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
1,323 Sqft
1962 Built
Average Home Prices
Low $425k Avg $642k High $1.7M
Home Price / Sq. Ft
Low $299 Avg $465 High $982

Current Listings in Clifton

Attention Builders And Investors. This Is A Rar...

REDUCED 6% Photo of Listing #1148637

$1,650,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1,680 ft²


128 Townsend Ave, Staten Island, NY

MLS® #1148637

Attention Builders And Investors. This Is A Rare Opportunity To Come Across. 31,000 Sq Ft Of Buildable Lots Closed To The Bridges And The Staten Island Ferry At Clifton. Property Is Zoned For Six Detached Two Families Homes. The House Number And The Private...

Great Location! Close To Brooklyn And Public Tr...

Photo of Listing #1148302

$529,000 Acceptance

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,170 ft²


241 Skyline Dr, Staten Island, NY

MLS® #1148302

Great Location! Close To Brooklyn And Public Transportation! Rare End Unit Townhouse In Well Known Celebration Rainbow Hill Community Very Spacious And Kitchen Was Recently Renovated. First Floor Consists Of An Open Layout With Hardwood Floors Throughou...

Detached Home With 2 Stories And Basement. Hard...

Photo of Listing #1147915

$499,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,256 ft²


3 Bowen St, Staten Island, NY

MLS® #1147915

Detached Home With 2 Stories And Basement. Hardwood Floors Throughout. Level 1: Living, Dining Room, Kitchen To The Deck And Yard. Level2: Full Bath With 3 Bedrooms. Level 3: Finished Attic For Storage. House Needs A New Roof And Interior Renovations, Drive...

Gated Community At Celebration. Spacious 3 Bedr...

Photo of Listing #1149236

$474,800 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,204 ft²


50 Long Pond Ln, Staten Island, NY

MLS® #1149236

Gated Community At Celebration. Spacious 3 Bedroom Plus Townhome. Features Garage, Family Room With Sliders To Rear Yard . Basement Has Additional Room Which Can Be Used As A Den/office . 1 3/4 Bath , Eat-in Kitchen , Large Living Room/dining Room Combo Wit...