Glen Cove resident Allie Basdavanos and her son Odin, 2, go...

Glen Cove resident Allie Basdavanos and her son Odin, 2, go for a stroll along Prybil Beach. Credit: Danielle Silverman

THE SCOOP It takes about 15 minutes to drive north from the highways to reach the City of Glen Cove, but it’s worth it, said Bryce Levy, an agent with Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty. “You get the convenience factor of that access with the Gold Coast estate-type properties and preserves, parks and beaches that make it an absolutely top-tier place to retreat to — all bordering on the Sound,” Levy said.

Glen Cove Mayor Pamela Panzenbeck, “a lifelong Glen Cover,” agrees. “From our beaches and parks to our museums and special events, there is something for everyone,” she said.

Starting in the 17th century, Glen Cove had industry including lumber and clay, then became a resort community by the 1850s. In the early 1900s wealthy businesspeople built lavish Gold Coast estates, including J.P. Morgan. In 1917 Glen Cove became a city independent of the Town of Oyster Bay, and today joins Long Beach as one of only two cities on Long Island.

The marina at Garvies Point.

The marina at Garvies Point. Credit: Danielle Silverman

Glen Cove attractions include beaches, parks with summer concerts, the 204-acre Welwyn Preserve with nature trails and a stretch along the Sound shoreline. The municipal Glen Cove Golf Course also overlooks the Sound.

The city is also home to several museums, including the Garvies Point Museum and Preserve, the North Shore Historical Museum and the Holocaust Memorial & Educational Center.

For a downtown strolling experience, School Street has a movie theater, shops and restaurants. Forest Avenue has high-end eateries and markets.

Shops along School Street.

Shops along School Street. Credit: Danielle Silverman

Housing stock includes older condos and co-ops that start in the $200,000s, and Capes, ranches, Victorians and Colonials that fetch from the $400,000s to the multimillions.

A 55-unit affordable housing project at Garvies Point broke ground last year.

Homes along Landing Road.

Homes along Landing Road. Credit: Danielle Silverman

Garvies Point has been a focal point of growth along the waterfront. The $1 billion mixed-use development includes The Beacon at Garvies Point, with two- and three-bedroom condos going from about $830,000 to more than $2 million.

The development also features parks, restaurants, retail, marinas and a ferry terminal that will eventually link Garvies Point to New York City.

A playground at the Garvies Point waterfront esplanade is awaits little visitors.

A playground at the Garvies Point waterfront esplanade is awaits little visitors. Credit: Danielle Silverman

A Grand Central Station stop on the Long Island Rail Road from Glen Cove is in the works, Levy said. “With the ferry and that train line I expect to see over the next two years an explosion of people who want to get into Manhattan for work, but who want to live close to the water,” he said.

CONDOS AND CO-OPS There are 20 condos and five co-ops on the market, ranging $250,000 to $2.375 million.

SALE PRICES Between July 1, 2021, and July 31, 2022, there were 243 home sales with a median sale price of $687,000, according to OneKey MLS. The low price for that period was $328,000 and the high was $8.25 million. During that period a year earlier there were 247,000 home sales with a median sale price of $638,500. The price range was $255,090 to $2.1 million.

SOURCES: 2020 Census; 2019 American Community Survey; OneKey MLS; LIRR, data.nysed.gov

OTHER STATS

Town City of Glen Cove

Area 6.65 square miles

ZIP code 11542

Population 28,365

Median age 41.8

Median household income $79,131

Median home value $709,500

Monthly LIRR ticket from Glen Cove $277

School district Glen Cove

Graduation rate 89%

Parks Morgan Memorial Park, Welwyn Preserve

Library Glen Cove

Hospital Glen Cove Hospital

Transit NICE Routes 21, 27

NOW ON THE MARKET

Priced at $2.475 million, this Nantucket-style home on Matinecock Farms...

Priced at $2.475 million, this Nantucket-style home on Matinecock Farms Road backs up to a nature preserve. Credit: Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty

$2.475 million
Built in 1985 on a 0.86-acre lot that backs up to a nature preserve, this 5,400-square-foot Nantucket-style home has three bedrooms and 4½ baths, a den/home office with French doors to an awning-covered bluestone patio, large eat-in kitchen, formal dining room and in-ground pool. The house is part of the Matinecock Farms Property Owners Association with annual dues of $4,400. Taxes are  $27,713. Judith Goldsborough and Kathryn Maxwell Pournaras, Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty, 631-692-6770.

Priced at $749,000, this ranch on St. Andrews Lane is...

Priced at $749,000, this ranch on St. Andrews Lane is set on a 1/3-acre lot. Credit: Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty

$749,000
This 1,708-square foot three-bedroom, two-bath ranch built in 1956 on 0.31 acre has a first-floor laundry room, living room with a fireplace and wood floors, and a kitchen with a breakfast nook and sliders to the backyard. There’s a full basement, two-car garage and a walk-up attic. Taxes are $11,028. Laura Algios, Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty, 516-674-2000.

Priced at $678,000, this Colonial on Elm Avenue has been...

Priced at $678,000, this Colonial on Elm Avenue has been fully updated. Credit: VRX Media

$678,000
Updated in 2020, this 2,000-square-foot Colonial was built in 1928 on 0.23 acre. It has three bedrooms and one full bath and two half baths. The first floor has a marble walkway, living room with fireplace, an office with wall-to-wall windows, a full attic and full basement. The backyard has bluestone pavers and a hot tub. Taxes are $8,649. James Chung, Keller Williams Realty Landmark, 718-475-2700.

RECENTLYSOLD

$2 million

Edwards Ln.

Style Contemporary

Bedrooms 5

Bathrooms 4

Built 1958

Lot size ½ acre

Taxes $20,409

+/- List price +$450,000

Days on market 48

$825,000

Walnut Rd.

Style High ranch

Bedrooms 5

Bathrooms 3

Built 1973

Lot size 0.23 acre

Taxes $10,475

+/- List price +$26,000

Days on market 44

$420,000

Putnam Ave.

Style Ranch

Bedrooms 2

Bathrooms 1

Built 1933

Lot size 0.14 acre

Taxes $5,912

+/- List price -$19,888

Days on market 109 

ON ONEKEY MLS

Number of listings 73

Price range $250,000 to $9.95 million

Tax range $7,102 to $148,797

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