Todt Hill

Staten Island

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Todt Hill stands 412 feet tall, the highest natural point of all the boroughs and the highest elevation on the eastern seaboard south of Maine. With its vast woodlands and wide-open spaces, Todt Hill it is one of the most secluded an expensive enclaves in Staten Island. The name comes from the Dutch word for dead and was thought to refer to the cemetery at the southwestern border near New Dorp. The area is roughly bounded by Todt Hill Road at the west, Richmond Road at the east, and Ocean Hill Terrace at the north. There are no curbs or sidewalks in Todt Hill. Lush lawns, tall trees and flowering shrubs give the community the leafy luxury of an upscale suburb. While there is no public transportation, the Staten Island Expressway is just minutes away. Traffic is one of the downsides of Todt Hill, but the large and architecturally diverse homes (sprawling ranches, colonial clapboards, Tudors and faux French castles) are a trade-off for those who value their privacy. At one time, Todt Hill was home to mafia dons like Gambino crime boss Paul Castellano and Mob Wives’ star Drita D’avanzo. Today, a cross section of professionals, business owners and Wall Street types make up the tony neighborhood. Its parks, ponds and country club are a draw for affluent families, as are its fine public schools including the Michael J.Petrides School (teaching K-12th grade) and Staten Island Technical High School (which requires an entrance exam). The oldest independent private school in the borough, Staten Island Academy, is also located in Todt Hill.

Neighborhood Highlights

Buses:

S53
S74
S76
S84
S86
S93
X15

Rental Prices:

$3,728 ― $8,122

Sales Prices:

$895,000 ― $1,949,000

Landmarks:

N/A

School Districts:

31

Police Precincts:

122

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  • sam
    November 11th 2014
    Beautiful tree-lined streets and million dollar homes. A great family area if you can afford it.

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