The neighborhood of Oakwood in Staten Island's Gateway district is located along the eastern shore, surrounded by Bay Terrace, Lighthouse Hill, and New Dorp Beach. Oakwood's greatest attraction is its small town feel with winding roads and few sidewalks. Its tree-lined streets are lined with single-family and semi-detached homes, and nearby Cedar Grove Beach provides residents and visitors with one of the best beach-going experiences on the island.

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Oakwood Neighborhood Summary

Oakwood's real estate market consists primarily of detached and semi-detached homes a wide array of prices, as well as a handful of condos and townhouses. If you're looking for Small Town USA on Staten Island, look no further than the neighborhood of Oakwood.

History of Oakwood

Oakwood was once comprised of swathes of farmland and pastures with a resort on the beachfront, both of which have now given way to residential housing. While the vast majority of Oakwood residences are upper-to-middle single-family homes, there are pockets of luxury housing in parts of the neighborhood.

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Oakwood's Nearby Neighborhoods

Bay Terrace New Dorp Oakwood New Dorp Beach
Richmond Town  

Oakwood's Nearby Amenities

Most of Oakwood is private residences with its business and commercial districts clustered around Hylan Boulevard and near the train station on South Railroad Avenue. Both areas provide residents with shops, restaurants, and other conveniences nearby their homes. A large shopping center is also located next door in the New Dorp Beach neighborhood. One of Oakwood's most popular attractions is the Cedar Grove Beach on the waterfront. Not long ago, the beach was private with a number of family-owned bungalows occupying the sandy strip of land. The family-friendly beach is now open to the public and features paths, restrooms, and public art installations. Additionally, Oakwood borders Great Kills Park and is close to Midland and South beaches. A number of private and public schools are located throughout the neighborhood and in nearby neighborhoods.

Oakwood Schools

At the end of 2013, the New York Public Library opened the Oakwood 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 Oakwood, 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 Oakwood

Most Oakwood residents prefer to drive, but there are still plenty of public transportation options. The Oakwood Heights train station on South Railroad Avenue provides commuters with access to the St. George Ferry terminal, while local and express buses make stops along Guyon Avenue and Hylan Boulevard. For those who choose to travel by car, the entrance to the Staten Island Expressway is approximately twenty minutes away, and the Outerbridge Crossing to New Jersey is fifteen minutes from the neighborhood.

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Oakwood Real Estate

Average Home Statistics
4 Beds
3 Baths
1,834 Sqft
1979 Built
Average Home Prices
Low $499k Avg $694k High $1.1M
Home Price / Sq. Ft
Low $266 Avg $413 High $613

Current Listings in Oakwood

A Rare Opportunity To Own This Spacious 3400 Sq...

REDUCED 11% Photo of Listing #1120416

$1,100,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 4,130 ft²


222 Guyon Ave, Staten Island, NY

MLS® #1120416

A Rare Opportunity To Own This Spacious 3400 Sq Ft ''victorian'' Gem. Relax On The Expansive Wrap-around Porch And Read Your Favorite Book. Step Inside And View The Hand-crafted Woodwork, Beautiful Archways And Original Staircase Which Leads You To 4 Bedroo...

18526h-new Development!! Custom 1 Family Detach...

Photo of Listing #1121758

$949,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,200 ft²


489 Riga St, Staten Island, NY

MLS® #1121758

18526h-new Development!! Custom 1 Family Detached New Construction In Oakwood. Excellent Builder Package With High-end Upgrades Throughout. House Offers 3200 Sq Ft. Of Livable Space; All 3 Levels Above Ground With Open Layout Perfect Location, Close To Hyla...

Click On ''aerial Tour'' New Construction, 2 Fa...

Photo of Listing #1123890

$899,026 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 2,376 ft²


36 Guyon Ave, Staten Island, NY

MLS® #1123890

Click On ''aerial Tour'' New Construction, 2 Family Semi, 6/6, Full Basement And Garage. Buyer Pays Transfer Taxes, Water Meter And Survey Charges. Taxes To Be Determined By Nycdof. Pictures Are Of Model Home, House To Be Built Similar.

Extra Large Corner Property 68x100well Maintai...

Photo of Listing #1123861

$879,900 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,584 ft²


312 Tysens Ln, Staten Island, NY

MLS® #1123861

Extra Large Corner Property 68x100well Maintained With Detached Garagewonderful For Outside Entertaining Great Off Street Parking And Street Parking. Close To Shopping And Train , Local And Express Buses. Full Unfinished Basement Utilities And Washer/dryer...