Eltingville Neighborhood Summary
Eltingville real estate is charming and inviting, featuring a delightful mix of Colonial and Hi Ranch houses in many shapes and sizes. Like many Staten Island communities, Eltingville has both single-family and two-family options available for interested buyers. Eltingville homes range in price from the mid $300,000's to $1,000,000, offering something for every budget. Homes in the higher price points tend to be more spacious and built in recent years, while the somewhat smaller and older houses are generally more affordable.
Eltingville is Gateway's commuting hub, making it a strong choice for those looking to buy a home in Staten Island, especially when combined with the neighborhood's bustling housing market featuring properties of all styles priced for every budget. The community's fabulous location has ensured Eltingville properties remain in demand, making this neighborhood a great pick for long-term value.
History of Eltingville
In its infancy, Eltingville was called South Side and later Sea Side before taking its current moniker from the Eltings, a well-known family who made the neighborhood their home during the 19th century. During the 1950s and 60s, the farmland that made up most of Eltingville was the scene of a home-building boom, with large swathes of land changing from agricultural to residential.
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Eltingville's Nearby Amenities
The majority of Eltingville's businesses are clustered in the shopping centers located along the northwestern border of the neighborhood. The rest of the neighborhood is devoted to tree-line streets populated with residential homes. However, because the neighborhood is fairly small, residents are never too far from the amenities they need. Eltingville is sandwiched between the Crescent Beach Park along the along the Lower Bay to the south and beautiful Latourette Park to the north, giving residents options for exploring nature and the outdoors without traveling far from home. There are a number of public schools serving all parts of the neighborhood as well as private schools both inside Eltingville and in nearby areas.
Transportation in Eltingville
Communting around and off the island is convenient for Eltingville residents, thanks to the Eltingville SIR train station located at on Richmond Road. From there, travelers can continue on to the St. George Terminal to take the ferry to Brooklyn. Additionally, the Eltingville Transit Station provides a place for commuters to "park and ride" to local bus stops. Express buses to midtown Manhattan also depart from the Transit Station. For those who prefer to drive, the Staten Island Expressway can be reached in fifteen minutes from the center of Eltingville, and the Verrazano Narrows Bridge is approximately twenty minutes away.
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