Great Neck Online
Great Neck at a Glance
Date of Founding: 1641; Chartered: Nov. 2, 1658

Population: 37,295 (1992)

Area: 9.6 square miles

Government: Incorporated Villages: Great Neck Estates, Great Neck Plaza, Kensington, Kings Point, Lake Success, Russell Gardens, Saddle Rock, Thomaston, and the Village of Great Neck; and a town government

Distance from: New York City: 20 miles; LaGuardia Airport: 12 miles; Kennedy Airport: 15 miles

Parks and Recreation: 8 major parks, 8 neighborhood parks

Public Schools: 4 Elementary Schools, 2 Middle Schools, 3 High Schools

University: American Merchant Marine Academy

Library: Great Neck Public Library: Main Library and 3 branches

Houses of Worship: 14

Fire Protection: 3 Fire Departments, 5 stations

Cultural Organizations: Great Neck Center for the Arts, Artists Network of Great Neck, Great Neck Center for Visual and Performing Arts, Great Neck Choral Society, North Shore Community Arts Center, Great Neck House, Great Neck Music Center, Great Neck Philharmonic

Community Services: Great Neck United Community Fund serving 18 member agencies

Transportation: Trains: Long Island Railroad; Buses: MTA L.I., Greyhound


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