Emerson Hill

Exclusivity is the name of the game in the affluent neighborhood of Emerson Hill, located between the Staten Island Expressway to the north and Brielle Avenue to the south.

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Emerson Hill Neighborhood Summary

Residents enjoy the security of living in a semi-gated community thanks to the many gates that separate Emerson Hill from the surrounding neighborhoods. The homes in the neighborhood are further obscured by abundant vegetation, making the area a secret oasis of luxury in midst of Staten Island.

Emerson Hill homes for sale are tucked away along quiet, narrow, tree-lined streets situated around the hills and valleys and always in high demand. Whether you're looking for an historic rambling old home or a smart Contemporary outfitted with all the most modern features, Emerson Hill has something surprising in store for the most discerning of home buyers seeking the highest standard of luxurious and comfortable real estate nestled among stunning, lush landscaping, complete with immaculate views.

History of Emerson Hill

Emerson Hill was named for one of its most prominent residents, Judge William Emerson, and his brother, writer and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson during the early 20th century. Judge Emerson was frequently visited by his brother Ralph, who had an affinity for the area. The beauty of the neighborhood continues to draw residents looking for elegance, comfort, and, in some cases, unparalleled views of New York Harbor.

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Emerson Hill's Nearby Neighborhoods

Grymes Hill Todt Hill

Emerson Hill's Nearby Amenities

In spite of its relative seclusion, the residential streets of Emerson Hill are still close to everything the residents therein could need or want. Hylan Boulevard just a few miles away with stores, shops, eateries, and other businesses. There are many private and public schools within close proximity to Emerson Hill, including Public School 54, Susan E. Wagner High School, Academy of St. Dorothy, Michael J. Petrides School, and Staten Island Academy in Todt Hill. Greenbelt trails abound in the parks around Emerson Hill, such as Westwood Park, Reed's Basket Willow Park, St. Francis Woodlands, and Brady's Pond Park in Grasmere, where swimmers can take a dip in the island's only swimmable freshwater pond.

Emerson Hill Schools

Emerson Hill 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 Emerson Hill

It's easy to head into midtown Manhattan from Emerson Hill. The Staten Island Expressway borders the neighborhood to the north, making it convenient for those who want to commute by car. The Grasmere and Old Town train stations make frequent weekday and weekend runs to the St. George Ferry Terminal, and express buses to midtown stop along Hylan Boulevard. There are also bus stops along Manor Road.

Reach out to Tom Crimmins Realty today to schedule a home tour of Emerson Hill. Simply contact us via email or give us a call at 718.370.3200.

Emerson Hill Real Estate

Average Home Statistics
5 Beds
4 Baths
2,821 Sqft
1938 Built
Average Home Prices
Low $949k Avg $1.4M High $2.2M
Home Price / Sq. Ft
Low $312 Avg $509 High $707

Current Listings in Emerson Hill

Increasingly Rare Top Of Hill Flat 2/3 Acre Dou...

Photo of Listing #1154071

$2,200,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 7 Baths
  • 3,110 ft²


220 Douglas Rd, Staten Island, NY

MLS® #1154071

Increasingly Rare Top Of Hill Flat 2/3 Acre Double Lot Parcel - Classic French Colonial Architecture With 5 Bedrooms, 7 Bedrooms, Multiple Kitchens And Fireplaces - Expansive Parklike Grounds With Pool, Tennis Court - Potentially Buildable Second Lot - Uniq...

Serenity Awaits You In This Charming Stone Hous...

Photo of Listing #1149972

$1,788,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 2,652 ft²


353 Douglas Rd, Staten Island, NY

MLS® #1149972

Serenity Awaits You In This Charming Stone House Set In Picturesque Emerson Hill.this Home With Its Views Of The River And Vnb Offers A Sense Of Seclusion And Privacy That Sets It Apart From Other Homes.the Majestic Entry Way Is Complete With An Oversized F...

Welcome To This Gorgeous Privately Gated Home S...

Photo of Listing #1150985

$1,100,000 Acceptance

  • 5 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,226 ft²


44 Douglas Rd, Staten Island, NY

MLS® #1150985

Welcome To This Gorgeous Privately Gated Home Situated On Top Of Emerson Hill. With The Views Including Water And The Verrazano Bridge, This Location Will Leave You Wowed. Walking Through The Foyer And Up The Steps To An Open Floor Plan With Opulent Window...

Introducing This Fabulous 2 Family Home In High...

Photo of Listing #1155431

$1,099,900 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,072 ft²


37 Wilson Ter, Staten Island, NY

MLS® #1155431

Introducing This Fabulous 2 Family Home In Highly Desirable Emerson Hill Neighborhood. Situated Above Street Level With Access From A Double Staircase. 3 Stories With An Attic And Private Parking. 1st Unit Features A Duplex Of Both First And Second Floors. ...