8.4 out of 10

Glen Cove

40.8623189535402 -73.6208994074666
Great for
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Eating Out
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Public Transport
Not great for
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Schools
  • Clean & Green
  • Nightlife
  • Pest Free
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

"Music in the park begins July 6th at Morgan Park!"

Come down to Morgan Park to enjoy the 55th season of the Summer Music Festival!

Every weekend in July & August
When: 7:30 pm
Where: Morgan Park, Glen Cove

Come before the concert and picnic!

For more information http://morganparkmusic.org/index.php
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
2yrs+

"A Hidden Charm"

A city with a small town feel , Glen Cove has so much to offer from our private beaches to beautiful preserves and trails. Private golf course and historical Gold Coast charm. The local YMCA has a great summer program for children as well as a full gym , indoor /outdoor pools . 45 min from NYC . Express bus and two local Long Island Railroad stops .
Pros
  • Affordable homes
  • Diversity
  • Waterfront location
  • Great Restaurants
Recommended for
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
2yrs+

"A small city with a lot to offer!"

Glen Cove is a wonderfully diverse community. It has many Gold Coast Mansions, but still has close-knit neighborhoods with affordable housing. It has great beaches, parks, a nature preserve and an 18 Hole Golf Course for residents but still has a lively downtown area with a Movie Theater, Staples, great restaurants, several car dealerships and the vast assortment of stores you would expect in a small city. The City hosts festivals, concerts and other community events throughout the year. The annual 4th of July Fireworks display is not to be missed!
Pros
  • Great Restaurants
  • Specialty Food Stores
  • Affordable homes
  • Diversity
  • Waterfront location
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A diverse, active waterfront city"

Glen Cove, population 27,000, holds the distinction of being one of Nassau County’s two cities. Once a haven for some of the country’s wealthiest citizens, today it’s known for its ethnic and economic diversity.

The city is fairly self-contained, due to its location on the North Shore and lack of easy highway access. Most residents find they can meet their basic shopping needs locally, along Forest Avenue, Glen Avenue and School Street. The Long Island Expressway is about five miles to the south, though traffic on its approaching roads can become heavy. The area is served by three Long Island Rail Road stations, at Sea Cliff, Glen Avenue and Glen Cove. Riders from all three stations must usually transfer at Mineola or Jamaica, and travel time averages about an hour. An express bus runs between Glen Cove and Manhattan; local bus service is also available.

Three residents-only beaches, Pryibil, Crescent and Morgan Park, provide residents with access to the Sound. Several other parks throughout the city allow residents to partake in active recreation. Stanco Park is an extensive complex with tennis and basketball courts, a playground, a dining and concession area and an 18-hole golf course. Old Tappan Park is a two-acre space with tennis courts and a playground. Three yacht clubs, Glen Cove, Hempstead Harbor and Sea Cliff, offer a variety of sailing-related activities and events. Another popular attraction is Garvies Point Museum and Preserve, a 62-acre space with trails and a museum devoted to archaeology and geology. Summer camps and swimming lessons are offered by the city’s recreation department.

The Glen Cove City School District educates 3,000 public school students. The city’s diversity is reflected in the schools. Approximately a quarter of the school district population lives in poverty. Students begin their educations at one of the district’s two pre-K-grade 2 schools, and then continue to one of two schools for students in third through fifth grade. There is one middle school and one high school. Glen Cove High School has an excellent music programs. Its Select Chorale is one of Long Island’s best, and has performed at Lincoln Center, the United Nations and Carnegie Hall. Glen Cove is surrounded by several of Long Island’s top school districts. Its results may pale in comparison, though performance on state exams is solid. However, the district also contends with greater numbers of students learning English and has more students in poverty. Several private and religious school options are available in the city and its surrounding areas, an option chosen mostly by wealthier families.

Most of Glen Cove’s housing inventory consists of single-family homes. First-time buyers with smaller budgets will find they have many options, including co-ops and condos. Homes are available for less than $200,000 with a lot of options in the $200,000 to $350,000 range; many of those homes are smaller and may need work. Buyers with budgets closer to the one million-dollar range will also have a great deal of choice. Unlike most of the North Shore, the city has a good selection of multi-family homes. Currently, prices range between $300,000 and $800,000.
Pros
  • Diversity
  • Waterfront location
  • Affordable homes
Cons
  • Traffic
  • Somewhat isolated
  • Schools are good but not great
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers

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