In the early days of its development, East Hills was an exclusive home for a few wealthy residents who claimed large parcels of land for their mansions and country manors. The grandest was Harbor Hill, where the Clarence Mackay family welcomed guests like the Prince of Wales and Charles A. Lindbergh. The mansion was later demolished to make way for the Country Estates development, just as the East Hills polo field became the Fairfield Park residential neighborhood. These transformations epitomize the story of East Hills, today offering a gracious home to many instead of an elite few. Less than 2 percent of the land remains undeveloped. More than half of the village residents live within the borders of the Town of North Hempstead, although a tiny piece of the village falls within the jurisdiction of Oyster Bay. Just a short commute from New York City, this sought-after community offers a small-town atmosphere with excellent schools, elegant homes, and easy access to magnificent North Shore beaches and golf courses.