Pleasant Plains

The neighborhood of Pleasant Plains in Staten Island's South Shore extends from Veterans Memorial Highway to the north and the Princes Bay shoreline to the south. Pleasant Plains is ideal for those who are looking to live close to both public transportation options and an open, more natural environment.

Staten Island

View Pleasant Plains Homes For Sale

Pleasant Plains Neighborhood Summary

Pleasant Plains is an upscale neighborhood with a real estate market that includes everything from stately homes on many acres to plenty of vacant land. Find out everything you need to know about finding a home in Pleasant Plains today.

History of Pleasant Plains

Thanks to the construction of the local train station when the SIR was extended to Tottenville during the mid-19th century, a community sprung up that was later called Pleasant Plains. As of the 2000 Census, the population of the neighborhood is around 5,000 residents. In the late 1800s, John Christopher Drumgoole purchased a large piece of land near Mount Loretto and built the Mission of the Immaculate Virgin at Mount Loretto, an orphanage with a farm that was once considered the biggest farm in all of New York State. One of Pleasant Plains' most recognizable landmarks is the Prince's Bay Lighthouse, which was built on the bluffs of Prince's Bay in 1864. While housing developments have sprung up in the neighborhood over the years, Pleasant Plains has maintained a sense of small-town living among oceanfront nature preserves.

Contact a Pleasant Plains Real Estate Professional or Explore Pleasant Plains Homes For Sale. Browse nearby neighborhoods below to continue your Staten Island real estate search!

Pleasant Plains' Nearby Neighborhoods

Prince's Bay Richmond Valley Woodrow

Pleasant Plains' Nearby Amenities

The epicenter of Pleasant Plains' retail shops and businesses is situated near the train station at the intersection of Bloomington Road and Amboy Road. The rest of the neighborhood is comprised small enclaves of residences interspersed with open space, wetlands, and park preserves. Those who love to hike, walk, or bicycle will appreciate the opportunities available for outdoor recreation in Pleasant Plains. The Dorothy Fitzpatrick Fishing Pier at the end of Sharrott Avenue is also a popular gathering spot not only for anglers, but those who enjoy the sea air and views. Nature lovers will enjoy exploring the Mt. Loretto Unique Area for its distinctive flora, fauna, and vistas. Both public and private schools serve the neighborhood, as well as preschools and daycare centers.

Pleasant Plains Schools

Pleasant Plains 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, more detailed information, and reviews of schools you can find all across Staten Island, please visit our Local Schools page.

Transportation in Pleasant Plains

The Pleasant Plains train station is the hub of public transportation for the neighborhood. The train takes passengers to the St. George Ferry Terminal, where they then take the ferry over to Brooklyn. Drivers can access New Jersey easily via the Outerbridge Crossing in less than ten minutes from most points throughout the neighborhood. Express buses to Manhattan stop along Bloomingdale Road and Amboy Road.

Reach out to Tom Crimmins Realty today to schedule a home tour of Pleasant Plains. Simply contact us via email or give us a call at 718.370.3200.

Pleasant Plains Real Estate

Average Home Statistics
4 Beds
3 Baths
2,125 Sqft
1984 Built
Average Home Prices
Low $479k Avg $819k High $1.2M
Home Price / Sq. Ft
Low $314 Avg $399 High $489

Current Listings in Pleasant Plains

Beautifully Decorated Fully Upgraded 2 Family S...

Photo of Listing #1144619

$1,175,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,479 ft²


63 Opal Ln, Staten Island, NY

MLS® #1144619

Beautifully Decorated Fully Upgraded 2 Family Side Hall Colonial. 2 Story Foyer, Eik W/ Custom Cabinets, Granite Countertops, Ss Appliances. Sgd To Yard. Lr/dr Combo With Custom Gas Fp And Oak Flooring. Radiant Heat In All Tiled Areas In Main Home. Powder...

Beautiful 6/6 Features Open Concept With Center...

Photo of Listing #1145323

$1,100,000 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 3,024 ft²


6261 Amboy Rd, Staten Island, NY

MLS® #1145323

Beautiful 6/6 Features Open Concept With Center Hall Living Room And Dining Room, Large Eat-in-kitchen With Center Island, And Ceramic Tile Flooring. Laundry Room, Third Bedroom With Walk-in-closet, Full Bath, Second Bedroom, Master Bedroom With Four Piece...

Come See This Unique Home In The Heart Of Pleas...

REDUCED 3% Photo of Listing #1146042

$974,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,100 ft²


311 Sharrott Ave, Staten Island, NY

MLS® #1146042

Come See This Unique Home In The Heart Of Pleasant Plains - Close To Everything! Situated On An Oversized Lot Of 120' Deep, Backyard Is Extremely Private, Backing Up To 6 Non-buildable Lots And Is Accessible From Kitchen And Living Room! There Are 2 Firep...

Looking For Your Dream Home? This 2 Family Hom...

Photo of Listing #1148734

$949,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,402 ft²


178 Pleasant Plains Ave, Staten Island, NY

MLS® #1148734

Looking For Your Dream Home? This 2 Family Home Nestled On A Large Lot (100 X 104) Needs Some Updating. This Home Features On The Main Floor , Large Living Room/dining Room Combination, Family Room, Eat In Kitchen With Sliding Doors To The Yard And A Sepa...