Great Kills

The neighborhood of Great Kills is situated in Staten Island's Gateway area, surrounded by Eltingville, Arden Heights, and Lighthouse Hill. With its access to the Lower Bay and proximity to public transportation options, Great Kills is growing in popularity not just with commuters but those looking for access to beaches, oceanside parks, and marinas.

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Great Kills Neighborhood Summary

The Great Kills' real estate market offers homebuyers an array of homes, from luxurious properties near the shore to affordable single family and multi-family dwellings. Whether you're looking for an old-fashioned Victorian or a contemporary home, there's something for every taste and budget in Great Kills.

Much of Great Kills real estate was built in the 1960's and mid-1980's, although there may be just as many exceptions—Great Kills has been an ever popular Staten Island community, and development has been slow but constant since the 1920's. As a result, houses in the area vary significantly in design, materials and architecture, offering a fantastic cornucopia of homes.

Great Kills homes for sale tend to start around $300,000, while condos can be found for less than $200,000. In addition, numerous properties fall within the $700,000 - $1,000,000 range, presenting a splendid collection of executive and luxury home options. These houses are spacious and refined, offering beautiful exteriors, superior craftsmanship and welcoming personal spaces.

History of Great Kills

Generations of families have been drawn to Great Kills, finding it comfortable, friendly, and filled with old-fashioned charm. Thanks to recent changes in the neighborhood's zoning ordinances, which place limits on building size as well as distance between residences, Great Kills has become much sought-after for those looking for some space around their homes. The neighborhood is frequently compared to a small town with a close-knit community.

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Great Kills's Nearby Neighborhoods

Concord Eltingville Oakwood
Richmond Town  

Great Kills's Nearby Amenities

Like many neighborhoods in Staten Island, Great Kills' commercial center is clustered around its train station on Amboy Road. There, residents can take advantage of the neighborhood's amenities including shops, restaurants, and a branch of the New York Public Library. Its many public and private schools are located at various spots in and around Great Kills, ensuring that all educational needs will be met of school-age children. The neighborhood is also home to Great Kills Park, where visitor can hike, bike, kayak, or enjoy the park's sandy beach. Boating enthusiasts can take advantage of Great Kills' marina, which has its own cafe.

Great Kills Schools

At the end of 2013, the New York Public Library opened the Great Kills 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 Great Kills, 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 Great Kills

While most prefer to own a car living in Staten Island, public transportation options abound. The Great Kills SIR train station, the quickest and most convenient way to commute from the neighborhood, provides service to the St. George ferry terminal. Local buses and express buses to midtown Manhatthan make stops along Giffords Lane and Nelson Avenue. The Staten Island Expressway is 15 minutes from the center of Great Kills, and the Verrazano Narrows Bridge is 20 minutes from the neighborhood.

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Great Kills Real Estate

Average Home Statistics
4 Beds
3 Baths
1,847 Sqft
1969 Built
Average Home Prices
Low $245k Avg $648k High $999k
Home Price / Sq. Ft
Low $213 Avg $371 High $618

Current Listings in Great Kills

Fabulous 2 Family 7/7 In Sought After Neighborh...

Photo of Listing #1116229

$798,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,700 ft²


204 Lamoka Ave, Staten Island, NY

MLS® #1116229

Fabulous 2 Family 7/7 In Sought After Neighborhood, 3 Bedrooms + Den + Office/sitting Room In Each Apartment, Separate Ghw And Central Air System, Oak Floors, Finished Basement With Bath. Near All Conveniences. Second Floor Addition Completed In 2006. Oppor...

One Family Semi-attached On Corner Lot. Feature...

Photo of Listing #1116227

$668,888 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,240 ft²


125 E Macon Ave, Staten Island, NY

MLS® #1116227

One Family Semi-attached On Corner Lot. Features Include Large Updated Eat In Kitchen With All The Bells And Whistles.granite Counters, Stainless Appliances And Tiled Backsplash. First Level Also Features, 3/4 Bath And 1 Car Garage. Walk Up To Main Living ...

Location, Location!! 3 Bedroom, Meticulously Ma...

Photo of Listing #1116226

$649,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,050 ft²


88 Oceanview Pl, Staten Island, NY

MLS® #1116226

Location, Location!! 3 Bedroom, Meticulously Maintained Ranch In ''old Great Kills'' On 40x110 Lot! Resort Style, Custom Pavered Backyard With 14x28 Heated, Salt Water In-ground Pool With Waterfall, Pvc Fencing And Park Like Lamps. Full, Finished Basement W...