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.

Reach out to Tom Crimmins Realty today to schedule a home tour of Arrochar. Simply contact us via email or give us a call at 718.370.3200.

Arrochar Real Estate

Average Home Statistics
3 Beds
3 Baths
1,934 Sqft
1970 Built
Average Home Prices
Low $500k Avg $793k High $1.8M
Home Price / Sq. Ft
Low $298 Avg $452 High $739

Current Listings in Arrochar

Welcome To 44 Columbia Ave., A Contractor's Dre...

REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #1128172

$1,775,000 Acceptance

  • 4 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 5,200 ft²


44 Columbia Ave, Staten Island, NY

MLS® #1128172

Welcome To 44 Columbia Ave., A Contractor's Dream. This Impressive 4/5 Bedroom, 6 Bathroom, 5,600 Sq Ft Colonial Is Situated Down A Private Driveway. There Was No Expense Spared While Building This. A True Labor Of Love, This Home Sits On More Than 11,000 S...

Modern, Big, Bold And Beautiful - An Architectu...

Photo of Listing #1129861

$1,585,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 3,995 ft²


40 Hastings St, Staten Island, NY

MLS® #1129861

Modern, Big, Bold And Beautiful - An Architectural Masterpiece. Located In Prestigious Arrochar, Seconds From The Verrazzano Bridge This Newly Built Home Is A Palace Fit For You.once You Enter, The Cathedral Height Ceilings Are Awe Inspiring. They Are Compl...

All Brick 2 Family Ranch Located In The Heart O...

Photo of Listing #1128566

$859,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,880 ft²


27 Arthur Ave, Staten Island, NY

MLS® #1128566

All Brick 2 Family Ranch Located In The Heart Of Arrochar. Main Unit Features A Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen With Access To Deck & Yard, 2nd Unit Is On 1st Level With One Bedroom, Kitchen, Living Room And Full Bath.

Location! Location! Two Family Detached House W...

REDUCED 1% Photo of Listing #1128024

$799,888 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 1,467 ft²


88 Macfarland Ave, Staten Island, NY

MLS® #1128024

Location! Location! Two Family Detached House W/ Huge Backyard And Inground Pool.. This House Features Custom Kitchen With Granite Countertops, Sliders To Patio, Dining Room, Hardwood Floors Throughout. Master Bedroom With Cathedral Ceiling, Private Balcony...