The spectrum of automboiles in Great Neck is also one of a kind, exotic cars from all makes can be spotted throughout the peninsula. Middle Neck/Lakeville Road is the lifeline of the area which cuts straight through the middle of the peninsula and has access to a majority of the villages.
In Great Neck, there is a high excess of police officers. Between Nassau County, Kings Point, Kensington and Great Neck Estates Police, the area is under close survalence. Though there is essentially zero crime, except for white colar offenses, and minor teenage drug dealers.
The central-town area of Great Neck has a broad range of shops and restaurnts, but many establishments are unable to open in the area because of the strict codes. For example: a McDonalds could not be opened because of the potential crowd it could invite. Because of its close proximity to New York City, Great Neck is also a commuter city with buses running frequently and a highly used Long Island Rail Road stop which allows direct access to Penn Station/NYC.
Great Neck is also known for its prestigious school system, which its high schools anually rank in the top 50 of the United States best high schools.
Overall , Great Neck is a wealthy suburb/commuter area with a diverse crowd of people. Becuase of its high costs the town is well manicured and due to its geography it is isolated from other parts of New York which makes it a very unique place that would be either loved or despised by anyone who encounters it.
girls will spend 80 dollars on a top and juicy, lacoste, letigre, and abercrombie are the general favorites. very jewish and jappy town, go look up the definition of jap (Not the japanese jap). coach, prada, lesportsac and louis vuitton are the handbag favorites, girls enjoy saying, "like," and "totally" and hardly anyone goes 2 boarding schools cuz the great neck schools are in the top fifty public schools in the country.
the kids, for all their jappiness and spoiledness, are actually rather nice. they are fierce about education, nothing special 2 b A student, and like ten kids are intel semifinalists each year and more go 2 ivy leagues AND NOT BECUZ OF THEIR DAD'S MONEY, ok? they actually work. cornell loves great neck especially, 4 some reason. there was a great shock a couple years back when no one got into yale at one of the high schools, oh and yea, HOMETOWN OF SARAH HUGHES! (2002 figure skating olympic gold medalist)
very pretty town, with lots of mercedes/beemers/general SUVs running around, oh yea, and all the kids compete over who has the most lavish, expensive, b mitzvah, who has the best giveaway (usually personalized sweatshirts, sweatpants)
very little crime. a buglary will shock the public for weeks and weeks,
not an outrageously rich town like greenwich, but definitely pretty wealthy.
Besides the rich Jewish people and the posers (middle class kids that aren't too Jewish or aren't Jewish at all who think they're "gangsta"), Great Neck has pretty decent people, and as I said, MULTICULTURAL. It has almost no crime at all, and most of the people are fairly decent.
Great Neck has a great school system.
Great Neck South Middle/High: Asians (mostly from New Hyde Park), some rich Jewish people, and the multicultural part of the population. You will find many of smart and decent kids here. Rated about the 45th best school in the country.
Great Neck North Middle/High: Mostly VERY rich people (Persians) from Kings Point and similar areas. But it's not bad, trust me, I know some cool North kids. It is also a fairly decent school, but with a much smaller population than South and less multicultural.
Others: There are a few "private schools" in Great Neck, such as The North Shore Hebrew Academy.
Great Neck is basically a nice and safe suburb to live in with many types of people.