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Fort Wadsworth Neighborhood Summary
Now, the Fort Wadsworth neighborhood, located under the Verrazano Narrows Bridge, provides unparalleled access to one of the most historically-significant points in New York State, and its mix of old and new homes in a variety of styles and prices make it attractive to would-be buyers looking for an escape from city life.
Homes for sale in Fort Wadsworth offer buyers reasonably-priced alternatives to both the city and more expensive neighborhoods on Staten Island. With a mix of single families and town houses in all different styles, those seeking residential real estate options are sure to something that will fit them like glove in the area. Don't miss out; come experience history first-hand in Fort Wadsworth.
History of Fort Wadsworth
During the American Civil War, Fort Wadsworth stood as a mirror-image across the bay from Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn. These two fortifications provided protection from the advances of the Confederate armies at major entry points to the rest of the eastern seaboard. However, the Fort dates back two centuries before the civil war, when it kept the United State safe from the British during the Revolutionary War. Although the Fort no longer acts as protection against invaders, it is still a prominent feature along the Staten Island coastline, providing visitors with the opportunity to take a history lesson in the area's importance to national defense via museums, memorials, and a visitor's center that offers guided tours.
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Fort Wadsworth's Nearby Neighborhoods
Fort Wadsworth's Nearby Amenities
Fort Wadsworth is bordered by the neighborhoods of Shore Acres, Arrochar, Concord, and Rosebank, making it easily-accessible to anything its residents may need, from schools to stores to parks to playgrounds. Furthermore, Fort Wadsworth is situated right at the entry/exit point of the Verrazano Bridge and the Staten Island Expressway, and just four miles away from the St. George terminal, making it a popular place for commuters to reside.
Fort Wadsworth Schools
Fort Wadsworth 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 Fort Wadsworth
The neighborhood's ease of commuting to places both on and off the island continues to make it a sought-after area on Staten Island. Car commuters can get on the Verrazano Bridge at Fort Wadsworth and be in Brooklyn in less than ten minutes or in mid-town Manhattan in thirty minutes. Additionally, local buses serve Bay Street, which runs through the neighborhood, as well as McClean Avenue/Battery Road. Train commuters can catch the SIR at Grasmere and Old Town stations, west of Fort Wadsworth.
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