Mill Neck

A resident-only village featuring beautiful estates on quiet, winding roads.

Welcome to Mill Neck 

Resident-only village with beautiful estates on quiet roads
Mill Neck is a resident-only village featuring beautiful estates on quiet, winding roads in the town of Oyster Bay on the North Shore of Long Island. These stunning homes are surrounded by open space and exquisitely landscaped areas. For shopping and dining, Locust Valley and Oyster Bay both offer a variety of upscale options. 
Many of Mill Neck’s gorgeous estates were constructed during the North Shore’s Gold Coast Era at the turn of the 20th century. Newer additions to the community preserve Mill Neck’s timeless appeal with impeccably executed architectural designs inspired by French Country homes and other classic European mansions.

What to Love

  • Gorgeous manors with a stately ambiance
  • A plethora of conveniences at your fingertips
  • Relaxing in the John P. Humes Japanese Stroll Garden

Local Lifestyle

Mill Neck is an oasis of calm located just 45 minutes from Manhattan. Part of the prestigious Gold Coast area of Long Island’s North Shore, this refined community boasts some of the area’s most outstanding historic and contemporary architecture. Residents enjoy a relaxed lifestyle with easy access to coastal areas of the North Shore for boating and numerous large open space preserves.

Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping

Mill Neck is a purely residential village, but the grand homes here are within easy reach of many outstanding restaurants in Locust Valley and Oyster Bay. In Locust Valley, Forest Avenue and the streets adjacent to it offer an eclectic array of upscale restaurants and retailers in a charming area with well-preserved 19th-century architecture. 
Sabrina Boutique is a chic womenswear store stocking designer apparel with a minimalist aesthetic. Ooh La Shoppe is another outstanding womenswear boutique with an emphasis on casually stylish clothing from leading contemporary designers. 
The independent Locust Valley Bookstore features a carefully curated selection of fiction and non-fiction titles, plus a large inventory of books for children and young adults. This inviting bookstore is known for its excellent customer service, and special orders are usually available in-store within 24 hours. The Little Flower House provides custom flower arrangements for all occasions. This local shop’s staff also provide expert advice on garden design.

Things to Do

Mill Neck boasts beautiful North Shore scenery with lots of pretty landscaped and natural areas to explore. The John P. Humes Japanese Stroll Garden is a seven-acre oasis of tranquility created for American lawyer and diplomat John Porter Humes following a trip to Kyoto in the 1960s. This gorgeous space faithfully recreates the ornamental gardens of Kyoto with design features including an authentic Ashikaga period tea house, bamboo groves, moss-covered lanterns, and a koi pond fed by a waterfall. Winding stepping-stone walkways and gravel paths traverse the garden, inviting visitors to engage in quiet meditative reflection as they navigate this exquisitely designed space.
Shu Swamp Nature Preserve spans a scenic area of 60 acres surrounding the gentle waterway of Beaver Brook at the edge of expansive Beaver Lake. 2.5 miles of trails and boardwalks run through the nature preserve, taking in its captivating landscape of lush wetlands and blooming wildflowers. The annual Apple Festival at Mill Neck Manor has been a traditional community celebration for more than 60 years.


Mill Neck residents attend public schools in either Locust Valley or Oyster Bay-East Norwich School District.

  • Friends Academy, Private, PK-12
  • Portledge School, Private, PK-12
  • Holy Child Academy, Private, Roman Catholic, PK-8
  • The Green Vale School, Private, PK-8
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Cottie Maxwell is a premier broker on the North Shore of Long Island. After having been a real estate agent for 8 years in the Washington, DC, and Virginia area where she was a consistent multi-million dollar producer, Cottie joined Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty team in Locust Valley, New York in 2003.

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