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
4 Beds
3 Baths
1,777 Sqft
1968 Built
Average Home Prices
Low $399k Avg $741k High $1.1M
Home Price / Sq. Ft
Low $265 Avg $433 High $612

Current Listings in Arrochar

Remarks: Introducing This Tremendous, Oversized...

REDUCED 4% Photo of Listing #1142818

$1,149,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,748 ft²


8 Bionia Ave, Staten Island, NY

MLS® #1142818

Remarks: Introducing This Tremendous, Oversized Colonial Style Single Family 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths Sits On 75x100 Lot In Arrochar Section Of Staten Island. This Open Concept Presents Spacious Living Room/dining Room Leads To A Sun Filled Enclosed Patio, Brand...

Beautiful Brand New Construction! Building For ...

Photo of Listing #1136343

$1,050,000 Active

  • 8 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,000 ft²


109 Hastings St, Staten Island, NY

MLS® #1136343

Beautiful Brand New Construction! Building For Sale! Great For Self Use Or As An Investment! 2 Family Mix-use W. Basement. 21x48 By 30x100. First Floor Features A Spacious 1000sf Commercial Space With .5 Baths. 2nd & 3rd Floor Offers 4 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bath...

2 Family Detached 4 Over 4. Terrific Opportunit...

Photo of Listing #1144923

$980,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 1,800 ft²


98 Robin Rd, Staten Island, NY

MLS® #1144923

2 Family Detached 4 Over 4. Terrific Opportunity As A Fixer Upper With Great Income Potential. Plenty Of Side Yard Space For Expansion. 1 1/2 Blocks From Beach View Of Verrazano Bridge On A Lovely Street. Level1: Entry Way Hall, Lr, Eik, Full Bath, 2 Bedroo...

Two Family In Arrochar. New Certificate Of Occu...

Photo of Listing #1143640

$888,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,450 ft²


145 Jackson Ave, Staten Island, NY

MLS® #1143640

Two Family In Arrochar. New Certificate Of Occupancy, Like A New Construction. Main Unit Has Two Bedrooms, Living Room, 3/4 Bath, Another 3/4 Bath In Master Bedroom, Entrance To Backyard. 2nd Unit Has Two Bedrooms, Living Room, And A Spacious Balcony. Conve...