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Grasmere Neighborhood Summary
Ease of commuting isn't Grasmere's only desirable feature. It's also home to Brady's Pond Park, one of Staten Island's most elite communities.
There are a wide variety of housing styles currently on the real estate market in Grasmere at a range of prices from more luxurious options near Brady's Pond to afford single-family and units in condominium communities. Come experience the convenience and quiet charm of Grasmere today.
History of Grasmere
The neighborhood was named Grasmere by Roderick Cameron during the mid-1800s after the bucolic lakeside village in England that bears the same name. Since its development during the 19th century, Grasmere remains a unique area on Staten Island, one more reminiscent of the country than the city.
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Grasmere's Nearby Neighborhoods
Grasmere's Nearby Amenities
In addition to Grasmere Lake and Brady's Pond, there's also Cameron Pond situated within the neighborhood. Grasmere's main business district exists along Hylan Boulevard, which connects the neighborhood to neighboring towns like Concord, Old Town, and Dongan Hills. Along Hylan, you'll find restaurants, grocery stores, banks, and other services. Grasmere is also close to Bay Street businesses, the South Beach boardwalk, and the Fort Wadsworth historical site. School-age children can attend school within Grasmere from elementary through high school, and private Catholic schools are located in nearby Concord and other surrounding neighborhoods.
At the end of 2013, the New York Public Library opened the Grasmere branch on South Street, a true educational boon to the neighborhood and welcome addition to the community. There are also a number of public schools near Grasmere, including PS 44 and PS 22 Graniteville, as well as daycare centers and preschools. Numerous businesses are located throughout the neighborhood, but the majority of retail amenities and services are situated on Richmond Avenue, Forest Avenue, and South Avenue.
Transportation in Grasmere
It's easy to access both public transportation as well as major roadways from Grasmere. With the Staten Island Expressway serving as the neighborhood's northern border, drivers can access the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in just a matter of minutes. They can also take the Expressway to the bridges to New Jersey. If drivers prefer to take the ferry to Brooklyn, the St. George Ferry Terminal is less than 10 minutes away. The Staten Island Railway stops at the Grasmere station, and the Old Town station is just south of Grasmere. Local and express buses serve the area via Hylan Boulevard, Clove Road, and Steuben Street.
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