About Glen Cove
Glen Cove has something for everyone. We offer magnificent beaches, a scenic golf course and lovely tree-filled parks, providing our residents with a summer vacation paradise in their own backyards. Recreational boaters will find full-service marinas, a city yacht club, and a fully renovated launch ramp offering easy access to our refreshing North Shore waterways.
For over 350 years, Glen Cove has been a beacon for commerce, drawing trade and industry to this small Long Island port city nestled on picturesque Hempstead Harbor. From the early 1900's, Glen Cove has attracted some of America’s great industrial tycoons to its beautiful waterfront on the Long Island Sound. J.P. Morgan and the Woolworth family built their estates here.
Glen Covers often say our city has the heart of a small town. Here, families enjoy concerts in our downtown and parks, cheer on young athletes in our newly refurbished City Stadium, applaud their friends and children as they march in our St. Patrick’s Day and Memorial Day Parades, and partake in a variety of special events designed to both serve our community and entertain residents of all ages. Year round, our residents and our neighbors from far and near visit a veritable feast of restaurants, from simple fare to five-star cuisine, as well as a host of specialty food shops that is second to none.
We hope you’ll visit our city. You’ll quickly learn that we are not just a place for wonderful recreational facilities, family events and great dining. When you see our state of the art services, including our award-winning school system, our local hospital, a branch of the renowned North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System, our Senior Center, which is a model for other centers across the area, our Youth Bureau is dedicated to providing a safe and welcoming environment so that all youth, all families and the entire community achieve their potential, our dedicated Glen Cove Police Department, and our remarkable Volunteer Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services, you will understand why Glen Cove is truly a small city with all the advantages of a big city...something very few small town communities offer.