In the 17th century, pioneers ignored what is now Glen Head because its hilly terrain wasn't suitable for farming. Today, resident Jim Collins calls it a "small, tony community" where people know each other.
In August 2005, the community opened its first library, the Gold Coast Public Library.
A subdivision of six four-bedroom Colonials priced at more than $1 million each is going up on Scudders Lane. Half are complete, with two sold, said Marc Underberg, managing member of M & M Custom Builders in Westbury.