Annadale

Staten Island

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This chunk of Staten Island's south shore was settled by French Huguenots in the 1700s who farmed the land and harvested oysters from Raritan Bay. When the ancestor of today's Staten Island Railway arrived in 1860, the station was named after the treasurer's wife - Anna Seguine - and the neighborhood has been Annadale ever since. The waning years of the 20th century brought spirited development to quiet Annadale, and its streets of single- and two-family homes and townhouses. A secluded stretch of shoreline property, bought in the 1920s by newcomers from Spain and nicknamed "Spanish Camp," was sold and turned into upscale mansion-like housing. Meanwhile, former woodland was being cleared in Annadale for thousands of modern housing units. The bulldozers left 26 acres in the heart of the neighborhood that became Blue Heron Park Preserve. With six glacial ponds the preserve has expanded to 222 acres and is part of New York City's celebrated Staten Island Bluebelt, designed to manage storm water cheaply and efficiently. Brougham Cottage, dating to 1720 and the oldest continuously occupied house on Staten Island, is perched on the park's waters. The different sections of Annadale are defined by their relationship to the country-like Blue Heron Park and its nature center. Commercial services are available in the town center along Seguine Avenue. Annadale is defined by the shoreline to the east and railroad line to the west and from Hales Avenue in the north to Arbitus Avenue in the south. It is a 25-minute ride on the Staten Island Rapid Transit to the Ferry Terminal for the trip to Manhattan. Bus line 24 runs to Manhattan.

Neighborhood Highlights

Buses:

S55
S59
S78
X24

Rental Prices:

$1,708 ― $2,822

Sales Prices:

$410,000 ― $677,500

Landmarks:

N/A

School Districts:

31

Police Precincts:

123

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