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
3 Baths
2,565 Sqft
1978 Built
Average Home Prices
Low $450k Avg $922k High $1.7M
Home Price / Sq. Ft
Low $239 Avg $363 High $442

Current Listings in Pleasant Plains

20591hm-''hidden Gem'' Set Far Back Off The Str...

Photo of Listing #1141463

$1,688,888 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 4,284 ft²


6247 Amboy Rd, Staten Island, NY

MLS® #1141463

20591hm-''hidden Gem'' Set Far Back Off The Street With Total Privacy. 2 Story Double Door Entry With A Grand Open Layout. 10 Room Mansion Size Home Featuring - 9 Ft. Ceilings With Custom Architectural Details. 5 Oversized Bedrooms, Huge Finished Basement,...

20250rm: Click On Aerial Tour-floor Plans & The...

Photo of Listing #1141868

$1,649,999 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 4,320 ft²


125 Goff Ave, Staten Island, NY

MLS® #1141868

20250rm: Click On Aerial Tour-floor Plans & The More Button..two Family 6 Bdrm-6 Bath Masterpiece Sits On A 90 X 200 Lot W/2 Car Heated Garage....2 Story Grand Entry W/motor Chandelier & Custom Wrought Iron Front Dr, Center Hall Colon W/heated Pool With N...

Welcome Home! Custom Built & Meticulously Desig...

REDUCED 9% Photo of Listing #1141480

$1,499,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 4,136 ft²


6157 Amboy Rd, Staten Island, NY

MLS® #1141480

Welcome Home! Custom Built & Meticulously Designed 4 Br 5 Bath Center Hall Colonial Is Located In The Heart Of Pleasant Plains. Minutes From The Express Way To The Outer Bridge, Goethals Bridge, Verrazano Bridge, Express Buses And Trains. Also, In Close Pro...

Spectacular 4 Bedroom 2 Family Side Hall Coloni...

Photo of Listing #1140020

$1,150,000 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,500 ft²


82 Bedell St, Staten Island, NY

MLS® #1140020

Spectacular 4 Bedroom 2 Family Side Hall Colonial Awaits You In Pleasant Plains. The First Floor And Exterior Was Fully Renovated With No Expense Spared In 2018. Upon Entering You Will Notice 18 Ft. Ceiling In Foyer And Open Extra Wide Staircase Overlooking...