Steeped in the history of Staten Island itself, the Clifton neighborhood in Greater St. George is an older town situated along the waterfront in the northeast portion of the island. It's known for its traditional Victorian homes left over from a bygone era and an eclectic vibe that makes it unique to its surroundings.

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Clifton Neighborhood Summary

Facing the New York Harbor with the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge looming in the background, Clifton was once the personal playground of one of the country's most prominent families, the Vanderbilts. After seeing many changes, both positive and negative, the multicultural neighborhood seems poised for a reawakening, while the area's homes still remain affordable for those seeking to live on the island.

Homes for sale in Clifton include single family and townhouse units, and are generally priced more reasonably than real estate in neighboring areas. If you're interested in an affordable home with easy access to the rest of Greater St. George, Clifton might be just the place for you.

History of Clifton

Clifton was once a major hub, thanks to ferry service that provided access to Bayley Seton Hospital (previously the United State Public Health Service Hospital) and the National Institutes of Health. Some of remains of the old Bayley Seton Hospital's buildings still stand on the hospital's current location, stone edifices blanketed with ivy, harkening back to time of grandeur that can still be seen in these buildings and other structures on historic Vanderbilt Avenue, named after Cornelius Vanderbilt, the man behind Grand Central Terminal. One can almost hear the whispers of the past while traveling east on Vanderbilt, toward Bay Street and the waterfront.

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Clifton's Nearby Neighborhoods

Concord Rosebank Stapleton

Clifton's Nearby Amenities

Clifton is bordered by the neighborhoods of Grymes Hill, Concord, Stapleton, Rosebank, and Park Hill, which means that amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, shops, and schools are never more than a few minutes away. Staten Island is known for its propensity of parks, and Clifton is close to several, including Eibs Pond Park in Park Hill. Even Silver Lake at Clove Lakes Park is less than two miles from the neighborhood. There are also a number of public and private schools located in the area.

Clifton Schools

Clifton is close to a number of public and private schools for K-12 students, as well as institutes of higher learning, such as Wagner College, St. John's University, and the College of Staten Island. For a map and more detailed information of schools you can find all across Staten Island, please visit our Local Schools page.

Transportation in Clifton

The Staten Island Railway makes frequent stops at the Clifton station, located at the end of Vanderbilt Avenue on Bay Street. The train runs north to St. George, where commuters can hop on the ferry and head across the Bay into midtown Manhattan. The Stapleton train station is also nearby. Additionally, local buses run along Vanderbilt Avenue, and the Verrazano Narrows Bridge is less than three miles away, making it easy for car commuters to get off the island.

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Clifton Real Estate

Average Home Statistics
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,524 Sqft
1976 Built
Average Home Prices
Low $239k Avg $511k High $719k
Home Price / Sq. Ft
Low $210 Avg $339 High $449

Current Listings in Clifton

Beautiful One Family House Situated In Grymes H...

REDUCED 10% Photo of Listing #1127158

$719,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,190 ft²


61 Cedarcliff Rd, Staten Island, NY

MLS® #1127158

Beautiful One Family House Situated In Grymes Hill Area Which Features Three Bedrooms And An Oversized Living Room Kitchen. House Also Has A 2 Car Garage And A Resort Style Backyard. In Addition, It Also Includes A Pool And Large Backyard Deck.

Beautiful Home!!! Quiet Tree Lined Street - ...

REDUCED 7% Photo of Listing #1132312

$650,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,448 ft²


126 Norwood Ave, Staten Island, NY

MLS® #1132312

Beautiful Home!!! Quiet Tree Lined Street - Close To Schools(opposite Bayley Seton Hospital),shopping,bus,train,ferry And Expressway,five Mins Away From Bridge. Level 1: Living Rm,up 5 Stairs To Kitchen & Dining Rm,1/2 Bath. Level 2: Up 3 Stairs To Mst...

Welcome Home To This Fully Detached Raised Ranc...

Photo of Listing #1132866

$639,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,785 ft²


70 Norwood Ave, Staten Island, NY

MLS® #1132866

Welcome Home To This Fully Detached Raised Ranch With A Huge Lot. Enter Into This All Brick Home Into A Formal/separate Living Room That Leads To A Formal Dining Room That Is Adjacent To Kitchen. Down A Few Steps To A Family Room That Has Access To Garage A...

Single Family Semi-detached Home Located In Cli...

Photo of Listing #1132582

$599,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 1,405 ft²


72 Merivale Ln, Staten Island, NY

MLS® #1132582

Single Family Semi-detached Home Located In Clifton. House Is 15x39 And Lot Size Of 32x79 With R3-2 Zoning. The First Level Is The Entry And Step Down To The Family Room With A Half Bath. Level 2 Has A Living Room/dining Room Combo With Eat In Kitchen And H...