Dongan Hills Neighborhood Summary
A phenomenal medley of Dongan Hills real estate options can be found throughout the community, where Colonial, Ranch and Cape houses are intermingled on quiet streets. The highly desirable location helps ensure property values stay secure, and Dongan Hills remains a real estate market in high demand.
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Homes in Dongan Hills' Communities
- Dongan Hills Colony is known for its luxury homes and quiet streets. This sought after town butts up against Dongan Hills Above Hylan and two other exclusive, higher-end neighborhoods - Todt Hill and Emerson Hill.
- Dongan Hills Above Hylan runs from Hylan Boulevard to Richmond Road. It is the home to many detached single family homes.
- Dongan Hills Below Hylan is located between Hylan Boulevard and the Atlantic Ocean. It borders South Beach, Midland Beach, and Dongan Hills Above Hylan Boulevard.
Close access to the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and the nearby Dongan Hills train station make travelling easy.
History of Dongan Hills
After World War II, Dongan Hills experienced a boom in new home development. These houses consisted primarily of single-family dwellings, many of which can still be found within the community today. In November of 1964, the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge was officially opened, creating a direct link between Staten Island and Brooklyn. This created a new surge of interest in Dongan Hills, as residents of Brooklyn took advantage of the bustling new community, which has remained popular ever since.
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Dongan Hills' Amenities
Dongan Hills' most beloved amenity is the Frankin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach, which serves as a local hang out and entertainment venue for residents. The Ocean Breeze Park sprawls along 110 acres, featuring a medley of wetlands, grasslands, forests and sand dunes, alongside a track and field complex. Its location adjacent to the boardwalk helps ensure its use by the community. Further from the ocean, Todt Hill provides a serene refuge for nearby home owners.
Dongan Hills Schools
The main public school for Dongan Hills students is the John C. Thompson School, which boasts test scores higher than the city's average. George L. Egbert middle school and New Dorp High School serve older students, while St. Christopher's is a private Catholic school attended by many of the region's elite and devoted.
Dongan Hills Transportation
In addition to vehicle commuter traffic, Dongan Hills has numerous public transportation options. The Staten Island Railway is a popular method of transit, with the Dongan Hills station located within the ommunity, while numerous local and express bus routes also zip residents to and from their destinations.
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