Often referred to as the "Gold Coast," people are attracted to this very special part of Long Island because of its picturesque villages, natural beauty, pristine coastline, beaches, recreational facilities, excellent schools, and colleges. Its proximity and easy access to New York City (28 miles) and two international airports makes this area an ideal spot for national or international clientele. In the early 1900's some of the richest and most prominent families contracted famous architects of the time to design elaborate estates to rival anything seen in Europe. While many of the over 1,000 mansions built in this era no longer exists, hundreds still stand today.The quaint Village of Locust Valley is characterized by antique shops, art galleries, bout iques and restaurants. Beaches, boating, golf courses and country clubs are all nearby. The Locust Valley area offers something for everyone from charming village cottages to impressive waterfront estates.The Locust Valley Office has 50 top professional brokers specializing in Locust Valley and the surrounding villages of Matinecock, Lattingtown, Mill Neck, Centre Island, Bayville, Oyster Bay, and The Brookvilles.