Staten Island Real Estate
Staten Island is New York City’s least populous borough and is by far the most suburban like out of all the Boroughs. The Staten Island real estate market varies greatly across the island in terms of population density, type of real estate properties available in a given neighborhood, nearby commercial or retail activity, access to public transportation and a great variety of other factors.
Generally speaking, the Staten Island Real estate market can be divided into three main sections, the North Shore, Mid Island, and South Shore. These sections are then themselves subdivided further.
North Shore Staten Island Real Estate
The North Shore of Staten Island for real estate purposes includes the neighborhoods of St. George, Port Richmond, Mariner’s Harbor, Westerleigh, Meiers Corners, Graniteville, Castleton Corners, West Brighton, New Brighton, Tompkinsville, Stapleton, Park Hill, Clifton, and Rosebank. The Staten Island Expressway is considered the Southern Border of the North Shore.
Overall, the North Shore is the most developed section of Staten Island in terms of population density, and can generally be considered the section which most resembles the other boroughs. The Staten Island ferry at St. George can be found here and serves as a connection to lower Manhattan. The east side of the North Shore contains the Staten Island railroad which connects to the ferry and runs along the entirety of Staten Island’s eastern section all the way south to Tottenville.
The area around St. George and the eastern Waterfront section is currently slated for a multitude of high profile real estate development projects, including an outlet mall, and various hotels. Waterfront promenades are also planned for construction.
Mid Island Staten Island Real Estate
Staten Island’s Mid Island real estate market region is generally considered to be bordered on the northern end by the Staten Island Expressway, Arthur Kill Road in the Southwest and Tysen’s Lane in the South East. This section of Staten Island is also generally subdivided further in the West and East Shores, the Gateway (near the Verrazano Bridge), and Heartland Section.
The Staten Island Mall and the Richmond Avenue retail corridor are located in the Heartland Section, while the Hylan Boulevard retail corridor can be found along the East Shore and Gateway regions. The eastern portion of the Mid Island is served by the Staten Island Railroad. The property lots in this section are generally larger than those on the North Shore and range from townhouses to large mansions. The mid-island section along with the South Shore offers a more traditional Staten Island living experience in the sense that these have a very suburban atmosphere to them.
South Shore Staten Island Real Estate
Generally understood to stretch from the Southernmost point of Staten Island in the Tottenville neighborhood to Arthur Kill Road in the North West, and Tysens Lane in the North East, the South Shore section of Staten Island is the least dense in terms of population and traffic.
Major retail shopping can be found in The Bricktown shopping center located in Charleston.