When I began my first reporting job in West Virginia, I never would have expected that less than a year later I would be moving to NEW YORK! Going from market 156 to the number 1 market in the United States was definitely a dream come true… and has been even more of a dream to be able to live on the North shore of Long Island. Not only is it just 20 minutes outside of New York City, but it has the best beaches in the northeast! And where I live, most of you have already gotten a glimpse of it if you read the famous “Great Gatsby” novel or if you watched the dazzling movie with Leonardo DiCaprio!
So… when my parents came to visit not too long ago, we went out on a quest to find that mansion where the story takes place! And that’s when we found ourselves on a hidden beach that was facing the New York City skyline with 5.3 acres of land with a 13-bedroom mansion, as well as a caretaker’s cottage, 4-bedroom beach cottage, boathouse and tennis court. The addess is 235 Middle Neck Rd if you’d like to see it for yourself!
I also encourage you to come to Long Island’s Gold Coast and take a step back in time to the 1920s… You can also visit the Old Westbury Gardens, the Vanderbilt Estate, or the Frick Estate at the Nassau County Museum of Art. Over a half-dozen estates, once owned by some of the most famous people from New York, have been converted to public use. Many offer art galleries and tours, and others open to allow visitors to stroll the grounds and spectacular gardens.