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Park Hill Neighborhood Summary
While the neighborhood itself is small and predominately consists of the Park Hill housing project, it is surrounded on all sides by Staten Island's thriving arts and music scene, not to mention a unique, multicultural sensibility as well as convenient access to both the Staten Island Expressway, the Verrazano Bridge, and the St. George ferry terminal.
If you're looking for access to some of the most culturally-rich neighborhoods on Staten Island, not to mention housing prices that are still affordable, take the time to explore Park Hill along the island's North Shore.
History of Park Hill
The North Shore/Greater St. George area has a storied history, thanks to the advent of ferry service between Staten Island and Brooklyn back in the 19th century. As people began to realize that they could reap the benefits of living far away from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan while still having quick access to it, the North Shore has continued to grow in popularity not only among commuters, but those looking for inexpensive housing options away from Manhattan's high-priced urban center. Now, even as the Brooklyn real estate market continues to climb, many residents feel they can no longer afford to live there, making the North Shore of Staten Island an attractive and more reasonably-priced alternative.
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Park Hill's Nearby Amenities
Park Hill is situated within a group of neighborhoods that has seen an increase in popularity and, therefore, more attention from elected officials in terms of providing funds of revitalization. The neighborhood of Stapleton just to the north of Park Hill is home to a massive waterfront project to provide housing, retail, wetland restoration, and waterfront access. Tompkinsville, also a stone's throw from Park Hill, is an epicenter of the arts and live music scene. Rosebank, which borders Park Hill to the south, is a close-knit neighborhood with a myriad of historic architecture. Whatever you're looking for in Staten Island's North Shore area, Park Hill is not far away.
Park Hill Schools
Park 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 Park Hill
Furthermore, the Staten Island Expressway acts as Park Hill's southern border, which provides easy access to points both on the island and off. The Verrazano Bridge is also minutes away by car. Local buses stop along Targee Street, Vanderbilt Avenue, and Tompkins Avenue, and the St. George ferry terminal is only two miles to the north of Park Hill, making it simple to catch the Staten Island Ferry across the Bay to Brooklyn.
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