Great Neck is perhaps most famous as the fictitious location, West Egg, which inspired F. Scott Fitzgerald as he began writing The Great Gatsby at his home on the peninsula. The public schools are continually ranked among the best in the country, and the breathtaking waterfront parks, ethnically diverse restaurants and community members, along with the proximity to Manhattan, make the neighborhood incredibly desirable. Great Neck residents are passionate about living and working on the peninsula and share some reasons they believe it’s the perfect place to call home.
“I love Great Neck because the students are everyone’s top priority—academically, emotionally, cognitively. It truly is an honor to be part of a school district with such a rich history and deep commitment to education. My best memory of Great Neck is attending events that highlight the diversity of our community and school.”
“I love Great Neck because it has great schools, diversity, interesting people and wonderful community events.”
“Great Neck encompasses everything you want in a community: restaurants and shops catering to everyone, fantastic resources for new and longtime residents and a diverse population, all willing to better the community.”
“To love Great Neck is to accept it for all of its beauty and imperfections. The top-notch schools, parks and cultural events only tell part of the story. Great Neck’s thriving and ever-changing demographics make our town a community filled with diverse viewpoints, interests and good will toward neighbors.”