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
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,631 Sqft
1970 Built
Average Home Prices
Low $489k Avg $713k High $1.2M
Home Price / Sq. Ft
Low $301 Avg $465 High $760

Current Listings in Oakwood

Beautiful Detached Home Located On Private Stre...

Photo of Listing #1141043

$1,098,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,496 ft²


364 8 St, Staten Island, NY

MLS® #1141043

Beautiful Detached Home Located On Private Street In Oakwood. Large 1 Family Total 4-5 Bedrooms. 2 Bedrooms On The Main Floor With Newer Kitchen, Dining & Living Room Combination. Working Fireplace That Burns Wood Or Uses Gas. 2nd Floor Has Two Huge Master ...

Welcome To The Carroll House At Guyon Avenue. ...

Photo of Listing #1142302

$999,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,320 ft²


309 Guyon Ave, Staten Island, NY

MLS® #1142302

Welcome To The Carroll House At Guyon Avenue. This Gorgeous 19th Century Queen Anne Victorian Home Was Built In 1875 And Was Originally Known As The Lake House. This Home Boasts 3,320 Square Feet Of Living Space With Additional Square Footage Found With Th...

Two Family Fully Detached Side Hall Colonial Bu...

REDUCED 3% Photo of Listing #1140896

$935,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,160 ft²


105 Riedel Ave, Staten Island, NY

MLS® #1140896

Two Family Fully Detached Side Hall Colonial Built In 1996. Fully Landscaped 40x100 Lot With A Covered Front Porch. Hard Wood Flooring, Wanes Coat And Crown Molding In Living Room 16x14, Dining Room 14x12, And Family Room 17x14. Plantation Shutters Througho...