8.3 out of 10

Glen Head

40.8430426476963 -73.6191829229479
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Nightlife
  • Childcare
  • Medical Facilities
  • Schools
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers


5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5

"A small town that is truly a close community,"

A small community where everyone knows there neighbors, my daughters love living here and my grandchildren enjoy the school.
North Shore school district has 2 elementary school's, a middle school and a high school.
Everyone knows the Glen Head Pharmacy, The Glen Head Florist, Grass Roots a great place especially if your Vegan.
The homes are average price, and you share the same zip code with Luxury Homes in Old Brookville.
  • Great schools
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5

"An affluent North Shore Hamlet"

Glen Head, a hamlet in the Town of Oyster Bay, is home to 5,000 residents. It regularly lands on lists of America’s most expensive zip codes.

While Glen Head is relatively small and quiet, lacking the busy strip malls and large chains typical for Long Island, residents don’t have to go far to meet shopping needs. Two of Nassau County’s major roads, Northern Boulevard and Glen Cove Road, pass near or through Glen Head, where stores, eateries and other services are conveniently located. Wheatley Plaza, a popular northern Nassau shopping destination, has several stores, including a large Pathmark grocery store.

Two private country clubs provide residents with golfing opportunities and more. The Glen Head Country Club has a golf course and driving range. The North Shore Country Club, also private, has an 18 hole course, tennis courts and a pool. Its inclusion within the Town of Oyster Bay gives residents access to a large assortment of recreational programs and parks. Beach lovers have a few options. To the north, Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park, on Oyster Bay Harbor, allows swimming, and offers picnic, sports and play areas. Nearby Glenwood Landing is the home of Harry Tappen Beach, located on Hempstead Harbor. In addition to its beach, amenities include a marina, a playground, pool and picnic areas. Residents interested in an ocean beach can visit Tobay Beach in Massapequa.

Students who reside in Glen Head attend school in the well-regarded North Shore School District, which also covers Sea Cliff, Glenwood Landing and part of Greenvale. The student population is approximately 3,000. Glen Head Elementary serves the students in the town through sixth grade, and students can stay local as both North Shore Middle School and North Shore High School are in Glen Head. In 2008, North Shore High School was ranked 263rd nationally by Newsweek magazine.

Despite Glen Head’s reputation as a high-priced hamlet, homebuyers will find some inventory of small capes and ranches priced under $500,000. The majority of homes are colonials, built during the 1950s and 1960s. One co-op development, The Knolls, ranges in price between $479,000 and $799,000.
  • Great schools
  • Well-kept and clean
  • Expensive
  • Not convenient to highways
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers

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