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
1,123 Sqft
1959 Built
Average Home Prices
Low $425k Avg $456k High $500k
Home Price / Sq. Ft
Low $299 Avg $425 High $555

Current Listings in Clifton

Brilliant Brick Home In Staten Island! Original...

Photo of Listing #1144911

$500,000 Acceptance

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,152 ft²


220 Vanderbilt Ave, Staten Island, NY

MLS® #1144911

Brilliant Brick Home In Staten Island! Originally Built In 1940 And Situated On A Sizable Lot, This Spacious 4br/2ba, 1,152sqft Home Has Been Beautifully Maintained And Updated Throughout The Years, While Retaining Antiquated Charm And Splendor. Enter The H...

Great Town Home In Excellent Move-in Condition....

Photo of Listing #1143586

$435,000 Acceptance

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 784 ft²


41 Greenfield Ct, Staten Island, NY

MLS® #1143586

Great Town Home In Excellent Move-in Condition. Updated Two Large Bedroom Townhouse Featuring: Spacious And Airy Living Room W/ Stunning Wood Floors, New Eat In Kitchen Equipped With Stainless Steel, 1.5bath, Full Finished Basement With Assigned Parking. Ve...

Excellent Opportunity To Own A Fully Detached S...

Photo of Listing #1132465

$425,000 Acceptance

  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1,420 ft²


218 Tompkins Ave, Staten Island, NY

MLS® #1132465

Excellent Opportunity To Own A Fully Detached Single Family Home Near The Verrazzano Bridge, Minutes To Ferry And Brooklyn. This Dream Home Is Complete With It's Own Green House In The Back. Must See To Appreciate !