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Charleston Neighborhood Summary
The gated retirement community of the Tides provides waterfront living at affordable prices. Additionally, there are plenty of single-family homes and multifamily units available on the real estate market. Find out about all the Charleston has to offer by contacting us today.
History of Charleston
The Androvette family settled Charleston in the late 17th century. They named their new settlement Androvetteville, but with the Industrial Revolution came a new brick factory and a name change to Kreischerville, after Archibald Kreischer, the man who built the Kreischer Brick Factory. The neighborhood name was finally changed to Charleston after Kreischer's son Charles Kreischer after the turn of the century. As the years went on, Charleston transformed from rural farmland to residential developments with the arrival of the Tides, an age 55+ housing community. In 2007, Bricktown Center, a large-scale retail development, was built and remains a major retail hub for the South Shore of Staten Island.
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Charleston's Nearby Neighborhoods
Charleston's Nearby Amenities
Unlike so many places in the five boroughs, Charleston remains an outpost of quietude, with a small population and a location far from the noise of the city. The Bricktown Center, however, allows access to premiere retail stores as well as restaurants and other services without having to leave the comfort of the neighborhood. Additionally, the 265-acre Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve provides visitors with the opportunity to hike, observe nature, and even go horseback riding. Clay Pits Park also has its own interpretive center in order to further educate the public on the Island's important natural resources. Charleston is home to one public school, and neighborhood school-age children attend other public and private schools in Tottenville and Rossville.
Charleston contains numerous public and private schools in and around the area. Courtesy of GreatSchools, we provide a map and more detailed information of schools in the area, please visit our Local Schools page.
Transportation in Charleston
Those working in New Jersey will find it easy to commute from Charleston via the Outerbridge Crossing or north via the West Shore Expressway. Both the Richmond Valley and Nassau train stations are located south of the heart of Charleston, and those looking travel across the Island can take the Richmond Parkway/Veterans Memorial Parkway all the way to the Staten Island Expressway and the Verrazano Narrows Bridge. Local buses makes stops at the Charleston bus depot on Arthur Kill Avenue.
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