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A Guide to West Hills, NY

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The personal injury attorneys in West Hills, NY, present this article to share some detailed information about the area.

West Hills is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in Huntington, Suffolk County, New York. The area spans 4.9 square miles, entirely composed of land with an approximate population density of 1,110 per square mile. West Hills belongs to ZIP code 11746 and area code 631.

Historic Castle

Home to West Hills, NY, is the Oheka Castle, also referred to as the Otto Kahn Estate. The castle was home to Otto Hermann Kahn, a German-born American investment banker, collector, philanthropist, and arts patron.

The name "Oheka" is an acronym using the first several letters of each part of its creator's name, Otto Hermann Kahn. Kahn also used the acronym to name his yacht Oheka II and his ocean-front Villa in Palm Beach, Florida.

The mansion was built by Otto Hermann Kahn between 1914 and 1919. With 127 rooms and over 109,000 square feet, the home is the second-largest private home in the United States. The entirety of the Otto Kahn Estate estate spans 23.2 acres.

Today, the castle is a historic hotel, with 32 guest rooms and suites. The hotel is a popular wedding venue for socialites, celebrities, and dignitaries and the backdrop to many photo shoots, television series, and Hollywood films.

The estate also offers a bar, restaurant, and mansion tours of the estate and gardens.

Oheka Castle is a member of Historic Hotels of America, the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Additionally, in 2004, the Oheka Castle was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Community & Lifestyle

West Hills is one of the best places to live in New York and is home to approximately 5,055 happy residents. The neighborhood of West Hills offers residents a rural feel with tons of restaurants, parks, and coffee shops.

The majority of West Hills community members own their homes (96%) which hold a median value of $658,000, which happens to be well over the national median at $217,500. While very few residents in West Hills rent their homes (4%), the median rent is $2,750, which is also well above the national median of $1,062.

West Hills has been ranked #10 in Best Places to Live in Suffolk County, #91 (of 576) in Best Places to Retire in New York and #92 (383) in Suburbs With the Best Public Schools in New York.

If you're looking to live in an area that offers a charming suburban feel with high property values and access to fantastic shops and restaurants, then West Hills might be the place for you.

Notable People

West Hills has been some to some talented and well-known individuals including,

  • Francis T. P. Plimpton, American diplomat, and attorney
  • George Plimpton, author
  • Henry L. Stimson, statesman
  • Walt Whitman, poet

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Laurence P. Banville
Date Published: June 4, 2021
Laurence P. Banville is the managing partner of Banville Law. As an experienced personal injury attorney, Mr. Banville helps clients recover compensation from those responsible for his clients' injuries. Our firm is located in New York City, serving clients from the five boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, and Staten Island.
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