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Richest American Cities on Long Island, New York

Ms. Inglish is a successful employment & training pro, setting Midwest regional records with tens of thousands placed in gainful employment.

For those who imbibe, a Long Island Iced Tea and Recipe.

For those who imbibe, a Long Island Iced Tea and Recipe.

Wealthiest Towns in the USA Are Open to All

Job seekers might want to consider looking for work in America's richest cities and towns, because even these have affordable housing developments to help workers until they gain stables wages with promotions and additional pay and perks.

Among the Rich List recently published by BusinessWeek of its Wealthiest 25 Towns in America, nine of these places are located on Long Island, New York.

These rich towns are:

  • Brookville - #1 in the nation
  • Roslyn Estates - #6
  • Oyster Bay Cove - #8
  • Old Westbury - #10
  • Muttontown (in Oyster Bay) and Munsey Park - both at #13. Munsey Park made the Forbes list as well. These two interesting communities are discussed in this Hub.
  • Lloyd Harbor - #14
  • Sands Point - #15
  • North Hills - #19
Oyster Bay, Long Island, NY

Oyster Bay, Long Island, NY

Long Island Gold Coast

The Forbes organization's list of richest cities, mentioned above, includes not ony Munsey Park on Long Island, but also the villages of Plandone (home of an Antarctic adventurer!), Plandome Manor, and Plandome Heights, and Hewlett Neck, nearby.

Long Island is a hot spot for wealth as well as natural habitats and America History. In fact, the northern coast of Long Island is called the Gold Coast here.

The Hudson River: Keep Calm and Move Across the River

The Hudson River: Keep Calm and Move Across the River

Comparison: Pacific Coast Wealth

On the Pacific Coast, several of the Top 25 Wealthiest are located in California, and a few are scattered around the Midwest and West.

Overwhelmingly, the richest places of our country are along the American Atlantic and Pacific Coastlines.

This wealth reflects the importance of water to shipping and passenger transporation since the beginning of the US, and to Travel and Tourism. These waterways provide not only beach recreation, but retail, dining, and accommodation businesses along waterfronts that are constantly under revitalization - not only to treat erosion, but to update communities and develop mandated Enterprise and Empire Zones nearby for increasing jobs and business presence. Most of these rich towns, waterfront or not, maintain a system of National Historic Landmarks as well.

The Area of Oyster Bay, Long Island

Muttontown and Oyster Bay maintain a listing of over 100,000 job postings within a 25-mile radius.

Muttontown, Long Island

In Nassau County, Muttontown is a village inside of the town of Oyster Bay. It sits between two other of the wealthiest places in the US: Brookville on the east and Oyster Bay Cove on the northwest.

The three communities are clustered closely together, having been sheep-grazing land early in the European settlement of what became New York State. Another farm animal, ducks, have been a large animal crop in Suffolk County, just east of Nassau County and Muttontown.

One of the most interesting installations here includes Albania's King Zog's castle ruins in a local nature preserve.

Muttontown Area Attractions

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Holocaust Memorial and Educational Center

Holocaust Memorial, Tolerance, Educational Center

The memorial organization at connects the Jewish Holocaust that also affected Blacks and GLBT with other mass genocides and ethnic maltreatment in the world: African Slaves in America, Indigenous Peoples' maltreatment globally, and today's bullying, among others. Multimedia interactive exhibits are available online and in person, including a Holocaust Library.

Genetic History of Corn

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Research efforts at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory create new technologies, products, and services in human and animal cancer prevention and treatment, neurological diseases, plant and animal biology, and genomics and bioinformatics related to disease and health.Thsi includes an entire history of corn crop genetics.

The facility possesses the first DNA Learning Center in the nation, from which the latest information concerning DNA research is distributed to the public.

Genetic research at this institution began at the beginning of the 20th C. and James Watson of the Crick-Watson 1953 DNA discovery partnership became director in 1968. Retired, he still speaks to classes and public workshops.

One of the triumphs of the Laboratory is the successful treatment of facial cancers that were killing off the Tasmanian Devil. Treatment was made possible through the discovery of a gene impacting the initiation and proliferation of these cancers. Another achievement is the production of healthier, disease-resistant corn.

Muttontown Preserve and Other Venues on Long Island

Town of Oyster Bay

  • Oyster Bay maintains a number of historic landmarks since its first discovery by Europeans in the early 1520s. The Dutch settlers purchased some of the surrounding land from Native Americans in 1639 and made it over into an agricultural area. In the early 20th C., Theodore Roosevelt lived in Oyster Bay at a home called Sagamore Hill. This mansion is one of the National Historic Landmarks open to the public in Oyster Bay today.

Sagamore Hill: The Roosevelt Dining Room


Job Market Snapshot

Job vacancies and new job creations increased here from 2011 through February 2015, when 277,000 jobs were available within 25 miles of Muttontown, itself an all-residential village. As of August 2021, over 125,000 job openings appeared in local job listings, with another 3,000 remote jobs listed.

The largest numbers of open advertised positions are available at

  1. Mount Sinai Medical Center
  2. Northwell Health
  3. NYU Langone Health
  4. CVS Health and Retail
  5. Montefiore Medical Center
  6. New York - Presbyterian Hospital
  7. New York University

Nearby Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is increasing its genetic research programs, expanding programs, positions, and fellowships in the since the early 2010s.

High Demand Jobs for Muttontown/Munsey Park

  1. Healthcare Positions, all varieties
  2. CDL Truck Drivers
  3. Sales Representatives
  4. Account Executives/Account Managers
  5. Project Managers

Higher Education

C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University - 3 miles west of Muttontown, in Brookville. This campus is named for the famous cereal tycoon that spent time as a patient at the infamous Kellogg Institute in Battle Creek, Michigan. He came away with a business idea and product development skills that produced a fortune. The land for the school was purchased from the Post heirs and the school opened in the mid-1950s.

In addition to over 250 degree and certification programs, this campus is involved in important research in the following topics:

  1. Cyberbullying
  2. The Environment - Long Island’s beaches and woodlands
  3. Quality of Life studies in international communities
  4. Nutrition and Kidney Disease
  5. Animal Migration

Dedicated specialized education centers focus on Poetry, Aging, Business, Gifted Youth, Korea, Literacy, Writing, Social Inclusion, and others. An honors programs takes students into the field to experience Long Island natural habitats, museums, and arts/culture venues. At the same time, continuing and adult education is an important compenent of the university's schools.

Tilles Center for the Performing Arts on the C.W. Post Campus is the best concert venue in this part of Long Island. Internationally famous stars of music and film perform here around the academic year.

Transportation in Oyster Bay

MTA - Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Muncey Park, Long Island

Muncey Park, incorporated in 1931, is about 8 miles southwest of Muttontown and tied for the place of 13th Wealthiest Town in America. It is even closer to the NYC/Manhattan job market than Muttontown and enjoys access to approximately the same or larger numbers of job listings as its wealthy neighbor.

A large shopping mall is located in and near Muncey Park, called the Miracle Mile of the North Shore, it is the Americana Manhassett.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2011 Patty Inglish MS


Hello, hello, from London, UK on May 08, 2011:

Thank you for a wonderful trip. Beautiful pictures.

Fay Paxton on May 04, 2011:

Another excellent, interesting and informative read.


susiebrown48 from Clearwater, FL on May 02, 2011:

Excellent, interesting read.... I'm originally from Long Island and remember many of the places mentioned. Long Island is a beautiful place; I moved to Florida mostly because that beautiful place is MOST expensive. Thank you for the trip down memory lane.

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