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Old Town Neighborhood Summary
Suburban Old Town offers a variety of real estate options, regardless of your home-buying budget. Mid-century solid brick homes, Cape Cod-style abodes, townhouses, and multifamily units are available on the market now. If you're looking for commuting convenience combined with a small town feeling, Old Town might be just the place to call home.
History of Old Town
Established in the mid-17th century by the French Huguenots and the Dutch, Old Town was once part of a larger territory that also included Grasmere, South Beach, and Dongan Hills. Now, it is a quiet town known for its tree-lined residential streets. It's also home to the New York Tattoo Museum, the only museum of its kind in New York State, and Staten Island's newspaper Staten Island Advance.
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Old Town's Nearby Amenities
Most of Old Town's businesses are located along Hylan Boulevard and Richmond Road. There, residents can shop, grab a bite at a local restaurant, visit houses of worship, do their banking, and take advantage of a number of other amenities and services. Old Town is just on the other side of Ocean Breeze Park from the FDR Boardwalk, close to Brady's Pond and Grasmere Lake in Grasmere, and less than 2 miles from the Richmond County Country Club and golf course. There are several prestigious private schools near Old Town as well as public schools in Old Town, Arrochar, and Grasmere. The Staten Island University Hospital is located just south of Old Town in South Beach.
Old Town Schools
Old Town 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 Old Town
It takes only a few minutes to reach the Staten Island Expressway and the Verrazano Bridge from the heart of Old Town. The St. George Ferry Terminal is less than 15 minutes to the north, accessible via Richmond Road. However, if you prefer to utilize public transportation in order to commute for work, the Staten Island Railway serves the Old Town station and also makes stops at nearby Grasmere and Dongan Hills stations. Express buses to midtown Manhattan and local buses make stops along Hylan Boulevard and Richmond Road.
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