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.

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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.

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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.

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Pleasant Plains Real Estate

Average Home Statistics
4 Beds
4 Baths
2,525 Sqft
1998 Built
Average Home Prices
Low $475k Avg $836k High $1.5M
Home Price / Sq. Ft
Low $159 Avg $356 High $507

Current Listings in Pleasant Plains

Run Don't Walk To This Gorgeous Two Family Cent...

Photo of Listing #1136090

$1,499,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,320 ft²


15 Emerald Ct, Staten Island, NY

MLS® #1136090

Run Don't Walk To This Gorgeous Two Family Center Hall Colonial On Magnificent 10,286 Sq Ft Of Property. This Gorgeous Four Bedroom, 4 Bath Home Features A Double Story Foyer, Beautiful Hardwood Floors Throughout, Custom Picture Frame And Crown Molding, Cen...

Location, Beauty & Fine Craftsmanship! This Cus...

REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #1134246

$1,350,000 Acceptance

  • 4 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 4,080 ft²


38 South Drum St, Staten Island, NY

MLS® #1134246

Location, Beauty & Fine Craftsmanship! This Custom 4 Bedroom 6 Bathroom Center Hall Colonial (solid White Brick) Has Every Amenity A Buyer Could Want In A Home. The Last House On A Private Dead-end Street, This Masterpiece Sits On A 119x105 Lot And Features...

20128h-true Custom Center Hall Colonial 2 Famil...

Photo of Listing #1136136

$1,299,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 3,600 ft²


2184 S Service Rd, Staten Island, NY

MLS® #1136136

20128h-true Custom Center Hall Colonial 2 Family Home Set On An Extra Deep Lot, 60 Foot Frontage And Depth On 183 And 224. Imagine The Possibilities As You Create Your Backyard Oasis. To Be Built With Amenities Galore! Exceptional Craftmanship And Architect...

18271r: New Construction! Spacious 4 Bdrm One F...

REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #1123713

$1,125,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,638 ft²


8 Savona Ct, Staten Island, NY

MLS® #1123713

18271r: New Construction! Spacious 4 Bdrm One Family Colonial Features Well Appointed Amenities & Quality Craftsmanship. Features Include Full Finished Basement, 2 Car Garage, Radiant Heat Under All Tile Floors Except Basement, Formal Rooms, Island Eik, Fam...