Introduction to Glen Cove, New York
Glen Cove, New York, in Nassau county, is 8 miles SE of New Rochelle, New York and 20 miles NE of New York, New York. The city is included in the Nassau- Suffolk metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 26,622 people lived in Glen Cove.
Glen Cove History
Glen Cove was initially known as Musketa Cove. It was settled on land that was purchased in 1668 from the Matinecock Indians, the original inhabitants of the area. The area developed into a popular summer resort by the 1850s, bringing with it a railroad in 1867. Glen Cove separated from the Town of Oyster Bay and became an independent city in June of 1917.
Glen Cove and nearby Attractions
- Garvies Point Museum and Preserve
- Glen Cove Municipal Golf Course
- Morgan Park
- Hempstead Harbor Park
- Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge
- Nassau County Museum of Art
Things To Do In Glen Cove
In Glen Cove, one has the opportunity to indulge in a diverse range of activities. Its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean allows for ample beach-related recreational activities. The city is also home to a number of parks that offer excellent facilities. There are many golf courses in and around the city as well.
Glen Cove Transportation
La Guardia Airport is nearby.
Glen Cove Higher Education
Long Island University, Hofstra University and New York Institute of Technology are the nearby institutes of higher education.