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
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,705 Sqft
0.00 Acres
1971 Built
Average Home Prices
Low $90k Avg $571k High $1.3M
Home Price / Sq. Ft
Low $218 Avg $353 High $682

Current Listings in Great Kills

Great Kills - Unique Oversized 3 Bedroom, 3 Bat...

Photo of Listing #1111687

$575,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,100 ft²


64 Margaret St, Staten Island, NY

MLS® #1111687

Great Kills - Unique Oversized 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath Side Hall Colonial. 1st Floor - Large Entry Foyer Or Mud Room, Living Room, Large Formal Dining Room, Large 23' Eat-in Kitchen With Dining Area And Door To Private Yard, Finished Room (can Be 4th Bdrm, Den Or...

Country Lovers Will Appreciate This Private Set...

Photo of Listing #1106073

$525,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,838 ft²


163 Hillcrest St, Staten Island, NY

MLS® #1106073

Country Lovers Will Appreciate This Private Setting Loaded With Charm! As You Enter From The Large Front Porch , This 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Home Offers A Balcony With Builtin Bookcases Overlooking The Open Concept Floor Plan. Hardwood Floors, Fireplace, Stained...

Own This Gorgeous 2 Bedroom Home Featuring Hard...

Photo of Listing #1111663

$399,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 944 ft²


34 Stonecrest Ct, Staten Island, NY

MLS® #1111663

Own This Gorgeous 2 Bedroom Home Featuring Hardwood Floors, Fireplace, Skylights, And A Completely Redone Custom Backyard With Pavers And New Pvc Fence, Roof 2 Months Old With Warranty A/c 2 Years Old And Water Heater Is 1 Year.

Studio Apartment With In Private Gated Communit...

Photo of Listing #1111626

$90,000 Active

  • 1 Baths
  • 240 ft²


485 Armstrong Ave F3, Staten Island, NY

MLS® #1111626

Studio Apartment With In Private Gated Community Located In Eltingville. Maintenance Includes Taxes, Water, Gas, Garbage, Has Parking. Near Lots Of Shopping And Transportation.