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New Brighton Neighborhood Summary
With an attractive mix of historic housing styles coupled with its closeness to the St. George Ferry Terminal, the neighborhood is drawing in families, professionals, tradespeople, and creative types, all looking for a culturally-diverse atmosphere with affordable, well-built homes.
The real estate market in New Brighton has a lot to offer home buyers in search of older homes or more contemporary properties reasonably priced to fit their budgets. Come discover Staten Island's seaside history in New Brighton.
History of New Brighton
New Brighton is a veritable history lesson in Staten Island architecture. The properties are a striking mix of Gothic, Second-Empire, and Queen Anne Victorian houses built in the late 19th century, many still an pristine condition, telling the tale of the wealthy Manhattanites who used the neighborhood as their exclusive stamping grounds. St. Peter's Cathedral, built in 1844 and expanded in 1891, is another important historical landmark in New Brighton located on St. Mark's Place. While the neighborhood saw a reduction in population after the construction of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge, New Brighton's popularity is once again on the rise with those looking to live in a neighborhood with a rich historical and cultural fabric as well as close proximity to the St. George Ferry Terminal.
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New Brighton's Nearby Amenities
New Brighton is a small residential neighborhood, but that doesn't mean it's not without its share of amenities. There are plenty of places to shop on Richmond Avenue along the waterfront to the north of the neighborhood, including a year-round farmer's market. Jones Woods Park, a 17-acre wooded area with picnic tables, is located on the south end of New Brighton and connected to the Skyline Playground. But New Brighton's most well-known landmark is Sailors' Snug Harbor, a 83-acre park, cultural center, and botanical garden housed in and around pristine cira-19th century buildings. With its storied history relating New Brighton's role as a bustling seaport, Snug Harbor is one of Staten Island's most popular destinations.
New Brighton Schools
New Brighton contains numerous public and private schools in and around the area. Courtesy of GreatSchools, we provide a map and more detailed information of schools in the area, please visit our Local Schools page.
Transportation in New Brighton
Commuting from New Brighton is easy, thanks to the St. George Ferry Terminal, just five minutes east of the neighborhood. Local buses stop along Jersey Street, Prospect Avenue, Lafayette Avenue, Brighton Avenue, and Richmond Terrace. Car commuters can access the Verrazano Bridge by heading south and hopping on the Staten Island Expressway.
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