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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
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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