plaza. But keep with it -- once you find what you like, you will soon discover why so many other people decide to stay. This city is just one of those places that people consistently find attractive and inviting.

Life in Great Neck Plaza
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The village as a whole has a high walkability score. Parking is not difficult for residents with wheels -- most residences are homes with driveways, and apartment complexes offer parking for residents, unlike many cities in which parking is a major issue for those without their own driveway. Take note, however, that parking tickets in this village can be quite expensive. Putting extra quarters in the parking meters is a lot cheaper than having to pay a Great Neck Plaza parking ticket.

If you don't have a vehicle, have no fear -- public transportation is here! No, really. There is a subway, train and bus system that travels between all of the major points in and around this area; in fact, many residents work in New York City and travel by public transit rather than drive.

If you desire the quality of life and beauty that living in an old-style, Art Deco-inspired town can give you, Great Neck Plaza could be where you spend the rest of your life. Sure, it can be somewhat difficult to find apartments in Great Neck Plaza. But keep with it -- once you find what you like, you will soon discover why so many other people decide to stay. This city is just one of those places that people consistently find attractive and inviting.