All about the Staten Island neighborhood Todt Hill
Staten Island is broken down into 14 different zip codes from 10301 to 10314 and into 67 different neighborhoods. Throughout this series of blogs, we will be discussing each and every neighborhood on Staten Island as well as breaking down the history, what stands there today and transportation and what community district it falls into. Staten Island is broken up into three different community districts which are: North Shore, Mid-Island, and South Shore.
Today we will be breaking down all the history about the Staten Island neighborhood, Todt Hill. This neighborhood is home to the Mid-Island & the zip code 10301, 10304, 10306. Todt Hill is a 401-foot-tall hill made of serpentine rock. It is the highest point in the Atlantic coastal plain, spanning from Florida to Cape Cod, and the highest natural point among the five boroughs of New York City. Although much of the area around the ridge is built and residential, the peak is mostly covered in forests as part of the Staten Island Greenbelt. It is regarded as one of Staten Island's most upscale and exclusive neighborhoods.
These days, luxurious structures in the hills along the eastern side of the ridge which most island geographers include in the Dongan Hills neighborhood are also referred to as “Todt Hill.”Todt Hill has two small, naturally occurring ponds, and a Roman Catholic priory is close to the top. In the 1960s, the private school Staten Island Academy relocated its campus to Todt Hill. Adjacent to the Moravian Cemetery lies a golf course, each with its own manmade pond. If not, the hill is made up of private residences or parks. Todt Hill lacks public transportation and sidewalks on most of its streets, notably Todt Hill Road, the major road in the area. The unmarked elevation rise at the junction of Dalemere Road and Chapin Avenue is the site of greatest height.
Todt Hill is served by many bus lines along Richmond Road including S74, S76, S84, S86 as the local buses and SIM15 as the express bus that serves the neighborhood.
As you may see, Staten Island exudes so much history that is still honored throughout our neighborhoods. Todt Hill is home to many people from Staten Island. The neighborhood is covered in every corner with many food spots, transportation, parks and schools. This neighborhood is worth learning more about and living.
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