This neighborhood guide will help you when you browse through Staten Island homes and apartments for sale by providing useful information on home prices, transportation options, commuting, schools, safety, shopping, top things to do, and architecture. Find out which schools you can find in the area and their rankings, plus essential information on transportation options and crime rates.
The real estate market guide for Staten Island will tell you how many rentals, condos, co-ops and single family homes there are in the area and provide insights on the housing market to help you choose the best neighborhood for your needs.
The North Shore, which includes neighborhoods like Tompkinsville, Clifton, and St. George, is the most urban portion of Staten Island and is home to several historic districts, including St. Paulâ€™s Avenue-Stapleton Heights Historic District and St. George Historic District, both of which are known for their large Victorian homes.
The East Shore is famous for its 2.5-mile boardwalk, which is the fourth largest anywhere in the world. On the South Shore, 17th century Dutch and French style architecture can be found, as well as the most suburban-feeling area in Staten Island. The West Shore is known for its industrial vibe and the fact that there are fewer homes here compared to other areas of the borough.
Get all the details you need on the Staten Island housing market and real estate trends by having easy access to median sale prices by property and by square feet. You will also have access to the boroughâ€™s median sale price for comparison, together with year-over-year evolution of home prices.
Research the real estate market in Staten Island even further while you are looking for homes and apartments for sale by checking our detailed residential market reports. Released monthly and including sales stats and trends, the reports will help you know the local market like a pro, so you can make an informed decision when buying a home or apartment in Staten Island.
There are three vehicular bridges as well as one railroad bridge that connect Staten Island to New Jersey, one bridge that connects this borough to Brooklyn, and various tunnels and bridges that can get commuters from Staten Island to Manhattan. There is only a single pedestrian link: The Bayonne Bridge, getting walkers to New Jersey. Compared to other areas of NYC, there are more cars in Staten Island than anywhere else, though there are still numerous public transportation options including the Staten Island Ferry, buses, and the Staten Island Railway system.
There are a number of public schools in Staten Island, all of which are overseen by the New York City Department of Education. Staten Island Academy is the only private, non-religious grade school in Staten Island â€“ it is one of the oldest of its kind in the United States. There are numerous Catholic and Jewish schools, along with one co-educational Islamic school.
Hospitals in Staten Island include Staten Island University Hospital North Campus, Richmond University Medical Center, NYC Health, Bayley Seton Hospital, and Nalitt Institute for Cancer and Blood Related Diseases. There are also more than a hundred private practices within the borough.
As with any borough, some neighborhoods are safer than others, but overall Staten Island is the safest borough in New York. Under the protection of 4 police precincts, the island had a crime rate of around 6 reported crimes per 1,000 residents in 2016.
Staten Island offers a ton of activities for residents and visitors, including the 8-acre Staten Island Zoo, which is open all year, the Staten Island Childrenâ€™s Museumâ€™s interactive exhibits, the 100-acre living history complex at Historic Richmond Town, the scenic Clove Lakes Park with its ponds and playgrounds, and the picturesque Staten Island Light House. Sports fans can be found at the Richmond County Bank Ballpark, while fans of the sea, architecture and the arts are likely to visit the Snug Harbor Cultural Center. The FDR Boardwalk and Beach is one of the longest boardwalks in the world.
Those with an appetite have a number of top restaurants to choose from, including the Mediterranean favorite Blue with its waterfront views and incredible seafood dishes, home-cooked Italian foods at Enoteca Maria, and the casual pizza spot Pier 76. For drinks, the Deninoâ€™s Pizzeria & Tavern is a family-friendly option with tons of pizza options and local beers, while Jimmie Steinyâ€™s Pub and 1001 Nights are staple watering holes for late nighters.
Once home to the largest landfill in the world, Fresh Kills Landfill, Staten Island has decided to redevelop the area as Freshkills Park which, when completed, will be the second largest public park in New York City and dedicated to habitat restoration.