Are you considering moving to Glen Cove, New York? Located on the North Shore of Long Island in Nassau County, Glen Cove is actually a city (not a town!), which lends to its diverse population and rich history. Part of the North Shore’s Gold Coast, Glen Cove is home to many of the historical mansions of the wealthy industrial barons of the 19th century, giving this city an old-charm feel. In fact, Glen Cove’s charm has been captured in famous movies, such as the Glen Cove train station in Sabrina, the Old Westbury Gardens in North by Northwest, the Webb Institute in Batman Forever and scenes from the television show Gotham. Learn more about Glen Cove, including local schools, beaches and things to see and do.

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Year Founded: 1668

Population as of 2015: 27,400

Land Area (sq. miles): 6.6

Median Age: 39

Median Household Income: $67,176

Median Home Price: $461,134

Annual Weather Averages:

  • High Temperature: 71° Fahrenheit
  • Low Temperature: 43° Fahrenheit
  • Rainfall: 48 inches
  • Snowfall: 26 inches

Notable Employment Facts: Manufacturing, engineering, software development and entertainment have seen positive growth. Plus, Glen Cove’s downtown is a designated business improvement district, through which local businesses, restaurants and more have flourished in recent years.

Major Employers: August Thomsen Corp., Gladsky Marine, Mil-Spec Industries and Glen Cove Hospital.


Nearest Major City: Approximately 30 miles to NYC.

Local Radio Stations:

  • WPKN (89.5) Public Radio
  • WBLI (106.1 FM) Top 40 Radio
  • WKCI (101.3 FM) Top 40 Radio
  • WCBS (101.1 FM) Classic Hits
  • WBAB (102.3 FM) Classic Rock
  • WALK (97.5 FM) Adult Contemporary
  • WPLJ (95.5 FM) Adult Contemporary

Public Transit: Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE) Bus Line, Long Island Rail Road (3 stations)

Parks, Beaches and Other Recreation:

  • Parks in Glen Cove include Stanco Park, where you can get out and play on one of their many tennis courts, playgrounds or adjoining 18-hole golf course. Or check out the basketball and handball courts at Big Ralph Park. For all-purpose playing fields, visit Dennis Brian Murray Park. Looking for walking trails? Visit Welwyn Preserve.
  • Beach bum? With an extensive waterfront area, Glen Cove is home to three gorgeous beaches. Prybil Beach has volleyball courts, barbecue grills and a fishing pier in its 8 acres. Looking for a quainter beach getaway? Crescent Beach offers a picturesque view of Hempstead Harbor and sits between the former estates of oil and steamboat millionaires—and at only 2.5 acres, you’re sure to enjoy this more intimate setting. And don’t forget about Morgan Park, which not only offers park activities, but also features a bathing beach and walkways along high bluffs that offer breathtaking views of the harbor.
  • Love to get out and play sports as much as watch them? Enjoy Glen Cove’s outdoor venues such as the Glen Cove Municipal Golf Course—an 18-hole course which also features a driving range, putting green, chipping green and restaurant/bar. Interested in baseball, softball, football, soccer or lacrosse? Then check out the John Maccarone Memorial Stadium or the Pascucci Soccer Field.

Rich and Vibrant Arts and Culture:

  • The Morgan Park Music Festival is a free concert series that takes place every weekend during July and August. Open to the public, people of all ages enjoy live performances of rock ’n’ roll, folk, opera and more. Come early and enjoy a picnic with the harbor and Long Island Sound as your backdrop.
  • Feast of St. Rocco—“The Best Feast in the East” draws tens of thousands who come to eat famous sausage-and-pepper sandwiches, homemade pasta, meatballs, tripe, eggplant and other Italian specialties. If you still have room, stroll over to Pastry Pavilion for Italian pastries, cappuccinos and homemade ice cream. At night, you can work off your food coma to live music while surrounded by the beautiful St. Rocco Plaza.
  • The North Shore Historical Museum will teach you about the North Shore and its Gold Coast. Enjoy exhibitions, lectures and informative programs. For a life-changing experience, visit
  • The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County will give you a life-changing experience. Not only can you learn the history of the Holocaust through heart-wrenching details found through this state-of-the-art museum, but this center also dedicates itself to teaching about the dangers of antisemitism, racism and bullying by offering tolerance workshops and education programs.
  • The Garvies Point Museum and Preserve is a center for research on Long Island geology and a resource in the study of the Island’s Native American archaeology, so you can learn more about the in-depth history of Long Island.
  • Old Westbury Gardens, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, consists of 200 acres of gardens and the former home of John S. Phipps, whose Charles II-style mansion from 1906 is still sits on the property. Visitors can enjoy in-depth tours of the formal gardens, children’s programs and events, family programs, museum exhibits, classic car shows, indoor and outdoor classical concerts, summer pop concerts, Scottish games, botanical arts and gardening classes and more.

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