Great Neck is a picturesque New York City suburb surrounded by three bodies of water: Little Neck Bay, Long Island Sound, and Manhasset Bay. The peninsula is located just past Queens’ eastern border on the North Shore of Long Island, and occupies 9.6 square miles. The neighborhood is home to a diverse population of 40,000, and boasts over 20 parks. Additionally, it was also the inspiration for F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “West Egg” in The Great Gatsby.
Great Neck Plaza, the central business district of Great Neck, has over 250 storefronts, 45 food establishments, and a Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) train station. The Great Neck Train Station is serviced by the Port Washington Branch line of the LIRR, and frequently runs nonstop routes to Penn Station, which take less than 25 minutes.
The largest attraction in the area is the 175-acre Kings Point Park, which provides pedestrians with tennis courts, hiking trails, picnic spots, and scenic views of the water. Other amenities include: numerous arenas, an aqua park, four libraries, the Parkwood Sports Complex’s Olympic-size pool, and a movie theater.