Great Kills

Staten Island

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Located on the south shore of Staten Island, Great Kills is a family-friendly enclave that offers great public schools, parks, playgrounds, a beach, a marina and a mix of large and modest private homes. Many ex-Brooklynites flocked to the area for its suburban atmosphere, old world charm and affordable real estate. The town is bordered by Richmontown to the north, Oakwood to the east, Eltingville to the west and Great Kills harbor to the south. Kills is the Dutch word for “creek” or “channel” and many small streams dot the landscape. There’s also a long, sandy beach in Great Kills Park, at the southeast corner of the town. Yacht clubs and a marina are nestled near the water, along with grand homes, befitting their address on Mansion Avenue. Amboy Road, a commercial street that runs through the center of town, has beauty salons, bagel shops, Italian food markets, convenience stores, a large Pathmark, a public library and a couple of pizza parlors. New to town is Patrizio’s, a special occasion restaurant where waiters sing happy birthday. A perennial favorite, the Marina cafe, features a glass-covered dining room with views of the harbor.. The area is served by the Staten Island Railway and has many local and express buses. The commute to midtown Manhattan can take more than 90 minutes – whether you opt for an express bus or take a local train to the ferry to the subway. Most residents keep a car. By Fern Flamberg

Neighborhood Highlights

Buses:

S54
S59
S74
S79 SBS
S84
S89
X1
X4
X5
X7
X8
X15
X31

Rental Prices:

$1,250 ― $1,837

Sales Prices:

$300,000 ― $441,000

Landmarks:

N/A

School Districts:

31

Police Precincts:

122

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