Arrochar is a neighborhood located in northeastern Staten Island, located literally in the shadow of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, with South Beach, Fort Wadsworth, Concord, Old Town, and Dongan Hill its bordering neighbors. 

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Arrochar Community Summary

Commuters love Arrochar's accessibility to Brooklyn and Manhattan, making it an increasingly popular place to settle down on Staten Island. The market currently consists of a number of well-built single family houses and economical homes in multifamily dwellings, so call today for more information on your new home in Arrochar.

History of Arrochar

During the mid-nineteenth century, immigrants from Scotland an area just a few miles from both the Narrows and the island's Lower Bay and named it after the Glasgow village where its first Scottish settler, W.W. MacFarland, was born. But before MacFarland or any other Europeans came along, the Lenape Indian tribe called the neighborhood home. Arrochar was also once home to renowned architect Henry Hobson Richardson, whose circa-1867 Beaux-Art mansion still stands and greets visitors as they enter the island via the Verrazano Bridge. Now, the neighborhood is home to a culturally-diverse group of residents.

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Arrochar's Nearby Neighborhoods

East Coast Fort Wadsworth South Beach

Arrochar's Nearby Amenities

Arrochar consists of mostly single and multifamily homes and smaller businesses situated along its major roadways Hylan Boulavard, McClean Avenue, and Sand Lane. McClean Avenue is where the majority of Arrochar's amenities are located, including restaurants, shops, grocery stores, doctor's offices, and banks, and given the neighborhood's relatively modest size, most residents are never far from everything they need. There are both public schools and private Catholic schools nearby, as well as parks and open spaces, such as Ocean Breeze Park in neighboring South Beach. South Beach is a popular spot to catch a breathtaking view of the Verrazano Bridge at sunset or walk along the two-mile FDR boardwalk near the ocean's shore.

Arrochar Schools

Arrochar is close to a number of public and private schools for K-12 students, as well as institutes of higher learning, such as Empire State College. Within the confines of Arrochar are two prominent Catholic girls schools - St. Joseph Hill Academy and St. John's Villa. For a map, more detailed information, and reviews of schools you can find all across Staten Island, please visit our Local Schools page. 

Transportation in Arrochar

Since Arrochar is one of the nearest neighborhoods to the Bridge, commuting off the island is a breeze. It's also close to the Staten Island Expressway, which can take drivers and commuters who work in New Jersey across the island with ease. Local and Manhattan express buses make multiple stops along McClean Avenue and Lily Pond Avenue. The Old Town train station is a mile away, and the Grasmere station is also just a mile from the neighborhood. The St. George ferry terminal is less than 15 minutes north of the neighborhood and easily accessible via Lily Pond Avenue and Bay Street.

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Arrochar Real Estate

Average Home Statistics
3 Beds
3 Baths
1,785 Sqft
1958 Built
Average Home Prices
Low $399k Avg $733k High $1.3M
Home Price / Sq. Ft
Low $222 Avg $460 High $959

Current Listings in Arrochar

Commuters Delight!! Situated On Top Of Hill On ...

Photo of Listing #1124299

$1,295,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 2,194 ft²


21 Columbia Ave, Staten Island, NY

MLS® #1124299

Commuters Delight!! Situated On Top Of Hill On 100 X 100 Lot. 5 Minutes To Vz Bridge In Desirable Arrochar ,is This Charming,totally Renovated 4-5 Bedroom,5 Bath Home With A 2 Car Garage. As You Enter Into A Large Living Room You Will See The Beautiful Hard...

Beautiful Large 2 Family Detached Offers You Al...

Photo of Listing #1118717

$999,900 Active

  • 7 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,304 ft²


28 Macfarland Ave, Staten Island, NY

MLS® #1118717

Beautiful Large 2 Family Detached Offers You All The Comforts You Will Need. Welcome To This Totally Renovated 6 Over 7, 2 Family Home. Located In A Lovely Tree Lined Street Just 5 Min To The Vz Bridge. First Level Features Hardwood Floors, Crown Molding, &...

Great Investment Opportunity! Can Extend Or Bui...

REDUCED 3% Photo of Listing #1122333

$924,999 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,160 ft²


188 Cedar Ave, Staten Island, NY

MLS® #1122333

Great Investment Opportunity! Can Extend Or Build On Additional Lot, 2 Car Detached Garage, 1 Block To Verrazano 7 Over 6. Finished Basement, New Heating, Freshly Painted, Must See.

A Must See Renovated 2 Family Detached House. F...

Photo of Listing #1119940

$849,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,424 ft²


69 Windom Ave, Staten Island, NY

MLS® #1119940

A Must See Renovated 2 Family Detached House. Full Finished Basement With Full Bath Access To Yard. Close To Verrazano Bridge And Short Distance To Beach. No Flood Insurance.