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Glen Head is a neighborhood in the northwest Town of Oyster Bay, Nassau County, on Long Island, New York. After about a century of remaining a sleepy backwater, it is now a bustling community with some of the most impressive homes in a diverse range of architectural styles and features, a flourishing economy, desirable schools and recreational parks.

Local Area Information

Glen Head is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in the Town of Oyster Bay, a third of the townships in Nassau County on Long Island, New York. It is regarded as one of the regions in the greater Glen Cove area anchored by the city of Glen Cove immediately north of the hamlet. It is bounded by Sea Cliff Village and Glenwood Landing on the west and the villages of Old Brookville and Matinecock on the south and east, respectively.

Glen Head was once included in a larger territory referred to as Cedar Swamp for the abundant cedar trees in the area. Because of its hilly terrain, that section remained uninhabited for about a century until the Duryea cornstarch factory arrived and attracted workers, many of whom became the area’s settlers. When the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) reached the neighborhood, the station was then the railhead of the line to Glen Cove and hence was called “Glen Head,” the name the post office adopted when it was established in 1874.

Today, Glen Head is a thriving, serene community with a population of less than 5,000 in the 2020 US Census, making it the fourth least populous among all the CDPs in Oyster Bay Town. It was ranked among Long Island’s wealthiest by Newsday’s property value listings and has a robust market of lovely homes in different housing styles, such as Capes, Colonials and mid-century modern architecture.

Despite the significant growth, Glen Head retains a rural, small-town feel with its winding, tree-lined roads and the occasional farm stands and barns. Residential zones contain primarily single-family homes and some co-ops, one of which is the private gated community of The Knolls of Glen Head. Properties range from 1-bedroom rentals to 4-bedroom homes to larger luxury residences and may offer first-floor bedrooms, private pools and other features and amenities. There are also new constructions and undeveloped vacant lots.

The hamlet is roughly 25 miles east of Manhattan in New York City, served by the Glen Head Station via the LIRR’s Oyster Bay Branch and uses the 11545 ZIP code.

General Information

Township: Town of Oyster Bay | Oyster Bay, New York

County: Nassau County

Population: 4,837 (2020)

Classification: Hamlet, CDP

Chamber of Commerce: Gold Coast Business Association

LIRR Train Station/Schedule:
The LIRR serves Glen Head via the Glen Head Station.
Travel time to Manhattan, Penn Station is about
1 hour 2 minutes to 1 hour 10 minutes.

Glen Head, NY front door with Christmas decor


Water District
New York American Water
Jericho Water District
Locust Valley Water District

Gas Company(s)
PSEG Long Island
National Grid

Electric Company(s)
PSEG Long Island

Cable/ Phone/ TV/ Internet Provider(s)
Verizon Fios


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Beaches & Parks

The Glen Head Country Club is one of Long Island’s premier membership clubs located on over 160 acres of rolling land with an 18-hole golf course designed by Devereaux Emmet, and state-of-the art facilities. Aside from an exceptional Golf Center, the club’s offerings also include a pool, tennis, full-service fitness center, fine dining restaurant, and accommodations with captivating scenery for special occasions and private events.

The Schools

Most of Glen Head is within the boundaries of the North Shore Central School District, which has five public schools. Two of the district schools, Glen Head Elementary and North Shore Senior High, are located in the area. Sea Cliff Elementary School is in the Village of Sea Cliff, while Glenwood Landing Elementary and North Shore Middle Schools are in Glenwood Landing.

A few homes in the northeastern tip of the community are in the Locust Valley Central School District.


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