A stone’s throw from the big city, Locust Valley and Glen Head give you small town life on the exclusive Gold Coast of Long Island. With Manhattan just about an hour away on the Oyster Bay line, it’s the best of both worlds. 

Nestled on the upper west side of Long Island in Nassau County, Glen Head and Locust Valley are the personification of small town life, a suburban lifestyle where residents stem from growing up here locally to those who came here from all over the country and internationally. With a population of just over 5,000 for Glen Head* and just under 3,500 for Locust Valley, a sense of community is evident and relationships get bonded amongst residents and neighbors.

Both Glen Head and Locust Valley have cultivated a summer and weekend destination following where families can relax and enjoy an active lifestyle “at the club” with beach access, pickle ball, squash, and of course, tennis and golf. The equestrian scene in the area is also thriving. It is after all, the sport of kings, so of course, right at home on the Gold Coast.  Numerous boating options as well nearby, marinas and access to the Long Island Sound from a variety of locations.

Named for the numerous locust trees along the town’s two lane back roads, Locust Valley encompasses secluded estates and historic mansions, originally built by wealthy industrialists. Made up of numerous local shops and restaurants, the downtown area has a local feeling and charm.

Consisting of many young professionals, people are choosing to move out of the city in favor of a country lifestyle for their families. 

Social life is cultivated at one of the many area Country Clubs including Piping Rock, The Creek Club, Nassau Country Club, Brookville Country Club, North Shore Country Club, Glen Head Country Club, Engineer’s Country Club, The Muttontown Club and Beaver Dam Winter Sports Club to name a few.  Cultural attractions nearby include the Nassau County Museum of Art and the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site in Oyster Bay, former residence of President Theodore Roosevelt.

Glen Head’s home prices start right around half a million dollars and go up from there for some of the more extravagant estates, tucked behind iron gates and tall hedges.

Home prices in Locust Valley and Glen Head are climbing but $1M will get you far more in these little towns than it will in Greenwich, Connecticut. Options range from historic properties built around the turn of the century to new construction in up and coming developments.

The Stanco Misiti Team with Compass has become synonymous with buying and selling real estate on the North Shore of Long Island. Michael Stanco, co-founding member of the Stanco Misiti Team, has been practicing real estate since 2003 and an integral part of his business model is representing the region well in all aspects. Co-founder Michael Misiti specializes in marketing and is dedicated towards representing clients throughout the North Shore’s Gold Coast.  The Team does business mainly on Long Island and Queens.  But also have a national network of agents that they refer business to throughout the United States through Compass.

Recently the team had a beautiful new construction listing on Beechwood Drive in the North Shore Acres community of Glen Head that went under contract before it was even completed. This approximately 5,000 sqft new construction was designed specifically for this half acre lot and resembles a Modern Farmhouse.  It was listed for $1,950,000 and attracted multiple offers and buyers through innovative marketing and hands-on service.