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Morgan Memorial Park in Glen Cove is a

Morgan Memorial Park in Glen Cove is a community asset with an outdoor stage, a picnic area, and benches and walkways. (Feb. 5, 2013) Credit: Newsday / Karen Wiles Stabile

Glen Cove is often described by residents as a well-rounded city with a small-town feel. "You have everything at your fingertips," says resident Ruth Press of Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty. "We have movie theaters, restaurants, shops, parks, three beaches, a hospital," she adds.

Resident Susan Campagna of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage notes that youth and senior programs also are important here.

The city continues to work on projects ranging from the environment and infrastructure to public and school safety, says Mayor Ralph Suozzi. "We are forging ahead on all fronts," Suozzi says.

Phase one of the ferry project, part of the $1 billion waterfront revitalization, is complete. Suozzi said routes have not yet been established, but he hopes the ferries will serve commuters and also offer a recreation component, such as trips to the North Fork and dinner cruises.

There are many housing options in the community. "It runs the gamut, from co-ops to starter homes in the mid-$200,000s to multimillion-dollar waterfront manses," Campagna says. Two-family homes, gated communities, rental apartments and senior assisted-living complexes also are part of the mix.

28 listings; $115,000 to $214,000

17 listings; $229,000 to $1,599,000

According to Multiple Listing Service of Long Island data, there were 156 sales from Jan. 1, 2012, to Feb. 1, 2013. The median price was $440,000 with a low of $135,000 and a high of $2,350,000. From Jan. 1, 2011, to Feb. 1, 2012, there were 132 sales with a median price of $430,000. The low price was $150,000 and the high was $1,475,000.

Morgan Memorial Park offers a picnic area, a beach and walkways along bluffs; Crescent Beach; Pryibil Beach; boating, fishing, golfing, sports fields; the YMCA; the Senior Center; annual events


Town: Hempstead

Area: 6.6 square miles

ZIP code: 11542

Population: 26,949

Median age: 39.7

Median household income: $72,176

Median home value: $438,750*

LIRR time to NYC: From Glen Cove, 1 hour, 2 minutes to 1 hour, 15 minutes at peak

Monthly ticket: $254

School district: Glen Cove

Sources: 2010 Census;; Long Island Rail Road

*Based on sales in the past six months according to Multiple Listing Service of Long Island

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