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Grymes Hill Neighborhood Summary
Perched high atop the island with stunning vistas of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge and New York Harbor, the area is surrounded by natural beauty, populated with a diverse array of housing styles, from historic Center Hall Colonials to ornate Victorians to modern two-story and Ranch homes to affordable multifamily townhouses.
While real estate near the top of Grymes Hill can reach upward into the multimillion dollar range, more affordable houses for sale exist near the foot of the hill. Grand Victorians, stately Colonials, solidly-built Craftsman, and brick Capes occupy the market, so no matter what your taste and style, you'll find situated among the greenery and natural landscapes of Grymes Hill.
History of Grymes Hill
Home to both St. John's University and Wagner College, Grymes Hill has managed to keep over-development at bay even as the island's population has soared. Because of those efforts by the neighborhood's residents, Grymes Hill has held onto its reputation of the being the one of the most picturesque spots in Greater St. George. During its storied history, Grymes Hill has been a center of beer production before the Prohibition, which took place in a series of caves inside the hill. Now, the neighborhood is the island's hub of higher education, as well as being home to some of the island's finest, most historically significant homes.
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Grymes Hill's Nearby Neighborhoods
Grymes Hill's Nearby Amenities
Although Grymes Hill has few stores and amenities of its own, due in part to its residents' desire to keep the hill's rural character in tact, the neighborhood is bordered by other neighborhoods, such as Sunnyside, Park Hill, and Silver Lake, and Stapleton, as well as Victory Boulevard and Vanderbilt Avenue, where residents can shop, eat, and send their children to both public and private schools. Furthermore, Grymes Hill offers access to beautiful Clove Lakes Park and Silver Lake Gold Course, which is popular with those who love to hit the links.
Grymes Hill Schools
Grymes 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 Grymes Hill
Part of Grymes Hill's desirability lies in its proximity to the Staten Island Expressway, which provides the neighborhood's southern border. The Expressway gives commuters easy access both across the island and to the Verrazano Bridge, just a short ten-minute drive away. The SIR stops at the Grymes Hill station, which is less than two miles away, and local buses make stops at Arlo Road, Howard Avenue, Van Duzer Street, Targee Street, Richmond Road, and Narrows Road North.
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