Glenwood Village is wonderful, affordable option for active adult homebuyers.

Glenwood Village is a wonderful, affordable option for active adult homebuyers.

Glenwood Village is a well-established, age-restricted community in Riverhead on Long Island's picturesque north shore. Homebuyers aged 55 and better will find a full complement of housing options along with resort-style amenities that support an active and social lifestyle.

Stark Homes began construction on the original community in 1959. Glenwood Oaks, a recent expansion, was started in 2005. Upon completion, the community will contain a total of 588 homes by several different builders, including Pine Grove Homes, Stark Homes, and Ritz-Carlton Homes. Currently, residences are available on a new and resale basis.


A recreation center sits at the heart of Glenwood Village and is a social hub for residents. It houses a fitness center along with activity rooms for arts and crafts, card games and pool. Community members may also make use of a fully equipped kitchen, a cozy library, and laundry facilities. During the warmer months the focus of activity heads outside to the shuffleboard and bocce courts. Residents can also practice on a putting green, take a dip in an outdoor pool, or gather with friends and family in a picnic area.

The Glenwood Recreation Club helps community members get to know each other and form a sense of camaraderie. Club members coordinate fundraising events, fashion shows, luncheons, and a bowling league. Additionally, the club organizes many day trips in the region.

Long Island Attractions

And, in this part of Long Island, there is much to see and do year-round. The town of Riverhead strives to be bike friendly through designated routes and ample bike racks, and some of the bike shops in town host organized rides. Avid golfers will find several courses nearby, including the Indian Island Country Club, a public course for all levels of play, and Cherry Creek Golf Links, an 18-hole par-73 course. Many area courses offer pro shops, practice greens, and dining.

For wine enthusiasts, several vineyards are located throughout the region, where residents can take tours and attend tastings. Some feature on-site microbreweries as well. Popular local varietals include Cabernet, Merlot, and Chardonnay.

In addition to shops and restaurants, Riverhead is home to several tourist attractions, including a historic district, beachfront, museums, galleries and water recreation.


Glenwood Village floor plans start at around 902 square feet with two bedrooms and up to two bathrooms. Homes in the expanded portion of the property, Glenwood Oaks, start at around 1,050 square feet with two to three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Homebuyers can also choose from an open or covered porch, and all homes include either a driveway or convenient carport.

For retirees and other active seniors who are seeking a charming and quaint location with a Long Island address, Glenwood Village is a close-knit active adult community that's within easy reach of outdoor recreation, vineyards, golf courses, and many other area attractions.