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Silver Lake Neighborhood Summary
With a robust real estate market in Silver Lake, potential home buyers will find many homes for sale in the neighborhood, most priced in an affordable range. Stunning old architecture combines with modern homes and apartments in multi-residential dwellings to make Silver Lake a popular destination among those looking to live in a quiet residential area close to Silver Lake Park's picturesque, natural setting, while still maintaining access to plenty of amenities just a few blocks away. If you're looking for the perfect home in Staten Island's North Shore district, make sure to put the community of Silver Lake near the top of your list.
History of Silver Lake
The neighborhood was formed in 1917 inside of Silver Lake Park, which surrounds Staten Island's largest body of water, the Silver Lake Reservoir. The water for Silver Lake was brought in from the Ashokan Reservoir, located miles away in upstate New York's Catskill region, the same upstate reservoir that provides all of the New York City metropolitan area's drinking water. Since Silver Lake's establishment, people have flocked to the area, looking to live on one of the neighborhood's residential streets.
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Silver Lake's Nearby Amenities
Forest Avenue and Castleton Avenue are Silver Lake's commercial centers, where residents have access to dining, laundry facilities, shops, doctor's offices, and schools. Smaller parks like Jones Woods Park and Allison Park are located just north of the neighborhood, providing even more opportunities for Sliver Lake's inhabitants to explore the many parks and open areas for which Staten Island is known.
Silver Lake Schools
Silver Lake 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 Silver Lake
MTA bus stops exist along both Forest and Castleton Avenues, including an express bus to mid-town Manhattan on Forest. Train station access is also nearby, with both Tompkinsville and Stapleton stations less than 2 miles from Silver Lake, as well as the Staten Island Ferry terminal on Bay Street. Commuters will appreciate the convenience of Silver Lake to both public transportation and the Staten Island Expressway, just minutes away to the south.
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