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Glen Head offers a small town atmosphere

Shoppers walk between businesses along Glen Cove Avenue

Shoppers walk between businesses along Glen Cove Avenue in Glen Head Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

THE SCOOP: People who live in Glen Head often stay in Glen Head, says Terry Sciubba, owner-broker of Sherlock Homes Realty Corp. "They love living there. They move up and they move down to stay in the neighborhood," Sciubba adds.

"Glen Head has always been loved," agrees John Langone, a partner and broker at Richard B. Arnold Real Estate. The small-town atmosphere coupled with a desirable school district and a train station are what residents enjoy most, agents say.

Eateries, mom-and-pop shops and services dot Glen Cove Avenue and Glen Head Road. Glen Cove Avenue is a bit of a gathering place, says Sciubba.

Community groups include the Glen Garden Club of Glen Head, the Glen Head/Glenwood Business Association and the Rotary Club of Glen Head.

Tranquil neighborhoods feature mostly Capes, ranches and Colonials, although other styles can be found. The average lot size is 75 by 100 feet, says Sciubba, noting one- and two-acre parcels occupied by homes priced north of $1 million are situated near the border with Brookville.

Buyers also can find co-ops at the Knolls, a gated community, and condos at the Fairway development.

"The market has been fabulous," says Langone, noting, "Last year, everything that was priced right, sold . . . and this year, we hit the ground running."

CONDOS: One listing, $525,000

CO-OPS: Four listings, $485,000 to $799,000

SALES PRICE: The numbers are on the rise, according to Multiple Listing Service of Long Island data. From May 1, 2013, to June 20, 2014, there were 88 sales with a median price of $646,900. The low was $300,000, and the high was $1.8 million. From 2012 to 2013, over the same period, there were 73 sales. The median price was $585,000, with a low of $345,000 and a high of $1.5 million.

Attractions The town-operated Harry Tappen Pool, Beach and Marina is in Glenwood Landing; Glen Head Community Center, parks and athletic fields; the Gold Coast Public Library opened in 2005; Glen Head Country Club on Glen Cove Road is private.

Town: Oyster Bay
Area: 1.6 square miles
ZIP code: 11545
Population: 4,697
Median age: 45.6
Median household income: $112,330
Median home value: $700,000*
LIRR time to NYC: 54 minutes to 61 minutes at peak
Monthly ticket: $276
School district: North Shore

SOURCES: 2010 Census;; LIRR;
*Based on sales in the past six months, according to MLSLI


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