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
3 Baths
1,347 Sqft
1964 Built
Average Home Prices
Low $399k Avg $509k High $850k
Home Price / Sq. Ft
Low $246 Avg $392 High $541

Current Listings in Clifton

This Is A Beautiful Total Renovation 2 Family H...

Photo of Listing #1141597

$850,000 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 1,987 ft²


82 Laurel Ave, Staten Island, NY

MLS® #1141597

This Is A Beautiful Total Renovation 2 Family House (6 Over 6) That Is Near Everything. Comes With A 4 Car Garage. Main Apartment: 3 Bedrooms +full Finished Basement . Second Apartment :3 Bedrooms +2 Bedrooms( Attic) . Property Tax Only 4685/year. Updated E...

Welcoming This Gorgeous, Semi-detached Single-f...

Photo of Listing #1139263

$628,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,405 ft²


53 Merivale Ln, Staten Island, NY

MLS® #1139263

Welcoming This Gorgeous, Semi-detached Single-family House In The Heart Of Clifton, Staten Island. This Triplex Is 15x39 Building On 23x82 Lot. R3-2 Zoning, Built In The Year Of 2002. This Lovely Home Was Newly Renovated And Updated Two Years Ago And Remain...

Don't Let The Outside Deceive You!! Special Tow...

Photo of Listing #1142133

$529,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,500 ft²


89 Townsend Ave, Staten Island, NY

MLS® #1142133

Don't Let The Outside Deceive You!! Special Townhouse 3bedroom . Move-in Conditions . Entry, Living, Dining Room Combo, Hardwood Floor , 1/2 Bath, Eat In Kitchen Sliders To Deck W/gazebo. Master Bedroom, Full Bath, Walk In Closet. Two More Bedroom. Basemen...

1st Floor Consists Of An Open Concept Livingroo...

Photo of Listing #1141306

$485,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 896 ft²


26 Ellington St, Staten Island, NY

MLS® #1141306

1st Floor Consists Of An Open Concept Livingroom, Dining Room And Kitchen Combo. There's A 1/2 Bath Off The Kitchen. 2nd Floor Has Two Bedrooms And Full Bathroom. There Is A Finished Basement With 3/4 Bath And Separate Side Entrance. Nice Long Driveway That...