Tottenville’s Past and Present Real Estate
Located at the Southern Tip, Tottenville brings rich historic elements to Staten Island. One of the most prominent buildings on the south shore is the Conference House, built by Captain Christopher Billopp during the 17th Century. This originally was on 1,000 acres of land which in 1788 he was awarded another 700 acres. The Algonnquin or better known as “Lenape” Indians were the original occupiers of this land and to date have the largest burial ground located at the Conference House Park.
A peace conference took place on September 11, 1776, during the revolutionary war. Congress representatives John Adams, Edward Rutledge, and Benjamin Franklin were at the Bishopp home but the conference was unsuccessful.
Today you can find historic colonial homes built during the late 1800’s new construction, cottages, and Victorian Style homes. The primary Real Estate is made up of medium to large homes that range from three to five bedrooms. There is reliable transportation by bus and train statistics show (https://www.neighborhoodscout.com/ny/staten-island/amboy-page) 9.6% of residents who ride the bus and 80.1% who take their cars to work.
If you are looking for real estate in Tottenville, Martino Realty can assist you in purchasing a home or selling your current one. Contact us.