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Mill Neck, NY is a village next to Oyster Bay and not all homes on Mill Neck, NY 11765 zip code are in the million dollar price range.  The area that is called Mill Neck is a whole mix of areas.  There are few streets very close to Oyster Bay which have a Mill Neck zip code and comparatively speaking have smaller houses on small property. Renville Ct. has a Mill Neck zip code but I will consider those as part of Oyster Bay.   It is on the boundary of Oyster Bay and Mill Neck.  Then there is the area called Mill Neck Estate which also have smaller lots and close to Bayville Bridge but mid-priced homes.  The rest are all located in what I will call the Mill Neck proper which has big mansions on huge properties.  Mill Neck is a lovely community with rolling hills and magnificent waterview overlooking Oyster Bay Harbor to the east, Mill Neck Bay to the north and Beaver Lake flows right in the middle toward the Mill Neck Bay. 

The Village of Mill Neck, NY 11765 is located on the North Shore of Long Island in the Town of Oyster Bay.  To live in Mill Neck, NY. is to live in one of the most expensive addresses in the United States.  It is probably where most of the wealthy homeowners are concentrated according to some exclusive magazine for the rich and the famous.  In 2008, Forbes Magazine listed Mill Neck as the third priciest address in the United States.  



The name "Mill Neck" originated from the mill Henry Townsend built in 1661 with a grant from his fellow freeholders.    The old saw mill at Mill Neck produced cut lumber in planks as well as turnings for balusters, columns and fence posts until few years before it was demolished in 1890. 

There is an ice skating rink near Beaver Lake.  Shu Swamp Nature Preserve is close by Francis Pond.  Part of Mill Neck borders the Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park - a 400 acres state park.  There is a horse farm in the area.  The Village Hall is located on Frost Mill Rd. near the Mill Neck Manor.  

The Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf is located on a big property with an Elizabethan Manor House previously owned by the Dodge family and was imported from England and reassembled in Mill Neck brick by brick.  It is the place where the annual Apple Festival is held every first weekend in October.  The John P Humes Japanese Stroll Garden is located in Mill Neck.  It is probably the best kept secret in town.  Very few people know it is there.  It is now open to the public.  It used to be owned by John P. Humes, a former Ambassador to Japan and now the garden is under the auspices of the Nature Conservancy.   

There used to be a railroad station in Mill Neck which catered to the wealthy residents of Mill Neck during the Gold Coast era.  From what I heard, Long Island Railroad closed the Mill Neck train station recently due to the fact that only one passenger takes the train there .  Most residents who commute to New York City either take the train from nearby stations in Oyster Bay, Locust Valley or Syosset which are so close by.


Copyright © 2010.  By Rosalinda Morgan, "The Rose Lady".  All rights reserved. *TOWN PROFILE - THE VILLAGE OF MILL NECK, NY 11765*

If you are interested in selling or buying a home in Brookville, Muttontown, Oyster Bay, East Norwich, Oyster Bay Cove, Syosset, Laurel Hollow, Bayville, Centre Island and Mill Neck, please contact Rosalinda Morgan, "The Rose Lady". 

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Comments (2)

Don Eichler
Eichler Properties - Granbury, TX

Hello, Rose Lady, Thanks for the history lesson in the above locations, very interesting.  I love history no matter what part of the world it is located in.  It sounds as if this would be a great place to live.

May 05, 2010 02:09 AM
Rosalinda Morgan
Brookville, NY
"The Rose Lady"

Don - I am with you.  I love historical stuffs and digging into the past of any town is quite fascinating.

May 06, 2010 08:16 AM