Oakwood

Staten Island

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Located in east central Staten Island near the southern shore, Oakwood is a middle-class neighborhood that primarily consists of one and two family homes and garden apartments. There are also various commercial establishments in the area along Hylan Boulevard. The neighborhood is bordered by Tysens Lane to the north, Great Kills Park to the south, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, and Kensico Street at Clarke Avenue to the west. Being near the Atlantic Ocean, Oakwood suffered major damage during Hurricane Sandy in October 2012. Several cemeteries lie in southwest side of the neighborhood, the most notable being Frederick Douglass Memorial Park. The neighborhood is also home to Monsignor Farrell High School, a secondary Catholic school. As is the case with many of the neighborhoods near the southern shore of Staten Island, many of Oakwood’s restaurants are of Italian cuisine. Two examples are Justino’s Pizza and Pizzeria Giove. For those craving diner foods like a burger, the Oakwood Diner is located on Amboy Road. Another notable dining venues is Canlon’s, a family owned Continental restaurant on North Railroad Avenue that offers foods such as pizza, seafood, and steaks. With regards to grocery shopping, supermarkets in Oakwood include a Super Stop & Shop, Pathmark, ShopRite, and NetCost Market. The area was originally dominated by farmland then an ocean resort in the beach area until the middle of the 20th Century. It was after the construction of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in November 1964 that Oakwood became suburbanized with more family homes and a leafy feel in the neighborhood. The Staten Island Railway has a stop in the area at the Oakwood Heights station and can provide access to most other parts of Staten Island. The S57, S76, S78, S79, and S86 buses also provide service throughout the area. By Rory Sasson

Neighborhood Highlights

Buses:

S57
S76
S78
S79 SBS
S86
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Rental Prices:

$1,472 ― $1,958

Sales Prices:

$353,000 ― $470,000

Landmarks:

N/A

School Districts:

31

Police Precincts:

122

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