Staten Island & Brooklyn Communities

Staten Island Neighborhoods

staten-island-pcStaten Island is one of the five boroughs of New York City located in the southwest part of the city. Staten Island is separated from New Jersey by the Arthur Kill and the Kill Van Kull, and from the rest of New York by New York Bay. With a population of 468,730, Staten Island is the least populated of the boroughs but is the third-largest in area at 59 sq mi.

The borough is coextensive with Richmond County, and until 1975 the borough was officially named the Borough of Richmond. Staten Island has been sometimes called “the forgotten borough” by inhabitants who feel neglected by the city government.

The North Shore — especially the neighborhoods of St. George, Tompkinsville, Clifton, and Stapleton — is the most urban part of the island; it contains the officially designated St. George Historic District and the St. Paul’s Avenue-Stapleton Heights Historic District, which feature large Victorian houses. The East Shore is home to the 2.5-mile F.D.R. Boardwalk, the fourth-longest in the world. The South Shore developed rapidly beginning in the 1960s and 1970s, and is mostly suburban in character. The West Shore is the least populated and most industrial part of the island.

North Shore Staten Island Communities

The North Shore is Staten Island’s oldest and most densely populated area. The North Shore is also the most economically and ethnically diverse section of Staten Island. It offers many single family homes as well as multi-family dwellings. North Shore homes are a great choice for every price range. Two of the most popular neighborhoods are West Brighton and Stapleton. There are many fantastic homes to be found in every North Shore Community on Staten Island. If you’re interested in learning more about the many Mid-Island real estate properties on Staten Island, contact the Claire Properties Team. We can help you find the best property in the best neighborhood.

Mid-Island Communities

The Mid Island area of Staten Island is an extremely desirable area offering homes for sale in all price ranges. Grasmere for instance, displays an old world stately feel while Bulls Head offers a fine assortment of affordable homes. If you’re interested in learning more about the many North Shore real estate properties on Staten Island, contact the Claire Properties Team. We can help you find the best property in the best neighborhood.

South Shore Staten Island Communities

In the South Shore, many neighborhoods have historic town centers, such as the commercial stretch of Main Street in Tottenville. Additional commercial thoroughfares include Page Avenue as well as small commercial districts along Annadale Road in Annadale and around the Staten Island Railway (SIR) stations in Eltingville and Great Kills. The Bricktown Centre and South Shore Commons shopping centers, located in Charleston, just north of Tottenville draw customers from other sections of Staten Island and also from New Jersey. If you’re interested in learning more about the many South Shore real estate properties on Staten Island, contact the Claire Properties Team. We can help you find the best property in the best neighborhood.

Brooklyn Communities

Brooklyn is home to one of the most recognizable landmarks in the nation: the Brooklyn Bridge. Completed in 1883, the bridge connects the borough to Manhattan, ensuring an easy journey for visitors and commuters alike. The views from Brooklyn Heights Promenade, including the Statue Of Liberty and the Manhattan skyline, are remarkable and unforgettable.

Despite being populous, Brooklyn properties are still surrounded by natural green areas such as the Brooklyn Botanical Garden and Prospect Park. The botanical gardens are spread over 42 acres and include a 1 acre rose garden, a Japanese hill and pond, a vast bonsai tree collection and a cherry tree esplanade. Prospect Park covers 585 acres of land and is home to Prospect Park Zoo, and Brooklyn’s only lake. The second most famous park in New York after Central Park, Prospect Park is visited by thousands of people every day.