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Brookvilles Real Estate

The Brookvilles, located just west of The Roslyns and northeast of Jericho, include incorporated villages of Brookville, Old Brookville and Upper Brookville. The homes in these villages are mostly situated on 2-5 acre parcels of land. In 2009, Brookville was named as the wealthiest small town in America. The village of Brookville was purchased from the Matincokcs tribe in the mid-1600's as an actual village known as Suco's Wigwam. 
Most pioneers were English, many of them Quakers. They were soon joined by Dutch settlers from western Long Island, who called the surrounding area Wolver Hollow, apparently because wolves gathered at spring-fed Shoo Brook to drink. For most of the 19th century, the village was called Tappentown after a prominent family. Brookville became the preferred name after the Civil War and was used on 1873 maps.
As wealthy New Yorkers began to build lavish mansions, Brookville's two centuries entity as a farm and woodland backwater, changed quickly in the early 20th century. By the mid-1920s, there were 22 estates, part of the emergence of Nassau's North Shore Gold Coast. One was Broadhollow, the 108-acre, home to attorney-banker-diplomat, Winthrop W. Aldrich, which had a 40-room manor house. The second owner of Broadhollow was Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt II, who was owner of the Belmont and Pimlico racetracks. Marjorie Merriweather Post, daughter of cereal creator Charles William Post, and her husband Edward Francis Hutton, the famous financier, also built a lavish 70-room mansion on 178 acres called Hillwood.
The village is the home of the C. W. Post Campus of Long Island University, the Tilles Center, and the DeSeversky Conference Center of the New York Institute of Technology. Residents of the Brookvilles send their children to one of three public school districts; The Jericho School District, The Locust Valley School District, or the Oyster Bay East Norwich School District. In the 2010 Newsweek magazine's annual list of the Top 1622 American High Schools, Jericho High School is ranked 32nd, and ranked 2nd in New York State. The Jericho School District educates approximately 3,200 students in its five schools; Seaman Elementary, Jackson Elementary, Cantiague Elementary, Jericho Middle School and Jericho High School.

The Locust Valley School District also  serves the Matinecock, Bayville, Mill Neck, Brookville, Lattingtown, and Locus Valley communities.

The Oyster Bay-East Norwich   school district, is located in the town of Oyster Bay. The school comprises a small educational community in three schools, Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School (Grades K-2), James H. Vernon School (Grades 3-6) and Oyster Bay High School (Grades 7-8, 9-12).

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