Introduction to Westbury, New York
Westbury, New York, in Nassau county, is 3 miles NE of Hempstead, New York and 20 miles E of New York, New York. Part of the surrounding Nassau- Suffolk metro area, Westbury is home to some 14,263 residents.
The first settlers arrived in this region in the year 1658, when the area was known as the Hempstead Plains. Most of the early settlers were Quakers. The village of Westbury was officially incorporated in 1932. It is now in the Town of North Hempstead.
Westbury and nearby Attractions
- Fine Arts Museum of Long Island
- African American Museum
- Old Westbury Gardens
- Saint Brigid Church
- Belmont Park Race Track
- Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
Things To Do In Westbury
The village of Westbury affords easy access to a number of historical sites and museums. The former estate of John S. Phipps, called Old Westbury Gardens, has around 160 acres of gardens and landscaped grounds. The Roslyn Grist Mill, African American Museum, Fine Arts Museum of Long Island and Nassau County Museum of Art provide valuable information about the local history and culture. The Long Island Children's Museum is also a good place to plan a trip with youngsters. One can also pay a visit to the Belmont Park race track, the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium or the Squirrel Sanctuary Inc.
Air transportation is available from the Republic Airport.
Westbury Higher Education
Nassau County Boces School of Practical Nursing is the local institute of higher learning. Other colleges and universities nearby include Hofstra University, the New York Institute of Technology-Old Westbury, SUNY College at Old Westbury, Nassau Community College and Adelphi University.