Enclaves of the Rich and Ready for Retirement

By Margaret Collins - 2012-07-31T18:40:19Z

Photograph by CSU Archives/Everett Collection

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Great Neck Estates

Population: 2,726
Median home value: $1,000,000+
Mean retirement income: $114,062

Great Neck Estates is the second-oldest of the nine villages on Long Island's Great Neck Peninsula, incorporated in 1911, according to its website. Residents can enjoy a waterfront park with an Olympic-size swimming pool, all-weather tennis courts, a marina and dock area. Back in the Roaring Twenties, F. Scott Fitzgerald and wife Zelda supposedly lived at 6 Gateway Drive. Ring Lardner and Fanny Brice were also residents.