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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 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 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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